Albuquerque and Mesa Truck Accident Lawyer
Wood Injury Law, PLLC advocates for victims while holding at-fault parties accountable.
Truck Accident Lawyer in New Mexico and Arizona
Sharing the roads with large, commercial trucks is enough to create anxiety. That anxiety reaches a fever pitch if you’re involved in an accident. Commercial trucks are so large that most accidents cause catastrophic injuries. Additionally, fatalities often occur as a result of these accidents. In fact, large trucks accounted for 10 percent of vehicles in fatal crashes in the U.S. in 2019, according to the National Safety Council.
Unfortunately, you cannot undo the damage of a truck accident, but you can hold the at-fault party accountable by filing a legal claim. Additionally, you might be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Contact our truck accident lawyer today for a free consultation.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Our truck accident lawyer can investigate your case to determine the cause. Some common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Lack of experience
- Overloaded cargo
- Following too closely
- Trucking company negligence
- Defects in the equipment
Fortunately, truck accidents typically provide lots of evidence, allowing law enforcement and lawyers to investigate and determine the cause. You can begin the process by scheduling a free consultation with our truck accident lawyer today.
Black Box Evidence And Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks contain an electronic data recorder or electronic control module. The devices are commonly called “black boxes” because they are similar to flight recorders used on airplanes. Just like flight recorders, these boxes store data that can help investigators and attorneys reconstruct accidents. Unlike flight recorders, though, the trucking company can wipe the data on its black boxes. Thus, it’s crucial to hire a truck accident lawyer immediately while the data is still available.
Your lawyer can use the black box to determine how fast the truck was going immediately before the impact. The black box also has data on how many times the driver applied the brakes, any changes in velocity and acceleration. It even shows the number of impacts during the accident. Contact our truck accident lawyer immediately so we can begin the process to access the black box information.
Truck Accidents And Liability
Numerous parties can be held liable for truck accidents. Along with the driver, the trucking company itself can be at-fault. Trucking companies are generally responsible for employees, regulations, and equipment. Thus, if a distracted truck driver causes the accident, you might need to file a claim against the trucking company.
In some cases, liability extends beyond the truck driver or trucking company. For instance, the truck’s manufacturer might have outfitted it with defective parts, or vendors could have failed to provide good service. These are just some of the numerous possibilities.
Our lawyer will investigate the case to determine liability. If multiple parties are liable, we can file a claim against each one. Then we will pursue damages on your behalf.
Why Choose Wood Injury Law?
How Long Do You Have To File A Claim?
If you’re filling a legal claim in Arizona, you must do so within two years of the accident. The statute of limitations extends to three years for claims filed in New Mexico. However, waiting until the last minute to contact a truck accident lawyer can be a mistake. Evidence diminishes over time, meaning it will become harder to prove your case. Thus, reach out for a free consultation immediately so we can review the facts, gather evidence, and file your claim.
Do You Have A Case?
When you consult with our truck accident lawyer, he will ask questions to ensure that your case meets the criteria for filing a claim. Part of that is proving that the truck driver, company, manufacturer, or another party owed you a duty of care that was breached. Then you must show that the breach caused the accident, which led to damages. Contact us for a free consultation with an attorney. Then you’ll find out if you can move forward with your claim.
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