Truck Accident Albuquerque, NM
Wood Injury Law advocates for trucking accident victims and families while holding trucking companies and others accountable.
Albuquerque Truck Accident Lawyer
It’s not unusual for motorists in Albuquerque to share the roads with commercial trucks. Unfortunately, accidents occur occasionally, often causing catastrophic, life-altering injuries or death. If you’ve been hurt or lost a family member in an accident, you might be eligible to collect compensation. A settlement or jury verdict can help you pay for medical bills, replace lost wages, and more. It can also provide a safety net if you cannot return to work.
Contact our Albuquerque truck accident lawyer today to discuss your claim. Then we can negotiate with the insurance company or take the case to court.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Your Albuquerque truck accident lawyer will investigate the claim, including the cause of the accident. While there is a myriad of possibilities, most truck accidents are caused by:
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Improper loading
- Poor training
- Trucking company negligence
- Defective equipment
- Improper maintenance
- Following too close
- Poorly maintained roads
- Hazards on the roads
- Inclement weather conditions
Evidence In Truck Accidents
Truck accidents provide more evidence than most motor vehicle collisions. First, your Albuquerque truck accident lawyer can review the driver logs. Additionally, your attorney can access the electronic control module or electronic data recorder information. This is essentially the truck’s black box and contains a multitude of data.
The black box tracks speed, acceleration, velocity, and more. It essentially paints a picture of what happened immediately before and during the accident, including the number of impacts.
Trucking companies don’t keep the data forever, though, so swift action is needed if you want to file a claim. Contact our firm today so we can begin gathering evidence for your case. Then we can value the claim and pursue damages.
Who Is Liable For Truck Accidents?
Your Albuquerque truck accident lawyer will investigate who is liable for your injuries. Because of the complexity of these accidents, numerous parties can be responsible. Also, the party that appears responsible initially might not be liable.
For example, the driver might have caused the accident by failing to stop, texting while driving, or another action. However, the trucking company is likely responsible for the truck driver’s actions.
Additionally, you might be able to hold the trucking company accountable for maintenance issues. At the same time, a third party might have failed to perform proper maintenance.
As you can see, these cases can twist and turn as you follow the evidence. The evidence could also lead to the truck’s manufacturer and others. You want to ensure that you identify all responsible parties, so contact our firm to begin the process today.
Why Choose Wood Injury Law?
Statute Of Limitations For Truck Accidents
Your Albuquerque truck accident lawyer must file the claim before the statute of limitations expires. You have three years to file in New Mexico. While it’s essential to keep the deadline in mind, your attorney also needs time to prepare the case. Thus, don’t wait until the deadline is coming up to contact an attorney. Call us today to discuss your claim. Then we can begin an investigation, collect evidence, and develop a legal strategy.
How Much Is Your Case Worth?
The value of your claim depends on numerous factors, including the severity of your injuries, lost wages, and ability to work in the future. Your Albuquerque truck accident lawyer will begin by evaluating the evidence and possibly speaking to medical experts. Then your lawyer will value the case based on what you’ve already spent and what you’ll spend in the future. Additionally, the value might include non-economic compensation. Contact us today to begin the process.
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