Albuquerque Commercial Vehicle Accidents Lawyer

A Crash Involving a Commercial Vehicle can Have Tragic Consequences

Commercial vehicles are visible on Albuquerque’s roads every day. These vehicles transport goods, products, materials, and people on a regular basis, and include semi-trucks and tractor trailers, buses, and more.

While these vehicles and their drivers are essential to the New Mexico economy, the larger a vehicle is, the more dangerous it may be. When these vehicles are involved in accidents, the effects are often catastrophic.

If you are harmed in a commercial vehicle accident, our Albuquerque personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. can guide you through your options for financial recovery.

How Commercial Vehicle Accidents Occur

Commercial vehicle accidents are rarely the result of weather events or pure chance; rather, these accidents occur because of the negligence of one of the parties involved. Those who may be responsible for a commercial vehicle collision include:

  • The commercial vehicle driver. If a driver’s negligent actions lead to a crash, he or she may be held liable for damages that result. Examples of driver negligence include driving while intoxicated or fatigued, distracted driving, improper signaling or lane changing, and driving too fast for conditions or terrain.

  • The commercial vehicle company. Whether a bus company or a trucking company, the commercial vehicle company may be to blame for an accident when an accident would not have occurred but for negligent hiring, failure to conduct proper driver background checks, breach of any laws related to commercial vehicles, or negligent maintenance and repair of vehicles. A commercial vehicle company may also be held liable under the theory of vicarious liability when a driver’s actions lead to a crash.

  • A third party. In some cases, a third party may be responsible for the crash and related damages. This third party might be a shipper or loader of cargo, a parts manufacturer or distributor, a party who negligently performed maintenance, or a third-party driver.

You Deserve to be Compensated

Regardless of who is to blame for your commercial vehicle accident, you deserve to be compensated in full if you did nothing to contribute to your injuries. Our attorney will advocate for you and fight for your right to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage expenses, and any other losses you have suffered.

Working with an Experienced Lawyer is Key

Commercial vehicle accidents are often complex. Not only are the damages suffered usually severe, but identifying the at-fault party and proving liability can be difficult. Our lawyer opens a thorough investigation into your case, interviews relevant parties, and collects evidence to build your claim. Edward Chavez is also a skilled negotiator and litigator who has more than 30 years of experience protecting victims like you.

Call Today for a Free Consultation

If you have been involved in a commercial vehicle accident, our Albuquerque commercial vehicle lawyer can help you. A consultation with our law office is offered free of charge, and Attorney Ed Chavez always works on a contingency fee basis.

To schedule your free consultation today, please call our law office or send us a message. We encourage you to act quickly to preserve your right to seek damages.