Albuquerque Truck Accident Attorney

More often than not, truck accidents are far more devastating than standard car accidents, as commercial trucks are exponentially larger than the average vehicle. Truck accidents often result in broken bones, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, lacerations, rib and torso injuries, paralysis, and even death. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an Albuquerque truck accident, you have rights. Contact our Albuquerque truck accident attorney, Edward Chavez, Jr. , to learn more about what you need to do to exercise those rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Like most car accidents, most truck accidents are the result of human error and are therefore preventable. This fact makes truck accidents and ensuing damages all the more devastating. Though there are countless regulations in place to prevent truck accidents and keep both truck drivers and others on the road safe, truck accidents continue to make headlines throughout the nation. The most common causes of those truck accidents are as follows:

  • Driver Error: Studies show that the majority of trucking accidents are caused by errors on the passenger vehicle driver's behalf, not the trucker's. In fact, 81% of trucking accidents are caused by the driver of the passenger car.

  • Equipment Failure: Trucks, like all passenger vehicles, are prone to equipment failure. However, when trucking equipment fails, the results are far more catastrophic.

  • Driver Fatigue: Despite countless regulations that are in place to prevent driver fatigue, it continues to be a top cause of trucking accidents.

  • Drug Use: Surprisingly, 26% of truck accidents were caused by an impaired trucker whose reaction times were hindered by illicit or prescription drugs.

  • Improper Cargo Loading: Truckers must abide by industry-specific rules when loading the bed of their rigs. There are certain length, weight, size, and height requirements that a trucker must maintain, and if a trucker fails to do so and an accident results, he or she may be held accountable.

  • Speeding: 23% of trucking accidents are caused by speeding truckers. Speeding is dangerous in any size vehicle, but when that vehicle weights 80,000 pounds or more, it can be deadly.

Your Rights After an Albuquerque Truck Accident

If you were injured in a truck accident, or if a loved one died at the hands of a negligent trucker, you have a right to compensation. Depending on the trucker's status (was he or she an employee of a company or an independent driver?), you can pursue said compensation from the trucker's company's insurance or via a claim against the trucker him or herself. An experienced Albuquerque truck accident lawyer can help you review your options and determine the best path to compensation.

Reach Out to a Compassionate Truck Accident Lawyer Today

At the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. , our Albuquerque truck accident lawyer is prepared to fight for your right to compensation. Edward is a skilled negotiator with years of experience dealing with stubborn insurance companies and will do what it takes to ensure that you walk away with nothing less than what you deserve. If your case goes to trial, he is prepared to stand by your side until the final verdict is handed down.

If you are ready to fight for the compensation you need to recover in financial comfort, call our office today or reach out to us online .