Truck Accidents

Carlsbad Truck Accident Attorney

Advocating for Truck Crash Victims in Eddy County, NM

It is no surprise that commercial trucks cause some of the most severe accidents on the road. These vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. In a collision, the smaller vehicle will almost always suffer the most damage, and the occupants will suffer the most severe injuries.

When a truck driver or trucking company is at fault, they should be held accountable for the losses they cause.

At Simon Perdue Law, we are passionate about helping the injured. We believe that no one should have to suffer because of another’s actions. Our Carlsbad truck accident lawyers are committed to fighting for maximum compensation for our clients, and we have the experience and skills to do so.

If you or someone you love was injured in a truck crash in Carlsbad, call (505) 588-5962 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation.

How Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Truck accidents are often caused by negligence at some level. In some cases, the truck driver is at fault. In others, the trucking company is to blame. In still others, a third party is at fault. In any case, if you were injured in a truck accident, you deserve compensation. Our Carlsbad truck accident attorneys can help you fight for it.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver negligence: Truck drivers are highly trained and are required to follow strict safety regulations. Unfortunately, some drivers are negligent and cause accidents. This can include truckers who are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, or driving while fatigued.
  • Trucking company negligence: Trucking companies are responsible for hiring qualified drivers and for ensuring that their fleet is properly maintained. When a trucking company is negligent, it can lead to a serious accident. This can include a trucking company that fails to properly train its drivers, that fails to conduct proper background checks, or that fails to maintain its trucks.
  • Defective truck parts: Sometimes, a truck accident can be caused by a defective part. In these cases, the manufacturer of the part can be held liable for the accident and your injuries.
  • Improperly loaded cargo: When a truck is improperly loaded, it can cause the truck to tip over or to be more difficult to control. In these cases, the company that loaded the truck can be held liable for the accident.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

After a truck accident, you may be unsure of what to do. You may be seriously injured and may not know how to get the medical care you need. You may be unable to work and may be worried about how you will support yourself and your family.

There are several things you should do after a truck accident, including:

  • Get medical care. After a truck accident, you should seek medical care right away. Do not wait to see a doctor. If you do not get medical care soon after the accident, the insurance company may claim that your injuries were not that serious or that they were not caused by the accident.
  • Report the accident. After a truck accident, you should call the police and report the accident. A police officer will come to the scene of the accident and will file a report. You should ask for a copy of this report. This report can be valuable evidence if you later file a claim for compensation.
  • Get information. After a truck accident, you should get as much information as you can about the accident and the truck driver. This includes the truck driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. You should also get the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident. If possible, you should take pictures of the accident scene with your phone.
  • Call an attorney. After a truck accident, you should call an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney at Simon Perdue Law can help you understand your rights and can help you file a claim for compensation.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

In New Mexico, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this timeframe, you will likely lose your right to compensation. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations.

It is important to contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Your lawyer will need time to investigate the accident and file your claim. If you wait too long, it may be more difficult for your lawyer to build a strong case for compensation.

How Much Is My Truck Accident Case Worth?

If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be wondering how much your case is worth. This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the details of your case. However, our Carlsbad, NM truck accident lawyers can help you understand the value of your claim.

Some of the factors that can impact the value of your claim include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The cost of your medical care
  • The amount of time you missed from work
  • Whether you are unable to return to work
  • Whether you are permanently disabled
  • Whether you suffered any scarring or disfigurement

At Simon Perdue Law, we know how important your claim is to you and your family. We will fight for maximum compensation for your injuries, so you can focus on what is most important: your recovery.

Why You Should Call a Lawyer as Soon as Possible

After a truck accident, you should call a truck accident attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your rights and can help you pursue the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

Some of the ways a truck accident lawyer can help you include:

  • Investigating the accident: After a truck accident, your attorney will investigate the accident to determine who is at fault. This can include reviewing the police report, talking to witnesses, and working with accident reconstruction experts.
  • Identifying all potentially liable parties: After a truck accident, there may be more than one party who is liable for your injuries. This can include the truck driver, the trucking company, the company that loaded the truck, or the manufacturer of the truck or truck parts. An attorney can help you identify all potentially liable parties and can help you pursue compensation from each of them.
  • Calculating your damages: After a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An attorney can help you understand the value of your claim and can help you fight for maximum compensation.
  • Negotiating with the insurance company: After a truck accident, the insurance company will likely reach out to you and offer you a settlement. It is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. They are a business and are looking to protect their bottom line. An attorney can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and can help you fight for the full amount of compensation you deserve.
  • Filing a lawsuit: If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, your attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf and can represent you in court.

Learn How Simon Perdue Law Can Help You

At Simon Perdue Law, we are committed to helping the injured. We know how devastating a truck accident can be and are here to help you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident in Carlsbad, NM, call Simon Perdue Law today at (505) 588-5962 for a free consultation.

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