Truck Accidents

New Mexico Truck Accident Attorneys

When a truck driver causes an accident, the scale of potential destruction is vast. More often than not, these drivers are on duty when such incidents occur, and consequently, they receive formidable legal backing from their employers, who share in the liability. In such complex and high-stakes situations, you can rely on Simon Perdue to protect your rights and help you fight for the justice and compensation that you deserve.

Our team of attorneys is not afraid of a tough fight. In fact, we thrive in such adversarial circumstances. We've represented large companies in the past, and we know their tactics, strategies, and operations inside out. This intimate knowledge gives us an advantage in the courtroom, as we are prepared for their tricks and wiles. We continuously apply pressure on the defendant, conducting multiple discovery rounds because we are well aware that large companies often have things to hide when it comes to cases like yours.

We are ready and willing to fight tooth and nail for what you rightfully deserve. Our approach to every case is thorough and relentless—we prepare every case as if it's going to trial because we will take your case to court if necessary. We believe that there should be no compromise when it comes to the compensation you need to cover your losses. Rest assured, we possess the know-how to uncover these hidden facts. We understand how these corporations operate, and we're prepared to use this experience to pursue justice on your behalf.

If you are seeking recompense for injuries you sustained in a truck accident, our team of New Mexico truck accident lawyers is prepared to stand alongside you in your search for justice. 

To schedule a free initial case consultation, call (505) 588-5962.

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Liability in Truck Accident Cases

Truck accidents present a considerably more intricate landscape than many other personal injury cases. The legal calculus for determining fault becomes more complex when you factor in elements such as trucking companies and cargo loaders. It's not simply a matter of one driver versus another; the chain of responsibility can stretch far and wide.

In other words, the potentially liable parties in a truck accident aren't limited to you and the truck driver. They can extend to the owner of the truck, the company that hired the truck, the entity responsible for maintaining the truck, and even the party that loaded the truck's cargo. Each of these players has a role in ensuring the safe operation of the truck and could be held accountable if their negligence led to an accident.

In this context, third-party liability is an important consideration. If a maintenance company failed to properly service the brakes, or if the cargo loader overloaded the truck, they could be held partly responsible for any resulting accident. Vicarious liability also comes into play—the principle that an employer can be held liable for the actions of their employees. So, if a truck driver was negligent while on duty, their employer could also be implicated.

Though navigating these waters may seem daunting, we're equipped with the knowledge and determination to identify all parties responsible for your accident. Whether it's a contractor, a driver, or a multi-million-dollar company, we're prepared to take them on in court. We don't back down from a challenge, and we're committed to fighting for justice on your behalf. 

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    After losing a friend and nearly my own life in explosion at work, Joel Simon made me feel like family and fought for me. Got me what I deserved.
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    Simon Perdue was attentive to my needs and the issues of my case. He answered all my questions and kept me informed about every step.
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    Joel, thank you again for fighting in my favor. You have changed my life and way of thinking drastically, I am now becoming a business owner. You are an angel in human form with your line of work and would not have chosen any other lawyer. The way you treated me and my family in making sure we were taken care of, I gratefully appreciate you for that. May you continue the good fight for God and may you and your family continue being blessed.
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Standing Strong for You

We understand the immense challenges that follow a trucking accident. The physical recovery itself is hard enough, and having to face off against a trucking company while you heal can seem like an insurmountable task. We don't want that for you. As your New Mexico truck accident lawyers, we are here to shoulder the burden for you. Our goal is to lighten your load, allowing you to focus on your recovery while we fight to make things right on your behalf.

We don't shy away from taking cases to court when it's in the best interest of our clients—in fact, we consider ourselves trial lawyers, first and foremost. Over the years, we've stood up for hundreds of clients across New Mexico, advocating for their rights and helping them secure the resources necessary for their recovery. Every case is a battle, but it's a battle we're ready and willing to undertake.

We know we have a fight on our hands, but we're not deterred. We're tenacious, prepared, and steadfast in our pursuit of justice. We consider it a privilege to act as your advocate, to stand up for your rights, and to help you get through the legal process. 

We're here for you, ready to fight for what's right. At Simon Perdue, we're grateful for the opportunity to serve you in your time of need.

Call (505) 588-5962 or contact us online to schedule a free initial case consultation with a New Mexico truck accident lawyer in Hobbs, Carlsbad, Jal, Artesia, or Lubbington today.

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Damages Available in a New Mexico Truck Accident Case

If you've been injured in such an accident in New Mexico, you may be entitled to recover a range of damages. These damages are designed to compensate you for the losses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

Economic damages are one category of compensation, and they cover quantifiable losses such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. They're intended to reimburse you for out-of-pocket expenses that can be calculated and proven with bills and receipts. Additionally, if your injury is severe enough to prevent you from returning to work or to work at the same level of earning potential, lost future earnings may also be considered.

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are awarded for more subjective and non-quantifiable harm, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of companionship. These damages recognize the profound impact an accident and resultant injuries can have on your personal experiences and relationships.

In some instances, punitive damages may also come into play. These are not tied to the direct losses you suffered, but are instead intended to punish egregiously negligent behavior and deter similar acts in the future. However, it's important to note that in New Mexico, there are caps on punitive damages, and these are awarded at the discretion of the court.

Wrongful Death Claims & Survival Actions

Wrongful death claims and survival actions are two additional areas of compensation that may arise if an accident proves fatal. Wrongful death damages can include funeral and burial expenses, loss of the deceased's future earnings, and compensation for the survivors' emotional pain and suffering. Survival actions, on the other hand, allow the estate to recover damages that the deceased could have claimed if they had survived.

Pure Comparative Negligence

It's crucial to recognize that New Mexico operates under a pure comparative negligence rule. This means that if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault. However, unlike some other states, New Mexico does not bar recovery if you are more at fault than the other party.

We are well-versed in New Mexico law, and we assess each case to identify the full spectrum of damages available to our clients. Our goal is to comprehensively account for all the ways the accident has affected your life and fight for the total amount of compensation that you deserve. While navigating the legal process can be complex, we stand ready to guide you every step of the way.

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