Las Cruces & El Paso Truck Accident Attorneys
Passionate Las Cruces & El Paso Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Victims in the Area
According to the insurance industry’s own figures, roughly 1 out of every 10 auto accidents involves a large truck. In 2015, there were over 3,800 fatalities reported nationwide in truck accidents. And nearly 70 percent of those victims were occupants of the other vehicle, not the truck itself. In the El Paso and Las Cruces areas, drivers are especially vulnerable to truck accidents on busy commercial routes including Interstate 10, Interstate 25, and U.S. Route 54.
Following any kind of truck accident, the victims are often at a significant legal disadvantage. Most trucks are part of a larger commercial operation. The trucking companies–and their insurers–have a great deal of experience in negotiating accident settlements. Oftentimes, they will intentionally low-ball a victim knowing they are likely to accept any amount offered.
Do not let this happen to you. The Lovett Law Firm has represented truck accident victims throughout West Texas and New Mexico for more than 25 years. Our Texas truck accident lawyer has handled hundreds of tractor-trailer and commercial truck collisions. We understand how much an accident can cost you physically, emotionally, and monetarily. We will work with you to make sure the negligent driver and trucking company are held accountable.
Common Types of Truck Accidents We Deal With
In many cases, it is not immediately clear what caused a truck accident. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident and look into whether any or all of the following were contributing factors:
- Brake failure
- Drunk driving and drug use by the driver
- Driver fatigue due to working excessive hours
- Improper loading of trucks that violate federal safety regulations
- Speeding or other negligent driving that leads to a rollover
Some of the most common accidents involve vehicles such as:
Holding Truck Owners & Operators Accountable in Texas & New Mexico
Many truck accidents involve vehicles owned and operated by well-known shipping companies, including FedEx, U-Haul, Mayflower, UPS, and DHL. These owners have a legal responsibility to ensure their drivers are properly trained and their vehicles comply with all applicable federal regulations.
We often find that a truck accident is not a one-time or unforeseeable event. Companies often cut corners with respect to safety and overlook driver misconduct, such as working too many hours or having the occasional drink on the job, just to turn a quick buck. The Lovett Firm knows how and where to look for corporate malfeasance. We realize it may take weeks or months of discovery to get to the bottom of your accident, but at the end of the day, you have a right to know the truth.
Put Our More Than Two Decades of Experience to Work For You
Accident victims are often reluctant to pursue a personal injury claim. But when it comes to truck drivers and trucking companies that put profits before safety, you should never hesitate to stand up for your rights. The Lovett Firm is ready to assist you. Call our offices in either Las Cruces at 575-523-5555, or El Paso at 915-757-9999, to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys today.