The commercial trucking industry is responsible for providing many of the products, goods, and materials we use on a daily basis. As the number of imports and exports has increased throughout New Mexico, there has been a corresponding increase in the overall number of truck accidents and injuries. Unfortunately, this makes collisions involving semi-trucks, 18 wheelers, and other big rigs more common, and it is often other motorists who suffer the most serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. At the Lovett Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys in Truth or Consequences provide the experienced, professional legal representation you need when these types of crashes occur. We can advise you on your rights in holding both the truck driver and the trucking company responsible for the injuries you suffered, so you can get the compensation you need to recover.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truck accidents are an increasingly common problem across the United States. Throughout New Mexico, it is common to see tractor-trailers, flatbeds, tankers, and other types of commercial vehicles on roads and highways, and the FMCSA reports our area has a higher than the average rate for truck accidents compared to other states.
Due to the massive size of commercial vehicles and the fact that they can weigh up to 80,000 pounds or more, it is often other motor vehicle drivers in these collisions who suffer the most severe injuries. These types of crashes account for nearly 20 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in our area, and our close proximity to Interstate 25 and other major arteries put residents of Truth or Consequences at increased risk.
While heavy traffic, unfavorable road conditions, and adverse weather can all make truck accidents more likely to occur, crash reports from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT) indicate that it is often reckless driving behaviors that are to blame. At the Lovett Law Firm, we provide professional, highly effective legal representation to hold truck drivers accountable when accidents occur. The DOT reports that common causes of truck accidents in Sierra County include:
Truck accidents can also result from driver inexperience, poor vehicle maintenance, and improper loading. In these situations, the trucking company may also be liable for any injuries you suffer.
When truck accidents impact you or someone you love, the Lovett Law Firm is here to help. Reach out to our Truth or Consequences truck accident attorneys today to request a free initial consultation to discuss your case and how we can help. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”60″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space height=”60″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”motor-vehicle-accidents-sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]