We Stand Up to Truck Companies When They Injure Innocent People: Call Our Belen Truck Accident Lawyers

New Mexico relies on large commercial vehicles to connect its economy to the rest of the United States. These large trucks, called “big rigs,” “semis,” or “tractor-trailers,” haul goods around the country and can be seen racing along the highways all hours of the night. If you are hurt in an 18-wheeler wreck, you need to rely on the Belen truck accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for help.

If you were involved in a collision with a commercial truck, you probably will suffer serious damage. Many of these trucks weigh over 80 tons. Someone in a lighter passenger sedan has very low odds of walking away from a collision unscathed. For help making a claim, please contact one of our Belen truck accident lawyers today to learn more about the process.

Why You Need a Belen Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents are unique. They raise many legal issues that do not have easy answers, so hiring an experienced attorney is a must. At Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our attorneys understand how the process for receiving compensation in a truck accident differs from other accidents:

  • There are more possible defendants at fault for the crash. Typically, the driver, truck company, cargo company, mechanics or truck manufacturer could be to blame. You need a lawyer who can carefully sift through the relevant facts to identify the correct party to sue.
  • Truck companies aggressively defend themselves from claims. Any claim for compensation gets reviewed by an army of lawyers, all of whom are looking for flaws in your case so they can dismiss it or offer very little compensation.
  • Truck companies perform thorough investigations. You can be sure they will have their own investigators on the scene of the crash within a couple hours. They might even reach out to you to interrogate you.
  • Evidence is more complex and harder to find. Most trucks today have electronic recording systems, called “black boxes.” These systems record important information that could prove critical to a claim. You need a lawyer who understands how to get a hold of this information.

Instead of trying to bring a claim yourself, contact one of our attorneys today to meet. We will review your odds of success.

Compensation for Your Injuries

When another person or entity is to blame for a wreck, you can legally request compensation. Initially, you might try to negotiate a settlement, but if that is not successful, then the next step is to head into our court.

Our Belen truck accident lawyers have obtained compensation to cover the following:

  • All reasonable medical care to treat your injuries. Medical care can include the cost of surgery, rehab, doctor visits, and prescription drugs.
  • Reasonably certain future medical expenses to treat your disability.
  • Lost wages while recovering from the accident.
  • Lost future wages, if your impairments force you out of your job.
  • Cost to repair your vehicle and any other damaged property.
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish or emotional distress
  • Disfigurement

The amount of money our clients receive depends on many factors. You should meet with a Belen truck accident lawyer to review the specific facts of your case.

New Mexico Laws Regarding Truck Accidents

Various laws govern personal injury cases like truck accidents. One of the most important is the statute of limitations. This law requires that accident victims file a lawsuit within 3 years of the date of the accident. Any delay will cause a judge to toss a lawsuit out of court for being untimely.

Another relevant law is New Mexico’s comparative fault statute. Under its terms, an accident victim can sue even if they are partially to blame for the truck accident. However, any financial recovery gets reduced by the victim’s percentage of fault. So if you suffered $400,000 in losses but were 50% to blame, the maximum you can receive is $200,000.

State and federal laws also tightly regulate how truck companies operate. Many of these laws or regulations were passed for public safety purposes, such as “hours of service” regulations which strictly limit the amount of time a driver can spend behind the wheel each week. Other regulations require that truck companies perform drug and alcohol testing on drivers who are involved in an accident. When truckers or truck companies violate these rules, they open themselves up for liability.

Speak with a Belen Truck Accident Lawyer

The lawyers at Caruso Law Offices have assisted many people in the days following a truck accident. Our team is ready to help in any way we can. The sooner you call, the faster we can begin pulling together your claim for compensation. Call (505) 384-7865 today to schedule a free consultation.


  • I want to thank the Caruso Law Firm and all their kind, courteous staff! I couldn’t be more pleased with their service. I really appreciate all you have done to help my case.
    C. Saller, Albuquerque
  • Mark Caruso handled mine and my husband’s case and did a great job. They handled it very fast and got us more than I could imagine.
    R. Podril, Albuquerque
  • Caruso Law firm did a great job representing myself and Michael Zagone. Everything was explained in full detail to us. I would recommend your law firm to my friends.
    D. Lange, Albuquerque
  • “The settlement in this accident was great.”
    J. Zarate, Albuquerque
  • “I Jose Montoya thank Caruso Law Firm for handling my case well and got the best deal for me.”
    J. Montoya, Albuquerque
  • “Caruso Law was awesome in helping me with this during my time of need. I recommend them to anyone.Thank you. ”
    Pamela, M. Albuquerque
  • “I want to thank Caruso Law for helping to resolve our hit and run case. The driver’s insurance refused to even cover the cost of damage to our car. Once we went to Caruso they paid for the car. Caruso referred both myself and my injured fiancé to 1st Health where we both received medical care for back and neck injuries. They made the process simple, painless and no money came out of our pockets. To the people at Caruso, thanks for your help and service.”
    M. Zagone, Albuquerque
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    M. Moncada, Albuquerque
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    M. Lucero, Albuquerque

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