Our Cibola County Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You

Nobody should have to go through the devastating experience of a serious truck accident. Given that big rigs and 18-wheelers are significantly larger and heavier than ordinary passenger vehicles, these large trucks often destroy cars and light trucks in collisions. Occupants of those smaller passenger vehicles can also sustain debilitating and fatal injuries in these kinds of wrecks. If you or someone you love suffered serious harm in a recent truck accident, you should seek advice from our Cibola County truck accident lawyers as soon as possible. You may be eligible to file a claim for financial compensation.

What is a Cibola County Truck Accident?

Truck accidents can take many different forms, and the large vehicles involved in these collisions can go by a number of different names, such as:

  • Large trucks;
  • Big rigs;
  • Semi-trucks;
  • 18-wheelers; and
  • Tractor-trailers.

Accidents involving large trucks can be single-vehicle collisions involving only the truck, but they can also involve passenger vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Liability for a Trucking Collision in Cibola County

Who is responsible for a truck accident in Cibola County? Our aggressive Cibola County trucking accident lawyers routinely assist injury victims and their families with truck accident lawsuits against one or more of the following parties:

  • Truck driver;
  • Employer of the truck driver;
  • Owner of the truck;
  • Company responsible for loading the truck bed;
  • Mechanic who worked on the truck;
  • Driver of another motor vehicle;
  • Designer of the truck or one of its defective parts;
  • Manufacturer of the truck or one of its defective parts; and/or
  • Owner of the property where the truck accident happened.

Liability in a truck accident can vary greatly depending upon the specific facts of the case. Truck driver error is often a major cause of trucking collisions, and errors can include distracted driving, fatigued or drowsy driving, drunk driving, and aggressive driving. Yet even if a truck driver’s own negligence played a key role in causing the collision, the trucking company that employs that driver also may be liable. In other cases, parties beyond the truck driver or employer may be responsible for injuries. For example, if the owner of the truck failed to have the vehicle properly maintained, the truck owner could be at fault for injuries in a crash. Similarly, if a mechanic was negligent in performing work on the truck, the mechanic could be liable. Since many trucking accidents result from improperly loaded truck beds and subsequent tire blowout accidents, the company responsible for loading the truck could also be at fault if a collision results in injuries.

Statute of Limitations for a Cibola County Truck Crash

If you need to file a truck accident lawsuit after sustaining serious injuries, it is essential to learn more about the New Mexico personal injury statute of limitations and how it can affect your case. Under New Mexico law, most truck accident lawsuits will need to be filed within three years from the date of the truck collision. If you fail to file your lawsuit within that three-year time window, you will have what is known as a time-barred claim and will not be eligible to obtain damages in a civil lawsuit. The sooner you begin working with a Cibola County truck accident attorney, the quicker you may be eligible to obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve.

The timeline is a bit different if you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit. If you lost a loved one in a truck crash, rather than seeking compensation through a personal injury claim, you will seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. While the wrongful death statute of limitations is also three years, the clock begins to tick at a different time. While the clock for a personal injury lawsuit starts ticking on the date of the accident, the wrongful death statute of limitations begins ticking on the date of death. Accordingly, if a person sustains life-threatening injuries in a truck accident and ultimately succumbs to those injuries several weeks or months after the collision, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within three years from the date of the death.

Contact Our Cibola County Trucking Accident Lawyers

If you or someone you love sustained serious injuries in a Cibola County trucking collision, it is critical to begin working on a claim for financial compensation. Call (505) 384-7865 to speak with one of the experienced and aggressive Cibola County truck accident attorneys at our firm can start working on your case with you today. Contact Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for more information about filing a truck accident lawsuit in New Mexico.


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