Defective Truck Part Accidents in New Mexico

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Were You Injured in a Defective Truck Part Accident in New Mexico? Call Our 18-Wheeler Wreck Lawyers in Albuquerque for Help

There are many causes of trucking accidents in New Mexico, from driver error to violation of federal regulations. One cause of trucking accidents in New Mexico is defective truck parts. Defective truck parts are a serious problem and accidents caused by this issue are often preventable as well as catastrophic trucking accidents. Our team of experienced 18-wheeler wreck lawyers in Albuquerque understand how preventable and devastating these accidents can be, and are ready and willing to help victims and their loved ones who were involved in a defective truck part accident in New Mexico.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we offer free consultations and case evaluations, we pay the upfront costs of litigation, and we only get our legal fees paid after we recover compensation for you or your loved one. That means there is no upfront cost or financial risk to learn about your rights and begin working with our experienced truck accident lawyers in Albuquerque. We understand that personal injuries caused by a truck accident due to defective parts can be devastating, and our bodily injury law firm can help you and your family recover the compensation and justice that you deserve.

Defective Truck Parts Explained

Defective truck parts refer to parts that are not working properly. Truck drivers and trucking companies have a responsibility to regularly assess and maintain the parts to ensure that they are working properly prior to putting the truck on the road. Common parts that may become defective and cause a commercial trucking accident include the following:

  • Worn, or defective tires, leading to tire blowouts
  • Defective or malfunctioning steering systems, causing the driver to inadequately steer or the inability to steer entirely
  • Worn or faulty brakes, brake hoses or brake lines leading to brake failure
  • Headlights out or not working
  • Truck hitches that fail
  • Trailers that are not properly supported or maintained and can collapse or topple over when they should not, and
  • Other defective parts leading to a defective truck part accident in New Mexico that our experienced 18-wheeler wreck lawyers in Albuquerque can handle for you.

Who is Liable for Accidents Involving Defective Truck Parts

There are multiple parties who may be responsible for accidents involving defective truck parts. Truck drivers have a responsibility to ensure that the truck parts are functioning properly prior to beginning their trip. Trucking companies also have a responsibility to ensure that parts are regularly inspected and maintained. The manufacturer of a defective truck part may be held liable if they have produced an unsafe product or the product has not been recalled given evidence of problems with that particular part. Additionally, trucking companies may be held liable if they are aware of a parts recall and they continue to operate the truck with the knowledge that the part is defective.

Why You Should Hire an 18-Wheeler Wreck Lawyer in Albuquerque

As you can see given the above information, determining who is responsible for the accident can be quite complex. Determining what caused the accident can also be complex, and it takes a thorough investigation to determine what caused the accident and who may be liable.

Additionally, trucking accidents are quite different from other types of motor vehicle accidents, as there are specific laws and regulations that commercial trucking companies and truck drivers are required to adhere to, as well as evidence that is unique to commercial trucking accidents. It is wise to work with an experienced trucking accident lawyer who is familiar with all of the above and can provide you with the best possible chance of recovering compensation you deserved for the injuries you sustained.

Were You Injured in a Defective Truck Part Accident in New Mexico? The Experienced 18-Wheeler Wreck Lawyers in Albuquerque at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. Can Help

If you or a loved one were injured in a defective truck part accident in New Mexico, call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn more about how we can help you by dialing (505) 883-5000. We have handled many different types of complex and catastrophic trucking accidents, including cases involving a defective truck part accident in New Mexico. Our bodily injury law firm has developed relationships with leading experts who can help prove your case to learn more about your rights to compensation in New Mexico. We handle cases in both New Mexico and now Ontario, California. Our New Mexico cases and locations include Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. We also have a second trucking accident office in California, serving those in Inland Empire and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed through California. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available below.