Injured as a Passenger in an Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck: What are my Rights?


August 10, 2018

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Rights of Passengers in an Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Passengers in motor vehicle around Albuquerque are vulnerable to Albuquerque 18 wheeler wrecks. This is because Albuquerque is one of the largest trucking hubs in the State, if not this part of the United States. This is a result of the convergence between I-40 which runs east-west and I-25 which runs north-south. This junction allows large commercial trucks to switch to any direction they need to go for the remainder of their delivery. However, Albuquerque is also the largest city in New Mexico. Because of the large population, there are many more passenger vehicles on the roads in Albuquerque than most other parts of the country-especially on I-40 and I-25. This means a larger chance for an Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck between a passenger vehicle and a large box truck, big rig, semi tractor trailer, or other commercial truck.

If you have been involved in an Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck as a passenger, please call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, to learn what rights to compensation you may have due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company. Our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer has handled many claims where an innocent passenger was injured in a catastrophic box truck crash. Call us by dialing (505) 308-1556 to learn what rights to compensation you may have and how we can help you pay for medical bills and lost wages.

Rights of Passengers in Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wrecks

As a passenger in a motor vehicle in New Mexico, there are very few ways that you may be held at fault (or partially at fault) for causing a semi tractor trailer wreck. That is because you are not driving the vehicle you are in, and you certainly are not driving the large big rig. Your actions are confined to what you say or do in the vehicle as a passenger without control of the vehicle.

Thus, unless you intentionally grab the wheel or block the vision of the driver, or wave another vehicle on when your driver is about to go, there will likely be no comparative fault on your part. In addition, even if you are not wearing your seatbelt you will still not be found at fault for your injuries or the subject crash.

This mean that you may have a claim against both the truck driver and trucking company, as well as the driver in the vehicle that you are riding in. That is, you have a right to seek compensation for one or both of the vehicles. However, both of these vehicles will argue that your actions or conduct, and your injuries, somehow contributed to the Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck. Except in rare instances, this is false and you should retain an experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to represent you.

Injured as a Passenger? Your Rights are Protected with the NM Truck Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in an Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck as a passenger in a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, surgeries, medical bills, lost wages, lost earnings, loss of services of a spouse or dependent, and many other damages. Call to schedule a FREE appointment with our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn what we can do for you. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys by dialing (505) 308-1556 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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