Truck crashes in Los Lunes can cause life-altering and fatal injuries for any of the parties involved. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), nearly 5,000 large trucks were involved in deadly collisions in 2018, and that figure does not even account for the number of nonfatal injury accidents involving large trucks. Since big rigs and semi-trucks often weigh more than 10,000 pounds and are up to thirty times the size of a smaller passenger vehicle, collisions with passenger vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians can be particularly devastating and deadly. If you were injured in one of these types of crashes, call our Los Lunes Truck Accident Lawyers for help.
Depending upon the facts of your case, you may be able to file a truck accident lawsuit against one or more defendants. Our Los Lunes truck accident lawyers at Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can assess your case today and can discuss your options for seeking compensation from the responsible parties.
After a truck accident, it is critical to take the following steps in order to preserve your right to financial compensation:
Our aggressive New Mexico truck accident attorneys are here to speak with you about your case.
Fault in a truck accident can depend upon a variety of different factors, including the central cause for the collision. Some factors that can play a role in causing truck crashes include but are not limited to:
You should work with a Los Lunes trucking accident attorney to determine liability. For example, the truck driver may be at fault due to negligent driving, but the truck driver’s employer or the owner of the truck also may be partially or fully responsible for the collision. In other cases, parties beyond the truck driver or trucking company can be at fault, such as a business that negligently loaded the truck bed or the designer or manufacturer of a defective truck part.
Under New Mexico law, in a personal injury lawsuit after a truck accident, the plaintiff will have three years from the date of the truck accident to file a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the plaintiff will have three years from the date of the deceased’s death to file that lawsuit.
Given that truck accidents are frequently severe, many people who sustain fatal injuries in these collisions are killed at the scene of the crash. In such a case, the wrongful death case would need to be filed within three years from the date of death, which would also be three years from the date of the accident. In other cases, however, a person might sustain injuries in a truck crash that result in life-threatening injuries and months of life support prior to death. In these cases, the plaintiff will have three years from the date of death to file a claim.
In New Mexico, truck accidents often result from another party’s negligence. Often, truck driver error results in serious and deadly accidents, but it is important to keep in mind that other parties also may be liable for your injuries.
The dedicated Los Lunes trucking accident lawyers at our firm can evaluate your case to determine who may be responsible for the harm you have suffered and to begin the process of filing a claim for financial compensation. Contact Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for more information about how we serve truck accident victims and their families in Los Lunes and across New Mexico. You can call (505) 384-7865 to receive a free case review today.