Chaves County in southeastern New Mexico is home to the City of Roswell, which is also the Chaves County seat.
Measuring roughly 30 square miles in size, the City of Roswell is home to approximately 56,000 people, making it the fifth-largest city in the state of New Mexico. Today, the city is perhaps most well known as the site of the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident, which refers to the alleged crashing of an extraterrestrial ship on a nearby ranch.
The Southwest region, especially the transit corridor around Roswell, continues to be a popular route for trucking companies, including those with large trucks or tractor-trailers. As a result, drivers in and around Roswell must exercise additional caution when sharing the area’s busy roadways.
Injuries from Trucking Accidents
Collisions involving semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are some of the worst incidents that can occur on highways. The sheer size of these vehicles alone is enough to cause tragic damage, but when you consider additional factors like speed, and the results can be devastating.
As a result, the trucking industry is regulated by a number of federal and state laws, which specifically address areas where negligence might occur, like truck maintenance, or through breakdowns in driver safety. However, these laws are not always adhered to, mostly because there are often additional pressures on drivers to meet deadlines to benefit the company bottom line.
Though not all trucking accidents are the same, there are many scenarios that are consistent in trucking accident cases, especially those involving personal injury. They include:
- The driver was distracted or paying insufficient attention to their driving
- The driver was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- The trucking company was actively taking shortcuts to avoid proper truck maintenance
- The spare parts that were used to service the truck were faulty
- The driver was fatigued
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, and have experienced personal injury, then you may be entitled to compensation or other damages by filing a personal injury claim.
Finding a Personal Injury Attorney
Throughout New Mexico, the dedicated attorneys at Caruso Law Offices, PC support victims of personal injury, including those involved in truck accidents, in finding the justice they deserve on the road to recovery.
For nearly 30 years, our firm has advocated on behalf of personal injury victims, working to protect their interests and the interests of their loved ones. Let us work with you to protect your interests, as well as those of your loved ones, now and well into the future.
If your injury prevents you from visiting our offices in person, our attorneys are happy to travel to meet with you and your family while you receive treatment in the hospital, or while you recover at home, in order to evaluate your case as soon as possible. No matter what the situation is surrounding your personal injury, our attorneys are ready, willing and able to provide the support you and your loved ones need.
We welcome your call today. To schedule a free preliminary consultation to assess your case, contact Caruso Law Offices, PC today at (505) 883-5000.