Although essential to businesses and the economy, trucks can be deadly. Their size and weight inflict serious harm on motorists if involved in a collision. Large commercial trucks—like trailers, big rigs, or 18-wheelers—may weigh up to 20 times as much as a passenger car. They are highly dangerous if not properly operated and maintained. Because of this, victims in a trucking accident are likely to be killed or sustain catastrophic brain damage, spinal injuries, or amputations.
Trucking collision chances are exacerbated by the lax regulations on trucking companies and manufacturers. There is a reluctance to impose stronger safety standards. This has created a climate where profit trumps safety; trucking companies ignore safety regulations, skip maintenance, and understaff in order to maximize profits.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a trucking collision, don’t wait. Contact the Shapiro Law Team Today.
Any accidents involving semi-trucks are rarely minor incidents. They often involve serious injury or death. Even pick-up truck accidents are twice as likely to result in a fatality in rollover accidents.
Because of the increased severity of trucking accidents, you need to hire an experienced truck accident attorney that knows how to handle the legal aftermath of the collision. They will ensure you get the compensation and justice you deserve after a catastrophic event.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Shapiro Law Team represents truck injury victims. We are ready to relentlessly fight to get you the maximum compensation through our superior representation and years of experience handling trucking cases.
At Shapiro Law Team, we handle your case from beginning to end. As soon as you give us a call, we will immediately begin our investigation. This involves calling our network of trucking accident experts, including reconstructionists, biomechanical engineers, automotive design experts, and others. We collect and document evidence to help build your case.
Along with examining the circumstances of the crash you experienced, we consider the following to help us build a case:
We also take into consideration the severity of your injuries, eyewitness accounts, and the driver’s logbook. In short, no stone goes unturned when you hire us. We’re ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.
A trucking company could be liable in many different scenarios, including the following:
Remember, trucking companies are well-equipped with resources to fight your accident claim. Protect your right to compensation by working with the Shapiro Law Team in New Mexico. We will negotiate your case relentlessly and are highly experienced to go up against even the largest trucking companies.
The aftermath of a trucking accident in Albuquerque is confusing, overwhelming, and stressful. However, taking the proper steps could make or break your right to compensation.
Follow these steps to give yourself the best fighting chance possible.
Where you go to get compensated depends on the specifics of your case. For instance, if you were at fault for a truck accident, you will rely on your health insurance for compensation. If the crash was due to the negligent actions of another, you may get compensation from their insurance company or from the trucking company itself.
Regardless of where you get your compensation from, know that most insurance carriers do everything in their power to pay you as little as possible. They will send you a lowball offer in order to save their money. They aren’t on your side, and the Shapiro Law Team knows this better than anyone. Give us a call so we can help you fight to protect your right to the appropriate compensation.
New Mexico trucking accident victims may be entitled to the following compensation:
Because of the massive size and weight of many trucks, injuries sustained in a trucking accident are often severe.
At Shapiro Law Team, our team has experience helping Albuquerque truck accident victims who have sustained the following:
Our New Mexico truck accident lawyers also are skilled in helping those who have emotional or psychological trauma. These “unseen” injuries can often be just as serious as physical injuries and often have long-term, costly effects.
The Shapiro Law Team is also here to help families who have lost a loved one in a trucking accident in New Mexico. We have experienced wrongful death attorneys that will give your family the compassionate assistance they need while navigating how to hold the truck driver and their company responsible for their actions.
The Department of Transportation states that there were 1,912 total tractor-trailer accidents during the latest year. Out of these, 60 were fatal crashes, and 414 were injury crashes. In addition to these crashes, the DOT also says that there were crashes involving concrete trucks, dump trucks, garbage trucks, tanker trucks, and other types of large trucks.
Dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic trucking accident is stressful enough. Don’t go up against a trucking corporation or insurance provider alone—leave the pursuit of compensation to us. We’re ready to handle all the technical and legal aspects of your case so you can take the time you need to recover.
New Mexico attorney David Shapiro and his team are here for you.
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