When you’re driving in New Mexico, it’s common to see delivery trucks on the road. Driving cautiously and remaining alert is always important when you’re operating a vehicle, but a negligent driver can cause severe truck accidents. As trucks can weigh around 80,000 pounds, the other party involved in the crash will likely sustain injuries. Drivers who endanger others on the road need to be held accountable for their actions. Our firm is here to help accident victims and show negligent truck drivers how their actions are unacceptable. The Albuquerque delivery truck accident lawyers from Buckingham Barrera Law Firm will help you get the compensation you deserve so you can recover.
Why Are Delivery Truck Accident Claims Complex?
Delivery trucks can cover a wide range of vehicles. Major mail carriers will use trucks to transport packages. Companies need large tractor-trailers to get their products to where they can be sold. A delivery truck can also be from a local business. All these vehicles are able to cause severe injuries if a negligent driver is behind the wheel.
There are many reasons why a delivery truck accident can happen. One of the most common reasons is visual issues. The delivery truck can block important visuals from motorists behind them, such as a stoplight or debris in the road. Trucks also have large blind spots. If a driver is in the lane next to the delivery truck and they’re in the blind spot, the trucker will not see them. They could collide with the vehicle if they change lanes or make a turn.
Delivery trucks traveling in a neighborhood will likely need to make frequent stops. Drivers behind the truck may not anticipate these sudden stops. Then, after they deliver the item, they may get into the truck and quickly get back on the road and on to the next delivery. The abrupt movements of a delivery vehicle can be hard to predict, which can result in a truck accident if the driver isn’t paying attention.
When trucks are transporting cargo, it needs to be secured and distributed properly so the contents of the truck remain safe and don’t move around the trailer. Not only can this cause accidents because of the items throwing off the trailer’s balance, but they can also fall out of the truck. If a truck traveling on a highway has cargo fall out of the trailer and into traffic, it can easily cause a devastating accident.
It will take experienced lawyers to find out the details of the crash that injured you. Our Albuquerque attorneys will look into what happened, how it happened, and who the negligent party is. This is where your claim could get complicated. While you might think the truck driver is automatically at fault, truck accidents can occur where the party isn’t present at the accident scene. Truck drivers can certainly make negligent decisions that result in an accident, but the truck company can also be at fault.
If a trucking company puts an unsafe vehicle on the road, pushes their truck drivers past the safety limits of when they’re supposed to drive—risking driver fatigue and falling asleep at the wheel, or unsafely loads cargo onto the trucks, then they could be held liable for your injuries. Going up against a major trucking company can be intimidating. They may have representation that can make it seem like your claim won’t go anywhere. But when our lawyers are on your side, you don’t have to worry about intimidation. We’re prepared to go up against negligent companies and hold them accountable for the damages they’ve caused.
Delivery Truck Accident Injuries
When you’ve been involved in a truck accident, your injuries may result in hospitalization. Truck accidents can cause severe head injuries, neck and spine injuries, and broken bones. Your injuries may keep you in the hospital for some time—you could possibly need surgery or other forms of treatment before you’re ready to go home and recover there.
You may also find that your injuries were catastrophic, meaning they prevent you from being gainfully employed. Between medical bills and what you’ll need for future care, you may feel overwhelmed at what the accident has cost you. Our truck accident attorneys will review your injuries and the cost of what you’ll need in order to recover. We’ll fight to make sure your compensation will help you with your medical expenses.
Buckingham Barrera Law Firm Represents Truck Accident Victims
You don’t have to go through this process alone. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a delivery truck collision, our delivery truck accident lawyers in Albuquerque are ready to help you in any way we can.
Our firm is proud to represent New Mexico citizens. We understand how difficult it can be to handle a serious legal matter when you’re trying to recover. Our attorneys are here to represent your best interests and fiercely advocate for your rights and financial recovery. Give our office a call today to schedule an obligation-free consultation. We’ll review your case face to face and help you go over your options and find the best way to move forward.