Roswell Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck Accidents in New Mexico
A truck accident is one of the most damaging types of motor vehicle accidents.
The size of trucks alone makes them dangerous to other drivers in smaller
vehicles, and trucks can become even more hazardous when the driver is
negligent. The negligence of truck drivers, and the companies that oversee
them, can lead to the severe injury of others.
It is our goal at
Trenchard & Hoskins to get you the care you need. We will handle the legal processes of your
case so you can focus on healing.
Send us a message or call
(575) 622-7774 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.
Types of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can happen in ways that are similar to any motor vehicle
accident, however, they are often more damaging because of the truck’s
size and weight. Trucks are also much more difficult to control than other
vehicles, so any mistakes are harder to correct.
Types of truck accidents may include:
- Side-swipe accidents
- Rear end collisions
- Head on collisions
- Underride collisions
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are most often caused by negligence throughout the trucking
company, and caused by the actions of the drivers and their employers.
Negligence at any level of a trucking operation can lead to accidents
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- General reckless driving behaviors
- Mechanical issues
- Road conditions
- Inclement weather
- Lack of driver training and experience
- Overweight and dangerous cargo
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
What to Do After a Truck Accident
Following a truck accident, your top priority should be your health and
safety. It is important to find medical care as soon as possible.
Once you (or a loved one who was injured in a truck accident) receives
medical care, you can begin building your case. The evidence that is gathered
in the immediate aftermath of a truck accident will be essential for proving
the driver and trucking company’s negligence and recovering compensation
for your injuries.
Evidence that can be helpful in a truck accident case may include your
medical records and bills, photographs of the scene and your injuries,
the trucker’s trip logs and maintenance records, data from the vehicle’s
black box, surveillance footage, and more. Our lawyers can assist you
with gathering evidence, establishing liability, and creating your case.
For a free consultation with our truck accident attorneys in Roswell, complete our
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