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Truck Accidents

At Trenchard & Hoskins, our truck accident lawyers in Roswell can help you file a claim and recover compensation for your injuries if you were involved in a collision with a semi-truck.

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 and injuries.

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 contact form or call (575) 622-7774.

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We can discuss the details of your case during a free consultation. Our legal team is available to craft a legal strategy with you and discuss your needs. From there, we will begin building your case and work toward recovering the compensation you deserve.

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Truck Accident Liability

Truck accidents are commonly the result of negligence by the truck driver and the company they work for. Although truckers are responsible for their individual actions while behind the wheel, those actions and other issues can be caused by negligence throughout a trucking company’s operations.

For example, the trucker’s employer may have failed to properly train their drivers. Or, they may not have taken care to hire competent drivers in the first place. Trucking companies are also responsible for maintaining their vehicles and monitoring safety throughout their operation. The failure to meet any of these responsibilities can lead to truck accidents.

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Why Choose Trenchard & Hoskins?

  • Speak Directly with Your Lawyer

    We are a small firm dedicated to helping the people of New Mexico and Texas. When you work with us, you speak directly with the lawyer handling your case.

  • Personal Knowledge of Oilfield Cases

    One of our firm's partners, Royce Hoskins, grew up working in oilfields and knows the ins and outs of oilfield injuries and how to fight on your behalf.

  • Proven Record of Success

    Our lawyers have won millions of dollars for our clients, helped pass laws that protect workers, and have successfully handled over 2,600 Workers' Compensation claims.

  • Decades of Experience

    Our attorneys have been fighting for workers and injured victims since 1978 and have the knowledge, dedication, and drive to fight until the very end.

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