Large semi-trucks are a common sight on New Mexico's roadways, transferring goods across our three major interstates and within our cities. These semi-trucks are much larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road, which can lead to catastrophic accidents, especially when they are traveling at high speeds. Commercial trucks can weigh anywhere between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds, and their massive size and weight can make sharing a road with them difficult and sometimes even dangerous, especially for small passenger cars. Getting into an accident with a commercial vehicle can cause destruction and devastating injuries, if not death.
There are many dangers that can cause a serious trucking accident. Truck drivers can sometimes have a hard time braking or maneuvering quickly in roadway emergencies, become blinded at night after seeing any high beams from oncoming traffic, and experience fatigue from driving hours at a time. Truck drivers also have wider blind spots and reduced reaction times when compared to drivers of smaller vehicles. Please keep these factors in mind when sharing the road with semi-trucks.
In 2018, a semi-truck crash occurred, on average, every three hours in New Mexico, and our state had 2,658 crashes total. That year, semi trucks were involved in only 5.7% of New Mexico's auto accidents, but 15.3% of all fatalities. Sadly, the number of crashes involving semi trucks in New Mexico has kept rising year after year.
Due to the severity and scale of trucking accidents, a lawyer with experience and complete knowledge of the trucking industry is crucial for any case. Whether you were driving a passenger car, motorcycle, or other vehicle when you were hit by a semi-truck, or are a semi-truck driver yourself who has been involved in an accident that wasn't your fault, attorney Brian Gaddy can help you navigate the legal process.
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The Gaddy Law Firm is ready to give you a voice in the fight against negligent truck drivers, carriers, and their insurance companies.
Going up against the large trucking insurance companies can seem daunting at first, but attorney Brian Gaddy knows exactly which strategies to use to ensure the best outcome for your case. Brian worked for years in the trucking industry as an insurance adjuster, and, at one point, was a risk manager for close to 4,000 trucks driving on the road at a time. Since then, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in legal cases ranging from fender benders, to cargo loss, to death and beyond.
Be aware that truck accident cases are typically more complicated than car accident cases. After a trucking accident a qualified attorney should be contacted as soon as possible so that they can conduct a thorough investigation of the accident and collect any evidence that may be pertinent to the case. Brian will be by your side through every step of this process and will conduct his investigation as quickly as possible.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury resulting from a trucking accident, you are likely facing expensive medical bills, lost income from being unable to work, and additional pain and suffering losses. We are here to help you get back on your feet again and get the compensation you are owed.
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AFTER A TRUCKING ACCIDENT
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, contact our experienced team as soon as possible so we can begin to gather evidence related to your case. Protect your rights by calling the Gaddy Law Firm today at 505-254-9090 or sending us a message through the button below.