Holding Truckers And Trucking Companies Accountable
When a truck and car collide, the car is no match for a hulking tractor-trailer. A truck’s weight and size may protect its driver from injury in a crash, but your vehicle is left to absorb the crushing impact from the semi and its cargo. Unfortunately, this scenario often results in the driver and passengers suffering serious injuries – or even death – after being hit by a semi.
At the Law Office of Nathan Cobb, we hold negligent truck drivers and their employers responsible for their actions. Whether you live in the Albuquerque metro area or elsewhere in New Mexico, attorney Nathan Cobb will challenge trucking companies that reject claims for victims and their loved ones. Reach us today at 505-225-2146 or send a message to schedule a free consultation.
At The Law Office of Nathan Cobb, We Provide Answers And Advocacy
Get information about trucking accidents, including answers to some common questions such as the following:
- What role does insurance play in trucking accident cases?
- How common are truck accidents in New Mexico?
- Is truck driver fatigue often a factor in trucking accidents?
- What damages are available in truck accident claims?
Defending Your Right To Full Compensation When Truck Drivers Break The Law
Professional truck drivers and their employers must follow federal and state safety laws on and off New Mexico’s roads. These regulations demand routine truck maintenance, set load weight limits and restrict driving time, among other requirements. If truck drivers or their employers try to cut corners to save money, they put your safety at risk.
We represent victims hurt in large truck accidents caused by:
- Reckless drivers who speed or fail to signal lane changes
- Drowsy drivers who exceed the driving time allowed by law
- Improperly secured loads
- Loads that exceed weight limits
- Improperly maintained equipment
When you contact our firm after your accident, we will take steps to establish your case quickly. Trucking companies may falsify or destroy valuable information that supports your claim. We will work with specialists to reconstruct the events leading to your accident and file the appropriate documents to obtain maintenance records and the driver’s logbook. You will benefit from attorney Cobb’s skillful, detailed examination of all available evidence.
You can depend on our personal injury lawyer to support your case from day one. From filing your claim to fighting for compensation in court, attorney Cobb will handle all of your legal concerns.
Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Trucking Accidents
At the Law Office of Nathan Cobb in Albuquerque, we can assist you with all legal aspects of a truck accident. A good place to start is to answer some of your questions about these incidents. Read on for our answers to some of the questions that clients throughout New Mexico frequently ask us.
What role does insurance play in trucking accident cases?
Trucking companies are supposed to have commercial vehicle liability policies under federal law. There may also be issues of third-party liability due to the involvement of truck manufacturers, maintenance companies, cargo loaders and other parties. It is very important to have representation from a lawyer who understands how to recover maximum compensation when an accident involves commercial liability policies or third-party liability.
How common are truck accidents in New Mexico?
The New Mexico Department of Transportation reports that an accident involving a semi truck occurs every three hours. The frequency of these accidents has increased every year for the past four years. The year 2018 saw 2,939 crashes involving commercial trucks.
Is truck driver fatigue often a factor in trucking accidents?
Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has tried for years to adjust regulations to discourage fatigue and prevent accidents, far too many drivers continue to drive while drowsy. Many trucking companies encourage their drivers to push themselves to the limits on long-haul drives, even if it means skipping precious sleeping time.
What damages are available in truck accident claims?
We help many clients recover compensation for the damages they suffer following a crash. These damages often include:
- Hospital bills
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medication
- Doctor visits
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
It is important not to settle for less than what you deserve. By working with an attorney, you may be able to recover the maximum amount available to you.
Contact Our Personal Injury Team For Your Free Consultation
After the devastating impact of a truck accident, you deserve strong representation from an experienced team. We at the Law Office of Nathan Cobb can help you. Reach out to us for a free initial consultation where attorney Cobb can discuss your injuries with you.