Individuals who are harmed in truck accidents caused by negligence deserve to recover fair compensation from the parties responsible. However, truck accident claims can be complicated with many moving parts. With commercial truck accident claims, it is common for the trucking companies and their insurance adjuster to launch an investigation of their own as well.
At Dominguez Law, our firm is committed to protecting our client’s rights and best interests, and we are ready to go to trial if it means achieving results that benefit our clients. Contact our firm today to learn more about how Dominguez Law can help you recover fair compensation for your truck accident claim.
How to Pursue Compensation After a Truck Accident in New Mexico
Truck accidents are often much more damaging than other kinds of motor vehicle accidents, as a commercial truck is exponentially larger and heavier than an average passenger vehicle. A commercial truck cannot maneuver, accelerate, or slow down as quickly or gracefully as a smaller and lighter vehicle. Truck accidents often involve multiple vehicles, serious injuries, fatalities, and extraordinary amounts of property damage. To recover compensation for the damages incurred in a truck accident, you will need to build a strong claim that establishes your need for compensation from the liable party or parties.
Truck accident claims fall under personal injury law, and like in most other claims, they are built on the theory of negligence. Negligence means that the victim needs to prove that the responsible party was reckless, careless, or behaved in a way that disregarded the safety of others. While the assumption may be that the driver is the liable party, that is not always the case. Furthermore, if the driver is at-fault, there may also be other parties at fault. In a truck accident claim, the liable parties may include:
- The driver
- The trucking company
- Cargo loaders
- Maintenance companies
A key element to secure compensation in the aftermath of a truck accident is to determine who is liable for damages. This is where working with a skilled truck accident lawyer can be a significant advantage. A seasoned attorney knows how to thoroughly investigate an accident so that all parties who contributed to an accident are held accountable. Additionally, an attorney has the skills and resources to prove the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care: The liable party owed you a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to prevent harming you.
- Breach of duty: The behavior of the liable party failed to meet the standards of reasonable care.
- Causation: The liable party’s actions, or lack of action, were the direct cause or a significant contributing factor to the injuries you suffered.
- Damages: You suffered actual injuries and other losses that require compensation.
Proving negligence can be challenging in truck accident claims, especially when there are multiple liable parties attempting to point blame away from themselves. An experienced truck accident lawyer is not only an advocate that stands up for your rights, but they can ensure you have the support you need to get through the claim process.
Contact Our Experienced New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer Today
People who are injured in a commercial truck accident face medical bills, lost income, and other accumulating costs as a result of their injured state. The compassionate and aggressive truck accident lawyers at Dominguez Law understand the turmoil that victims go through and are dedicated to obtaining justice for them. When someone’s actions cause you harm, you have the right to want fair compensation and accountability. Our lawyers also speak Spanish so we can communicate effectively with more of our clients.
Dominguez Law has handled numerous truck accident cases and can use our expertise, resources, and skills to help you find the best solution possible for your case. At Dominguez Law, we will go the extra mile to fight for your rights. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation by completing our contact form or by calling (505) 850-5854.