Your Legal Guide In The Most Serious Injuries
Truck accidents are among the most dangerous of all motor vehicle collisions. Often, victims of a truck crash are left with serious, sometimes permanent injuries that may require long-term medical treatment, rehabilitative services or even significant adjustments to their day-to-day lives.
When another person or entity is responsible for your injuries, they should bear the costs of your burden. Attorney Paul Dominguez is a strong advocate for his clients. He offers compassionate and personalized legal representation, aimed to ensure that our clients’ rights are asserted.
If you have been hurt in a trucking accident, contact our firm to find out more regarding your legal options.
When Truckers Break Regulations
Unlike a standard-sized car, the size and weight of a tractor-trailer greatly increase the potential for serious injuries or death when it is involved in a crash. Additionally, truck drivers need to be properly trained to operate such a massive vehicle, and they are responsible for ensuring that the truck is properly maintained and inspected at regular intervals.
When these responsibilities are not met, the driver, or their employer, should be held liable for the harm that they cause. State and federal regulations govern a driver’s actions and set minimum requirements regarding the trucking industry such as a truck driver’s permissible hours and mandated drug and alcohol testing before commercial licenses can be issued.
If these regulations are not met, you have every right to be compensated for the aftermath you are facing that is due to the trucking company’s negligence.
Seeking Compensation For Your Injuries
Because of the nature of a trucking accident, there may be more than one entity or individual responsible for a victim’s injuries. A driver, a trucking company, a manufacturer or another defendant could potentially be found negligent in causing the collision.
For example, if a driver is acting on behalf of an employer trucking company, and the accident occurs within the scope of employment, that company may be held liable for the accident. Injured victims who prevail in their case may be awarded compensation in the form of:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages
Our team vigilantly protects victims after a truck wreck. We know the devastation these accidents cause, and we have successfully secured compensation for many clients through our courtroom strategies.
Retain A Trucking Accident Lawyer
We can help you determine your next legal steps. Call us today at 505-850-5854 or contact us online to set up a free appointment. We are located in Los Ranchos Albuquerque and work throughout New Mexico.