Semitruck accidents often result in severe or fatal injuries for motorists. The physical and emotional impacts are devastating for clients and their families. The lawyers at David C. Chavez Law Firm, are passionate about advocating for these clients in the I-25/I-40 areas including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and Los Lunas and throughout New Mexico including Hobbs, Lovington, Roswell, Gallup and Farmington.
Safety Violations Cause Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires truck drivers to follow strict operating rules while driving commercial trucks. The regulations are designed to prevent accidents. Quite often in these types of collisions, the driver and/or company fails to follow these rules.
Violations can lead to truck accidents caused by:
- Driving too many hours in a day (violating the Hours of Service requirement)
- Falling asleep while driving
- Changing lanes, turning or passing without following safety precautions
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to properly maintain semitruck or tractor-trailer
- Failing to load tractor-trailer properly leading to unsafe weight distribution
Filing A Personal Injury Claim
Your life may never be the same after being hit by a semitruck. A personal injury claim can help you recover damages to pay for your losses, which include medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
The firm has experience handling claims stemming from these types of violations, including accidents involving commercial drivers, 18-wheeler semitrucks, tankers, flat beds and delivery truck drivers. The attorneys will use the most advanced technology to investigate the accident, determine liability and fight to hold the responsible drivers and trucking companies accountable. The firm is known for its trial experience and ability to litigate and be successful in cases. The attorneys are committed to exploring all legal options to find you the best results in your case.
Protecting Your Future
David C. Chavez Law Firm, will fight for you. The firm has successfully represented clients and their families against big-name trucking companies and insurance carriers. Let them fight for you. Call 505-865-9696 or fill out the contact form to schedule a free consultation with the firm. Hablamos español.