New Mexico

Truck Accident Attorneys

Before the wheels stop turning on a wrecked truck, the transportation company or trucking company has investigators already on the scene to find a way to shift the blame from themselves.

Unfortunately, this often means that anyone injured in a trucking accident, and their loved ones, can end up left to their own devices when it comes to medical bills, lost wages, and the other damages an accident can lead to.

At Stewart + Harmonson, our job is to level the playing field. Once we’re hired, our team employs our own rapid response team of New Mexico truck accident attorneys, investigators, and safety experts to get the real story at the scene of the accident. We’ve been working with people injured in truck accidents for decades, and we know how to help you recover compensation for all of the losses you’ve suffered as a result of your truck accident.

When a catastrophe to you or a loved one occurs, we are available to deploy our rapid response team right away to the accident scene in order to level the playing field against the trucking company that caused the wreck.

New Mexico

Truck Accident Attorneys

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Before the wheels stop turning on a wrecked truck, the transportation company or trucking company has investigators already on the scene to find a way to shift the blame from themselves.

Unfortunately, this often means that anyone injured in a trucking accident, and their loved ones, can end up left to their own devices when it comes to medical bills, lost wages, and the other damages an accident can lead to.

At Stewart + Harmonson, our job is to level the playing field. Once we’re hired, our team employs our own rapid response team of New Mexico truck accident attorneys, investigators, and safety experts to get the real story at the scene of the accident. We’ve been working with people injured in truck accidents for decades, and we know how to help you recover compensation for all of the losses you’ve suffered as a result of your truck accident.

When a catastrophe to you or a loved one occurs, we are available to deploy our rapid response team right away to the accident scene in order to level the playing field against the trucking company that caused the wreck.

“I was hit by an 18 wheeler when the driver changed lanes, striking my vehicle. This resulted in my car being totaled and months of medical treatment for me. Mr Stewart represented me in a lengthy lawsuit. He personally touched base with me often, keeping me updated at all times. He and his caring staff made a difficult time much easier.”

- Tyler S.

What can lead to a truck accident in New Mexico?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that driver-related factors make up a large percentage of truck and large vehicle accidents.

In 2017, the FMCSA listed the following as the ten most common driver-related factors that contribute to crashes:

  • Speeding
  • Distraction, such as using a cell phone
  • Failure to yield
  • Impairment, such as driving under the influence
  • Careless driving
  • Obscured vision
  • Lane drifting
  • Failure to obey traffic signs
  • Following too closely
  • Overcorrecting
  • Speeding
  • Distraction, such as using a cell phone
  • Failure to yield
  • Impairment, such as driving under the influence
  • Careless driving
  • Obscured vision
  • Lane drifting
  • Failure to obey traffic signs
  • Following too closely
  • Overcorrecting
Because these types of accidents are often caused by policies and shortcuts taken by the driver’s employer, you might find that the trucking company is at fault for your accident instead of the driver.

Other causes of truck accidents

Most lawsuits involving commercial truck accidents revolve around the liability of the truck driver and their employer.

However, depending on the circumstances of your accident, there may be other parties at fault for the conditions that led to your accident. These could include:

  • The cargo shipper, if the employer was contracting with a separate company
  • Other vendors involved in the transportation of the goods
  • The manufacturer of the truck, if a mechanical problem was the cause of the accident
  • The manufacturer of specific parts within the truck, if a specific part malfunctioned
  • Government agencies, if features of the road or the environment were responsible for the accident
  • The cargo shipper, if the employer was contracting with a separate company
  • Other vendors involved in the transportation of the goods
  • The manufacturer of the truck, if a mechanical problem was the cause of the accident
  • The manufacturer of specific parts within the truck, if a specific part malfunctioned
  • Government agencies, if features of the road or the environment were responsible for the accident
Figuring out who is responsible and who can be held liable is not an easy task. That’s why it’s crucial to secure the services of an experienced New Mexico truck accident attorney who can help you untangle this web of liability.

Common truck accident injuries that you can receive compensation for

Depending on the severity of the crash, truck accident injuries can end up causing damage--and medical bills--for years to come.

Here are some of the most common truck accident injuries that a dedicated truck accident attorney can help you fight to receive compensation for:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Internal injuries

What our team at Stewart + Harmonson looks for after a truck accident

In order to establish who is liable for your accident, and demonstrate how much compensation you should be paid, there are certain types of evidence you should begin collecting after your accident.

As with all car accidents, you should document evidence at the scene, including photos, videos, your own personal notes, and the contact information of any witnesses. In addition, you should file a police report and notify your insurance company in order to create an official record of the accident.

However, there are also a number of documents that are specifically useful in a truck accident case.

Here are some of the records we will investigate if we work together on your case:

  • Driver hour logs
  • Prior violations by the driver
  • Accident-site drug testing
  • Event data recorders
  • Dashboard cameras

Contact Stewart + Harmonson today

New Mexico trucking accidents can be life-changing–and costly, too. Whether you’re hoping to negotiate an insurance claim, or you’ve already resolved to take the at-fault party to court, our experienced truck accident attorneys at Stewart + Harmonson are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Call (575) 333-HELP to schedule your consultation
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