Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck Accident Lawyers
The New Mexico truck accident lawyers at the Fine Law Firm have been helping truck accident victims for over 35 years. Our team of truck accident lawyers have handled semi truck accident and injuries throughout New Mexico and even beyond. Although our injury law firm handles many types of cases, we are also aware that semi truck accident cases are unique and pose their own problems requiring knowledgeable and effective representation.
Truck accident lawyers should be aware of the specific set of federal and state laws that apply to commercial traffic. A truck accident lawyer must also be sufficiently familiar with trucking regulations and standards that apply to almost all truck accident cases.
Truck Accident Cases
Truck accident cases are generally defined as any accident involving a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, big rig, or any other commercial vehicle. They can occur from an infinite number of causes including driver error, defective equipment, tire blowout, and poor loading. By nature, truck accident cases are often times some of the most serious when it comes to injuries. Typically this is due not only to a semi-trucks massive size and weight, but also because they are typically traveling on interstates and highways calling for high speed limits.
Importantly, truck accident cases can involve injuries to truck drivers almost as often as they do other motorists.
Truck Accident Law
Truck accident law is composed of various federal and state regulations in addition to other laws in the jurisdiction of the accident. One of the immediate concerns for a truck accident lawyer is to preserve the evidence that trucking regulations require. For example, truck drivers must follow regulations requiring a log book with hours driving, awake, and sleeping must be entered. Once obtained, this information can be crucial toll to obtain the highest possible recovery for a truck accident victim. However, the same truck regulations allow this evidence to be destroyed after a limited amount of time if action is not taken to preserve it. This is one example how specialized knowledge of trucking laws and regulations is crucial when handling a truck accident case.