Albuquerque Truck Accident Attorney

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Any type of accident on the road can carry life-altering consequences, and those chances only increase when a truck is involved. These accidents are largely avoidable scenarios, but the negligence of one truck driver can result in years of pain and suffering. Goodwin Law Office has more than 25 years of experience in cases involving personal injuries, and if you have been in a truck accident and feel that you are owed due compensation, Rio Rancho truck accident attorney, Brad Goodwin, will fight for you. Through his dedication to justice, Brad Goodwin has recovered millions of dollars for his clients, and his reputation for honesty and excellence has earned the respect of the legal community.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, call Goodwin Law Office at (505) 340-2223 for a free consultation.

Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents

Each and every year, there are approximately 2,000 semi-truck accidents throughout New Mexico. Whether you are traveling on I-40, I-25, I-10, U.S. 84, U.S. 550, or any other highway in the area, we recognize that there are a great many trucks on these roads making their routes throughout all hours of the day.

While there a number of reasons an accident could occur, some of the most common reasons include:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue from trying to meet deadlines
  • Improperly packing their truck’s cargo
  • Overloading their truck
  • Mechanical failure/improper truck maintenance

In these types of accidents involving 18-wheelers, it can be quite complicated to determine who is responsible because there are multiple parties involved. The Albuquerque truck accident attorneys at Goodwin Law Office can investigate the details surrounding your accident and help to prove fault, whether that be the trucking company, truck manufacture, the driver, or any other related parties.

Black Box Investigations – Why You Need an Attorney Right Away

It is important to retain an injury attorney as quickly as is possible after a truck accident because pieces of evidence can quickly be lost. There are black boxes on trucks that record operational data including, the truck’s speed, throttle position, brake use, and a multitude of other pieces of helpful information for proving fault in an injury claim.

When an accident occurs, it is crucial that this black box is not removed or repaired by anyone before it can be inspected. If you have an attorney with you from the start, we can work to ascertain that information before it is lost.

How is a Truck Accident Case Handled?

There are several steps to a truck accident case:

  • Accident Case Discovery - During this phase, all relevant information is gathered to make the strongest case possible.
  • Depositions - A deposition is a videotaped interview that includes testimonies from all parties involved.
  • Initial Settlement - An initial settlement is offered after all facts and information has been gathered and presented.
  • Mediation - If the initial settlement doesn't satisfy both parties, a third-party mediator will work to try and help the parties come to an agreement on a settlement.
  • Trial - If an agreement cannot be reached, the case will be presented in a court of law.
  • Post Settlement - Following the conclusion of the case, all other expenses will be settled.

Goodwin Law Office will walk you through each of these steps with comprehensive legal counsel and a compassionate approach to your situation. Rio Rancho truck accident attorney Brad Goodwin will give you the personalized attention that you need and we pledge to make you feel like all your needs are being heard and met. Goodwin Law Office has a proven rate of success, with over millions of dollars won for our clients.

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