Albuquerque Truck Accident Attorney
Obtain the Dedicated Legal Advocacy You Need
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
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
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.
Get your case started by contacting Goodwin Law Office