Why do I need a lawyer for my New Mexico semi-truck accident?

Getting Help With Your New Mexico Truck Accident CaseIf you have been injured in a semi-truck accident in New Mexico, you are already at a disadvantage. Not only are you in pain, but you are probably missing work and have a long road to recovery ahead of you. You want to make sure that the negligent truck driver and the trucking company pay you fully and fairly for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The trucking company likely has a legal team with years of experience handling the many accidents their drivers are involved in, so you should have the same advantage of having an experienced team behind you. Crashes with commercial vehicles are not like car accidents and should not be handled the same way.

How Keller & Keller Can Help Your Recovery

When you hire the experienced truck accident attorneys at Keller & Keller to represent you in your claim against a negligent truck driver, we will strengthen your case by doing the following:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation. It is critical that truck accident cases are investigated as soon as possible. Witnesses need to be interviewed before their memories fade and evidence needs to be preserved before it disappears. Our experienced team of investigators will file the necessary paperwork to block the destruction of key pieces of evidence, including driver logs and the truck’s electronic data recorder, to support your claim for compensation.
  • Standing up to aggressive insurance companies. The trucking company’s insurer has one goal: to save themselves and their insured money. Most commercial trucks carry over $1 million in insurance, so there is a great deal of money on the line. You need someone on your side who is not afraid to stand up to the insurance company and demand the settlement you will need to make up for your losses.
  • Fighting claims of shared liability. One way the trucker’s insurer will try to reduce its liability is to pin at least part of the blame on you. New Mexico’s pure comparative negligence law means your recovery will be reduced by the percentage you are found to be at fault. For example, if you are found to be 50 percent to blame for the accident, your settlement will be cut in half. Our attorneys will not allow the trucker’s legal team to influence determination of liability. We will fight to protect your recovery.

Get a Free Analysis of Your New Mexico Truck Accident

When you have been injured in a crash with a commercial semi-truck, call us as soon as possible. Our experienced Albuquerque truck accident lawyer will be able to make sure that you get the assistance you deserve. From our office in Albuquerque, we're proud to serve injured victims of trucking accidents throughout all of New Mexico.

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