New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Albuquerque

We are a top-notch injury team concentrating on Albuquerque semi-truck accidents within the state of New Mexico. Each day we work on semi-truck accidents throughout New Mexico. Whether on Interstate 40 (I-40), Interstate 25 (I-25), or the Big I, these serious accidents often result in traumatic and/or sometimes fatal injuries for those involved. The combination of size and interstate speeds are the deadliest factors related to any trucking accident in New Mexico or elsewhere in the United States. 

Our Albuquerque-based truck wreck lawyers have handled some of New Mexico's largest trucking accident cases. And because each of these cases are unique, every client that hires us to represent them in a claim is given a unique version of executive treatment by our attorneys and staff.

Without an experienced personal injury attorney representing you for your injuries against the trucking company, it's very likely that you will fall victim to a well-trained adjuster and lose your claim, or have it significantly undervalued.

Common Causes of New Mexico Semi-Truck Accidents

Our attorneys' first priority in handling your trucking accident case is to determine liability and pinpoint the exact cause. Common causes of trucking accidents include:

  • Drowsy driving and/or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol,
  • Brake defects,
  • Speed,
  • Traffic congestion,
  • Roadway defects,
  • Failure to yield right of way,
  • Poorly secured loads/improper truck maintenance.

If you don't see the cause of your accident listed above, it doesn't mean that you don't have a case.

In addition, it's very common for our attorneys to secure the truck's black box that will reveal valuable details regarding liability.

Statistics About Big Truck Accidents

  • In 2013 (the most recent year data is available), there were over 327,000 accidents involving commercial trucks.
  • Fatal crashes: Over 10% (3,906) of these accidents were fatal. 63% of fatal accidents involved two or more vehicles.
  • Interstate fatal crashes: 25% of these deadly crashes occurred on interstate highways. 66% of all fatal accidents took place during the daytime.

On Average in New Mexico:

According to some of the most recent crash data available through the New Mexico Department of Transportation, commercial trucks were involved in nearly 3,000 crashes, causing 56 deaths and 745 injuries.

  • A semi/large-truck crash occurred every 3 hours
  • Crashes involving heavy trucks have risen four years in a row, to 2,658. (
  • Heavy trucks were involved in 5.7 percent of all crashes but 15.3 percent of all fatalities in 2018.
  • Crashes involving heavy trucks rose to 2,658, their highest level in the past five years.