Truck Accidents (Page 2)
Every day, throughout the United States, individuals are seriously injured or killed in an accident involving a semi tractor-trailer. Often, people think of semi tractor-trailer accidents as simply a much larger automobile accident. They are not. The vehicles are different and so are the laws governing trucks that operate on the highways and interstate. These laws are specifically designed to protect the motoring public from the negligence of the truck drivers and trucking companies. Even with these laws, accidents still occur. Our truck accident attorneys have experience handling catastrophic semi-truck accidents throughout the state of New Mexico and in other states as well. We are committed to serving our clients in the most professional manner with the goal of making the best recovery for our clients.
Semi trucks vary in weight and size. But the reality is that all of the semi trucks out on the open road are equipped to carry massive loads of goods, materials and equipment. Because of the great stream of commerce that our nation’s interstate highways are, the loads carried and the type of tractor-trailer used varies widely with what is being transported.
Truck drivers are professionals; they are paid to transport their loads quickly, efficiently and safely. They are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) if the vehicle they are driving for commercial use exceeds a certain weight rating. Truck drivers that transport hazardous materials also have specific guidelines for how and where they transport hazardous materials.
Because of the specific issues that come up in commercial truck accident cases, it is important that you have a lawyer that understands that these accidents are not just bigger auto accidents. There is far more at work than that, and our semi truck accident lawyer understands that.
Located in Roswell and Albuquerque, New Mexico, we provide legal services throughout the entire state. We can meet with you at our firm, or in some cases, we will travel to meet you. Contact us at any time for a free consultation with an attorney experienced in the area of semi truck accidents.
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