18 Wheeler Accident in Las Cruces NM | Negligence has No Excuse


After an 18 wheeler accident in Las Cruces NM, contact the Aranda Law Firm for help. Accidents involving 18 wheelers often cause serious injuries or even death because the truck is so large and the impact from the accident is so forceful. You deserve to be fully compensated for crash losses and an attorney can help you to pursue a damage claim.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that commercial trucks have at least $750,000 in liability insurance, or at least $5 million in insurance if they transport certain types of hazardous materials. It is very common for victims of an 18 wheeler accident in Las Cruces NM to be able to sue the trucking company that employed the truck driver.  This is true because of agency laws that make employers responsible for negligent actions of on-the-job workers.  Sometimes, trucking companies are also sued if they have substandard hiring practices, don’t provide proper training, or are otherwise negligent in their own right.

If you have been involved in an 18 wheeler accident in Las Cruces NM, your attorney will help you to determine if you have a claim against the trucking company. Your lawyer can also help you to prove your case. You can recover compensation for medical costs, wage losses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, or wrongful death if you can show the driver or trucking company was to blame.  If the driver violated any FMCSA rules, such as the rule on maximum drive time, this creates a presumption of negligence.  If the driver was intoxicated, distracted, drowsy, or speeding, these are all examples of situations where negligence should be easy to prove.

To learn more about your right to compensation after an 18 wheeler accident in Las Cruces NM, call the Aranda Law Firm today.
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