Why You Should Hire a Truck Accident Attorney

a red 18 wheeler, facing the front

If you were hit by an 18-wheeler and you suffered serious injuries as a result of the incident, call a truck accident attorney who can represent your interests. The Aranda Law Firm is extremely familiar with these types of cases and can help you decide what is in your best interest. Injuries suffered during this type of accident can be severe and require extensive medical care. Instead of suffering the brunt of this burden alone, you should be able to seek monetary compensation from the responsible party.

A Truck Accident Attorney can Help Uncomplicate Your Options

Truck accident cases can sometimes be more complicated than car accident claims because there are more laws applicable to truck drivers.  Most drivers of 18-wheelers are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).  If your driver was supposed to follow these rules and he failed to do so, this can create the presumption of negligence.  This, in turn, can make it easier for you to make your accident claims and recover compensation since you do not have to specifically prove that the driver was more careless than is reasonable.  A truck accident attorney knows the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and can evaluate whether your driver broke the rules or not.

Who Ends Up Being Responsible?side view of a car after a truck accident

Truck accident cases can also be complicated because there are often multiple different defendants who can be held responsible for what happened to you.  You may want to sue the driver of the 18-wheeler, but you may also wish to file a lawsuit against his employer as well as against the driver. Suing his employer could allow you the opportunity to recover more money because the FMCSRs require most trucking companies to carry a minimum of $750,000 in liability insurance (and as much as $5 million if hazardous materials are transported). More insurance coverage means more money available to pay for your losses.


To learn more and to get help pursuing your claim after an 18-wheeler hits your vehicle, contact the Aranda Law Firm today to speak with a truck accident attorney in Las Cruces NM.