In Albuquerque, driving alongside a semi truck on I-25 or I-40 is quite common. Unfortunately, being involved in an accident with a semi is also becoming all too common. Semi trucks are massive in size and weight and because of this, the damages resulting from a collision with one are also massive. Trucking accidents in Albuquerque are an undeniably life-changing experience. With the lack of proper representation to advocate for you, the situation is made even more difficult and your chance to earn the compensation you need to recover from injuries and lost wages may be hindered. To ensure both you and your case receive the required dedication and attention, you need an experienced, knowledgeable law firm who is aware of the laws and regulations surrounding trucking companies and our state – you need the Carter & Valle Law Firm, the Albuquerque trucking accidents attorney experts.
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A Company’s Role in Trucking Accidents
There are a variety of factors and circumstances induced by the trucking company that may have contributed to a trucking accident, including:
Maintenance: To save money and increase profits, trucking companies are known to cut corners when it comes to the safety and quality of their vehicles. This includes failing to maintain the vehicle, tires, engine system, and more. If a truck is not maintained to appropriate standards, the slightest flaw or oversight can become a big problem and result in a catastrophic accident.
Recruitment: Many trucking companies participate in second chance hiring. This means that many of their employees are low-wage and are often hired through the second chance program which includes felons or individuals with poor records. If employees have failed to maintain standards in the past, the chances they do so again are likely and therefore, may contribute to an accident.
False Logging: Drivers are required to log their driving hours, however, many log on two different sheets – one with the appropriate hours they’re allowed to drive that they show at inspection stations, and a second that shows the actual amount of paid hours they’ve been driving. If they’ve been driving over the limited amount of hours, a driver can become tired, unfocused, and unaware of other drivers or road conditions.
Our Commitment to You
If you’re involved in a trucking accident in Albuquerque, you need a team of lawyers who are able to appropriately evaluate your case and aggressively fight for your rights in court. With a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of laws and regulations surrounding trucking companies and our state, we have the knowledge, resources, and experience to successfully advocate for you. When you need strong, forceful representation to earn compensation for your suffered damages and injuries, turn to the Carter and Valle Law Firm.
Have you fallen victim to a trucking accident in Albuquerque? Take the first step towards justice and call the Carter & Valle Law Firm at (505) 888-4357!