Albuquerque Truck Accident Attorney
Collisions with 18-Wheelers in Albuquerque, NM
Have you been injured in a truck accident? There are many things you will need to consider that would not normally be factors in any other typical car accident. You want an Albuquerque personal injury attorney on your side who understands the unique circumstances involved in truck accidents. I am attorney Brady Pofahl and as a former insurance defense attorney, I understand the factors at play in truck accidents and I will pursue every angle to make sure you get the compensation that you deserve.
Commercial vehicle liability coverage usually starts at one million dollars, which means insurance companies have a lot to protect in a semi or tractor-trailer accident. Under consumer liability coverage, a badly hurt plaintiff can reach a settlement rather easily, but in a truck accident case, you must be able to prove every dollar of your damages. As a former insurance defense lawyer, I know what they typically need to see before they will work to reach a fair settlement. I will prepare a settlement demand based on your medical evidence and expert documentation of future treatment needs, rehabilitative services and life care assistance if necessary.
Preparing Your Truck Accident Claim
Under federal law, trucking companies are required to maintain a variety of safety records. They will not provide you with records automatically and few people know how to get them. I know exactly what steps to take to obtain all the pertinent records. I will also make sure you avoid the following evidence pitfalls:
- The truck driver fails to take the required drug test after an accident.
- Evidence is lost because the truck leaves the state.
- Evidence is destroyed because the trucking company gets their truck altered or fixed.
- Locating the driver or the trucking company can be very difficult - I will conduct the necessary investigation to identify the parties involved.
Conducting a thorough investigation into your trucking accident is vitally important. I will investigate all of the common safety issues that may have been contributing factors, including:
- Driver exhaustion
- Written log fraud regarding the number of hours driver
- Drug use by trucker
- Drifting out of lane
- Lane blocking - trucks driving side by side to prevent passing
You do not want to take any chances after your accident. I know how to work with insurance companies in efforts to secure full coverage. Located conveniently in Albuquerque and open during weekly business hours, I make evening, weekend and off-site appointments as well. Contact an Albuquerque truck accident lawyer at my firm today to learn how you can seek justice and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.