Santa Fe, New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer
As you travel to and from Santa Fe, New Mexico, you will see cars, SUVs, motorcycles, and semi trucks crossing the open road beside you. Tractor trailers are an intimidating force compared to most other vehicles, but the drivers of these trucks are simply transporting goods from one destination to another in the most efficient way possible. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and those involving semi trucks can have devastating effects on the other drivers and passengers involved.
Causes of Truck Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, large trucks accounted for nearly 10% of vehicles involved in fatal crashes for 2009. Truck drivers must adhere to the strict rules and regulations set by U.S. Department of Transportation, the Motor Vehicle Divisions of the State they are traveling in, and the trucking companies to ensure driver safety, but sometimes these rules are bent in the interest of meeting delivery deadlines. Some of the most commonly reported causes of trucking accidents include:
- Aggressive driving/speeding
- Driver fatigue/distraction
- Drunk driving/drug use
- Improper truck maintenance/malfunction
- Unsafe loading
When a truck driver’s negligence causes a crash resulting in serious personal injury to other drivers, these victims should seek out the legal advice and representation of an experienced truck accident lawyer.
Contact Our Skilled Truck Accident Attorneys
At The Waggoner Legal Group, we have 75 years of combined experience representing personal injury victims, and we are dedicated to helping victims recover damages for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in a Santa Fe trucking accident and sustained serious injuries, contact The Waggoner Legal Group for solid legal representation from one of our truck accident lawyers. We are here to help you shoulder the burden resulting from your accident and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call (505) 750-2992 (local) or (888) 652-8639 (toll free) today to discuss your case with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys!