Semi-truck accidents, commonly known as trucking accidents, big-rig accidents and tractor trailer accidents, are often much more devastating than an accident involving two or more standard-sized vehicles. Sadly, many trucking accidents result in fatalities because of the size and scale of 18-wheelers, which often carry hefty and hazardous cargo loads. If you or a loved one were involved in a semi-truck accident, or if you lost a loved one in a big-rig accident, the personal injury attorneys at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC are here to offer the compassionate support and legal representation your case needs and deserves.

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Many trucking accidents, like the majority of motor vehicle accidents, are preventable. Unfortunately, many truckers and the companies for which they work fail to act with reasonable care to prevent crashes. When this is the case, the trucker and/or transportation company may be held liable for damages. Instances in which the trucker may be at fault include the following:

  • The company gave the trucker unrealistic expectations
  • The trucker was distracted, tired or driving recklessly
  • The trucker drove for unadvisable lengths of time
  • The trucker was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • The company failed to adequately train the trucker
  • The truck received improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance
  • The truck or its parts were defective in some way
  • The truck was overloaded

Each of the above scenarios also happen to be the most common causes of trucking accidents. However, just because the situations are common does not mean that you will have an easy time proving your case in court. Trucking companies and their insurers often try to destroy telling evidence, such as the truck’s black box, before the opposing party can get its hands on it. If we agree to work together, the first thing our legal team will do to prevent the spoliation of evidence is issue a Litigation Hold. From there, we will conduct the discovery process and work to build a solid case.

Unwavering Representation at This Difficult Time in Your Life

The consequences of a trucking accident can be broad and life-altering. In the aftermath, you may feel angry, frustrated and confused. While understandable emotions, do not let them get in the way of your pursuing compensation via a personal injury claim. Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC are prepared to take over the legalities on your behalf so that you can focus on what is most important: Your health and healing. For the compassionate yet aggressive representation your case needs, contact our Santa Fe personal injury law firm today.

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