Were you involved in an accident with a box truck in New Mexico? Box trucks may be smaller than semi-trucks but they can still cause significant property damage and bodily injury. You may be entitled to compensation in New Mexico if you were injured by the driver of a box truck.
The amount of damage that can be done with a box truck is of serious concern to New Mexico drivers. While these types of trucks are mainly used to deliver goods over a small distance, they weight as much as 3,000 pounds and are difficult to drive.
Box truck accidents can cause great financial harm to drivers in New Mexico and seeking compensation is important when you are unable to work due to the injuries you suffered at no fault of your own. Accidents involving box trucks are common due to the dangers of driving one and the type of training and licenses needed to operate it.
Over 4,000 people were injured in box truck accidents in 2020. Over 67% of those who lost their life in such an accident were drivers of a passenger vehicle and not a truck of similar size.
One type of box truck that can cause serious injury is delivery trucks. They are at risk of rolling over in accidents. When involved in an accident, your lawyer will seek to hold either the box truck operator, the driver of the truck, or the manufacturer of that specific truck accountable. A personal injury attorney in New Mexico will be able to determine who to name as the defendant in a potential lawsuit that is filed.
Causes of box truck crashes include collisions and problems with blind spots while operating such a truck. Collisions for the car operator are significant because the size of the truck is so much larger and weighs so much more than a typical vehicle on the road. One driver error and a truck that size can end up crashing into another vehicle or off the road completely.
For an individual or a family involved in such a catastrophic accident, going to the hospital should be the first priority. Determining how you will be compensated for medical bills related to the crash will be done during the process of your claim by working with a lawyer. Make sure to file away medical records, paper receipts and any other bills related to the accident.
Box trucks weighing less than 10,000 pounds are required by law to have up to $300,000 in liability coverage. Common injuries from a box truck accident colliding with a passenger vehicle include blunt trauma, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones. In serious cases, amputation and loss of limb end up being the most severe of the injuries.
We are accepting box truck accident cases in New Mexico. Call us at 505-207-4401 with your injury claim relating to heavy truck accidents anywhere in the State of New Mexico.