Some truck-related accidents involve passenger vehicles and, because of the weight and the length of the truck, can result in some form of injury, or even death. But one accident which recently happened on Interstate 10 and slightly west of the New Mexico state line forced traffic to come to a crawl for four and a half hours in January 2016, because of two trucks.
A Load Unsecured
A commercial truck was traveling west along Interstate 10 on January 14th and was carrying a load of lumber. Unfortunately, near mile marker 162, the truck lost its load and the lumber spilled onto the highway.
While no vehicles around the lumber-carrying truck were immediately affected, it only took moments for another large truck, hauling vehicles westbound, to crash into the obstructive debris.
Who Is Really Responsible?
In instances such as these, a number of different parties may be responsible for the accident:
- The driver could be held accountable
- The owner of the truck/trailer could be accountable
- The manufacturer of the vehicle or any other parts which contributed to the accident could be accountable
- The shipper or loader of the cargo could be accountable
Why Truck Accidents Often Require Legal Intervention
Whether you are in a passenger vehicle and are involved in a truck-related incident, or are another truck driver who has been involved in a truck-related accident, it is always in your best interest to retain professional legal assistance as soon as possible.
Unlike a typical traffic incident which involves other passenger vehicle drivers, commercial carriers will have what is called commercial insurance. These policies are backed by claims adjusters and experienced attorneys who can make it difficult for you to obtain the full value of compensation you should be entitled to – if you are able to obtain any at all.
When you retain an experienced attorney, such as ours at the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane, you have the reassurance that a competent and knowledgeable attorney is representing you at a time you need it the most. We will handle the discussions and negotiations with aggressive claims adjusters and deal with the attorneys. Our goal is to obtain the maximum amount of compensation available to you for any situation, and we will fight tirelessly to do so.
If you have been involved in a truck-related accident, we want to hear from you. We invite you to contact us today to schedule a free consultation at (575) 526-5263.