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Trucking Accidents: Advocating For Your Rights

At Mendez Isaac Joudi, PLLC, our lawyers understand that being involved in a trucking accident can be a traumatic and complex experience. Our dedicated team of attorneys is here to help you navigate the complexity of these challenging situations in Texas and New Mexico. With over 50 years of combined experience, we are committed to fighting for the rights of our community, ensuring that those who can’t speak for themselves have a strong advocate by their side.

The Complexities Of Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents involving 18-wheelers often result in serious or fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following due to a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation:

  • Wrongful death
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lost or severed limbs
  • Spinal injuries
  • Pain and suffering

Our team at MIJ understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll these accidents can take on victims and their families. We are dedicated to holding the responsible parties accountable in seeking the fair compensation you deserve.

Common Causes Of Serious Trucking Accidents

Serious trucking accidents can happen for numerous reasons, including:

  • Distracted driving: Using cellphones, eating and GPS devices can take a driver’s attention off the road.
  • Speeding: Tight schedules can encourage drivers to speed and make it difficult to control large trucks.
  • Driver fatigue: Crushing schedules and long hours behind the wheel can lead to driver fatigue and unfortunate accidents.
  • Aggressive driving: Tailgating, frequent lane changes and road rage can lead to collisions.
  • Substance abuse: Alcohol and drug use can leave a driver unable to focus or promptly respond to events on the road.
  • Improper loading: Incorrectly loaded cargo can shift during transit, affecting the truck’s balance and stability. Loads that exceed the truck’s capacity can affect the way the vehicle handles and brakes.
  • Improper maintenance: Mechanical failures, such as broken brakes or blown tires, can easily cause accidents
  • Inadequate training: Trucker shortages have a lot of untrained and poorly trained drivers on the road.

Ultimately, the vast majority of trucking accidents come down to human error and negligence, whether that is on the part of the driver, the trucking company or another party.

Navigating The Trucking Industry Regulations

The trucking industry is heavily regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation and state regulations, and these regulations can play a crucial role in determining liability in a trucking accident case. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in the trucking industry, including compliance with state and federal regulations. We will thoroughly investigate your case to identify which companies or parties are responsible for causing an accident.

What Should You Do After A Trucking Accident?

It can be difficult to think straight after a truck accident, but here is what you should do in the immediate aftermath:

Call 911 to report the accident and get immediate medical attention. Even if you think you are okay, let a doctor check you over. You may have internal injuries or other serious injuries that are being masked by shock and adrenaline. Waiting too long to seek treatment makes it harder to connect your injuries to the accident and can be used by the insurance company to try to deny or devalue your claim.

If possible, take photos of the entire accident scene, including the position of the vehicles and damage to all the vehicles. This can help prove what happened.

Finally, call an experienced lawyer. The trucking company’s insurer will have an entire team of attorneys. You need someone on your side, looking out for your interests.

How We Can Help

When you choose the lawyers at MIJ to represent you in your trucking or motor vehicle accident case, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and professional legal guidance
  • Thorough investigation of all aspects of your accident
  • Identifying liable parties and applicable insurance coverage
  • Aggressive negotiation with insurance companies
  • Zealous representation in court, if necessary

We believe in fighting for those without a voice, and we’re committed to helping you seek justice and to recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact Us

Our free consultations are available to clients throughout Texas, New Mexico and beyond. Contact us today at 915-289-0020 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation. Let us be your advocate during this challenging time.