According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic crashes in the United States that involved large trucks were responsible for the deaths of 667 people and the injuries of 30,000 more in 2015. For both injuries and deaths, these numbers represent a small, yet significant increase compared to the data available from 2014.
Sadly, these dire statistics reveal the fundamental truth behind the seemingly hyperbolic warning in the New York Times, “The Trucks Are Killing Us.” Americans are at an increased risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash involving a large commercial vehicle or truck.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle crash involving a large commercial vehicle or truck, contact the law firm of Will Ferguson & Associates today. As one of the premier personal injury law firms in New Mexico, we pride ourselves on our ability to handle complex and high-stakes litigation involving commercial truck and vehicle crashes.
Common Injuries in Commercial Truck/Vehicle Crashes
Sadly, the NHTSA data demonstratesthat when a large commercial truck or vehicle is involved in a traffic crash, it is most often the occupants of the other vehicle who suffer the most. Given the weight differential between vehicles, the injuries suffered by those occupants can be catastrophic and may include:
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia
- Broken bones, internal bleeding, and lacerations.
On top of the pain and suffering, any of these injuries can put significant financial stress on the victim of a commercial truck or vehicle crash. The attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates can help you get the monetary compensation you need to help recover from your injuries
Seek Legal Assistance Quickly
The often traumatic experience of being involved in a traffic crash involving a commercial truck or vehicle can make it difficult to do much of anything in the days, weeks, and months that follow. Nevertheless, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Finding an attorney early in the process will help ensure that you don’t miss any critical deadlines that could impact your ability to recover and will allow your attorney the opportunity to demand the preservation of critical evidence before it is too late.
At the very least, the sooner you consult with an attorney about your case, the sooner you will be able to receive the damages to which you are entitled. So call and book a free consultation with Will Ferguson & Associates today.
Why choose Will Ferguson & Associates?
Litigation over commercial truck and vehicle crashes can be vexing and contentious, often involving complicated employment issues, high-powered defense attorneys, and catastrophic injuries. You deserve to have the best attorney representation available.
The attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates have extensive experience handling large commercial truck/vehicle crash cases. With two locations in Albuquerque and a bevy of skilled attorneys, we are the largest law firm in New Mexico, and we have the resources and expertise to face any firm and handle any complication.
As we accept cases on a contingency basis, our top-notch lawyers are available to victims of any income. Call Will Ferguson & Associates to book a free consultation today.