The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motor vehicle crashes involving small or large trucks were responsible for the deaths of more than ten thousand people in the United States in 2015. Crashes involving small trucks were responsible for the vast majority of these fatalities. Small trucks were also involved in the vast majority of injury-causing truck crashes, with small truck crashes causing injuries to more than 800,000 people in 2015, compared to large trucks, which were involved in 30,000 injury-causing crashes that year.
The statistics are dire and Americans clearly remain at far too great a risk of being injured or killed in a truck crash. If this nightmare becomes a reality for you, remember that you are not alone. Contact the law firm of Will Ferguson & Associates to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced truck crash attorneys.
Common Injuries Resulting From Truck Crashes
The severity of injuries caused by a truck crash will depend on a variety of factors, including the size of the truck, the use of restraints, and the speed of the vehicles at the time of impact. Common injuries may include any of the following:
- Wrongful death
- Head injuries such as concussions or traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia
- Broken bones, internal bleeding, and lacerations.
As the largest personal injury law firm in New Mexico, Will Ferguson & Associates has the vast resources and top-notch personnel needed to handle any truck crash case, big or small.
Do Not Delay Your Attorney Consultation
While you should spend the days, weeks, and months after your truck crash focusing on your recovery, it is also important to consult with an attorney about your case as soon as possible.
Though New Mexico’s statute of limitations gives victims three years to commence a personal injury lawsuit, early retention of an attorney can give you the advantage you need to succeed in your case.
In addition to helping ensure timely compliance with all of the different procedural requirements that may apply to your case, retaining an attorney soon after your accident can also help ensure that vital evidence is gathered and preserved before it is too late.
Why choose Will Ferguson & Associates?
Most personal injury litigation is complicated. Truck crash litigation is no different. Having one of the skilled attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates advocating for you will give you the best chance of obtaining the recovery you deserve.
With more than 150 years of combined experienced and the highest ratings from their peers and clients, Will Ferguson & Associates is a name you can trust. We are dedicated to making sure that every client feels like we have lived up to our reputation for excellence.
At Will Ferguson & Associates, all cases are accepted on a contingency basis. This ensures that our expert services are available to anyone who needs them, regardless of income. We are here to fight for you, so contact us to set up a free consultation and case review today!