In an earlier blog, I wrote about a horrific accident that occurred north of Bernalillo, killing three people and injuring approximately two dozen others. A video recording from the charter bus captured the terrifying moment that the charter bus crashed on I-25.
The footage released is yet another reminder of why bus and truck accidents frequently lead to catastrophic injuries and loss of life. If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious Albuquerque bus accident, here are a few key facts to keep in mind before choosing the best serious injury attorney for representing your legal claim.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Data Shows Bus and Truck Accidents Are Increasing
According to federal data, there were 3,193 fatal crashes involving large trucks or buses in 2009. Since then, the number of fatal crashes has increased every year except from 2013 to 2014 (fatal crashes fell from 3,821 in 2013 to 3,656 in 2014).
In 2016 — the most recent year of federal data available — there were more than 4,000 fatal crashes. This general upward trend is a worrying one since crashes involving large trucks or buses frequently inflict the most serious injuries upon accident victims, even when crashes are non-fatal.
Indeed, there were an estimated 119,000 injury crashes involving large trucks or buses in 2016, and more than 180,000 victims who were injured in those crashes.
Even when large trucks are removed from consideration, there were an estimated 225 fatal crashes involving large buses and another 15,000 injury crashes that involved buses in 2016.
Victims who lost their lives or were seriously injured in these crashes include:
- Bus Occupants
- Other Drivers
Choose the Right Bus Accident and Best Serious Injury Attorney in Albuquerque for Your Claim
If you or a loved one has been injured or worse in an Albuquerque bus accident that led to serious injuries, it is essential that you choose Albuquerque’s best serious injury attorney to represent you. You have no shortage of options when it comes to the serious injury attorney who will represent your claim, so here are three reasons why I believe you should choose me to be your serious injury attorney after a bus accident.
First, I provide a hands-on approach that provides you with timely counsel that you can rely upon to make an informed legal decision. I have nearly two decades of legal experience representing accident victims in the Albuquerque area, successfully handling legal claims involving commercial vehicle and bus accidents.
Second, I am a former insurance lawyer who knows the legal tactics implemented by those companies. I will conduct a thorough and extensive investigation that uncovers the facts and ensures I build a strong case that allows me to aggressively advocate for the settlement or verdict at trial that you deserve.
Most importantly, you will talk to me when you reach out to my law firm. I make myself available at all times, leaving you comfortable in the knowledge that your legal claim is in capable hands and that you have the freedom of receiving legal advice from your attorney. When you choose me to represent you, I dedicate myself to getting you the money that you need so that you can focus on healing and spending meaningful time with loved ones.
Finally, I protect each and every one of my clients with three guarantees that provide:
- Ethical fee transparency via a fixed and non-escalating attorney fee agreement
- Money in your pocket or no fee is charged to you
- A higher settlement offer than any offer already received from the insurance company, or no attorney fee will be charged
If you have any additional questions for me concerning your Albuquerque accident case or your right to legal compensation, please do not hesitate to contact me online for a free case evaluation to speak with me directly.