Suffered a Serious Commercial Vehicle Accident In Albuquerque?
Commercial vehicle drivers spend a lot of their time on the road. It makes sense that the more comfortable a driver becomes on the road, it is much easier to get distracted and drive carelessly. Careless driving is the major cause of a commercial vehicle accident occurring and can often lead to serious accidents that can cause lifelong injuries or death. Truckers may drive for days without sleep or rest and this may be combined with speeding, drugs used to help them stay awake, and bad weather.
Consider these facts from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: “A total of 3,660 people died in a commercial vehicle accident in 2014. Sixteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. The number of people who died in a commercial vehicle accident was 16 percent higher in 2014 than in 2009.” http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/large-trucks/fatalityfacts/large-trucks
The reason that 68% of the deaths were in cars and passenger vehicles may be the “vulnerability of people traveling in smaller vehicles. Commercial vehicles often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and are taller with greater ground clearance, which can result in smaller vehicles underriding trucks in crashes.”
Personal Attention That You Deserve
After a serious truck accident, it is important that you seek an Albuquerque commercial vehicle accident attorney who knows your case, knows you, and will provide you with the personal legal attention that you deserve.
At Pofahl Law Firm, P.C., I represent New Mexicans who have been seriously injured in personal injury and commercial vehicle accidents in Albuquerque and throughout the surrounding areas. I have years of experience handling car accident claims and will use my knowledge to your advantage.
Former Insurance Attorney On Your Side
I am a former insurance defense attorney, making me uniquely qualified to handle claims involving insurance companies. I know how adjusters work and think, and how they try to get people to settle for less than their claims are worth. When you have me on your side, you can be sure that you will not get cheated by the insurance company.
Types Of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
If you are struck by a commercial vehicle, it is important you are represented by a lawyer who knows what to expect and how to make sure you get the most money in your pocket so that you can get your life back on track. I have experience handling cases involving:
- Garbage and recycling trucks and other large motor vehicles used for utilities and public/private works;
- Delivery trucks such as UPS, FedEx and other package delivery services;
- USPS mail trucks and other government vehicles;
- Tankers, 18-wheelers and flatbeds; and
- Buses, metro bus and other large motor vehicles providing public transportation
Even if you were lucky in your commercial vehicle accident and did not become seriously injured, I will work hard to make sure that you get the help you need. Over the years, I have successfully represented people suffering all types of injuries, from brain injuries to burns. I also represent people that have lost loved ones.
Reach Out to Me for More Information
It is important that you do not give a recorded statement or agree to any settlement without first contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer. I have more than 18 years of legal experience and I have been rated by other attorneys in New Mexico as well as judges to have the highest legal ability and highest ethical standards through an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell. I will aggressively- and ethically- pursue the highest amount of money you are owed for your injuries. You deserve representation and compensation for your injuries and I am the person to help you. Do not wait! Justice delayed is justice denied! The sooner you contact Pofahl Law Firm, P.C., the sooner I can begin to help build your case through documentation of your injuries and losses.
Have questions? Do not hesitate to contact me. I offer free initial consultations and am available to schedule appointments at a time that is convenient for you. Call 505-266-3434, or you can complete a short contact form online. Remember, when I say it is a no obligation consultation, I mean it- you will not be pressured into hiring me as your attorney and there is no charge.
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