Las Cruces Truck Accident Attorneys
Bringing Claims Against Big Truck Companies
Las Cruces, New Mexico, is near the Mexican border. As a direct result of its location, major highways and freeways cross through the city, like the I-10, I-25, and Route 70. In turn, the placement of these highways increases the number of large, commercial trucks on the road, which increases the risk of a truck accident.
Were you driving the roads of Las Cruces when a negligent truck driver crashed into you? McGinn Montoya Love & Curry and our truck accident lawyers are here to help you make sense of the situation and take legal action. You could be owed significant compensation for your serious injuries, and we want to be the team that helps you secure it. Let us prove our talents to you—contact our firm now.
On This Page:
- Truck Driver Negligence
- Truck Accident Injuries
- Liable Parties in Truck Accidents
- Truck Accident Claim Compensation
- Truck Accidents & Comparative Negligence
- Bring Your Claim To a Winning Team
Our Las Cruces truck accident attorneys know how to carefully investigate crashes to find the cause. In many cases, we can find clear signs that the truck driver did something negligent that directly caused the collision with your vehicle. If this is true for your case, then we can use that information as the foundation of the claim and push for full compensation paid to you.
Forms of truck driver negligence that can cause a wreck include:
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while intoxicated or impaired
- Driving while exhausted
- Failure to maintain the truck
- Failure to ensure the truck is loaded correctly
- Failure to check blind spots when merging
The likelihood of severe injuries occurring in a truck accident is higher than that compared to car accidents. This is not a coincidence. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Such a large amount of weight traveling at highway speeds creates a terrible amount of force. In a crash, the force is imparted on the smaller vehicle, likely causing significant damage and catastrophic injuries.
Severe injuries often recorded in truck accident reports include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Third-degree burns
- Soft tissue injuries
- Permanent disfigurements
At McGinn Montoya Love & Curry, we intentionally focus our practice on catastrophic injury cases like truck accident claims and lawsuits. If you were severely injured in a truck accident in Las Cruces, then you can depend on us to make the most of your case.
The truck driver might have caused the truck accident, but that doesn’t mean that they are the only liable party. In some truck accident cases, liability for the crash can be distributed among several parties beyond just the truck driver. This situation can require us to name multiple defendants in your lawsuit and file against multiple insurance policies. Although this can get complicated, you have nothing to worry about if you leave your case up to our highly driven team.
Liable parties in truck accidents can include the:
- Truck driver who made a driving mistake and hit you.
- Trucking company that employed the negligent truck driver.
- Truck manufacturer that sold a defective truck or part.
- Load crew that loaded cargo into the truck’s trailer.
From the start of your claim to its conclusion, we will be focused on getting you the most compensation possible for your losses. Not only can monetary compensation help get you to get back on solid financial ground, but it can also help you find a sense of closure. Putting the truck accident behind you and moving on is an essential part of the emotional healing process, after all. Let’s make sure that whatever amount that you get is the most it can be.
You could be owed compensation that helps pay for the following and more:
- Past and future medical costs
- Past and future lost or reduced income
- Pain, suffering, and hardship
- Vehicle repair or replacement
New Mexico uses pure comparative negligence rules for questions of liability in a truck accident. Under this rule, you can file a claim against any party that is at least 1% liable for your damages and losses. The amount of compensation that you can receive from that party will be reduced by your liability percentage, too, so it remains important to fight to keep your liability as low as possible.
Even if you are found mostly liable for the truck accident, it could still be worth discussing your legal options with one of our attorneys, thanks to pure comparative negligence rules. It depends on the severity of your injuries and the extent of your financial losses, as well as a few other factors that we can discuss during a free initial consultation.
Fighting a trucking company and its insurance representatives is a challenge when you go through it alone. Team up with our Las Cruces truck accident attorneys today. We have the resources, knowledge, and experience required to fight large defendants and find creative ways to win tough cases that involve life-changing injuries. We prepare every case we take for trial, so you will truly be ready for anything that comes your way once you have us on your side.
Medical Malpractice $67.3 Million
Wrongful Death $52 Million
Trucking Crash $18.9 Million
Medical Malpractice $9 Million
Medical Malpractice $7.8 Million
Wrongful Death $6 Million
Wrongful death $3.7 Million
Medical Device Defect $2 Million
Trucking Crash 8-Figure Settlement
Wrongful Death Amount is Confidential
It's All About the Mission
Our goal is to use the law as a force for good. We not only want to achieve the best possible results for our clients, but we strive to create lasting change that makes our world a safer place.
Prepare Every Case for Trial
We believe when you lead with confidence, you've won before you started; therefore, by fighting from a position of strength, we know that cases are more likely to settle for a fair amount.
Because every case is unique, we never apply a one-size-fits-all approach. We take the time to know our clients and prepare personalized strategies that yield the greatest success.
35 Years of Experience
Since 1985, we have been helping ordinary citizens hold insurance companies and corporate wrongdoers accountable, while securing the compensation our clients deserve.