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If you are a repeat commuter of the big-eye, also known as Interstate 40 and Interstate 25, then you know that the highway is filled with big rigs. Semi-trucks are large and take up a big portion of the road. Even if you drive carefully a collision may occur and often do because of the  careless, reckless, or negligent driving of a tractor trailer operator. You need to speak with a specialist at the Branch Law Firm. We are trained to handle collisions with big rigs and will work hard for you or a loved on to obtain a fair and reasonable monetary award for ysemi-trailers-534577_1920our serious injuries.

There are many important federal and state regulations that truck drivers must follow. We will investigate your case tirelessly to make sure the negligent party does not get out of their bad choices easily.

Call today to speak with a friendly Branch Law Firm staff member. We are compassionate and care for the people who navigate the big-I with care and attention.

There are many steps to take when holding a negligent party responsible for their actions. You must act quickly and diligently to maintain your rights in order to be fully compensated for serious injuries and/or loss of life as a result of a trucking collision.

Please review and keep in mind the following information regarding your trucking collision.

If you have not already retained a highly qualified tractor trailer collision lawyer, please find the following information helpful when moving forward with your potential claim.

News reports indicate that a New Mexico man was killed in an 18-wheeler crash near the border of Colorado/New Mexico. According to reports, Ruben Gomez was travelling northbound on U.S. 550, just past the New Mexico-Colorado state line when his tanker truck veered off the road. Gomez attempted to correct and steer the big-rig back onto the road when his truck began to roll. The fuel tank ripped off the truck during the roll, spilling about 4,000 gallons of gasoline. Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trucking collisions are some of the most deadly motor vehicle accidents. Due to the sheer size of an 18-wheeler, when a big rig truck accident occurs serious injuries and fatalities are often the result.

Many potential causes for truck accidents exist including driver error, negligent roadway design, and defective truck parts. In some cases, the trucking company who hires a driver may even be at fault where they demand unreasonable hours, excessive loads or employ other negligent or reckless work requirements. An experienced New Mexico truck accident law firm can investigate a truck accident and determine what factors may have played a role in causing serious personal injury or wrongful death. Where a party’s negligence causes harm, it may be possible to recover compensation for your injuries, or to provide damages to the survivors in a wrongful death action.
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