Santa Fe Truck Accident Lawyer
An attorney who will help you get justice
Trucks are a common sight on the streets and highways of Santa Fe at all hours of the day. Many times, we barely notice them, but a truck accident can leave people seriously injured. Recovering financial compensation can be difficult. Experienced Santa Fe truck accident attorney Andras Szantho fights for the rights of the injured.
There are many different types of commercial trucks. They include tractor-trailers (also known as 18-wheeler or semis), delivery trucks, box trucks, dump trucks and agricultural vehicles. All are much heavier than passenger cars. For example, a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. A collision can have devastating results.
Common truck accidents include jackknife accidents, underride accidents, and rollovers. A driver may have been speeding or texting. In some cases, drivers were falling asleep at the wheel. Trucking companies may have failed to check the qualifications of drivers, or did not make needed repairs to a truck.
Following a truck accident, people can be left with injuries to the head, neck or back. They may suffer broken bones. More severe injuries include spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. They may require extensive medical treatment, and recovery can take months or even years. Some victims never fully recover and are left with a permanent disability.
A lawyer who helps you get justice
Whether you were hurt in a truck crash on I-25, I-285, N.M. 475 or Cerrillos Road, you deserve financial compensation for your injuries. It can be difficult process because negligent truck drivers deny doing anything wrong. The trucking company may be located out of state, and insurance companies will try to pay you as little as possible.
That’s why you need an experienced Santa Fe truck accident lawyer on your side. The Szantho Law Firm has been helping the injured in Santa Fe since 2007. He knows the tactics that trucking companies and insurance companies use to try to limit your compensation. He builds strong cases that force them to take your claim seriously.
A trucking company may have one of their investigators on the scene shortly after the accident. They are looking for evidence that can help you with your claim, but they don’t want it to share it with you. There is some evidence that is controlled by trucking companies, and they don’t want you to see it.
This evidence includes hours of service (HOS) logs that record the time a driver spends on the road. It also includes data from the truck’s electronic control module. This is the truck’s “black box” that records information about speed, braking and other factors. This evidence can prove to be valuable after a crash.
That’s why we take quick action to preserve this evidence. Attorney Szantho may also seek other evidence controlled by the trucking company, such as employee records and truck maintenance records. He reviews accident reports and medical records. He identifies witnesses and interviews them. and if needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts.
The experience that gets results
Attorney Szantho builds a strong case that proves you were the victim of negligence – either by the truck driver, the trucking company, or both. Then, he fights to hold negligent parties accountable and help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve.
If you’ve been hurt in a Santa Fe truck accident, it’s important to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Under the law, you have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action. That sounds like plenty of time, but investigating your crash soon after it happened leads to the best results, and it can take months to build a case.
Let’s get started now. Call (505) 395-7880 to schedule a free case evaluation with Santa Fe truck accident attorney Andras Szantho. He can go over the details of your accident, explain your legal options and answer your questions.