Personal Injury LawyerAlbuquerque and Santa Fe, NM
Personal Injury LawyerAlbuquerque and Santa Fe, NM

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Insurance Companies and Truck Accidents

New Mexico attorney who will fight for your injury case

Being involved in a truck accident caused by a large commercial truck can be complicated and frustrating for injured motorists. Unlike most motor vehicle accidents, crashes involving truck drivers often involve commercial trucking companies and their insurance providers, which often have more resources to protect their bottom line.

The last thing you want is to have to pay medical bills out of your own pocket if you’re unable to work and collect a paycheck. That’s why you should seek the legal advocacy of an experienced New Mexico truck accident attorney.

Albuquerque attorney Andras Szantho has helped hundreds of injured motorists maximize their compensation. A former New Mexico prosecutor and longtime state resident, he can put his vast legal knowledge to work for you. Contact attorney Szantho today to discuss your options.

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    The stakes are high

    Due to the size and weight of large commercial trucks, and the damage they can cause in a crash, they tend to pose a liability to insurance companies. A single truck accident can cost both the trucking company and their insurance provider millions of dollars. For this reason, trucking companies often purchase insurance policies with high premiums.

    Accidents involving large trucks are far more complex than accidents involving two cars. The more parties and insurance companies are involved in a single crash, the more complicated it can be. Multiple parties often involved in commercial truck accidents include:

    • The truck’s insurance: Unlike cars that only carry one insurance policy, large trucks are often insured by more than one policy. The cab, trailer and cargo are often insured separately.
    • Other cars involved: An accident with a large truck can impact nearby cars, especially on a busy roadway. This means that other drivers’ insurance companies will be involved.
    • The trucking companies investigative team: Trucking companies often have millions of dollars in assets they need to protect. Within hours of an accident, they often launch an investigation using their own team of adjusters and attorneys who will work to downplay trucking company negligence. They’ll recover evidence owned by the trucking company, such as data from the truck’s electronic control module (also known as the “black box”).

    The insurance companies representing each one of these parties will conduct their own in-depth investigation. While these different insurance companies might have competing interests, their primary goal is the same – to deny your injury claim.

    This is why it’s important that you have an experienced lawyer on your side who knows how to deal with insurance companies and understands the state and federal laws governing commercial truck accidents in New Mexico. Otherwise, you might not get the money you rightfully deserve for your injury-related expenses.

    Why should I trust Attorney Szantho to handle my truck accident claim?

    You should never attempt to handle a truck accident claim alone. When dealing with a trucking company with multiple insurance companies and attorneys on their side, you need attorney who understands the process on your side. Attorney Szantho understands the tricks trucking companies, and their insurance providers often use to take advantage of injured motorists who don’t know their rights.

    Our legal team gets the facts. Who investigates truck accidents in New Mexico? We’ll review reports from all involved agencies, such as local law enforcement the New Mexico State Police, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). We’ll look at all medical records. Our team will also interview witnesses and consult accident reconstruction experts, as needed.

    The injuries you sustain from a truck accident could take months or even years to recover from. This means that you could be faced with costly medical bills and be out of work for an extended period of time. You shouldn’t have to pay for your crash out of your own pocket because of someone else’s negligence. Attorney Szantho can fight for you and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Many times, insurance companies negotiate in good faith and make a fair settlement offer. But if they won’t budge from their lowball offer, our law firm will not hesitate to file a lawsuit or take other legal action on your behalf.

    Insurance companies don’t intimidate us. Neither do difficult legal cases. We don’t back down in the face of adversity. We rise to the challenge. Discover what we can do for you after your New Mexico truck accident. Contact the Szantho Law Firm today and schedule a free, confidential case evaluation.