There are well over 100,000 truck accidents each year. Of these, close to 40,000 lead to serious injuries and right at 3500 result in death.
The chances of serious injury or death in are high in a truck accident due to basic physics. Trucks are typically 20 to 30 times large than a passenger vehicle meaning the collisions are violent and frequently catastrophic.
Making things worse, trucking companies and their insurance companies can be difficult to deal with following an accident. Some, not all, trucking companies are anything but cooperative and forthcoming into the investigation of the cause of the accident. Likewise, they are prone to try to shift blame to the other drivers.
Because these accidents are so serious and the injuries and damages so great, it is important to have the counsel of a personal injury attorney experienced in trucking accidents.
The Albuquerque attorneys at Collins & Collins, P.C. have significant experience with trucking accidents. We can be reached at (505) 242-5958 for a free case review.