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New Mexico Trucking Accident Attorneys

Our New Mexico 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers Have Won Billions for Clients

When it's fully-loaded and traveling at highway speeds, the force of an 18-wheeler is roughly comparable to the force of a single train car. The difference between tractor-trailers and trains is that trucks are on all American roads, side-by-side with family vans and small sedans. While train crashes are fairly rare, trucking accidents happen every day—each one potentially devastating.

Our New Mexico trucking accident lawyers know the sort of carnage these crashes cause. Wrongful death, loss of limb, burn injuries, and other forms of catastrophic injury can burden families with millions of dollars of debt. Arnold & Itkin LLP has helped our clients recover billions to return what they lost in their accidents, including lost income, medical bills, and the inability to make a living. Our New Mexico truck accident attorneys fight for truck accident survivors—whether they're passenger drivers, independent contractors, carrier employees, or grieving families.

We've handled truck accident cases involving:

  • Box truck crashes
  • Flatbed truck accidents
  • Garbage truck accidents
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Underride accidents
  • Tanker truck crashes
  • Tow truck collisions

Call (888) 493-1629 or send us a message to review your options for a free
consultation with a New Mexico truck accident attorney.

What's Increasing the Number of Truck Accidents in New Mexico?

To put it bluntly, there are more trucking accidents now than 20 years ago because large trucking companies have designed the industry to overwork drivers. Low pay and harsh conditions encourage drivers to break federal laws while putting themselves and others at risk. Most drivers are paid by the mile. For new drivers (the vast majority of trucking drivers enter the industry with little-to-no knowledge of how the job works), pay-by-mile sounds fair, but it leaves drivers unpaid for vital non-driving work. Daily inspection, waiting for loading and unloading, sitting in traffic—all of this eats away at a driver's living.

Trucking companies do it this way to keep costs low and predictable, helping their profit margins to grow as drivers push themselves to drive longer in order to make ends meet. Carriers turn a blind eye toward (and in some cases even encourage) defying federal safety regulations in order to make more money. Unfortunately, that results in more pain than in better pay.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, as much as 13 percent of trucking accidents are directly attributable to fatigue. However, officials believe these estimates are far too low, as fatigue likely contributes to countless truck crashes—evidence suggests that moderate tiredness can impair driving ability as much as drinking alcohol would. Even when well-rested, long-haul truckers put themselves and others at risk when they push past the hours-of-service rules. At least 25 percent of trucking collisions occurred when the driver was driving for 17 hours or more without breaks.

The result is tragic but inevitable: statistically, more than 3,000 people will die in trucking accidents in the next 12 months—hundreds of them will be drivers themselves. Trucking companies have created an industry that churns through drivers while putting the public at risk.

Proven New Mexico UPS Truck Accident Lawyers

UPS is one of the leaders of the freight delivery industry. It possesses a commanding market share at 27 percent and employs more than 119,000 vehicles in its delivery fleet. However, according to FMCSA's latest data, its safety record has seen a substantial increase in crashes, injuries, and deaths since 2012.

From 2015 to 2017, UPS drivers were involved in:

  • 2,003 crashes
  • 689 injuries
  • 49 deaths

Hurt in a New Mexico FedEx Truck Accident? Call Arnold & Itkin.

FedEx is another major player in the general freight delivery industry. It trails slightly behind UPS with a market share of 23 percent and a fleet of 90,000+ vehicles. However, its market share is bolstered by an army of lobbyists in Washington. From 2013 to 2014, FedEx employed 51 lobbyists—37 of whom had once been federal staffers themselves. Since 2012, FedEx has seen an alarming increase in the number of collisions it's involved in. The number of injuries has more than doubled, and the number of crashes and fatalities in the same period have nearly tripled (according to FMCSA data).

From 2015 to 2017, FedEx drivers were involved in:

  • 1,762 crashes
  • 575 injuries
  • 41 fatalities

See for yourself—find out how often trucking companies get into accidents on the FMCSA website.

Call Our New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyers at (888) 493-1629

Trucking companies and insurers don't help the victims of truck accidents. They won't offer to replace your income while you recover, to buy groceries for you, or to pay for your medical care. Insurers may promise to help, but they'll put you through months of delays and pressure you to settle for less before you see any money.

Our New Mexico 18-wheeler accident attorneys have done all that for our clients and more. We've helped them pay off their medical bills, keep their homes, and provide for their families while they decide what to do next. Our verdicts and settlements do more than help people get what they lost—we help them afford stability, afford peace, and afford the time to plan and dream about the future again. Get started by calling us for a free review of your case. We get nothing until you win—and we cover the costs of your case from start to finish.

Why You Can Trust Our New Mexico Truck Accident Firm

  • We have won billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
  • We use contingency fees, meaning you do not pay unless we win.
  • We have won cases for clients from all 50 states.
  • We have won cases that set both state and national records.
  • We offer completely free and confidential consultations.

Call our New Mexico truck accident attorneys at (888) 493-1629 today or
contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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