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Gallup Trucking Accident Lawyers 

Pursuing Justice in New Mexico Truck Accidents

Trucking accidents can disrupt a person’s life in a heartbeat. From affording expensive medical care and rehabilitative treatments to safeguarding your employment and economic security, there can be a lot for victims and their loved ones to worry about after a wrongful injury on New Mexico roads. If you were wrongfully injured by someone else’s negligence in a trucking accident, our truck accident attorneys can fight to secure the maximum compensation you deserve. 

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, our lawyers have over two decades of experience representing the wrongfully injured in Gallup and the surrounding areas, making us well-equipped to prioritize your unique legal needs and pursue justice on your behalf. With thousands of clients served and extensive knowledge of personal injury law, our seasoned advocates can provide the skilled representation you need to recover damages after a truck accident.  

If you were injured in a trucking accident, call (505) 388-0066 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. 

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Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

What Causes Trucking Accidents?

Truck accidents often involve devastating collisions involving large commercial trucks. While trucking accidents can occur for unknown reasons, many truck accidents are caused by acts of negligent truck drivers, motor vehicle operators, or related parties. Common causes of trucking accidents due to negligence include:

  • Driver fatigue: Truck drivers have strict regulations for rest breaks, but some may push their limits, leading to drowsy driving.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a truck driver's ability to react to sudden changes in traffic conditions.
  • Distracted driving: Truck drivers may get distracted by mobile devices, eating, or other activities while behind the wheel.
  • Improper maintenance: Neglecting regular maintenance and inspections can lead to mechanical failures, such as brake or tire issues.
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks: When a truck is overloaded or not properly balanced, it can cause instability and increase the risk of accidents.
  • Driving under the influence: Truck drivers who operate their vehicles while impaired by drugs or alcohol put themselves and others at serious risk.

Common Injuries in Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result in severe injuries due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved. Common injuries sustained in trucking accidents include:

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5 Steps to Take After a Trucking Accident

While it can be difficult to think straight after a trucking accident, it’s crucial to seek support from a qualified attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer can guide your steps wisely to obtain fair compensation for your injuries, especially during your recovery. It’s important to act quickly after a trucking accident by taking the following steps:

  • Seek immediate medical attention. Even if you’re unsure of the extent of your injuries, seeking medical care is vital to protect your health and establish credible documentation that the accident occurred, including the accident date/time and evidence of injury. This can also restore victims’ peace of mind by ruling out underlying health concerns, such as internal bleeding and bruising.   
  • Report the accident to law enforcement and exchange contact information. Make sure to report the truck accident to the police and exchange contact information with fellow drivers or witnesses if able. 
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