How Do I File an Injury Claim in a New Mexico Truck Accident?

June 24th, 2014 | by RON BELL

Being involved in a motor vehicle collision in Albuquerque, New Mexico can be scary, especially if you don’t know the correct actions to take.  Always seek out medical attention even if you feel fine.  A police officer will normally ask drivers and passengers if anyone requires an ambulance.  It’s highly advisable to have a paramedic examine you right after a car wreck or truck accident.  Not only to ensure your injuries are not life threatening, but also to have the medical documentation from a professional.  The next step is to contact a personal injury lawyer in New Mexico to represent you with the other driver’s insurance company.  Do not make any statements to the insurance company or the other drivers accident attorney prior to consulting with your own truck accident lawyer.

Just this past weekend, New Mexico State troopers stated a New Mexico couple was truck surfing on State Road 522.  A female was driving the truck while a male was surfing on top of the truck, naked.  For an unknown cause the male was thrown off the truck and fell onto the ground causing an accident.  The accident report stated a man on a motorcycle just missed the accident and slowed down as he saw the man injured, lying on the side of the road.  The car driving behind the motorcycle did not stop, and rear ended the motorcycle.  The motorcycle driver was treated at a local hospital and his injuries were not life-threatening.  Witnesses stated the male got back into the truck, and the couple fled the scene of the accident.  However, shortly later officers spotted the truck and arrested both individuals for leaving the scene of an accident; not wearing a seatbelt; and indecent exposure.

In the above motorcycle accident, the truck driver was an irresponsible driver and could of caused life-threatening injuries.  Most insurers are covered when in a hit-and-run accident or if the other driver has no insurance.  However, personal injury law can be complex and only an experienced injury lawyer should handle such injury claims.

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