Cuba, NM - Randy Joe Miller Dies in Semi Crash on US-55
Cuba, NM (January 11, 2022) - A Colorado man was killed and another person was injured following a tractor-trailer accident on US-55 in the Cuba area on Friday, January 7.
Local reports revealed that a 2020 Volvo tractor-trailer was headed east on the highway when it crashed into a ravine. The operator of the rig was identified as 68-year-old Randy Joe Miller of Northglenn, Colorado. Miller sustained fatal injuries in the accident.
A 77-year-old male passenger in the semi was injured and airlifted to a local hospital in serious condition. No additional information on the accident has been revealed at this time.
Local authorities are handling the ongoing crash investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Randy Joe Miller at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in New Mexico
Someone is killed or seriously injured every 15 seconds in a tractor-trailer or semi-truck collision. A significant number of these fatal crashes result in the death of those traveling in the big rig. In New Mexico, one out of every 30 trucking accidents results in a fatality, according to the most recent statistics.
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. Getting that compensation, on the other hand, is frequently easier said than done. The victim's death does not absolve the perpetrator of responsibility. Insurance companies for those who are at fault frequently try to shift blame after a fatal accident. Rather than compensating the family members of the deceased after a fatal car accident, the defendant should compensate the family members to assist with accident-related expenses. Only a personal injury lawyer in Cuba with years of experience assisting victims with wrongful death claims can help you.
Semi-Truck Crash Lawyers in New Mexico
After the death of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. You don't have to pursue a claim on your own, fortunately. Will Ferguson & Associates recognizes that money cannot compensate for the loss of a loved one. Our Cuba truck accident lawyers recognize that a fatal accident can result in significant financial losses. Our legal team will fight tooth and nail to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to following the death of a loved one, and we will never stop fighting to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
Call (505) 243-5566 today to speak with a wrongful death attorney in Cuba about your case.
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Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.