Albuquerque, NM - Man Killed After Being Trapped Under Semi on I-40
Albuquerque, NM (November 28, 2021) - A crash in Albuquerque involving a semi-truck and another vehicle ended in a fatality on Friday afternoon, November 26. The deadly collision occurred on Interstate 40 near Unser Boulevard.
Local reports revealed that a commercial truck collided with a passenger car on the freeway. The vehicle was trapped underneath the semi. Emergency responders were dispatched to free the trapped vehicle.
The area was closed for several hours. Paramedics declared the trapped driver dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in New Mexico
Every 15 seconds, someone is killed or seriously injured in a tractor-trailer or semi-truck collision. In New Mexico, one out of every 35 semi-truck accidents ends in a fatality. A crash involving a commercial truck is much more dangerous than a typical collision. Around 25% of fatal 18-wheeler accidents involve truckers who had been convicted of a previous speeding offense prior to a crash.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. However, wrongful death claims are some of the most difficult types of cases there are. A wrongful death lawsuit could give families the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. Wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file. That is why it helps to have the help of a qualified personal injury lawyer in Albuquerque on your side.
Trucking Accident Lawyers in Albuquerque
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation and protect your legal rights. Will Ferguson & Associates knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, our attorneys also understand that those dealing with the death of a family member are left in a dire financial situation.
If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden accident, call a semi-truck crash lawyer in Albuquerque today at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help.
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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.