Blogs from November, 2023

truck on inerstate highway

In a devastating incident in Moriarty, New Mexico, a semi-truck veered off Interstate 40, crashing into a building and resulting in the loss of one life. The City of Moriarty Fire Department reported that the tragic event occurred around noon on Thursday, November 9th, 2023, leaving two individuals critically injured. The circumstances surrounding the crash are currently under investigation by the Torrance County Sheriff’s Office.

Details of the Incident

The semi-truck, for reasons yet unknown, careened off the highway, slamming into a metal building. Tragically, one person inside the building lost their life, while another and the truck driver were rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Negligence in Trucking Incidents

Encounters with large commercial trucks present significant hazards, often leading to life-threatening injuries due to their substantial size and weight. The key to pursuing an injury claim involving commercial trucks lies in identifying negligent behavior, enabling us to not only hold the driver accountable but also pursue other potentially liable parties.

Various forms of negligence can be identified in trucking incidents, such as:

  • Truck driver fatigue, frequently stemming from falsified entries in hour logs.
  • Transporting unsafe or improperly loaded cargo.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including stimulant use.
  • Inadequate or nonexistent truck maintenance.
  • Distracted driving, involving activities like texting and eating.

Different types of truck accidents encompass:

  • Rollovers
  • Jackknifing
  • Turning accidents
  • Vehicle failure
  • Defects or malfunctions

Crow Law Firm conducts comprehensive investigations, scrutinizing all aspects of the incident, including potential liability for faulty truck parts or other factors linked to the truck owner. With over a decade of legal expertise and a proven track record of securing millions in verdicts and settlements, our firm stands as a dependable advocate for the rights and interests of injured victims.

Crow Law Firm's Commitment

At Crow Law Firm, we extend our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragic incident in Moriarty. Our legal team, dedicated to serving Southeast New Mexico and West Texas, is committed to helping, advising, and representing individuals and their families during difficult times. If you or a loved one has experienced a serious accident or wrongful death, our Roswell personal injury lawyer is ready to provide the support and guidance you need.

Contact Crow Law Firm for a free consultation to learn more about your options for seeking justice and compensation.