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New Mexico UPS Truck Accident Attorney

Every day, hundreds of delivery trucks fill the streets of New Mexico. One of the major delivery companies is United Parcel Service, better known as UPS. UPS has more than 119,000 delivery vehicles worldwide. Unfortunately, UPS drivers and their delivery trucks are not always as safe as they should be. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a UPS truck, the personal injury lawyers at The Fine Law Firm can help you seek a fair financial recovery. Request a free case consultation today.

What Happens When a UPS Truck Crashes?

UPS trucks are large and heavy vehicles. Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When UPS trucks collide with smaller passenger cars, the damage can be devastating for the car’s occupants. Victims may suffer serious injuries, such as:


  • Bone fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries and whiplash
  • Severe lacerations
  • Burn injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Crush injuries or amputations
  • Wrongful death

Many UPS truck accidents are catastrophic for victims, meaning they cause injuries that will impact a victim for the foreseeable future. Victims can also suffer significant emotional distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, from an accident with a UPS truck.

Common Causes of UPS Truck Accidents in New Mexico

UPS has a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of its trucks and drivers. It has a duty to take reasonable measures to protect the safety of the general public, such as properly inspecting and maintaining its equipment and training its delivery drivers. Failure to fulfill these responsibilities increases the odds of a UPS truck accident. Common causes include:

  • UPS driver distraction or inattention
  • Texting or reading mail while driving
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Violating traffic laws
  • Driving while drowsy or operating beyond allowed hours of service
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Ignoring stop signs or red lights
  • Following others too closely
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Poor delivery driver training
  • UPS truck maintenance issues or equipment breakdowns
  • Failing to inspect the truck before driving

Identifying the cause of your UPS truck accident is necessary before you can file an insurance claim, as your claim will be against the person or party responsible for causing the crash. This is how New Mexico’s fault-based car insurance law works. Depending on the situation, you may be able to file a claim against UPS for company or delivery driver negligence.

Should I Hire a Truck Accident Attorney to Handle My UPS Claim?

Going up against UPS after an accident involving one of its trucks can be difficult. UPS is a multibillion-dollar company with an immense amount of resources to put toward fighting liability for accidents. You may need a New Mexico truck accident attorney to help you handle your injury claim so that you can focus on healing.

A lawyer can even the playing field during settlement negotiations with an insurance company to achieve better results. Your lawyer can return to the scene of the truck accident, collect evidence and use aggressive legal strategies to negotiate a fair settlement. If necessary, your lawyer can take your UPS truck accident case to trial in New Mexico for the best possible results.

Contact Our New Mexico UPS Truck Accident Lawyers Today

At The Fine Law Firm, we can help you rebuild your life as much as possible after a UPS truck accident in New Mexico. Our lawyers will advocate for your best interests and make sure you have everything you need to get through this difficult time. Start with a free case consultation. Contact us online or call (505) 889-3463 to speak to an attorney today.