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Do Not Lose Twice

Albuquerque | Las Cruces | Roswell | Santa Fe

When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, one outcome is for sure: the auto loses. If you do not select Gordon, Elias & Seely as your truck accident attorneys, you could lose twice. Hiring dedicated truck accident lawyers may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. Simply put, if you hire just any lawyers and not a truck accident law firm, you may be making a serious mistake.

You do not have to retain a firm in New Mexico if the accident occurs in New Mexico. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto occupants may live in New Mexico, the truck company is from a state other than New Mexico. You need truck accident attorneys that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstructionist
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration, pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work
  7. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, treating you like family instead of just a client. We know full well what a severe disabling and permanent injury, or worse yet, the death of a loved family member means to you. We find that some law firms around the country have lost their way and often times forget that they are representing the person not just a paper file. We pledge to you that you will always be able to call us and ask whatever you want and get a full explanation. Please do not misunderstand, we like to make money just like the next guy but, we know that if we work hard and do a good job, always with compassion for our client, the money will follow.

Truck drivers must adhere to high standards of safety while operating such a massive and powerful motor vehicle. When they fail to do so, people get injured and die.

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we provide a high level of advocacy for New Mexico residents suffering serious injuries in a truck wreck.

If you have been injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler that occurred in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe or anywhere throughout New Mexico, contact us toll free at 800-773-6770.

No Fee Unless You Are Compensated for Your Injuries

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. , we do not require an up-front fee for our legal services. Everything we do for you is on a contingency basis. That provides our clients from New Mexico peace of mind while they are recovering from serious trucking accident injuries caused by:

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

No one will claim that the life of a truck driver is easy. Long hours on the road can lead to fatigue. Pressure to carry as much as possible in their trailer can only increase the chances of a mishap. However, there is no excuse for shortcuts when the safety of fellow drivers on the road is at stake. That is where we come in to help.

Contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on I-25, I-40, Big I Interchange, US 54, US 70, US 60, US 71, US 56, US 64, US 412, US 380, US 666/Devil's Highway, NM-29, NM-460, NM-17, NM-136, Loop 34, Loop 35 or Loop 36.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

Experience and Resources to Mediate or Litigate Your Trucking Accident Claim

We use experience and thorough legal knowledge, coupled with vast resources, to build your tractor-trailer crash injury claim based on the facts. Expertise comes from our network of trucking industry experts and accident reconstructionists. From there, we seek the best resolution, through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things often results in negligent driving and is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks - Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving - Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Buses to and from Sandia, Cities of Gold, Isleta, Buffalo Thunder and Santa Ana, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The difference in size of cash settlements in commercial truck cases are potentially much larger than auto to auto accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the New Mexico state mandatory minimum limits which are $25,000. When there is a commercial vehicle, such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Seeking the Best Resolution to Your Truck Accident Claim

As we investigate your claim and build your case, we identify the best way to resolve the complicated legal matter. We review records and consult with our network of experts to assess what is best for you. From there, we move forward with cooperative mediation or aggressive litigation. Your life is forever changed and you are entitled to compensation based on your injuries, damages, and loss.

We Have A National Network of Competent Truck Accident Lawyers

At times, we need a local New Mexico law firm to assist us perform various functions. In light of this, we have already put in place an arrangement with New Mexico-based competent counsel that we have already vetted and that we can call on in a moment's notice and at no additional fee charge to you.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced truck accident lawyer, please contact us.

New Mexico Trucking Companies


  • Dawn Trucking Corporation
  • Doak Transport, Inc.
  • Nolan H. Brunson, Inc.
  • Triple D. Supply Limited Liability Co.
  • Triple S. Trucking Company, Inc.
  • Welch Trucking, Inc.
  • William Thomas Trucking, Inc.

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1811 Bering Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77057
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