Many companies transport goods throughout the state of New Mexico. One of the most popular ways to transport items from one location to another is by truck. Unfortunately, these trips can sometimes cause multiple vehicles to collide. If you’re involved in this type of accident, it’s important to know that it can take a while to resolve. With that in mind, here are three major factors that affect the timeline.
Extent of injuries
Considering the size of most commercial trucks, it’s no surprise that accidents involving these vehicles often cause injuries to occupants of other vehicles. It can take lots of time and treatment for post-accident injuries to heal. In most cases, your injuries must fully heal before you can resolve an accident case.
Duration of investigation
Another factor to be aware of is the duration of a post-accident investigation. More often than not, investigating truck accidents can become quite complex. The more complex an investigation is, the longer it typically takes to fully resolve.
Dealing with insurance companies
Since companies own most commercial vehicles on the road, truck accidents also often involve insurance companies. The roles of an insurance company after a trucking accident are to carry out its investigation while potentially negotiating a settlement with the other party. Proceedings can take even longer if either party is initially willing to accept liability for said accident.
To wrap things up, several factors can affect how long it takes to resolve a trucking accident claim. Unlike an accident involving two cars, collisions involving commercial trucks can become far more complex to investigate. Ultimately, each trucking accident case is different.