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Oversized Loads Causing New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Commercial vehicles like semi tractor trailers, flatbeds, 18 wheelers, and other box trucks are meant to haul cargo. Sometimes that could be big cargo such as concrete barriers, large portions of bridges, machinery, or simply large objects. These types of loads are considered "oversized loads." This means that this cargo is either wider, longer, or heaver than what is normally permitted to be hauled by a commercial vehicle. This also means these types of loads are more dangerous and deadly, meaning they are more likely to cause serious or fatal New Mexico trucking accidents in a collision, crash, or other wreck.

Brachial Plexus Injuries in NM Auto Accidents: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

Your body is comprised of an extensive matrix of nerves. These channels of nerves are message superhighways from your extremity to your brain. Signals such as feeling pressure, temperature, moisture, pain, and motor function are all relayed back and forth from whatever part on your body is sensing that to your brain. This is primarily done through your brain and spinal cord which are your central nervous system, and your peripheral nerves which brain out of your spinal cord and extend all the way to the tips of your fingers and toes. Our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows that one of the most important areas of nerves branching out of your spinal cord is your brachial plexus which controls the sensory and motor perception of your arm.

Important safety tips for New Mexico motorcyclists

Several devastating motorcycle accidents and fatalities that occurred during the Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally at the end of May left many motorcyclists rattled. 

Motorcyclists understand the risk that comes with riding, but that does not prevent them from taking to the open roads. After all, there are still more than 65,000 registered motorcycles in New Mexico. 

Tailgating Causing New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Tailgating, or following too closely, is an unnecessary and generally aggressive behavior which places people unnecessarily at risk for serious injury. It is also downright dangerous. This is because a vehicle that is tailgating reduces to time to react to the lead vehicle's actions and reduces the distance to stop or maneuver to avoid other vehicles. This is especially true when the tailgater is the driver of a large commercial vehicle like a semi tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, or tanker which already require more time to react and more distance to stop. As a result, it is common for tailgating and following too closely to result in serious or fatal New Mexico trucking accidents.

How Do I Know if I have a Brain Injury? Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Shares Four TBIs

Any type of motor vehicle accident could cause significant injuries, especially motorcycle accidents or 18 wheeler wrecks. One of the most significant types of injuries from an auto accident is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The CDC reports that there are almost 3 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, or deaths due to TBIs. Unfortunately, this is also one of the most difficult types of injuries to detect, treat, and cure. The problem is that a brain injury does not always show up on an imaging study. A brain injury is not like a broken bone that an x-ray will normally detect, or a torn muscle that an MRI scan will reveal. Although it is true that some traumatic brain injuries are immediately visible, many brain injuries may take months to show up on an imaging test. Other brain injuries may never show up.

Fatal Melrose NM Trucking Accident: New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer

Fatal Melrose NM Trucking Accident Involving Three Tractor Trailers

News sources are reporting a fatal tractor trailer crash in Melrose, NM which occurred on June 9, 2019. Richard Joseph, a 45 year old man from Tijeras, was killed in a three-tractor trailer crash just west of Melrose, New Mexico. The trucking crash occurred just before 5:30 AM. New Mexico state police indicated that the Mr. Joseph's 2000 Kenworth tractor trailer was traveling east on US 60. This tractor trailer crossed the centerline into the westbound lane and struck a 2017 Kenworth and a 1987 Peterbilt tractor trailer. Richard Jospeh was declared deceased at the scene of the tractor trailer crash. There is limited information regarding this trucking crash at this time. The only other information is that the other truck drivers did not initially report injuries.

Steps to take after a car accident

In a matter of seconds, your relatively normal day can turn topsy-turvy when, while out driving, another driver hits your car. The shock of this happening is enough to throw most people for a loop. If you know exactly what you need to do after a car accident, it can make dealing with the aftermath a little easier.

There are certain things every New Mexico resident should do following a car crash. Of course, if you find yourself seriously injured, some of these things may not be possible to do and that is okay.

Were you diagnosed as having a complete spinal cord injury?

Not many people have more than mere seconds to realize they are about to be involved in a car accident. Even if you were one of those people, you probably didn't have time to contemplate the outcome. Perhaps all you had time to do was have a fleeting hope that you would survive since no one can predict the injuries that could occur during the impact.

If you remained conscious when your vehicle came to a rest, you may have begun assessing what kind of injuries you suffered. You may have suspected at that point that you suffered from a spinal cord injury because you had no feeling in your legs, but you probably rationalized it as shock. It wasn't until your doctor told you that you suffered a complete spinal cord injury that you knew the truth. Now, you wonder what happens next.

Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains FMCSA Hours of Service Regulations

Understanding FMCSA Hours of Service Regulations from our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

Driving a commercial vehicle like an 18 wheeler, semi tractor trailer, box truck, or other large big rig is exhausting.  It takes a lot more effort than a smaller, passenger vehicle.  It also requires a lot more attention and focus.  This creates fatigue much quicker for truck drivers than for motorists operating smaller vehicles.  But if truck drivers stop to take a rest, this means less money for the truck driver and for the trucking company.  This is because the trucking industry is a time-is-money business, meaning that the faster the truck driver can make a delivery, the faster that they get paid.  There are incentives to continue to drive a truck as long as possible to earn as much money as possible.  But this incentive is dangerous and can lead to New Mexico trucking accidents.

Compensation from the Worst 3 Personal Injuries in a New Mexico Auto Accident

Understanding the Worst 3 Personal Injuries and Getting Compensation from our New Mexico Auto Accident Lawyer

There is an infinite number of personal injuries that could be caused by a New Mexico auto accident.  The ultimate personal injury is wrongful death.  But there are three particularly devastating personal injuries that could result in significant compensation.  This is because of the substantial hardship that these injuries place on families, as well as the extreme pain and suffering that they may cause.  Our New Mexico auto accident lawyer explains what are likely the top 3 worst personal injuries and what compensation you may be entitled to from these injuries.  If you or a loved one have been injured in auto accident or trucking accident occurring in New Mexico, please call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help you today!

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