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Jackknife New Mexico Trucking Accidents and Liability

New Mexico Trucking Accident Attorneys Discusses Jackknife New Mexico Trucking Accidents and Liability

Tractor trailers, big rigs, semis, and other large commercial vehicles can cause very serious and devastating New Mexico trucking accidents.  These are large vehicles with a lot of momentum.  Whatever they crash into can be absolutely obliterated, including all of the passengers inside.  These types of motor vehicle accidents usually result in death or serious injuries causing permanent disabilities.  One of the worst types of trucking accidents which can cause the worst types of injuries are jackknife trucking accidents.

If you or a loved one are injured in a jackknife New Mexico trucking accident, contact the experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by calling (505) 883-5000 for a FREE evaluation.  Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to protect the rights of the victim of a trucking accident to ensure he or she receives the maximum compensation he or she deserves.  Don’t delay, contact us today!

Jackknife New Mexico Trucking Accidents

One of the scariest types of New Mexico trucking accidents are the jackknife accidents.  This is where the cab of the truck (the part where the driver sits) and the trailer (the part behind the cab holding the cargo) face different directions.  This is caused when the trailer of the truck swings to the side and forms a 90-degree angle with the cab.  Essentially, this forms an “L” shape.  Generally, a jackknife trucking accident occurs when there is a sudden change in speed, such as slamming on the brakes or curvy roads, which causes the trailer’s momentum to swing forward when the cab stops.

When a jackknife trucking accident occurs, it can create a wide path of destruction spanning several lanes of traffic.  This is because the trailer portion of the truck could essentially sweep across the entire road colliding with everything on the roadway until the truck comes to a stop.  This can cause very serious injuries to motorists even 3 or 4 lanes away.  Jackknifed trucks are also prone to flipping over or rolling over, which can result in crushing injuries and death.

Liability in Jackknife New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Unlike other types of trucking accidents, jackknife accidents only happen under certain circumstances.  Most of these circumstances can relate to the negligence of the truck driver because we know jackknife trucking accidents occur when the driver slams on the brakes, around a curvy turn, or in adverse weather conditions that the driver fails to appreciate.  Because of this, generally a jackknife trucking accident will be caused by the negligence of the trucking driver and allow a victim to recover damages because of this negligence.

In addition to the negligence of the truck driver, the trucking company may also be liable for a jackknife trucking accident.  This is because of vicarious liability which renders the employer liable for the employee’s negligence.  Additionally, this could also be caused by the trucking company’s negligence in hiring or training the trucking driver which caused the accident in the first place.

Contact an Experienced Jackknife Trucking Accident Attorney Today!

If a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a New Mexico trucking accident, contact the experienced jackknife trucking accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000.  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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