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FATAL NEW MEXICO I-40 TRUCKING ACCIDENT IN MCKINLEY COUNTY: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER EXPLAINS LIABILITY IN MCKINLEY COUNTY CRASH

New Mexico Fatal Semi Tractor Trailer Crash on I-40 in McKinley County: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Provides Initial Impressions of McKinley County Crash

According to multiple news outlets, at least eight people have died in a horrific tractor trailer head-on collision on I-40 in McKinley County, New Mexico. The McKinley County crash involved a semi tractor trailer and a large Greyhound bus carrying almost 50 people. The bus was traveling to Los Angeles, California and stopped in Albuquerque prior to the crash. The big rig crash occurred today, August 31, 2018, at around 12:30 PM on the northwestern portion of Interstate 40. The initial police reports are indicating that the semi tractor trailer was traveling eastbound and blew a tire. The driver lost control of the box truck, crossed the centerline, and struck the westbound bus head on. Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer explains several legal issues relevant to the crash which victims should know.

RULES AGAINST TRUCK DRIVERS DRIVING TOO LONG: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER EXPLAINS FMCSA HOURS OF SERVICE VIOLATION

When Does a Truck Driver Drive too Long? FMCSA Regulations Governing Hours of Service Violation Explained by Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

We know that trucking is an interstate business, meaning that it crosses many state lines. This is particularly true in New Mexico, where interstate exchange hubs in Albuquerque allow truckers to go from east to west on I-40 to north and south on I-25. This is a critical juncture that many truckers from Ontario, California work through this exchange, as do many other truckers from across the country. As an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer, we know that this is both essential to trucking but also dangerous as Albuquerque residents as this is the largest city in New Mexico. It is dangerous because of a possible hours of service violation.

HIP REPLACEMENT AFTER ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT

Albuquerque Trucking Accident Causing a Hip Replacement: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains This Serious Injury

All 18 wheeler collisions, even at low-speed, can generate significant force which can break bone and tear muscle. One of the most serious types of injuries is damage to the hip and pelvis. In an Albuquerque trucking accident, this type of damage can be so severe that a hip replacement surgery is necessary. This is a very complex, invasive, and irreversible surgery. The worst part is that it will only last between 10 and 20 years, meaning patients may need to require additional hip replacements decades after the big rig crash. This is why individuals who were injured in a box truck crash and need a hip replacement should call the experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys

CERVICAL FUSION AFTER 18 WHEELER WRECK: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER EXPLAINS NECK SURGERIES

18 Wheeler Wreck Resulting in Cervical Fusion and Neck Surgery: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

In any type of motor vehicle collision, your neck and spine is very vulnerable to injury. Even with the best safety equipment such as side-impact curtains, strong seatbelts, and contouring seats, your back is still very vulnerable to serious injury. This is especially true of your neck, which is the cervical portion of your spine, and is always susceptible to whiplash injuries. It should be no surprise that 18 wheeler wrecks are more likely to cause significant harm to your neck and cervical spine. One such injury that our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer frequently sees is a cervical fusion, which is type of surgery with devastating and debilitating effects.

TBIS CAUSING VISION ISSUES AFTER NEW MEXICO TRUCKING ACCIDENT

TBIs and Brain Injuries Causing Vision Issues After a New Mexico Trucking Accident

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a serious type of brain injury. It can be caused by a New Mexico trucking accident which is significant enough to rattle the brain, impact the brain, pierce the brain, or otherwise cause damage to the brain from trauma, shaking, or swelling. Brain injuries are common in 18 wheeler wrecks because of the sheer amount of force that a large commercial truck such as a big rig, semi tractor trailer, or other large box truck could cause. Some TBIs are serious enough to cause vision issues, particularly accidents resulting in violent shaking of the head or impacts to the back of the head.

LEFT TURN TRUCK ACCIDENT IN NEW MEXICO: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER EXPLAINS LIABILITY

New Mexico Truck Accident Caused by Left Turn: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

One of the most dangerous maneuvers that any driver can make is a left hand turn. This is because motorists are cutting across the direct lane of travel of another vehicle. When there are multiple lanes of travel, the danger is just magnified even more. Motorist making a left hand turn need to assess not only oncoming traffic, but also pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles in the lane or roadway where the driver is headed. When a left hand turn is made by a large commercial truck like an 18 wheeler, big rig, semi tractor trailer, double trailer, or other box truck, the risks are magnified to a dangerous level. A New Mexico left turn truck accident could be deadly.

BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURIES FROM A NEW MEXICO TRUCKING ACCIDENT

New Mexico Trucking Accident Causing Serious Brachial Plexus Injuries

A New Mexico trucking accident involving a big rig or 18 wheeler can cause devastating injuries to occupants of a passenger vehicle. One of the more common types of injuries is a brachial plexus injury. Unless you have a brachial plexus injury, you may never have heard of this type of arm nerve injury. But if you were unfortunate enough to suffer a brachial plexus injury in a big rig wreck, you know of the debilitating harm it causes. This nerve injury can greatly impact your life, as well as the lives of your family members, friends, and colleagues who depend on you.

FATAL NM BIG RIG CRASH: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER EXPLAINS NEW MEXICO WRONGFUL DEATH CASES

New Mexico Wrong Death Cases Caused by Big Rig Crashes: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

While there are some very debilitating and catastrophic personal injuries that an individual could sustain in a New Mexico big rig crash like a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or amputation, the ultimate personal injury in any 18 wheeler wreck is wrongful death. The loss of life is the ultimate personal injury and it is paramount to any other injury. Not only is it unfair when a wrongful death is caused by the negligence of a reckless or careless truck driver or trucking company, but it is a devastating loss for an entire family unit and those that dependent on the deceased loved one.

SPINAL CORD INJURY FROM ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT

Understanding a Spinal Cord Injury After an Albuquerque Trucking Accident

Your back is vulnerable in any type of motor vehicle accident, particularly an Albuquerque trucking accident with a large commercial truck like a semi tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, double trailer, big rig, or other large box truck. This is particularly true on fast-moving highways such as I-40, I-25, and I-10, where the size and weight of the large truck is multiplied. This means that occupants of a smaller passenger vehicle may sustain a serious spinal cord injury as a result of a big rig wreck. Not only does this cause intense pain and suffering, but this can also result in significant medical bills, lost wages, lost earning, and other damages.

Injured as a Passenger in an Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck: What are my Rights?

Rights of Passengers in an Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Passengers in motor vehicle around Albuquerque are vulnerable to Albuquerque 18 wheeler wrecks. This is because Albuquerque is one of the largest trucking hubs in the State, if not this part of the United States. This is a result of the convergence between I-40 which runs east-west and I-25 which runs north-south. This junction allows large commercial trucks to switch to any direction they need to go for the remainder of their delivery. However, Albuquerque is also the largest city in New Mexico. Because of the large population, there are many more passenger vehicles on the roads in Albuquerque than most other parts of the country-especially on I-40 and I-25. This means a larger chance for an Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck between a passenger vehicle and a large box truck, big rig, semi tractor trailer, or other commercial truck.

I Hit a Stopped Truck At Night and Got Hurt, Is it My Fault? Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains FMCSA and Disabled Truck Crashes

Hitting a Disabled Truck at Night: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Shares Possible FMCSA Violations that Victims Can Use to Collect

It happened. You hit a disabled truck on the side of the highway. The truck was not moving and it was off to the side of the highway. Even though it was a large semi tractor trailer, it was dark out and you absolutely did not see the truck until it was too late. As a result, you were seriously injured and have severe, debilitating, and permanent injuries. The truck driver and trucking company yelled at you, and the insurance company is blaming you for the New Mexico trucking accident. You are not sure what to do and whether you should call an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to help you. You may be embarrassed or scared.

New Mexico Trucking Accident and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by New Mexico Trucking Accident: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Large commercial trucks like big rigs, 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, and other box trucks usually cause devastating and catastrophic injuries in a New Mexico trucking accident, including a traumatic brain injury. This is due to their sheer size and weight which generates considerable momentum and force in a collision. This is magnified on fast-moving interstates and highways like I-40, I-25, and I-10. According to the CDC, there are bout 2.8 million traumatic brain injury-related emergency department visits or deaths in the United States each year. Traumatic brain injuries are some of the worst injuries that an individual in a New Mexico trucking accident could sustain. Individuals suffering from a traumatic brain injury should call an experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn their rights.

NM 18 Wheeler Wreck Caused by a Dust Storm: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Attorney

When a Dust Storm Causes a New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Attorney Explains

A speck of dirt and some dust does not seem like a lot. But when there is a lot of dirt and dust, and add some wind, it can be a very dangerous weather phenomenon. Those living outside of the cities particularly know this, especially those who need to commute on interstates or highways such as I-10, I-40, or I-25. Large commercial truck drivers also know how dangerous dust storms can be, which can really hurt a trucking company's bottom line. But this does not stop big rigs and box trucks from continuing to drive in dust storms which could result in catastrophic New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck. If you or anyone you know has been hurt in a dust storm trucking accident, you may have some questions for our Albuquerque trucking accident attorney.

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