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Albuquerque Left Turn Auto Accident

Understanding how Liability Works in an Albuquerque Left Turn Auto Accident

Our roads are governed by right-of-way rules.  Many times the right-of-way is dictated by a traffic light, stop sign, or yield sign.  Other times the right-of-way is dictated by vehicle and traffic rules that are not displayed on the road, but known by motorists.  This includes vehicles coming from a private driveway which must yield to all vehicles already on the roadway, or that all vehicles must yield to an emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens on.  Another example is that all vehicles turning left must yield to the right-of-way of other vehicles on the roadway which present an immediate hazard.  This is because a left-hand turn is one of the most dangerous maneuvers a motor vehicle can make since one vehicle is crossing over the lane of travel of other vehicles.  When a motorist fails to comply with this right-of-way law, it could result in a catastrophic Albuquerque left turn auto accident.  This may cause extreme personal injuries and wrongful death.


Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains What Injuries Could be Recovered from a New Mexico Trucking Accident

If you have been involved in a New Mexico trucking accident, it is likely you have sustained some type of personal injury. This is because large commercial trucks like big rigs, tankers, semi tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, and other box trucks have substantial momentum and force behind them when they collide with anything. This means that even low-speed collisions could result in significant damage to a smaller motor vehicle, which could mean significant personal injuries. When occupants are injured by a big rig crash, they may be entitled to compensation for these injuries. But not all damages and injuries that an individual has could be compensable from an 18 wheeler crash.

Nerve Injury From New Mexico Car Crash: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

Understanding a Nerve Injury After a New Mexico Car Crash: Our Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains

A nerve injury is a common type of injury in a New Mexico car crash.  This is particularly true in a car crash with a larger vehicle such as an SUV, pickup truck, bus, 18 wheeler, or other big vehicle.  This is because your nerves, while strong, are not impenetrable and can be severely injured in even low-impact accidents.  Unfortunately, our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows that many times a nerve injury is permanent and will result in debilitating injuries.  This is true even if the nerve injury is not caused by physical trauma such as a penetrating or cutting injury.  Individuals suffering from a nerve injury may be forced to undergo significant surgeries, future surgeries, future medical treatment such as physical therapy, medication prescriptions, pain management treatment, and other related care.  The costs could be staggering.


Albuquerque Trucking Accidents Resulting in Broken Bones Need Internal Fixation

New Mexico crashes with large commercial trucks like big rigs, tankers,18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, and other large box trucks usually result in serious personal injuries and wrongful death. This is particularly true in high speed crashes like on I-10, I-40, and I-25. Albuquerque trucking accidents are simply very dangerous and devastating types of injuries. One of the most common injuries is a broken bone. However, since large 18 wheelers have significant force behind them in a collision, bones do not just break but they can shatter. Bones splintering in multiple pieces are known as a comminuted fracture. This usually requires internal fixation to repair which means surgery. This can be incredibly painful and will likely subject an individual to have physical therapy and other treatment.

Auto Accident Caused by Crossing Yellow Lines: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains

New Mexico Auto Accident caused by Crossing the Yellow Lines and Center Line: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Liability

One of the most devastating types of motor vehicle accidents is when one vehicle crosses the center line.  This is because a vehicle crossing the yellow lines may hit another vehicle going the opposition direction head on.  The impact of this collision is magnified by both vehicle’s acceleration in opposite directions.  Unfortunately, this usually means that one or more occupants in either vehicle may be seriously injured or wrongfully killed.  If you were injured or if you lost a loved one in a New Mexico auto accident where another vehicle crossed the center line, call our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyer to learn what your rights to compensation may be.


Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains the FMCSA Hours of Service Rules on How Long a Truck Driver Could Drive

The shipping and logistics industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. The largest part of this industry is shipping through large commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, big rigs, and other box trucks. As an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer, we know that the trucking industry is a business with a philosophy of time is money. The faster the delivery, the faster the paychecks. Interstates I-10, I-25, and I-40 play a huge role in interstate commerce and saving time because 18 wheelers traveling from California to the east coast will usually have to travel through New Mexico, especially because Ontario is a huge trucking port. This is particularly true in Albuquerque, where truck drivers can switch from west to east to north and south at the interstate exchange.

Future Injuries from Amputations After an Albuquerque Auto Accident

Amputations After an Albuquerque Auto Accident: Understanding Future Injuries 

An amputation is one of the most serious and debilitating injuries that a person involved in a serious Albuquerque auto accident could sustain.  This is true of any limb or part of a limb that is amputated, especially a dominate arm or a leg.  While most New Mexico motor vehicle accidents will not result in severe enough injuries to result in an amputation, certain types of car accidents will cause significant injuries which could result in trauma to a limb that must be amputated.  This is particularly true of trucking accidents with large big rigs and 18 wheelers.  The hardest part of an amputation case is not just establishing liability, but also demonstrating the future effect on the victim.


Understanding Your Rights When a Truck Defect Causing a New Mexico Trucking Accident: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, big rigs, and other box trucks are large and heavy. There are a lot of parts that go into the manufacturing of these vehicles, and which means there are a lot of parts that also need to be maintained, cleaned, regularly serviced, and replaced. While most trucking companies do a fair job at this, unfortunately some trucking companies put profits over safety and neglect basic maintenance. When trucking companies allow defects to become dangerous, it could result in a very serious and often fatal New Mexico auto accident.

Back Injuries in an Albuquerque Auto Accident

Albuquerque Auto Accident Causing Back Injuries

One of the most common injuries in any Motor Vehicle Accident is a back injury.  This is because your back and spine are rather vulnerable in an Albuquerque auto accident.  Any type of collision will put undue strength on your back, even with the most advanced safety equipment.  This is particularly true of 18 wheeler wrecks with large commercial vehicles such as box trucks and semi tractor trailers.  When the occupant of a motor vehicle has sustained a back injury due to the negligence of another driver, he or she may have rights to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, lost future earnings, loss of services/consortium with family, and other damages.

What Happens After a Brain Injury in an Albuquerque Trucking Accident?

What Happens After a Traumatic Brain Injury? Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very serious type of injury. This injury results in a slew of physiological changes to the brain. These changes can be from the physical trauma, but also from the chemical responses to the trauma. A New Mexico 18 wheeler crash is very likely to cause a traumatic brain injury because of the sheer weight and size of the large commercial truck. This means that the tractor trailer has a significant amount of momentum and force. When a person's brain is injured in an Albuquerque trucking accident resulting in a TBI, there are many different phases of a brain injury which a victim should know about to help gauge what compensation you should obtain for your injury.

Pedestrian Auto Accident in New Mexico: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Injuries

Injuries in a New Mexico Pedestrian Auto Accident: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

According to statistics from AAA, more pedestrians are struck and killed on New Year’s Day than any other day of the year.  This is because more people are out celebrating the New Year, both on foot and in vehicles.  More people out and about means more hazards for motorists.  With the combination of alcohol and late nights, motorists may be impaired and fatigued which is a bad combination when it comes to avoiding a New Mexico auto accident.  When a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows that it is very likely that serious personal injuries will occur.  These injuries could be Traumatic Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, amputations, nerve injuries, ruptured organs, and Wrongful death.

Jackknife Trucking Crashes: Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck Lawyer Explains

Understanding Liability in Jackknife Trucking Crashes from our Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck Lawyer

While large 18 wheelers like big rigs, double trailers, semi tractor trailers, and other box trucks are difficult to operate, drivers undergo rather education, training, and testing before earning a commercial driver's license (CDL). This is because 18 wheelers are downright dangerous, even when operated property. As an Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck lawyer, our firm knows just how dangerous and deadly these crashes can become. One of the most dangerous mishaps caused by a large commercial vehicle is a jackknifed truck. This is when the cab (where the driver sits) and the trailer (the cargo section, or the box section) skid and slide our of normal alignment and form a right angle. This appears to look like a jackknife, hence the name.

What to Do After a NM Drunk Driving Accident on New Years

New Years Drunk Driving Accidents in New Mexico: What to Do Next

New Year’s Eve is one of the most dangerous times of the road.  According to statistics from AAA, the average number of traffic fatalities is 36 a day but on New Year’s Eve it is 54 in a single day.  Additionally, more pedestrians are killed on New Year’s Day than any other day of the year.  The largest cause of these accidents is impaired driving due to alcohol and/or drugs.  Other causes include fatigued or tired driving, driver inexperience, and weather conditions like icy conditions at night.  This is why individuals traveling on or around roadways and highways need to be extremely careful on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to avoid a New Mexico drunk driving accident on New Years.

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