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Fatal New Mexico Jackknife Trucking Accidents

One of the most violent types of New Mexico trucking accidents is a jackknife trucking accident.  This is when a large commercial vehicle has the trailer (where the cargo is) and the cabin (where the driver sits) fold into itself to form a right angle.  The appearance of the cabin and trailer cutting into itself at an angle resembles an old folding "jackknife" which is why this type of trucking accident is known as a jackknife trucking accident.  This can be one of the most deadly and devastating types of New Mexico trucking accidents that victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

New Mexico Carriage Underride Crashes

One of the most dramatic and traumatizing types of New Mexico trucking accidents is a carriage underride crash.  This is because smaller passenger vehicles and motorcycles can get swept underneath the trailer of a truck which cause catastrophic injuries and devastating damage.  Smaller vehicles could be run over and crushed, dragged and shredded, or both which result in horrific injuries to occupants and likely wrongful deaths.  Learn more about New Mexico carriage underride crashes due to the negligence of a truck driver from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers.

Tractor Trailer's Jumping Curbs and Hitting Pedestrians

Large commercial vehicles like tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, tankers, and other box trucks are inherently more difficult to operate.  In fact, they are so difficult to operate that a special license is required which is only issued after a written test, shadowing another driver, and passing a practice test/road exam.  One of the most dangerous maneuvers is a turn, especially in a city or urban area.  This is because large tractor trailer that jumps a curb could cause significant damage to pedestrians and other motorists.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico trucking accident due to a tractor trailer jumping curbs and hitting pedestrians, please ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers how we can help.

How do you file a claim against an uninsured motorist?

Seeing that you are okay and that no one else involved in the car accident is seriously injured, there is nothing worse than hearing that the person who hit you in New Mexico does not have insurance coverage. While some form of insurance is required in many states, some people simply choose not to prioritize the maintenance of an insurance policy and simply do not have one. 

Spinal Cord Injuries in New Mexico Rear End Trucking Accidents

Rear end motor vehicle accidents are some of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents.  While some rear end motor vehicle accidents could be a mere inconvenience, rear end collisions with large commercial trucks on highways, interstates, and other fast-moving highways could be catastrophic.  Victims of New Mexico rear end trucking accidents could be seriously injured or wrongfully killed in these types of big rig crashes.  One of the most common injuries are spinal cord injuries which could result in a lifetime of pain and suffering.

How Federal Rules Protects Us From New Mexico Trucking Accidents

New Mexico state law has some pretty comprehensive vehicle and traffic laws.  Many of the statutes have safety in mind.  But when it comes to safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) tops them all.  This is a federal agency that has promulgated commercial vehicle regulations which governed everything from equipment to truck driver conduct, even dictating how a truck driver is allowed to spend his or her time over an 8-day period!  These regulations are overwhelmingly meant to safe people and protect them.  Learn how these federal rules protect use from New Mexico trucking accidents from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers here.

Wide Turns Causing New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Large commercial trucks like big rigs, tankers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, and other box trucks require additional space to maneuver.  This is obvious given their large size.  One of the most common maneuvers that big rigs need additional space to maneuver are turns.  This is why many large trucks make a looping turn which starts in the opposite direction of the turn and then loops back to the turning side.  This wide turn allows the truck's trailer to clear whatever curb or edge there is on the roadway.  But with wider turns comes greater margins for error and the possibility for a collision.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico trucking accident due to wide turns, please ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers for a FREE case review.

New Mexico drivers who speed often try to escape justice

If you're like most New Mexico motorists, you may have caught yourself traveling a mile or two over the speed limit at some point in your driving career. You hopefully tried to avoid making the same mistake again, especially because exceeding a posted limit can get you into a heap of legal trouble. Not only might a police officer pull you over, you are also at risk for collision if you speed.

Why You Need a New Mexico Auto Accident Lawyer if You Live Out-of-State and Were Hurt in a New Mexico Auto Accident

Many times people are traveling through New Mexico and are hurt in New Mexico auto accidents.  Usually people are from Arizona, Texas, or California and are hurt while they commute back and forth from work, especially oil workers in New Mexico.  Other times people are hurt on their way to and from vacations or visiting with family.  Many truck drivers are injured by other truck drivers or motorists, and most of these injured truck drivers live in California like Upland or San Bernardino and have to travel through New Mexico.  

Causes of Rear End Accidents: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyers

We all know that, generally speaking, the vehicle that rear ends another vehicle is usually at fault.  This means the behind vehicle will likely be liable for personal injuries or damage to the front vehicle.  The law is made this way because New Mexico law requires that following vehicles do not follow too closely and leave another "compromised space" or car-lengths behind another vehicle to safely stop.  Unfortunately, rear end collisions are some of the most common collisions on New Mexico roads, highways, and interstates.  Learn why from our Albuquerque auto accident lawyers here.

Wrongful Death in New Mexico Trucking Accidents

It is said that the ultimate personal injury is a wrongful death.  While there are some other types of personal injuries which might create more pain and suffering, disability, and agony, a wrongful death caused by a New Mexico trucking accident is irreversible.  The impact is devastating to a family who loses a loved one, and the hardship on the victim's family, friends, and dependents is destructive.  If you lost a loved one in any New Mexico auto accident or trucking accident, even if you do not live in New Mexico, learn why our Albuquerque wrongful death lawyers can help at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. available here.

"Didn't See You": Why Blind Spots are Not Excuses to New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Large commercial vehicles like semi tractor trailers, tankers, double tandem trailers, big rigs, and other box trucks all have one thing in common: Massive blind spots.  Yes, they have additional mirrors and some newer trucks have blind spot warning and support systems.  However, no matter the protections, blind spots on a large truck are dangerous and can result in serious personal injuries.  One of the common excuses for a blind spot trucking accident is that "I didn't see you," with "I" being the truck driver and "you" being the smaller, passenger vehicle.  Learn why this is not a defense from our New Mexico trucking accident lawyers here.

New Mexico Auto Accidents on Labor Day: Special Risks Require Special Help from Our Attorneys

Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer.  Most schools restart, most people end their vacations, and most people's work begins to pick up for the rush to the holidays and the New Year.  While many people commiserate Labor Day with BBQs, parties, gathering with friends, and last-minute vacations, Labor Day for others may be marked with tragedy.  This is because Labor Day carries with it special risks and increased dangerous.  Learn more from our New Mexico Auto Accident Lawyers here:

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