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Levels of TBIs Caused by New Mexico Trucking Accidents - Albuquerque, NM Lawyers

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are some fo the most severe injuries that any personal injury victim could sustain.  This is because TBIs affect never every facet of life, from debilitating headaches, driving problems, work issues, to even basic daily functions like thinking, hygiene, and sometimes even talking.  While any personal injury accident could result in serious TBIs such as a slip and fall or medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of TBIs.  This is especially true of New Mexico trucking accidents which could cause various levels of severity for TBIs.  Learn about these levels of TBIs from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers here.

Albuquerque, New Mexico Speeding 18 Wheeler Wrecks

The trucking industry is a business bent on time is money.  The faster that deliveries can be made, the faster that the truck drivers and the trucking companies can get paid.  This lends to truck drivers operating commercial vehicles on highways and interstates like I-10, I-25, and I-40 at excessive speeds.  While this might help a truck driver and trucking company make more money, this also could result in serious trucking accidents and crashes.  In fact, speeding is a very common and very dangerous cause of New Mexico trucking accidents.  Our Albuquerque, New Mexico speeding 18 wheeler wrecks lawyers explain liability of these types of crashes.

Prescription Drug Use Resulting in New Mexico Trucking Accident - Albuquerque, NM

There are many people who have prescription drugs.  Something as simple as for blood pressure or acid reflux is commonplace.  Other people may be on stronger prescription drugs, such as for mental health, diabetes, or liver conditions.  All of these are generally safe to drive on.  Unfortunately, some people may suffer an injury and be on powerful prescription drugs for pain management.  These drugs could become dangerous if a person operates a motor vehicle.  Most say do not operate heavy machinery while using these drugs.  However, unfortunately many truck drivers need to make money and will operate vehicles anyway when under powerful pain killers.  These drugs could result in serious New Mexico trucking accidents.

Albuquerque, New Mexico I-40 Big Rig Crash Killed 1, Injured 5

News sources are still reporting and updating about a fatal big rig crash on I-40 approaching Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The crash occurred on October 10, 2019 at approximately 1:30 AM.  On truck crossed the centerline and the median and flipped over.  It collided with two other big rigs which were oncoming.  The three big rig crash on I-40 resulted in one fatality and five other people were injured.  The cause of the Albuquerque I-40 trucking crash has not been determined.  There is no word on the five other victims or what vehicle(s) they were in.  There is also no word on which vehicle the victim was operating.  The fatal trucking accident occurred just outside of Grants.

Fatal Three Big Rig Crash on I-40 in Albuquerque

News sources are reporting an awful crash that occurred between Albuquerque and Arizona on I-40.  The crash involved three big rig trucks and resulted in the death of one individual.  Police say that five our people were injured in the crash.  News agencies are reporting that one big rig crossed the centerline median and flipped over.  Two other big rigs crashed into the truck resulting in a pileup collision.  There is no known cause at this time.  Reporters are noting that this is the third time a tractor trailer collision has occurred when one vehicle is crossing the centerline and striking another vehicle.  Learn more about this fatal trucking crash from our Albuquerque, New Mexico trucking accident lawyers.

Headlight Defects Causing New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck

Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers have seen many different types of crashes, but some of the most frustrating types of crashes are those caused by mechanical defects.  This is because truck drivers and trucking companies have these issues under their control and should be on top of their maintenance.  One of the more dangerous types of defects is a headlight defect.  Not only could this be due to the lack of a headlight which can cloak an oncoming truck, but also improperly adjusted lights could blind oncoming vehicles with extreme glare.  Learn how these dangerous headlight defects could cause a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck.

Broadside Collisions with Tractor Trailers Backing Up: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers Explain

Large commercial vehicles are dangerous no matter how they are operated.  Even very skilled and careful drivers could still cause catastrophic trucking accidents.  One of the most dangerous maneuvers that large tractor trailers, double trailers, tankers, flatbeds, and other big rigs could do is back up.  One of the most dangerous locations for backing up is on the roadway.  While it sounds like it may not make sense for a large truck to backup on a roadway into a driveway, sometimes it is even more dangerous to go head in and then have to backup on the roadway.  Unfortunately, anytime a large truck is backing up it could result in serious New Mexico trucking accidents.  When a truck is backing up across lanes of traffic, that type of trucking accident could be a broadside collision.  This is particularly true at night.  Learn more from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers available here.

Inspecting your truck can help you identify safety concerns

Driving a big rig across New Mexico can make for some exciting and adventurous times, especially when you have the opportunity to travel somewhere new. Part of your ability to enjoy these travels and to uphold your responsibility to your employer to get a product efficiently to its destination is your ability to do so safely. At Caruso Law Offices P.C., we understand the challenges that truckers face and also the risks they may encounter. 

3 Reasons NM Interstate Trucking Accidents Can be Deadly

New Mexico interstate trucking accidents can be deadly for many reasons.  Inherently, large commercial trucks have more force in collisions and therefore connect with more violence.  This is due to a truck's sheer size and weight, which is magnified on highways and interstates like I-10, I-25, and I-40.  This is why interstate trucking accidents are commonly deadly in New Mexico, no matter what type of collision.  While there are many possible types of collisions and causes for 18 wheeler wrecks, our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers want to share 3 common reasons why New Mexico interstate trucking accidents can be so deadly.

Tractor Trailer Unhitch Accidents in New Mexico

Large commercial trucks are generally in two parts.  The cabin is where the truck driver operates the vehicle.  This is the cockpit of the truck with the steering wheel and brakes.  The second part is the trailer bed, or the part of the truck for the cargo.  Some trucks have two trailer beds for extra cargo.  Some states even allow triple trailers.  The trailers are connected to the cabin and the other trailers by a hitch.  This hitch is what keeps them connected.  However, defects in the hitch, improper maintenance, and improperly hitching the trucks can result in tractor trailer unhitch accidents in New Mexico.  Learn more about this type of crash and serious personal injuries.

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