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.

Albuquerque, NM Fatal I-40 Trucking Accident

Victims of New Mexico trucking accidents including this fatal Albuquerque, NM fatal I-40 big rig crash should call an experience trucking accident lawyer like the 18 wheeler wreck lawyers at the Mark Caruso  This is because trucking accidents are always more complicated than other motor vehicle accidents.  Retaining counsel that handles primarily trucking accident cases is usually the best way to ensure your rights are protected.

This accident with three big rigs on I-40 near Grants, NM is tricky.  Right now we do not have a lot of information and facts what entirely happened.  However, we know that three big rigs were involved in a fatal crash when one big rig crossed the centerline median and the other two big rigs hit the truck head on.  Possible issues to consider are the following:

  • Where are the victims from?  Even if the victim is from another state, it is very likely that the victim should bring a claim in New Mexico because New Mexico tort law regarding negligence (like personal injury cases in trucking accidents) would govern.  This means that victims and their families need New Mexico lawyers, even if they live in other states, to ensure their rights are protected by having lawyers licensed and familiar with New Mexico law.
  • Where are the trucking companies from?  While it is unlikely that all three trucking companies are from New Mexico, it could be possible.  But finding out where the trucking companies are truck is important because if they are out of state, federal court is likely where the case will be brought as opposed to New Mexico state court.
  • Truck drivers hurt have rights too.  many people blame truck drivers anytime there is a big rig crash, even if it is not the truck driver’s fault.  But New Mexico has a lot of truck drivers, including truck drivers who do not live in New Mexico but work in New Mexico such as drivers from Upland, CA, San Bernardino, CA, or Ontario, CA.  Other truck drivers are from Arizona or Texas.  Any of these drivers hurt in New Mexico have rights in New Mexico state courts and maybe federal courts.

Fatal Albuquerque, NM I-40 Big Rig Crash Lawyers

To the 1 victim and 5 injured, our law office sends the deepest condolences in this horrible tragedy.  We know that is not enough to bring back your loved one, but we hope if you have questions you’ll ask us to help you make sense of this tragedy and what your rights may be as a victim or family who lost a loved one.  If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a trucking accident case, please call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Mark Caruso by dialing (505) 883-5000.  

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