Proving Liability in a Commercial Truck Driving Accident Due to Speeding in New Mexico
Most people are aware or would think that an accident involving a semi-tractor trailer would likely be catastrophic due to the excessive force, size, and whatever the truck may be carrying. Sometimes, there are certain factors that increase the risk for an accident, and increase the risk for catastrophic injuries. One factor that leads to accidents and fatalities far too often is driving at an excessive speed. Drivers of any automobile understand the risks of operating a vehicle at an excessive speed. While speeding while driving any type of vehicle is incredibly dangerous, it can be far more dangerous to drive a big rig at an excessive speed. Commercial truck driving accidents due to speeding in New Mexico can lead to serious and catastrophic personal injuries.
This is a known and obvious issue too. Truck drivers know the risks associated with driving at an excessive speed, and are obligated to follow state and federal regulations. Unfortunately, commercial truck accidents due to speeding are far too common. Most of the time this is to just make deliveries faster to get paid faster. When they drive at an excessive speed and it leads to catastrophic injuries, they should be held liable for their actions.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we know that commercial truck driving accidents due to speeding in New Mexico should be handled by an experienced trucking accident lawyer. With over 35 years of experience handling catastrophic personal injury cases throughout New Mexico, our experienced lawyer and dedicated law firm is the skilled and competent representation that you need to help recover compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. Learn how we can help you during a FREE consultation.
Risks of Driving a Truck at an Excessive Speed
Speed limits are put in place for a reason. When truck drivers choose not to obey traffic laws, it puts everyone on the roadway at risk. Driving a truck at an excessive speed can be unsafe for reasons including the following:
- Difficulty stopping in a reasonable amount of time
- Many trucks are not built to be driver faster than 75 miles per hour. Exceeding that speed can lead to a blowout
- Risk of loss of control of the truck
- Failure to react to an object in the road, a pedestrian or other obstacle
- Risk for truck rollover
Injuries That May Be Sustained Due to a Trucking Accident Involving Excessive Speed
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones or fractures
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Brain injuries (i.e. concussion, traumatic brain injury, etc.)
- Internal injuries
- Back injuries (disc herniation, bulging discs, etc.)
- Spinal cord injuries (quadriplegia, paraplegia, etc.)
- Injuries to muscles and tendons
What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in a Trucking Accident Involving Excessive Speed
If you or your loved one was involved in a trucking accident in which you believe or it has been confirmed that the truck driver was driving at an excessive speed, there are a few things you should do right away:
- Call the police – It is important to contact the police so there is a record of what happened
- Seek medical attention – it is important to do so in order to document any potential injuries you may have
- Contact an experienced truck driving attorney – We will work to obtain the full amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries
- Do not speak to an insurance adjuster until you have secured an attorney. This is because insurance companies will often offer you much less (if any) as compensation for your injuries
Victims of Commercial Truck Driving Accidents Due to Speeding Should Call Our Law Firm
When a truck driver and trucking company places profits and greed above following the law, you have rights to protect under New Mexico law if you are seriously injured or if a loved one is wrongfully killed. Our law firm has helped victims and families in commercial truck driving accidents due to speeding in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, and throughout the rest of New Mexico. Learn how we can help you by calling (505) 883-5000 to schedule your FREE consultation.
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