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Failure to Yield Trucking Accident in Albuquerque, NM

Hurt in a Failure to Yield Trucking Accident in Albuquerque, NM?  Call Our Law Firm for Help

One of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents is one that occurs when a driver fails to yield to the right of way of another driver.  There are many ways that this could occur.  And there are many different vehicles that could violate this law and cause a crash.  But one of the most common is a truck driver operating an 18 wheeler accident, box truck, tanker, or other big rig that slows but does not stop and continues.  This is because some truck drivers think it is too burdensome to stop, and they think they have the right of way due to their size—which is not the law.  Others are aggressive and push through the intersection in an unsafe manner.  When this results in a failure to yield trucking accident in Albuquerque, NM, victims may be entitled to compensation.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced trucking accident lawyers in Albuquerque, New Mexico can help victims and their families recover compensation for their injuries, medical bills, and lost wages.  If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a failure to yield trucking accident in Albuquerque, NM, call for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help you.

Common Negligent Causes of a Failure to Yield Wreck

There are many ways that a driver could be negligent.  Negligence is the failure to act as a reasonable prudent person under the circumstances.  Failing to exercise reasonable care in the use or operation of a motor vehicle is a negligent act.  There are many ways that a truck driver could do that in a vehicle wreck, including the following:

  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop sign
  • Failing to merge into a lane properly
  • Unsafe turn or merge
  • Not driving in a roundabout properly 
  • Entering the roadway improperly
  • Running a yield sign
  • Speeding or driving too fast
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Drugged driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Mechanical errors like brake failure, and
  • Other common causes of negligent trucking accidents in New Mexico.

Common Injuries in Failure to Yield Truck Wrecks

There are many different types of injuries that could be caused by a failure to yield trucking accident.  These accidents could result in serious personal injuries or disability for several reasons, mostly because a victim is either t-boned or hit head on by a truck driver.  Some of the most common injuries include the following:

  • TBIs
  • SCIs
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve injuries
  • Significant scarring or lacerations 
  • Back injuries or neck injuries
  • Amputations 
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Torn muscles or ligaments injured
  • Wrongful death, and
  • Other serious injuries.

If You Were Injured in a New Mexico Trucking Accident, Call Our Law Firm For Help

If a failure to yield trucking accident in New Mexico harmed you, call our law firm for help at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We have a proven track record of success handling all types of motor vehicle accidents, especially big rig crashes.  Learn how our experienced team help can help you by dialing (505) 883-5000 to schedule your FREE consultation.  

We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico.  Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.