New Mexico Trucking Accidents Caused by Heavy Traffic on July 4th
While many of us spent Independence Day rallying or celebrating with family, friends, and neighbors, many people were still working during July 4th. Trucking companies and logistics companies send their truck drivers out over the July 4th holiday because they have deadlines to meet. Especially since July Fourth was on a Wednesday this year, many trucking companies did not hesitate to keep business as usual. Yet July Fourth brings heavier traffic on our roadways while truck drivers are trying to weave their big rigs through traffic to get to their destination immediately to be paid. This is a dangerous recipe for serious New Mexico trucking accidents.
Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer knows how dangerous July 4th can be for everyone on the roads. According to statistics, Independence day is one of the deadliest days on the roads and causes a high number of injuries and wrongful deaths. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or if you lost a loved one in a New Mexico trucking accident, please call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn how we can help you and your family recover compensation you keep to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and funeral expenses by dialing (505) 883-5000.
Why July Fourth Causes New Mexico Trucking Accidents
The trucking industry is all about speed and money. The faster deliveries are performed, the faster they get paid. This means that unrealistic deadlines are common, and trucking companies push truck drivers to work harder, longer, and even against the FMCSA regulations all to get their deliveries done faster.
But on July Fourth, many people are out traveling and visiting family or friends. This means increased traffic on the roadways. I-25 and I-10 are usually very congested in general, and I-40 can become heavy with traffic on holidays. During a holiday like July Fourth, these highways and roadways can be extremely busy and result in heavy traffic. But when a truck driver wants to get to his or her destination quickly around this traffic, he or she may take risky maneuvers which can result in New Mexico trucking accidents.
Truck driver may also get road rage or become aggressive if other drivers are congesting roadways. Because Independence Day brings out many people who may not normally drive long distances, some of these drivers may be inexperienced or make judgment errors. If a truck driver is trying to move quickly and cannot get around these vehicles, aggressive maneuvers may result in serious trucking accidents with big rigs, box trucks, 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, and other large motor vehicles.
Injured in a July Fourth Trucking Accident? Were the Roads Congested? Was the Truck Driver Acting Aggressively? Call our Firm
When a New Mexico trucking accident occurs on July Fourth, victims may be seriously injured due to the negligence of a truck driver. In the most serious cases, victims may be wrongfully killed all because a truck driver and trucking company wanted to move faster with deliveries to make more money. This is unacceptable and we will hold them accountable for you. Call us to schedule a FREE appointment with our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn what we can do for you. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.