Understanding the Law and Dangerous of a High Speed trucking Accident in New Mexico
Trucking accidents are always dangerous, even at low speeds. This is because of their heavy weight and speed which generate momentum. The faster the vehicle is going, and the greater the weight, the higher the momentum. This is why a truck weighing 60,000 lbs and traveling at 5 MPH has more momentum than a car weighing 3,000 lbs and traveling about 50 MPH. This is a huge difference which is why a high speed trucking accident in New Mexico can cause serious or catastrophic damage which results in the permanent disability or wrongful death of an innocent person.
At the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we know this fact to be true. We have handled hundreds of serious personal injury cases including some of the most severe trucking accidents in New Mexico. We have dedicated our law firm to protecting the rights of victims who have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed due to the negligence of a truck driver, trucking company, or maintenance/repair company. We work hard for our clients and use a contingency fee agreement which means we only get paid after we collect a settlement or court award for our client. This means there is no risk to have us start to protect your rights to compensation for a high speed trucking accident in New Mexico.
Speed Kills: High Speed Trucking Accidents in New Mexico Can Be Fatal
There are many causes of high speed trucking accidents on our interstate and highways such as I-40, I-25, and I-10. The most common causes are all those which are preventable with the proper use and operation of a commercial vehicle like an 18 wheeler or big rig. Unfortunately, the trucking industry is a time is money business which means that they will do everything they can to make as much money as possible as fast as possible. This means that victims and their families will have serious personal injuries do to the greed of another person or company.
The most common causes of speeding include the following:
- Aggressive driving
- Inexperienced driver
- Trucking companies with unrealistic deadlines
- Truck drivers who do not care
- Rushing drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Not paying attention or inattentive, and
- Many other common causes.
Speeding is Illegal in New Mexico
It is well known that speeding above the posted limit is illegal. This means that a truck driver who is speeding is likely violating the law and exposing everyone else on the roadway at risk for serious personal injury or wrongful death. New Mexico law makes it clear that speeding is unlawful, and provides under New Mexico Stat. 66-7-301 that “[i]n every event, speed shall be so controlled by the driver as may be necessary: (1) to avoid colliding with a person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway; (2) to comply with legal requirements as may be established by the state highway and transportation department or the New Mexico state police division of department of public safety and the duty of all persons to use due care . . . .”
When a truck driver violates this section of law and causes a serious high speed trucking accident in New Mexico, it can result in serious injuries to an innocent victim.
Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for your High Speed Trucking Accident Case
If you or a loved one were seriously injured due to a truck driver who was speeding on I-40, I-25, or I-10, ask our personal injury lawyers and trucking accident lawyers at the Albuquerque, New Mexico law firm of the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation. Call to schedule your FREE appointment with our legal team by dialing (505) 883-5000.
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.