Albuquerque Trucking Accident Attorney Explains How High Speed Trucking Accidents in New Mexico Kill Innocent Victims
Trucking accidents occurring at high speed are some of the most deadly accidents possible. Even worse than accidents such as explosions, fires, or chemical spills. But most high speed trucking accidents actually do involve explosions, fires, or chemical spills as a result of the collision because many times the large commercial trucks are carrying hazardous materials. If the initial impact does not kill the victims, the subsequent conditions like fire very well could.
Here are the Mark Caruso, our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys have handled many high speed collisions occurring on some of the busiest interstates in New Mexico. We have the knowledge and proven track record of success representing those injured or killed in serious trucking accidents, including accidents resulting in deadly fires. Call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000. You only pay us if we win your case! Learn how we can help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and lost wages today.
High Speed Collisions on Interstates in New Mexico
High speed trucking accidents naturally occur most commonly on highways and interstates. New Mexico has some of the busiest interstates in the region, if not the country. These include Interstate 40 and Interstate 25 cutting through Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Interstate 10 cutting through Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the bottom of the state. Most portions of these interstates are 75 MPH, but most motorists go even faster.
It is this speed which is the deadly factor in trucking accidents. Commercial trucks are large and heavy. This heavy weight becomes like a battering ram in a collision. It makes large commercial trucks harder to steer, harder to brake, and harder to maneuver or turn. This is a dangerous combination of factors which can lead to trucking accidents.
This heavy weight at a high speed also creates more force or momentum. This means that the large commercial truck needs to slow to stop or disburse to stop this momentum. If the truck driver cannot stop in time, that means it will have to disburse this momentum. This transfers the force into whatever the truck hits which could be a passenger vehicle.
At high speed, passenger vehicles hit by a large commercial truck can be absolutely destroyed. The energy from the fast-moving truck goes through the passenger vehicle and into the occupants. This can cause serious personal injuries and easily cause death to all involved in the trucking accident.
High Speed New Mexico Trucking Accidents Causing Death or Serious Injury Need Our Legal Representation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico truck accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.