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Tire Blowout Causing Tractor Trailer Accident: Albuquerque, New Mexico Lawyers

Tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, big rigs, and other large box trucks have one thing in common--they have lots of wheels.  And these wheels are very important.  Even though there are many wheels on the cabin and the trailer, the failure of one wheel could set off a disastrous chain of events causing a tractor trailer accident.  In fact, a tire blowout is commonly the cause of many tractor trailer accidents, including some of the more recent ones in the news.  Learn more about how a tire blowout could cause a tractor trailer accident from our Albuquerque, New Mexico lawyers.

Albuquerque, New Mexico Types of Back Injuries from 18 Wheeler Wrecks

Large commercial vehicles can result in horrible personal injuries in even low speed crashes.  But most commercial vehicle accidents with big rigs, 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, and other box trucks do not occur at low speed, they occur at a moderate or high speed on highways and interstates like I-40, I-25, or I-10.  The truth is that 18 wheeler crashes are powerful and can result in devastating injuries at any speed.  One of the most common injuries in any Albuquerque, New Mexico motor vehicle accident is a back injury.  Learn about the different types of back injuries from our New Mexico lawyers available here.

Albuquerque, New Mexico I-40 Big Rig Crash Killed 1, Injured 5

News sources are still reporting and updating about a fatal big rig crash on I-40 approaching Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The crash occurred on October 10, 2019 at approximately 1:30 AM.  On truck crossed the centerline and the median and flipped over.  It collided with two other big rigs which were oncoming.  The three big rig crash on I-40 resulted in one fatality and five other people were injured.  The cause of the Albuquerque I-40 trucking crash has not been determined.  There is no word on the five other victims or what vehicle(s) they were in.  There is also no word on which vehicle the victim was operating.  The fatal trucking accident occurred just outside of Grants.

Broadside Collisions with Tractor Trailers Backing Up: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers Explain

Large commercial vehicles are dangerous no matter how they are operated.  Even very skilled and careful drivers could still cause catastrophic trucking accidents.  One of the most dangerous maneuvers that large tractor trailers, double trailers, tankers, flatbeds, and other big rigs could do is back up.  One of the most dangerous locations for backing up is on the roadway.  While it sounds like it may not make sense for a large truck to backup on a roadway into a driveway, sometimes it is even more dangerous to go head in and then have to backup on the roadway.  Unfortunately, anytime a large truck is backing up it could result in serious New Mexico trucking accidents.  When a truck is backing up across lanes of traffic, that type of trucking accident could be a broadside collision.  This is particularly true at night.  Learn more from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers available here.

Fatal New Mexico Jackknife Trucking Accidents

One of the most violent types of New Mexico trucking accidents is a jackknife trucking accident.  This is when a large commercial vehicle has the trailer (where the cargo is) and the cabin (where the driver sits) fold into itself to form a right angle.  The appearance of the cabin and trailer cutting into itself at an angle resembles an old folding "jackknife" which is why this type of trucking accident is known as a jackknife trucking accident.  This can be one of the most deadly and devastating types of New Mexico trucking accidents that victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

Tractor Trailer's Jumping Curbs and Hitting Pedestrians

Large commercial vehicles like tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, tankers, and other box trucks are inherently more difficult to operate.  In fact, they are so difficult to operate that a special license is required which is only issued after a written test, shadowing another driver, and passing a practice test/road exam.  One of the most dangerous maneuvers is a turn, especially in a city or urban area.  This is because large tractor trailer that jumps a curb could cause significant damage to pedestrians and other motorists.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico trucking accident due to a tractor trailer jumping curbs and hitting pedestrians, please ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers how we can help.

Wide Turns Causing New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Large commercial trucks like big rigs, tankers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, and other box trucks require additional space to maneuver.  This is obvious given their large size.  One of the most common maneuvers that big rigs need additional space to maneuver are turns.  This is why many large trucks make a looping turn which starts in the opposite direction of the turn and then loops back to the turning side.  This wide turn allows the truck's trailer to clear whatever curb or edge there is on the roadway.  But with wider turns comes greater margins for error and the possibility for a collision.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico trucking accident due to wide turns, please ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers for a FREE case review.

Rain Causing a New Mexico Trucking Accident: Victim Rights Explained by Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico trucking accident during the rain, especially heavy rain, you may be entitled to compensation because of a truck driver's negligence.  This is because New Mexico law and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require truck drivers to slow down or stop during inclement weather.  Thus, an 18 wheeler that is driving half the speed limit could still be driving too fast for the weather conditions.  Learn more about liability in adverse weather like rain or heavy rain from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer in our post here.

Fatigued Truck Driver Causing a New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck

When a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck is caused by a fatigued truck driver, a victim of this dangerous and often deadly type of auto accident should call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers.  This is because New Mexico law and federal regulations under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) require truck drivers to have certain rests/breaks, time limits on driving, and to NOT operate any motor vehicle when feeling tired or fatigued.  Any time a truck driver causes a serious or deadly New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck due to fatigue or sleepiness, victims may be entitled to compensation.  Learn more about why in the post by the Caruso Law Offices, P.C.

Lifetime Costs of Paralysis: Explained by Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

Not only is paralysis an incredibly debilitating and disabling injury, it is also a very costly one.  The lifetime costs of paralysis are astronomical.  Combined with the fact that a victim is less able to work and earn money, any type of paralysis injury burns the preverbal wick at both ends: increases your costs and decreases your income.  If you have been injured in a New Mexico auto accident and suffered a paralyzing injury, even if an incomplete or partial paralysis, you may be entitled to lifetime costs and compensation.  Ask our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. how we can help you today.

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