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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.

Oversized Loads Causing New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Commercial vehicles like semi tractor trailers, flatbeds, 18 wheelers, and other box trucks are meant to haul cargo. Sometimes that could be big cargo such as concrete barriers, large portions of bridges, machinery, or simply large objects. These types of loads are considered "oversized loads." This means that this cargo is either wider, longer, or heaver than what is normally permitted to be hauled by a commercial vehicle. This also means these types of loads are more dangerous and deadly, meaning they are more likely to cause serious or fatal New Mexico trucking accidents in a collision, crash, or other wreck.

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