New Mexico Trucking Accidents Causing Injuries to Truck Drivers by other Truck Drivers Can Result in Compensation
New Mexico has some of the busiest trucking routes throughout the country. Most of these routes use I-10, I-40, and I-25 to haul cargo north to south, east to west, and vice-versa. These interstates are very fast and can be congested in several areas, particularly in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Outside of New Mexico, many truck drivers from California in Ontario, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, and other surrounding areas frequently cut through New Mexico on their way to their final destination. Most times they can achieve this without incident.
However, sometimes there are very serious New Mexico truck crashes involving a big rig, tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, semi truck, tanker, flatbed, or other large commercial truck can occur on these busy interstates. When a commercial truck driver from California or another state is injured in a truck crash in New Mexico by another truck driver, he or she may have rights to compensation due to the negligence of the other driver.
Here at the Mark Caruso, we represent several victims who reside out-of-state and are involved in serious trucking accidents occurring in New Mexico. Many of these victims are drivers of large commercial trucks who are injured by other truck drivers. Truck verse truck crashes can be very serious, and our experienced New Mexico trucking accident attorney know that these collisions can result in debilitating, permanent, and life-threatening injuries. Call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation.
Causes of Truck on Truck Crashes on New Mexico Interstates
As with any type of motor vehicle accident, there are many different causes of trucking accidents. Almost all of these causes are avoidable and preventable by exercising a duty of reasonable care. This means that a truck driver can avoid causing injuries to other truck drivers if he or she drivers carefully and as he or she is expected to drive on public roads.
However, we all know this does not occur. And when two trucks collide on the interstate, the devastation and be absolutely catastrophic. These are two massive vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed. This is why many accidents caused by negligence can be compensated.
Recognizing a type of truck accident which is caused by negligence is very important to know whether you or a loved one have a claim. Some common causes include the following:
Failing to yield;
Driving too fast or speeding;
Failing to merge properly;
Not using turning signals;
Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign;
Mechanical error such as faulty brakes, broken steering column, or tire blowouts;
Failing to use emergency flashers after an accident or when disabled;
Driving too fast for the conditions, such as during a dust storm; and
Many other causes.
Common Injuries in a Truck versus Truck Collision on a New Mexico Interstate
Since big rigs, trailers, tandem trailers, and other large commercial trucks are big, heavy, and moving fast, they can cause serous personal injuries very easily. Some common personal injuries caused in a New Mexico trucking crash include the following:
Ruptured or injured organs;
Nerve injuries or damage;
Traumatic brain injuries;
Spinal cord injuries;
Loss of eyesight;
Wrongful death; and
Many other serious causes.
If You Have Been Involved in a New Mexico Trucking Collision and Live Out of State, Call Us Today to Learn What Your Rights are to Compensation!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car 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.