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  • Common Causes of Fatal Trucking Accidents in New Mexico

    by Mark Caruso | 2020-01-24 | Firm News

  • Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Shares Common Causes of Fatal Trucking Accidents in New Mexico

    Catastrophic personal injuries are possible in any type of auto accidents.  This is particularly true of 18 wheeler wrecks and other big rig crashes.  But collisions with large commercial vehicles are more likely to result in fatal personal injuries which could cause the wrongful death of an innocent person.  There are many possible causes of fatal New Mexico trucking accidents, and most of them are due to the reckless, careless, and negligent conduct of a truck driver or trucking company.  Unfortunately, careless and reckless mistakes which negligently cause personal injuries do not bring back a lost loved one.  Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers can help victims and their families who have lost a loved one due to the reckless and careless conduct of truckers.  Learn about the common causes of fatal trucking accidents and how we can help.

    Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers have made a career out of representing victims who have been seriously injured in any type of auto accident.  We particularly handle big rig collisions and trucking accidents causing catastrophic injuries to victims, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, amputations, and other serious personal injuries.  We also handle wrongful death cases when a family has lost a loved one due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company.  This cases are particularly hard for both families and lawyers to bring.  This is why you need to hire an experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to handle any type of fatal collision.

    Common Causes of Fatal Trucking Accidents

    There are many possible causes of fatal trucking accidents.  Unfortunately, most of the causes of fatal trucking accidents in New Mexico are due to preventable and avoidable mistakes.  Some of the most common causes which could result in liability include some of the following:

    • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Violations – The FMCSA regulations cover a wide range of topics including truck driver conduct, trucking company conduct, and equipment requirements.  Any failure to comply with these FMCSA regulations could result in serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of an innocent person.  This particularly including hours of service violations, drunk driving violations, inclement weather issues, tire checks and maintenance, cargo securing, and other related hazards.
    • Falling asleep at the wheel and fatigued driving – FMCSA regulations have specific rules for truck drivers regarding how many hours they can operate a commercial vehicle in a single 24 hour period, in a seven day period, and in an eight day period.  If a truck driver violates these regulations, it could result in serious personal injuries if a truck driver falls asleep at the wheel.
    • Distracted Driving – cell phone use while driving is a serious problem for all motorists.  With truck drivers, distracted driving can turn a large commercial vehicle into an unguided missile.  This could result in serious injuries and likely the wrongful death of innocent people.
    • Vehicle and traffic law violations – anytime a truck driver runs a red light or stop sign, fails to yield, speeds, or otherwise fails to observe the rules of the road, it could cause a serious and fatal trucking accident.  Luckily, all motorists and truck drivers have to do is follow the law.  Unfortunately, far too many truckers think they own the roads.  They do not.  While there are many truck drivers, some truckers cause fatal trucking accidents by simply failing to follow the law.

    Families Who Lost a Loved One in a Fatal Trucking Accident in New Mexico Should Call our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers

    If you lost a loved one in a New Mexico trucking accident, please ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers for help today.  We understand how physically, emotionally, and financially difficult it is when a loved one is wrongfully killed by the negligence of a truck driver or another motorist. Call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.