New Mexico state law has some pretty comprehensive vehicle and traffic laws. Many of the statutes have safety in mind. But when it comes to safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) tops them all. This is a federal agency that has promulgated commercial vehicle regulations which governed everything from equipment to truck driver conduct, even dictating how a truck driver is allowed to spend his or her time over an 8-day period! These regulations are overwhelmingly meant to safe people and protect them. Learn how these federal rules protect use from New Mexico trucking accidents from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers here.
Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Liability When a NM Trucking Accident is Caused by an Ill or Fatigued Driver
Even in the best of circumstances and situations, a large commercial vehicle like a big rig, semi tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, double trailer, or other box truck is just downright dangerous. This includes when a truck driver is in his or her best health and condition. But when a truck driver is ill or fatigued, it makes these large commercial vehicles significantly more dangerous and deadly. When an individual is injured in a NM trucking accident due to an ill or fatigued truck driver, federal regulations under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will apply and help to establish liability. This is a powerful tool for a victim of an 18 wheeler wreck and can help recover compensation for serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one.