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COULD A TRUCKING COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR A NM TRUCKING ACCIDENT BY SETTING UNREALISTIC DELIVERY SCHEDULES?

Trucking Companies May be Liable for Forcing Truck Drivers to Drive Faster than the Speed Limit

The trucking business is the class "time is money" type of industry. The faster the a truck driver makes a delivery, the faster that the truck driver and trucking company make money. The more deliveries done, the more money made. This kind of mentality is dangerous because it promotes behavior from trucking companies and truck drivers which cut corners on safety. This could result in a New Mexico trucking accident. One of the most obvious ways this happens is due to speeding. While truck drivers are required under New Mexico law and FMCSA regulations to comply with the speed limit on the roadway that they are driving, trucking companies want to earn more money and force more deliveries in a shorter timespan.

NM TRUCKING ACCIDENT CAUSED BY ILL OR FATIGUED TRUCK DRIVER: WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?

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.

18 WHEELER BRAKES FAILED AND CAUSED NEW MEXICO TRUCKING ACCIDENT

New Mexico Trucking Accident Caused When 18 Wheeler Brakes Failed: Understanding FMCSA Liability

One of the scariest fears that a motorist could face is a large 18 wheeler which loses its brakes. This nightmare scenario turns a large, heavy, and fast-moving big rig into an unguided missile which could cause catastrophic damage in whatever it connects with. Unfortunately, 18 wheelers with brake failures are not as uncommon as you may hope. They do occur and cause serious personal injuries or wrongful death of any occupants in a vehicle that may be unfortunate enough to be involved in the collision. Usually this collision is a rear end collision at nearly full speed. These types of New Mexico trucking accidents are very serious.

IS A TRUCKING COMPANY LIABLE FOR HIRING A DANGEROUS TRUCK DRIVER? ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER

Trucking Companies are Liable for Hiring a Dangerous Truck Driver: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

You don't need to be an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to know that large commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, big rigs, and other box trucks are very large and dangerous vehicles. This is true even when they are driven by an experienced truck driver. But when an inexperienced or a dangerous truck driver takes the wheel, it could result in catastrophic New Mexico trucking accidents causing serious personal injuries or wrongful death. When this occurs, it is not the victim's fault. The trucking company is the party in the best position to avoid having inexperienced and dangerous truck drivers on the road, and will usually render the trucking company liable for your crash.

COMPARING NY LIMO CRASH AND THE NM BUS CRASH: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER

Understanding Deadly Commercial Vehicle Crashes: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains NY Limo Crash and NM Bus Crash

A little over two months ago our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer reported on a deadly Greyhound bus and semi tractor trailer crash which occurred in Thoreau, NM on I-40. A total of 9 people were killed, including a prematurely born baby a few days after the crash. Despite how bad this crash was, there was another serious commercial vehicle crash last weekend in upstate New York. On October 6, 2018, a modified limo crashed and killed 20 people when it ran through a stop sign at a T-intersection and continued straight into a tree line. All 17 people in the limo were killed, the driver was killed, and two pedestrians. There are many questions what happened, and initial investigations are finding that the limo driver was not properly licensed and the limo failed a department of transportation inspection last month and was deemed not roadworthy.

REASONS WHY REAR END TRUCK CRASHES OCCUR: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER

Understanding the Reasons Why Rear End Truck Crashes Occur in New Mexico: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Most of us know that the vehicle that rear ends another vehicle is almost always going to be at fault. This common sense logic has been distilled into the common law, or judge-made law which interprets the public policy and public opinion as to certain aspects of life. This has also been codified into statutory law, or legislatively-made law. Under NM Stat section 66-7-318, "[t]he driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway."

Trimalleolar Fracture From New Mexico Trucking Accident

Broken Ankles from New Mexico Trucking Accident: Understanding the Trimalleolar Fracture

One common type of injury from a New Mexico trucking accident is a broken ankle or a fractured ankle. This could be due to a few types of fractures, but one of the most painful, difficult to heal, and longest-lasting injury is a trimalleolar fracture. This is because large box trucks cause crushing damage to both the body but also to vehicles. It is common for a driver or passenger's legs or feet to get caught underneath the vehicle in a significant 18 wheeler wreck. Ankles are usually the weak spot of the body which will break when part of the vehicle is collapsed on top of a person, frequently such as a collapsed dashboard and steering column.

Broken Bones from Albuquerque Big Rig Crash: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

Most Common Broken Bones from Albuquerque Big Rig Crash: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Discusses

An Albuquerque big rig crash can result in very significant injuries which can easily cause broken bones and fractured bones. This is because 18 wheelers like semi tractor trailers and box trucks are very heavy and moving very fast which generates a lot of force and momentum. This is particularly true on fast-moving highways and interstates, like I-40, I-25, and I-10 in New Mexico. One of the most common injuries our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer handles are broken bones or fractured bones. There are many possible fractures which could occur, but this post explores some of the most common fractures which are somewhat unique to trucking wrecks due to the shear size and force of these vehicles.

Dust Storm Truck Accident: Possible FMCSA and New Mexico Violations

There Could be FMCSA and New Mexico Violations in a Dust Storm Truck Accident

Dust storms are one of the most dangerous weather conditions in New Mexico that people do not take seriously. This could be because many dust storms may be an inconvenience more than a hazard. Whereas other times this is because people driving in New Mexico are not actually from New Mexico and know how the dust storms can impair visibility. This is usually the case of truck drivers who are using New Mexico's main interstates like I-40, I-25, and I-10 to navigate through the state. Our interstates in New Mexico can change direction north and south, but also east and west, which make these hubs very important for truckers. But when a truck driver does not take a dust storm seriously and there is a dust storm truck accident, New Mexicans could be seriously injured or wrongfully killed.

NEW MEXICO TRUCKING ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY TEXTING: FMCSA AND NM VIOLATIONS

Texting While Driving Causes New Mexico Trucking Accident: FMCSA Violation and New Mexico Law Violation

We all know that texting while driving is very dangerous. The statistics back up this notion. For instance, almost 3,500 lives are lost and almost 400,000 people injured in distracted driving motor vehicle accidents. Cell phone use accounts for 26% of all motor vehicle accidents. The reason why texting while driving is so significant is it takes you eyes off the road, hand off the wheel, and mind off of driving. This creates a very dangerous combination. When the driver who is texting is operating a large commercial vehicle such as an 18 wheeler, semi tractor trailer, tandem trailer, box truck, or other large commercial vehicle, it can result in significant New Mexico trucking accident. They can also be FMCSA regularity or New Mexico statutory violations.

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