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.
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.