There are many people who have prescription drugs. Something as simple as for blood pressure or acid reflux is commonplace. Other people may be on stronger prescription drugs, such as for mental health, diabetes, or liver conditions. All of these are generally safe to drive on. Unfortunately, some people may suffer an injury and be on powerful prescription drugs for pain management. These drugs could become dangerous if a person operates a motor vehicle. Most say do not operate heavy machinery while using these drugs. However, unfortunately many truck drivers need to make money and will operate vehicles anyway when under powerful pain killers. These drugs could result in serious New Mexico trucking accidents.
Large commercial vehicles are dangerous no matter how they are operated. Even very skilled and careful drivers could still cause catastrophic trucking accidents. One of the most dangerous maneuvers that large tractor trailers, double trailers, tankers, flatbeds, and other big rigs could do is back up. One of the most dangerous locations for backing up is on the roadway. While it sounds like it may not make sense for a large truck to backup on a roadway into a driveway, sometimes it is even more dangerous to go head in and then have to backup on the roadway. Unfortunately, anytime a large truck is backing up it could result in serious New Mexico trucking accidents. When a truck is backing up across lanes of traffic, that type of trucking accident could be a broadside collision. This is particularly true at night. Learn more from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers available here.
New Mexico interstate trucking accidents can be deadly for many reasons. Inherently, large commercial trucks have more force in collisions and therefore connect with more violence. This is due to a truck's sheer size and weight, which is magnified on highways and interstates like I-10, I-25, and I-40. This is why interstate trucking accidents are commonly deadly in New Mexico, no matter what type of collision. While there are many possible types of collisions and causes for 18 wheeler wrecks, our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers want to share 3 common reasons why New Mexico interstate trucking accidents can be so deadly.
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.
Large commercial vehicles like semi tractor trailers, tankers, double tandem trailers, big rigs, and other box trucks all have one thing in common: Massive blind spots. Yes, they have additional mirrors and some newer trucks have blind spot warning and support systems. However, no matter the protections, blind spots on a large truck are dangerous and can result in serious personal injuries. One of the common excuses for a blind spot trucking accident is that "I didn't see you," with "I" being the truck driver and "you" being the smaller, passenger vehicle. Learn why this is not a defense from our New Mexico trucking accident lawyers here.