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New Mexico Trucking Accident and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by New Mexico Trucking Accident: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Large commercial trucks like big rigs, 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, and other box trucks usually cause devastating and catastrophic injuries in a New Mexico trucking accident, including a traumatic brain injury. This is due to their sheer size and weight which generates considerable momentum and force in a collision. This is magnified on fast-moving interstates and highways like I-40, I-25, and I-10. According to the CDC, there are bout 2.8 million traumatic brain injury-related emergency department visits or deaths in the United States each year. Traumatic brain injuries are some of the worst injuries that an individual in a New Mexico trucking accident could sustain. Individuals suffering from a traumatic brain injury should call an experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn their rights.

NM 18 Wheeler Wreck Caused by a Dust Storm: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Attorney

When a Dust Storm Causes a New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Attorney Explains

A speck of dirt and some dust does not seem like a lot. But when there is a lot of dirt and dust, and add some wind, it can be a very dangerous weather phenomenon. Those living outside of the cities particularly know this, especially those who need to commute on interstates or highways such as I-10, I-40, or I-25. Large commercial truck drivers also know how dangerous dust storms can be, which can really hurt a trucking company's bottom line. But this does not stop big rigs and box trucks from continuing to drive in dust storms which could result in catastrophic New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck. If you or anyone you know has been hurt in a dust storm trucking accident, you may have some questions for our Albuquerque trucking accident attorney.

I Was Not Wearing my Seatbelt in a NM Big Rig Crash: Do I Still Have a Claim?

No Seatbelt in a New Mexico Big Rig Crash: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains the "Seatbelt Defense"

If it is one thing about insurance companies that is nearly always true, they will try to blame the victim for the crash and the injuries. This is particularly true in a New Mexico big rig crash causing serious personal injuries. A truck driver, trucking company, and the truck's insurance carrier will attempt to blame the victim in an effort to mitigate the injuries, including claiming that the victim did not wear an available seatbelt. This argument may even seem logical and persuasive, because New Mexico law even requires all occupants to wear a seatbelt under NM Stat. 66-7-372. However, the "seatbelt defense" does not apply in New Mexico and this is why you need to speak with an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer.

New Mexico Big Rig Crashes Caused by Speeding: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

Speeding Truck Big Rig Crashes in New Mexico: Reasons for Speeding and Liability Explained

The saying "speed kills" is so true when it comes to large commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, big rigs, tractor trailers, and other box trucks are on fast moving roadways like I-10, I-40, and I-25. These large trucks generate a considerable amount of momentum and force when they gain speed. Even at or below the speed limit they can also cause significant devastation and catastrophic damage when they collide with anything else. If this is a smaller, passenger vehicle, the devastation could be significant and result in life-threatening personal injuries to occupants. This is particularly why large commercial trucks that are speeding could result in even worse of an impact. But trucking companies want truck drivers to make deliveries quicker, which means that they will drive faster to make those deliveries on time. When speeding causes a New Mexico big rig crash, call an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn what your rights may be.

Back Injuries After an Albuquerque Trucking Accident

Common Back Injuries After an Albuquerque Trucking Accident: New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer

It is very common for an individual involved in a motor vehicle crash to have back pain. In fact, it is common to have back pain in general. It seems to be a normal aspect of aging. Or at least that is what the defense will say about your back pain in any motor vehicle accident. This is particularly true in an 18 wheeler wreck, or any collision with a large box truck, semi tractor trailer, tanker, double trailer, or other commercial vehicle. This is because large commercial vehicles like big rigs will cause large impacts in an Albuquerque trucking accident. This will result in a significant force upon the body and the back, making back injuries more likely and more severe.

NM Big Rig Wreck Caused by Drugged Driving: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains FMCSA

Drugged Driving of a Truck Driver Causing New Mexico Big Rig Wrecks: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Shares Applicable Statutes and FMCSA Regulations

It is well-known that drunk driving is incredibly dangerous and deadly. But new studies find that "drugged driving" is actually more common now than drunk driving. Other studies have found that drugged driving is just as dangerous if not more dangerous than drunk driving, and confirming drugged driving is more common. This problem is not just for drivers of passenger vehicles, but is a common issues with truck drivings too. It is common for truck drivers to use caffeine pills and other supplements to stay awake in order to make more deliveries and operate on a lesser amount of sleep. But after years of using caffeine, the effectiveness may wear-off and many truck drivers actually resort to illegal drugs that are stimulants like cocaine. This can help keep a driver awake, but is obviously illegal and impairs judgment. The use of any supplement, especially illegal drugs which result in "drugged driving," can result in very serious New Mexico big rig wrecks.

Bernalillo Bus Crash in New Mexico on I-25: Tractor Trailer Hits Bus that Lost Control

Three Have Died in a Bernalillo, NM Bus Crash Involving a Tractor Trailer on I-25

Severe Concussion from a NM Big Rig Crash: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

Understanding a Severe Concussion from a New Mexico Big Rig Crash: Dangers Explained by Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

We often hear of concussions. Particularly right now in the NFL as to "concussion protocol" and players suffering more and more concussions. These are common injuries in most contact sports and the most common brain injury that a victim could sustain. But that does not mean that concussions are minor injuries. There are a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI. In fact, concussions caused by New Mexico big rig crashes can result in debilitating and permanent conditions which can render a person unable to hold the same employment, concentrate, loss vision, and have trouble walking, among other more serious conditions. If you have been involved in a New Mexico big rig crash and sustained a severe concussion, please call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer.


Rear End Collisions in New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Liability and Possible Injuries

All rear end collisions could be potentially dangerous and devastating, even at low speeds. This is because the body, particularly the back and neck, is put at a susceptible position and angle which could easily be injured. This is particularly true of large commercial trucks like big rigs, 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, and other large box trucks. New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks causing a rear end collision generate a lot of force and powerful impact at any speed. These collisions are likely to result in serious personal injuries and should be reviewed by an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer.


New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks Causing Amputations: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Individuals who are involved in any type of motor vehicle crash may be seriously injured. But when a motor vehicle crash involved a large commercial truck like na 18 wheeler, semi tractor trailer, double trailer, big rig, or other large box truck, the risk of injury is significantly worse and more likely to result in catastrophic personal injuries. One type of catastrophic personal injury is an amputation. These injuries are common in New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks because of the sheer force and impact caused by these big rigs which can crush bone, severe blood vessels, and irreparably damage limbs.

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