The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regularly studies 18 wheeler crash trends. This includes common causes and common violations. This is how new regulations, guidelines, and training can be implemented to begin reducing the dangerous trends and increasing the safety trends. Relating to the most dangerous trends which frequently cause big rig wrecks, here are is a list of the most common factors that our New Mexico trucking accident lawyers want you to know.
The power and force in New Mexico trucking accidents can cause significant and catastrophic injuries. Many times, these surgeries require significant surgeries. Sometimes there are emergency surgeries to restore function, repair damage, but also to save a victim's life. Anytime a person needs surgery it is a scary and concerning time. But when a loved one has to undergo surgery unexpectedly and due to the negligence of another person, it can be more than just scary and concerning, it can be petrifying, confusing, devastating, and even frustrating. Learn more from our New Mexico trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico trucking accident during the rain, especially heavy rain, you may be entitled to compensation because of a truck driver's negligence. This is because New Mexico law and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require truck drivers to slow down or stop during inclement weather. Thus, an 18 wheeler that is driving half the speed limit could still be driving too fast for the weather conditions. Learn more about liability in adverse weather like rain or heavy rain from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer in our post here.
When a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck is caused by a fatigued truck driver, a victim of this dangerous and often deadly type of auto accident should call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers. This is because New Mexico law and federal regulations under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) require truck drivers to have certain rests/breaks, time limits on driving, and to NOT operate any motor vehicle when feeling tired or fatigued. Any time a truck driver causes a serious or deadly New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck due to fatigue or sleepiness, victims may be entitled to compensation. Learn more about why in the post by the Caruso Law Offices, P.C.
Shoulder injuries can be particularly debilitating and painful. This is particularly true of rotator cuff injuries which may require surgery to repair. This is especially true after high-speed or powerful collisions, with like 18 wheelers, box trucks, or other tractor trailers. Our New Mexico trucking accident lawyer knows that trucking accidents resulting in rotator cuff injuries very commonly require surgery, require time off of work, and create excruciating pain. These injuries also result in permanent disability. Learn what a victim's rights may be here.
Last week a fatal Jal pickup truck crash involving a semi tractor trailer resulted in the death of 5 Texas residents. Four oilfield workers were in the pickup truck which crossed the centerline and struck the tractor trailer head on in what became a horrific New Mexico trucking accident. The 18 wheeler wreck occurred on New Mexico State Route 128 east of Jal, New Mexico and about 195 miles east of El Paso, Texas.
New Mexico State Police are reporting five deaths in a horrific Fatal Jal pickup crash involving a tractor trailer in southeast, NM. The crash occurred on Thursday morning, July 11, 2019 when the pickup truck crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming semi tractor trailer. All four occupants in the pickup truck were killed and the driver of the semi tractor trailer also died. Both vehicles caught in fire after the crash.
Tailgating, or following too closely, is an unnecessary and generally aggressive behavior which places people unnecessarily at risk for serious injury. It is also downright dangerous. This is because a vehicle that is tailgating reduces to time to react to the lead vehicle's actions and reduces the distance to stop or maneuver to avoid other vehicles. This is especially true when the tailgater is the driver of a large commercial vehicle like a semi tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, or tanker which already require more time to react and more distance to stop. As a result, it is common for tailgating and following too closely to result in serious or fatal New Mexico trucking accidents.
Fatal I-40 Trucking Accident in Washita County, Oklahoma has Caused the Death of a New Mexico Woman
News agencies are reporting a horrible 18 wheeler crash in Washita County, Oklahoma that has caused the wrongful death of a New Mexico woman. The crash occurred last week on Wednesday and involved two semi tractor trailers and one vehicle. According to Oklahoma State Police, one semi tractor trailer was traveling westbound. A vehicle and another semi tractor trailer were stopped for construction traffic. The semi tractor trailer struck the vehicle and forced it into the right side of the roadway. The same semi then struck another semi tractor trailer as it left the roadway. This driver of the vehicle, Greta Cox, 70, of Albuquerque, New Mexico was pronounced dead at the scene. The police report provides that the cause of the crash was due to "unsafe speed for traffic conditions." Our team and Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer believe this is a needless accident that is preventable. It is a horrible instance of an 18 wheeler crash causing a New Mexico wrongful death.
Severe New Mexico Trucking Accident Injuries Resulting in a Joint Replacement
A New Mexico trucking accident can result in catastrophic injuries. This is because a commercial vehicle like a big rig, 18 wheeler, semi tractor trailer, double trailer, and other large box truck generate a lot of force in a collision. This means individuals in smaller, passenger vehicles will be subjected to that force. This will cause extreme damage to individuals, which typically are focused on the head, spine, and joints. The joints that are most commonly injured are the shoulders, hips, and knees. When these structures are extensively injured, they could require a complete joint replacement. This is an extensive surgery which is permanent and irreversible.