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.
Understanding Burn Injuries From Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer
Burn injuries may not be the first thing you think of when you hear about a New Mexico trucking accident. But our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer will tell you that burn injuries are some of the most painful, debilitating, and devastating injuries that a victim of an 18 wheeler could sustain. This is because burn injuries damage nerves and destroy tissue to a level that is unsalvageable. Burn injuries are also quite common in big rig crashes with semi tractor trailers, double trailers, 18 wheelers, and other box trucks.
Can a Minor Commence a Wrongful Death Action in New Mexico? Lordsburg Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Using the Recent Fatal Lordsburg, NM Trucking Accident on I-10 as an Example
Early last week there was a horrible and fatal Lordsburg, NM trucking accident on I-10 involving two semi tractor trailers and one pickup truck. Four people were killed, including both truck drivers and both adults in the pickup truck, according to news sources. A brave 13-year-old girl was the sole survivor of the fiery wreck, but was listed in critical condition and no update has been released. The Lordsburg trucking crash occurred when one semi tractor trailer crossed the centerline median and struck another semi tractor trailer head on. The big rig that crossed the centerline median also hit the pickup truck. Both trucks erupted into a fiery blaze. Three people died at the scene or immediately when brought to the hospital. Another died a few days later.
Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Centerline Violation in Fatal Lordsburg Trucking Accident
One week ago there was a horrific Lordsburg trucking accident caused by a centerline violation. The crash ultimately resulted in four fatalities and one 13-year-old girl suffering critical injuries. News outlets are reporting that a tractor trailer crossed the centerline for unknown reasons and collided head on with another tractor trailer. The truck also blocked the roadway and collided with a pickup truck carrying three people. The collision between the trucks also caused a large fire. Both truck drivers and both front-seat passengers in the pickup truck were killed. The crash occurred in Lordsburg, NM on I-10, which has been a common stretch of roadway for serious New Mexico trucking accidents and wrongful deaths.
I-10 Trucking Accident in Lordsburg, NM Causes Fourth Death: New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains
Sunday there was a horrific trucking accident involving two tractor trailers and pickup truck on I-10 near Lordsburg, New Mexico. The crash had killed three people, Jose Apodaca of El Paso, Susan Rojo of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Sean White, of West Covina, California. News sources are reporting that a fourth person, Arnold Rojo, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, has also passed away due to his injuries. There was also a 13-year-old passenger who is in critical condition, but there is no update as to her status. Our New Mexico trucking accident lawyer and entire staff at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. express their deepest condolences to all families, friends, and first responders in this catastrophic crash.
New Mexico Trucking Accidents Causing a Broken Leg
A broken leg or fractured leg is a very painful injury. And it will be painful for a long time, because the healing and recovery can take months. Some catastrophic injuries could still cause pain for years after a broken leg. This is because the bones in your leg are very strong. The femur is considered the strongest bone in your body, and it takes a lot of force to break a femur. While this is possible in any type of auto accident, it is incredibly more likely in a New Mexico trucking accident given the sheer size and forces generated in an 18 wheeler crash.
Mark Caruso is a Member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Which is Rare for Attorneys to be in
New Mexico trucking accident attorney Mark Caruso of the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. is a Member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. Mark Caruso is just one of 500 attorneys in the entire United States who holds this membership. This membership cannot be bought or simply given by asking. It requires both actual experience and results in handling trucking accident cases, as well as an evaluation and assessment test to demonstrate the lawyer's knowledge in the area of truck crashes. Only once proven experience, results, and a passing evaluation is achieved can a personal injury lawyer be offered membership in the Academy of Truck Accident Lawyers. This is truly a rare membership that the vast majority of personal injury lawyers do not have and simply do not qualify for.