Pain and suffering is usually the largest part of a damages award that victims of New Mexico auto accidents may be entitled to. While many people may have heard of pain and suffering before, and you may believe you know what it means, you may actually be surprised that pain and suffering is broken down in several difference aspects that are important in your case. This is because pain and suffering could be everything from the moment of your accident until the estimated time of your death. Or in some wrongful death cases, pain and suffering may even be measured by the moment when a victim realizes he or she is about to be mortally injured and is in fact mortally injured--known as pre-impact terror. Learn more from our New Mexico auto accident lawyers in our article here.
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.
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.
The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) has selected Mark Caruso, Esq. of the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. as one of the 2019 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New Mexico. This is a huge honor and carries with it extreme recognition of the great work that Mark Caruso, Esq. and the staff at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. perform for clients. Learn more about this award 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.
Your hip is your largest joint and it is one of the most complex joints that you have. Your hip is also one of the most important joints because it is weight bearing and, even though you have a hip on each side, when one side of your hip is injured it will affect the other hip. While your hip joint is very sturdy, it is not impervious. Auto accidents are common causes of hip injuries, particularly New Mexico trucking accidents. Learn about the most common hip injuries from our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer and what it means for your case in our post here.
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.
It goes without saying that your heart is a major organ. It is well-protected behind bone, muscle, and significant tissue. Motor vehicles further protect your chest and heart from injury with seat belts, air bags, and size cushions. But this does not mean that your heart is impervious to damage. Heart injuries caused by a New Mexico auto accident are common, especially in New Mexico trucking accidents. This means that victims could suffer irreparable and permanent damage to their heart which could create a lifetime of disability. In severe cases it could result in the wrongful death of a victim.
Injured After an 18 Wheeler Ran a Stop Sign: New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Rights
The most important part about operating a motor vehicle is following the traffic patterns, traffic laws, and traffic control signs or lights. This is especially true around intersections. And this is even more important for drivers of large commercial vehicles such are tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, big rigs, tankers, and other box trucks. One of the most important signs to comply with is a stop sign. A stop sign is important because it preserves the right-of-way in an intersection. It also prevents extremely dangerous side-impact collisions which could result in the wrongful death of a person. This is especially true with large commercial trucks, which a New Mexico trucking accident caused by running a stop sign could very likely result in the wrongful death of innocent individuals. Simply put, innocent people will get seriously hurt or killed if an 18 wheeler ran a stop sign and caused a crash.