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St. Patrick's Day Drunk Driving Crash in a Big Rig: Learn New Mexico Law Here

Understanding New Mexico Law When a Drunk Truck Driver Causes a Trucking Accident on St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day was yesterday which is a renowned holiday for celebration, particularly with libations. But some people may not be able to partake because they have to work. This includes truck drivers, some who have been driving for days to delivery cargo across the country. One common hub for truck drivers is in New Mexico, particularly in Albuquerque with the interstate exchange. Unfortunately, some truck drivers do not care about the state laws and federal regulations which prohibit them from driving before a shift or while driving. When a truck driver decides to enjoy St. Patrick's Day by drinking and then hops back into the cab of a truck to finish a delivery, it could put all of us at risk for a very serious and fatal New Mexico trucking accident.

High Winds Could Cause New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Truck Drivers are Required to Take Preventive Measures in High Winds: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Many news sources including the National Weather Service are forecasting high winds for New Mexico and particularly Albuquerque, including gusts over 75 MPH. People are advised to exercise extreme caution and avoid travel. High profile vehicles are also warned to avoid travel and use particularly care and caution. But as an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer, we know that commercial trucking companies will not yield this warning. After all, time is money and being out of service means that money is not being earned. This can result in very dangerous situations where large 18 wheelers, big rigs, semi tractor trailers, and other box trucks could be blown over. This could result in horrific crushing accidents, jackknife accidents, and rollovers.

Mark Caruso Holds Rare Membership in Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

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.

The Who, When, Where, How of Wrongful Death in New Mexico: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Understanding New Mexico Wrongful Death: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Important Information

Semi tractor trailer crashes are more likely to result in serious personal injuries or wrongful death than other types of motor vehicle crashes. This is because of their sheer size, weight, and force generated. This is particularly true on fast-moving highways and interstates like I-40, I-25, or I-10. It is important that families who have lost a loved one due to deadly big rig wreck know what their rights are under New Mexico law. It is important to not only know what their rights are to compensation, but also who may bring an action, how long, and for what types of claims. Our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. explains these important rights that every family must know.


Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains When Large Trucks Need to Put Up Warnings Such as Signs or Hazards

Not only can a large commercial truck like an 18 wheeler, big rig, semi tractor trailer, or other box truck cause serious injury when it is moving, but it can cause significant injury or even wrongful death when it is not moving. Indeed, when a large commercial truck is disabled on the side of a road it can be a dangerous hazard. This is particularly true on fast moving highways and interstates such as I-40, I-25, and I-10 when collisions by smaller passenger vehicles with stationary trucks could result in catastrophic wrecks. These can be some of the worst types of New Mexico trucking accidents.


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.


Understanding Whiplash Injuries: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Head and Neck Injuries in New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks

Most people have heard of a whiplash injury. This is a common type of injury in any motor vehicle accident, including in New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks. While more common at high speed crashes, even low speed trucking crashes involving large commercial trucks could result in devastating whiplash injuries. This is due to the size and momentum that a truck will generate even if traveling at a slow speed. But while many people have heard of whiplash injuries, most people do not know that they could result in a permanent and debilitating condition which could affect a patient for his or her entire life. But our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer knows and wants to share some important information with you.


New Mexico Trucking Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries: Symptoms of a Brain Injury to Know

Motor vehicle crashes involving large commercial trucks like semi tractor trailers, double trailers, box trucks, 18 wheelers, and other big rigs are likely to cause significant personal injuries. One of the most severe personal injuries that could be caused in New Mexico trucking accidents could include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). This could be a concussion, diffuse axon injury, coup contre-coup injury, or similar brain injury. Although some of these injuries result in immediate injuries and symptoms, other types brain injuries do not immediately result in personal injuries. In addition, these injuries also do not necessarily manifest themselves on imaging studies like a broken bone or torn muscle. Thus, some brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose and treat. It is important to know what the symptoms of a brain injury are to protect your rights.


Do 18 Wheelers Have Black Boxes? Learn What Information is Stored in a Big Rig from Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

Yes, 18 wheelers have black boxes. But not necessarily in the sense that you may be thinking like an airplane. Large commercial vehicles like semi tractor trailers, tankers, double trailers, 18 wheelers, big rigs, and other large box trucks have data recorders which check for certain information about the vehicle. The most common item is known as an electronic control module, or ECM. Some box trucks also have event data recorders or other more black box-like devices. It is important for everyone to know about a tractor trailer's ECM because information on that device may help prove a New Mexico trucking accident case if a person is ever involved in one. While this seems unlikely to happen to you, unfortunately according to NHTSA information, approximately 4,000 people will be killed and 111,000 people injured in semi tractor trailer crashes.


Polar Vortex Causing New Mexico Trucking Crashes Due to Snow and Ice

The news across the country is that the polar vortex had plummeted temperatures for the majority of Americans throughout the Midwest and Northeast. Here in New Mexico, temperatures did not drop to arctic levels but were still below freezing for several days in a row. This trend will continue at night with temperatures dropping at or to freezing. This is significant because if can lead to freezing and icy conditions. There will also be a freeze-thaw-cycle since the day temperatures will be above freezing, meaning there will be refreezing over night of new ice formations. This is dangerous for motorists because the refreezing could result in very slippery black ice. When icy conditions exists on any roadway, it could lead to New Mexico trucking crashes causing serious personal injuries.

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