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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.


Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains What Injuries Could be Recovered from a New Mexico Trucking Accident

If you have been involved in a New Mexico trucking accident, it is likely you have sustained some type of personal injury. This is because large commercial trucks like big rigs, tankers, semi tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, and other box trucks have substantial momentum and force behind them when they collide with anything. This means that even low-speed collisions could result in significant damage to a smaller motor vehicle, which could mean significant personal injuries. When occupants are injured by a big rig crash, they may be entitled to compensation for these injuries. But not all damages and injuries that an individual has could be compensable from an 18 wheeler crash.


Albuquerque Trucking Accidents Resulting in Broken Bones Need Internal Fixation

New Mexico crashes with large commercial trucks like big rigs, tankers,18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, and other large box trucks usually result in serious personal injuries and wrongful death. This is particularly true in high speed crashes like on I-10, I-40, and I-25. Albuquerque trucking accidents are simply very dangerous and devastating types of injuries. One of the most common injuries is a broken bone. However, since large 18 wheelers have significant force behind them in a collision, bones do not just break but they can shatter. Bones splintering in multiple pieces are known as a comminuted fracture. This usually requires internal fixation to repair which means surgery. This can be incredibly painful and will likely subject an individual to have physical therapy and other treatment.


Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains the FMCSA Hours of Service Rules on How Long a Truck Driver Could Drive

The shipping and logistics industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. The largest part of this industry is shipping through large commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, big rigs, and other box trucks. As an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer, we know that the trucking industry is a business with a philosophy of time is money. The faster the delivery, the faster the paychecks. Interstates I-10, I-25, and I-40 play a huge role in interstate commerce and saving time because 18 wheelers traveling from California to the east coast will usually have to travel through New Mexico, especially because Ontario is a huge trucking port. This is particularly true in Albuquerque, where truck drivers can switch from west to east to north and south at the interstate exchange.


Understanding Your Rights When a Truck Defect Causing a New Mexico Trucking Accident: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, big rigs, and other box trucks are large and heavy. There are a lot of parts that go into the manufacturing of these vehicles, and which means there are a lot of parts that also need to be maintained, cleaned, regularly serviced, and replaced. While most trucking companies do a fair job at this, unfortunately some trucking companies put profits over safety and neglect basic maintenance. When trucking companies allow defects to become dangerous, it could result in a very serious and often fatal New Mexico auto accident.

Jackknife Trucking Crashes: Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck Lawyer Explains

Understanding Liability in Jackknife Trucking Crashes from our Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck Lawyer

While large 18 wheelers like big rigs, double trailers, semi tractor trailers, and other box trucks are difficult to operate, drivers undergo rather education, training, and testing before earning a commercial driver's license (CDL). This is because 18 wheelers are downright dangerous, even when operated property. As an Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck lawyer, our firm knows just how dangerous and deadly these crashes can become. One of the most dangerous mishaps caused by a large commercial vehicle is a jackknifed truck. This is when the cab (where the driver sits) and the trailer (the cargo section, or the box section) skid and slide our of normal alignment and form a right angle. This appears to look like a jackknife, hence the name.

Why Interstate Trucking Accidents are Fatal: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Why Instate Trucking Accidents are Fatal

As an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer, I know that all 18 wheeler accidents are dangerous. This is because large commercial trucks like semi tractor trailers, big rigs, box trucks, and other large vehicles are likely to cause serious personal injury because of their sheer size and weight which contributes greatly to momentum. That is, the more weight the more momentum that is gained as the speed increases. Thus, a box truck going only 5mph could have more momentum than a passenger vehicle going 30 mph. Due to this momentum, large commercial trucks are more likely to cause disastrous personal injuries or wrongful death because of the force that is generated and dispersed in a collision. This is particularly true in interstate or highway crashes, including on I-10, I-25, and I-40.

Died Weeks After Trucking Crash, Is it Still a Wrongful Death? New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer

New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains What Happens if the Victim of a Trucking Crash Dies Weeks Later

Most people have heard the term "wrongful death" before. This is a term that has been popularized in movies, TV, or books, particularly legal victim or crime investigation cases. But many people do not know that a wrongful death is action a type of legal action or right to vindicate the death of a loved one. One of the most common ways that a family member or dependent may be entitled to file a wrongful death case is in a New Mexico trucking accident. This is because these large 18 wheelers are likely to cause significant damage to whatever they collide with given their large size and heavy weight. Thus, the wrongful death of an occupant is more likely to occur.

Back Surgery after New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck

New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck Resulting in Back Surgery

Victims of a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck are likely to suffer very serious personal injuries. Many times these box truck crashes will require complicated and complex surgeries to repair the extensive damage done by these big rigs. Back surgery is one of the more involved types of surgeries that a person could need to undergo. Not only is it incredibly painful and debilitating, but it could result in a lifetime of restricted range of motion and weight-carrying rules. Patients may be out of work for weeks or even months while they are recovering from their back surgery.

Paralysis After New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck

New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck Causing Paralysis: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Paralysis is a very debilitating injury which a victim of a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck could suffer. There are two main ways that paralysis could affect a person. One way that it could affect a person is by resulting in a loss of sensation and feeling. The second way is that paralysis could result in a loss of function and movement. Indeed, a big rig crash could cause paralysis or paralyzing injuries with very little force. This is because, due to their large size and heavy weight, a large commercial vehicle such as a big rig can still generate significant momentum even at a low speed. This force is enough to permanent damage the spinal cord or injure the brain to cause paralysis.

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