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New Mexico Trucking Accidents Caused by Heavy Traffic on July 4th

While many of us spent Independence Day rallying or celebrating with family, friends, and neighbors, many people were still working during July 4th. Trucking companies and logistics companies send their truck drivers out over the July 4th holiday because they have deadlines to meet. Especially since July Fourth was on a Wednesday this year, many trucking companies did not hesitate to keep business as usual. Yet July Fourth brings heavier traffic on our roadways while truck drivers are trying to weave their big rigs through traffic to get to their destination immediately to be paid. This is a dangerous recipe for serious New Mexico trucking accidents.


July 4th Trucking Accidents: New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Increased Risks

Independence Day is a very important holiday for our great nation. Traditionally it is marked by barbecues and celebrations with family and friends, with fireworks at night signifying the historic battles for our freedom. Most people also take vacation during this week, particularly since July 4th is on a Wednesday. All of this means a few things in terms of safety. Statistics show that there is an increased amount of fatalities and injuries due to firework accidents, physical accidents like swimming or in sports, and of course due to motor vehicle collisions. In fact, long-term research reveals that July 4th is one of the deadliest days on our roadways. This includes collisions with big rigs, making a New Mexico trucking accident more likely to be fatal.


Texting While Driving Causes New Mexico Trucking Accident: FMCSA Violation and New Mexico Law Violation

We all know that texting while driving is very dangerous. The statistics back up this notion. For instance, almost 3,500 lives are lost and almost 400,000 people injured in distracted driving motor vehicle accidents. Cell phone use accounts for 26% of all motor vehicle accidents. The reason why texting while driving is so significant is it takes you eyes off the road, hand off the wheel, and mind off of driving. This creates a very dangerous combination. When the driver who is texting is operating a large commercial vehicle such as an 18 wheeler, semi tractor trailer, tandem trailer, box truck, or other large commercial vehicle, it can result in significant New Mexico trucking accident. They can also be FMCSA regularity or New Mexico statutory violations.


When a New Mexico Toppled Over Semi Tractor Crash Causes Serious Injuries or Wrongful Death, Victims May be Entitled to Compensation

Semi tractor trailers like 18 wheelers, box trucks, tandem trailers, and other large commercial vehicles are very large and very heavy. Not only do they generate a lot of force on highways and interstates like I-40, I-25, and I-10, thus making them deadly, they can also cause a lot of damage if they jackknife, rollover, or fall on top of another vehicle. This is particularly true if these large box trucks fall on top of smaller passenger vehicles. When this happens, it is very likely that victims of a toppled over semi tractor crash will be seriously injured or wrongfully killed due to the avoidable mistake of a truck driver. Victims should consult with an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn what their rights are to compensation.


Dust Storm Causes New Mexico 18 Wheeler Crash: Who is at Fault? Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

There can be many causes of any type of motor vehicle accident, including an 18 wheeler crash. Many times these collisions are caused by driver-error, meaning that a person was the cause fo the big rig crash. But other times "acts of God" could cause the crash, which includes animals jumping into the road, trees falling down, or even weather conditions. However, just because there is an ongoing "act of God" like a weather condition, does not mean that a driver does not need to use reasonable care under the circumstances. In fact, if an 18 wheeler crash is caused due to unreasonable acts during a dust storm, victims may be entitled to compensation and should call an experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer.


New Mexico Trucking Accident Causing a Broken Back: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Liability, Damages, and Compensation

A broken back is one of the most serious injuries that a victim of a New Mexico trucking accident could sustain. Your back is not only a vital support structure for your entire body, but it encompasses and protects the spinal cord which is the major message highway of nerves and signals from the brain to the rest of the body. If you back is broken, not only can the structures be damaged, but your body's ability to send messages can be impaired or permanently severed. This can results in paralysis and greatly affect a person's life. A New Mexico trucking accident is most likely to cause a broken back given the significant impact and force from these large box trucks. If you have been involved in an 18 wheeler crash causing a broken back, call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn what your rights to compensation may be.


Am I Entitled to Lost Wages in a New Mexico Trucking Accident? Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Victims of a New Mexico trucking accident have more to worry about than just the extreme pain and suffering they may endure in a catastrophic big rig crash. This is because 18 wheeler wrecks can cause damages to a victim and his or her entire family in more ways than just injury. These "damages" include extreme medical bills, property damage, and lost time from work. In fact, many times the largest compensatory damage in a box truck collision could be lost wages. Unfortunately, insurance carriers will fight you on lost wage claims if you do not have an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer.

Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injuries Caused by 18 Wheeler Wrecks: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

Understanding Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injuries Caused by 18 Wheeler Wrecks in New Mexico

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a type of brain injury which results in serious and debilitating injury to a person. Sometimes these effects are temporary, whereas other times these effects are permanent or even permanently deteriorating. A common cause of TBIs are motor vehicle accidents, particularly with large commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers, big rigs, tankers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, and other box trucks. While there are many types of TBIs, one common type is known as a coup-contrecoup brain injury which is likely to occur in high-impact collisions, particularly rear-end collisions.

Big Rig Crosses Centerline: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Liability

New Mexico Trucking Accidents Caused when a Big Rig Crosses the Centerline: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Liability

You do not need a driver's license to know that motorists are supposed to drive on the right side of the road. We see this as a passenger in the backseat as children before we even get close to the age to drive. Inherently we even walk on the right side of sidewalk or pathway we are on. Thus, when a driver operates a motor vehicle on the wrong side of the road and over the centerline, it can result in serious collisions or personal injuries. But when this vehicle is a large commercial truck that crosses the centerline, like a big rig, 18 wheeler, tanker, double trailer, semi tractor trailer, or other large box truck, the damage could be catastrophic and result in horrific injuries or wrongful death. Victims should call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to understand what rights they have when this occurs.

Drowsy Box Truck Drivers Causing New Mexico Trucking Accidents: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

Hours of Service Violations for Box Truck Drivers: When Drowsy Driving Causes New Mexico Trucking Accidents

One of the most dangerous things that a truck driver could do is to drive drowsy or fatigued. Yes, that is more driving fatigued. While driving drunk or drugged is very dangerous, but drunk driving can be worse than driving at the legal limit of .08. This is according to research from the Sleep Foundation, that motorists who have been awake for 24 hours in a row drive as if they have a BAC of .10. If a driver has been up for 18 hours in a row, that is like driving with a BAC of .05 which is just below the legal limit. Thus, truck drivers who operate a large big rig, 18 wheeler, or box truck while awake fro 18 hours or longer are putting us all at risk for a New Mexico trucking accident.

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