Serious Injuries or Death Caused by Different Types of Albuquerque Truck Accidents
The most dangerous vehicles on the roads are tractor trailers, semis, commercial trucks, and other large vehicles. These vehicles generate a lot of momentum due to their massive size combined with their speed on an interstate. When they collide with a passenger vehicle, this significant momentum is disbursed throughout the smaller vehicle and the occupants therein. It goes without saying that this extreme exertion of force can easily cause serious injury or death to any passenger in the other vehicle.
At the Mark Caruso Office, P.C., we understand how devastating Albuquerque trucking accidents can be. We have experience handling some catastrophic trucking accidents, and fought hard to get the compensation our clients deserved. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Albuquerque truck accident, call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 355-2969.
Types of Trucking Accidents Caused by Negligence
Negligence is when an individual or entity breaches a duty which causes damages to another. While not every type of trucking accident is caused by the negligence of the truck company or truck driver, there are many types of trucking accidents which are very likely the result of negligence. In fact, some types of trucking accidents are almost always due to the negligence of the truck company or truck driver.
Some examples of common truck accidents which are caused by the negligence of a truck company or driver include the following:
Jackknife accidents – this is when a semi-truck brakes too quickly and too hard which causes the trailer to swing outward and forward at a rate faster than the truck’s cab, thus causing the cab to turn toward the trailer and forming an acute angle. Jackknife accidents are dangerous because the trailer can swing and strike multiple vehicles along the road. It can also force vehicles underneath the trailer or the tires, which can cause catastrophic damage to anything caught in its path.
Tire blowouts – just as it sounds, a tire blowout is where the tire fails and essentially disintegrates into a mess of shredded rubber while the truck is still moving. For a large truck, a tire blowout can be devastating because the shear size and weight of a truck makes it very difficult to control creating the potential to collide with other vehicles.
Air brake failures – when a truck’s air brakes fail, the truck essentially becomes a massive unguided missile on the roadway. This is particularly dangerous when there is heavy traffic or when the truck is traveling downhill.
Under-ride accidents – any vehicle that suddenly stops short runs the risk of causing the vehicles behind them to rear-end them. However, when a tractor trailer stops short, another vehicle behind the truck, most likely a smaller passenger vehicle, collides and can slide under the bottom of the truck. For obvious reasons, this can cause serious personal injuries.
Truck rollovers – commonly a result of turning too quickly, when a truck rolls over onto its side it has significant crushing ability to pulverize anything underneath it. This can literally flatten other vehicles and cause severe injuries, most likely death.
Contact an Experienced Albuquerque Trucking Accident Attorney
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