Causes of New Mexico Head On Trucking Accidents: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers
New Mexico Head On Trucking Accidents: Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers Explain Common Causes and Damages
One of the most powerful types of 18 wheeler wrecks are New Mexico head on trucking accidents. Not only does the sheer size and weight of these large commercial trucks normally pose a significant problem, but when the forces are coming from opposite ends the destruction is explosive. Indeed, many New Mexico head on trucking accidents result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers know that liability is typically straightforward in head on collisions because New Mexico Statute section 66-7-308 provides “[u]pon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway and where practicable, entirely to the right of the center thereof[.]” Thus, anytime a large commercial vehicles crosses the centerline it could be quick to prove liability under the doctrine of negligence per se.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we know how to use the violation of statutes to prove a victim’s case. We can work with victims and their families to ensure compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, lost earnings, and other damages are compensated. Truck drivers that cross centerlines need to be held accountable for their actions. Our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers can ensure that victims of New Mexico head on trucking accidents have their rights protected to.
Common Causes of New Mexico Head On Trucking Accidents
There are several common causes of New Mexico head on trucking accidents. While many of these causes can be avoided, unfortunately this means when a head on collision occurs it is likely due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company. Some of the most common causes of head on big rig wrecks include the following:
- Hours of Service Violations under the FMCSA, meaning that truck drivers are sleepy, fatigued, and may even fall asleep at the wheel;
- Speeding which lowers a truck driver’s reaction time but increases a truck’s distance to stop;
- Driver inexperience – inexperienced truck drivers are more likely to make mistakes with air brakes, backing up, and timing with turns;
- Mechanical failures like tire blowouts or steering wheel failures;
- Drunk driving;
- Drugged driving such as using cocaine to stay awake;
- Excessive speed for inclement weather; and
- Many other common causes.
Common Injuries from New Mexico Head On Trucking Accidents
There are many common personal injuries which New Mexico head on trucking accidents could cause. Some of these trucking accidents can be very serious and life-threatening. Unfortunately, many head on 18 wheeler wrecks result in fatal injuries. Usually multiple people are wrongfully killed in a trucking accident collision.
Some of the most common injuries from New Mexico trucking accidents include the following injuries:
- Wrongful death;
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
- Spinal cord injuries, including paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other spinal cord injuries;
- Fractured bones and broken bones;
- Organ injuries;
- Significant disfigurement;
- Nerve injuries, including brachial plexus nerve injuries;
- Head injuries;
- TMJ; and
- Many other serious injuries.
Victims of Any New Mexico Trucking Accident Should Ask the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for Help
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a New Mexico trucking accident caused by a truck crossing the centerline, ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers to represent you. We represent victims injured by negligent motorists, whether you are another passenger driver, motorcyclists, or truck driver. Call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000.
We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.