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Head On Trucking Accident in New Mexico: Common Causes and Damages

Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers Explain Causes and Damages of a Head On Trucking Accident in New Mexico

New Mexico has some of the most important interstates and highways for the trucking industry.  I-10, I-25, and I-40 are the major interstates that go from north to south or switch to east to west at the Big I interstate exchange in Albuquerque.  This is already one of the most congested areas of roadway without all of the 18 wheeler traffic due to the city.  Other parts of New Mexico have long and expansive areas of roadway which are less congested and more rural.  Some of these areas of interstate and highway leading from Texas and Arizona to and from Las Cruces are mostly desert and high speed roadways.  Whether you are in Albuquerque or in Las Cruces, one of the most common and catastrophic types of motor vehicle accidents is a head on trucking accident in New Mexico.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers know just how devastating and catastrophic a head on trucking accident in New Mexico can be.  We have handled many cases where a truck driver has caused a head one collision resulting in serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of an innocent person.  Some of the most important and devastating injuries could be from head on collisions with large commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, big rigs, semi tractor trailers, and other large vehicles.  Learn more about the common causes and common damages from these serious types of trucking accidents.

Common Causes of Head On Trucking Accidents in New Mexico

A head on trucking accident is almost always due to negligence.  Negligence is a breach of a duty owed to another which results in damages.  A head on trucking accident in New Mexico is usually due to the negligence of only one of the drivers involved in the crash.  There could be many common causes of head on trucking collisions which all could be caused by negligence.  Some of the most common causes include the following:

  • Crossing the centerline
  • Distracted driver such as on a cell phone to make a call or texting, reading emails, using the handheld radio, setting GPS, adjusting the music radio, or other distractions including eating
  • Drunk driving
  • Drugged driving, including using drugs to stay awake like cocaine
  • Speeding and losing control
  • Not slowing down in a dust storm, especially in areas like Las Cruces
  • Running a stop sign or red light
  • Failing to yield 
  • Falling asleep at the wheel, and
  • Other common causes.

Common Injuries Due to Head On Trucking Accidents

A head on trucking accident in New Mexico is an explosive and catastrophic type of crash.  These collision can result in very serious damages and commonly causes the wrongful death of the occupants in smaller, passenger vehicles.  This is partially due to the large size and weight of these colossal trucks.  Some of the most common injuries causes by head on trucking accidents include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs
  • Amputations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis 
  • Broken bones and fractured bones
  • Organ injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Significant disfigurement
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Wrongful death, and
  • Many other personal injuries.

Injured in a Head On Trucking Accident in New Mexico?  We Can Help

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a head on trucking accident in New Mexico, ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers how we can help you.  We offer a FREE consultation and do not get paid until you get paid in a settlement or court award.  Call our lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn more.  

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.

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