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Vehicle Rollover from a Trucking Accident in New Mexico

Liability and Injuries in a Vehicle Rollover from a Trucking Accident in New Mexico

When most people hear of a vehicle rollover they think of an SUV rollover.  After all, this was a common cause of many SUV accidents in the late 90s and early 2000s.  But SUVs have been made safer with lower centers of gravity making them less likely to rollover absent negligence.  Now, our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers know that 18 wheeler wrecks are the most common cause of a vehicle rollover.  In fact, a vehicle rollover from a trucking accident in New Mexico can result in serious or catastrophic personal injuries including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even wrongful death.  Victims and their families may also face high medical bills and increasing lost wages.

This is why our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., take all types of motor vehicle accidents seriously.  We represent victims who have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a catastrophic type of accident, including a vehicle rollover from a trucking accident in New Mexico.  We have experience fighting some of the largest trucking companies and insurance companies in the United States, including Werner, J.B. Hunt, UPS, Schneider National, and other large companies.  If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a trucking accident, ask us for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation today.

Liability for a Vehicle Rollover in New Mexico

Whenever a large commercial truck collides with another vehicle and causes that vehicle to rollover, liability is likely an issue.  This is because it usually means that the truck collided with the side of the there vehicle.  This could propel that vehicle to rollover and flip.  If the truck hits the vehicle in the back portion, it could cause that vehicle to spin and rollover.

The most common causes of a vehicle rolling over due to a truck collision include the truck doing one of the following:

  • Running a red light
  • Failing to yield
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving 
  • Distracted driving
  • Running a stop sign
  • Entering a traffic circle improperly
  • Improper lane change, and
  • Many other common mistakes.

A truck that causes these serious personal injuries due to one of these causes may be liable to victims and their families in New Mexico.

Injuries Caused by a Vehicle Rollover in New Mexico

There are many different types of injuries which could be caused by a vehicle rollover.  But when those injuries are caused by a vehicle rollover due to a large commercial truck colliding with a smaller passenger vehicle, the injuries are likely to be devastating and catastrophic.  This includes a wrongful death.

The most common injuries caused by a rollover collision with an 18 wheeler in New Mexico include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
  • Crushing injuries
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones or fractured bones
  • Significant disfigurement or scarring from lacerations
  • Organ injuries
  • Head injuries and facial injuries
  • TMJ or jaw injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Nerve damage including brachial plexus injuries, and
  • Many other injuries.

Ask our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer for Help in Rollover Collisions

Our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer can help protect your rights to compensation in any type of motor vehicle accident, especially a vehicle rollover.  If you or a loved one were seriously injured or wrongfully killed, contact our bodily injury law firm in New Mexico at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation. 

We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, Hobbs, Lordsburg, or anywhere else in the state, including Albuquerque where our law office is located. Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help.  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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