Reasons Why Truck Drivers Are Hurt in New Mexico Auto Accidents
Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyers Explain Why Truck Drivers Are Hurt in New Mexico Auto Accidents
Large commercial vehicles are not easy to drive. Even an experienced truck driver could have difficulty operating these big vehicles in certain cities and roadways. This is particularly true when other vehicles are making it significant more difficult for truck drivers to safely drive. While it is true that many New Mexico trucking accidents result in serious personal injuries to occupants of other, smaller passenger vehicles, truck drivers are commonly hurt in avoidable auto accidents. This could be due to improper merging or lane changes by the faster-moving passenger vehicles, or even larger tractor trailers failing to yield or running a stop sign. In addition, improper maintenance, upkeep, and parts could result in serious personal injuries to truck drivers due to the negligence of the trucking company, repair company, or other parts supplier.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyers knows how dangerous it is for truck drivers when other motorists fail to abide by New Mexico law. Given the increased size and weight, truck drivers who are involved in an auto accident could be seriously injured from the massive momentum of these large vehicles they drive—even if the accident is the fault of another driver. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico auto accident as a truck driver, or if you have been injured in any New Mexico trucking accident or car crash, ask how we can protect your rights to compensation. We can send experts to the scene of a crash quickly to begin collecting data and investigating what happened. We can also work with clients out-of-state, including in Upland, CA, Arizona, Texas, and other areas around New Mexico.
Common Reasons Why Truck Drivers Get Hurt in New Mexico Auto Accidents
There are several common reasons why truck drivers get hurt due to the negligence of another. This includes some of the following:
- Improper lane changes that cause trucks to swerve out of the way or jackknife;
- Running red lights, stop signs, or yield signs causing t-bone or head on collisions;
- Speeding and causing serious accidents;
- Chemical spills or payload damage resulting in injuries;
- Flipping over in a collision due to the force of impact;
- Overloaded truck cargo causing trucks to flip over or turn over;
- Backing up errors causing injuries like whiplash and spinal cord damage;
- Crossing the centerline in violent collisions;
- Head on collisions and crashes;
- Jackknifed trucks;
- Erratic braking and driving unsafely;
- Mechanical errors due to negligent repairs;
- Fires and explosions due to collisions;
- Product defects and parts that are defective; and
- Many other common causes.
Truck Drivers Hurt in New Mexico Auto Accidents or Trucking Accidents Should Ask Us For Help
If you or a loved one are seriously injured due to New Mexico auto accidents, or if a loved one is wrongfully killed, ask our Albuquerque auto accident lawyers to help 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.