When 18 Wheelers Change Lanes, It is Always Dangerous. When 18 Wheelers Change Lanes at the Last Second, it Can Cause a Deadly Albuquerque Trucking Crash
Some of the most dangerous times when driving are when you are entering into or across another lane of traffic. This is why intersections are so dangerous. Any left turns, whether at an intersection, into a parking lot, or merging into traffic are also dangerous. This also means that lane changes are incredibly very dangerous, particularly on fast-moving roads like interstates I-40, I-25, and I-10. These are some of the fastest moving roads in New Mexico, if not the entire country, which have multiple lanes. Because these roads are so important to transporting goods across the country, many trucking companies use these highways like Schneider National, J.B. Hunt, and FedEx.
Therefore, when you combine large commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, fast roads like interstates, and multiple lanes, you end up with wrecks due to last second lane changes causing serious trucking wrecks. Our experienced Albuquerque trucking crash attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. have fought some of the largest trucking companies in the country who have improperly changed lanes at the last second and caused serious trucking wrecks seriously injuries or killing innocent victims. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in a trucking crash, please call us for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help you.
Liability in a Last Second Lane Change by a Large Commercial Truck
When it comes to traffic incident such as an Albuquerque trucking crash, one thing that police officers, lawyers, and judges will look at is how had possession of the lane in the road when the accident occurred. This is important because the person who has a lane is entitled to it. Anyone who is attempting to cross the lane or merge into the lane must do so safely and cannot do so if it would impede the progression of another vehicle.
In fact, this is what our Legislature has codified under New Mexico’s vehicle and traffic laws. Under NM Stat. 66-7-317, subdivision (a) provides that “a vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.”
When a driver fails to do this, the driver will be liable under the doctrine of negligence per se. This is an important legal tool for your case which provides that the violation of a statute which causes harm to a person protected by the statute can obtain compensation by the violator for any damages caused by the accident. This is a way for a victim to win an Albuquerque trucking crash.
Last Second Lane Changes in Large Commercial Trucks Kill Innocent Victims: Protect Your Rights Here
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.