New Mexico Dust Storm Pileup on Interstate 10 Kills 6 People, Including 9-month-old Girl! Lordsburg Personal Injury Attorney Explains Facts and Law
According to news sources, a horrible 25 car pileup occurred on I-10 which has killed six people so far and injured many month. A 9-month-old girl was one of the victims who was killed. The pileup occurred on a stretch of the interstate in Lordsburg, New Mexico. Videos and photographs of the accident scene are absolutely scary as you can see how strong the dust storm was and lack of visibility.
Victims of this catastrophic 25 car pileup on Interstate 10 have rights for their injuries and loss of loved ones. Our experienced Lordsburg car accident attorneys have handled many dust storm related accidents which have resulted in personal injuries or the death of victims. Including against some of the largest trucking companies throughout the country, including FedEx, Estes, and Schneider. Call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can protect your rights.
Liability in New Mexico Dust Storms: Lordsburg Victims Should Call us NOW!
Under the common law, or judge-made law, all drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles with reasonable care under the circumstances that a reasonably prudent driver would. This includes a duty to see what there is to be seen when they are driving. If a dust storm is causing very serious visibility problems where drivers cannot see where they are going, they must slow down to the point where they can operate their motor vehicle safely or they need to stop entirely.
This is particularly true of large commercial trucks such as semis, big rigs, 18 wheelers, tankers, and other large vehicles which must prevent fatal trucking crashes. In the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, known as the FMCSR, section 392.14 requires that motor vehicles most use extreme caution in hazardous conditions. More specifically, “[e]xtreme caution in the operation of a commercial motor vehicle shall be exercised when hazardous conditions, such as those caused by . . . dust . . . adversely affect visibility . . . .” Further, this section requires that “[s]peed shall be reduced when such conditions exist.” And if such dust is too dangerous, “the operation of the commercial motor vehicle shall be discontinued and shall not be resumed until the commercial motor vehicle can be safely operated.”
Wrongful Death Lawsuits from Interstate 10 Dust Storm Fatalities: Lordsburg Victims Should Make Sure Their Rights are Protected!
When a victim dies in a serious motor vehicle accident such as this 25 car pileup due to a dust storm on I-10, the family of a victim is entitled to commence a wrongful death lawsuit. This is a lawsuit to both compensate the victim’s family for the loss of their loved one, services, and financial support. It is also a lawsuit to compensation the pain and suffering of a victim.
Wrongful death lawsuits are also used to punish the negligent parties from doing this again. It is used to help promote change and awareness as well as to prevent more victims in future accidents. They are a social deterrent.
Interstate accidents such as this one on I-10 should be avoided by careful drivers. Using this as a deterrent to prevent other accidents is very important and should have an effect at saving future lives. This is also true of all dust storms, where motorists must safely stop or drive safely to avoid motor vehicle crashes an deaths.
Victims of the Fatal Lordsburg, New Mexico Trucking Accident Should Call Us to Learn Their Rights NOW
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.