Unsafe Lane Changes Can Result in Deadly New Mexico Interstate Car Accidents
Driving on an interstate or fast-moving highway is a challenge for even the most experienced of drivers. This is particularly true of New Mexico’s interstates such as I-40, I-25, and I-10 because many commercial trucking companies use these roads to transport goods from east to west and north to south. This means that large commercial trucks such as semis, tandem trailers, tankers, flatbeds, big rigs, 18-wheelers, and other trucks are merging on and off the highways and changing lanes frequently. Around some of the busier cities such as Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Cruces, New Mexico which have more passenger cars on the roads, this can become particularly dangerous or deadly stretches of road due to the congestion of other vehicles on the roads.
If you or a loved one have been serious injured or killed in a New Mexico car crash caused by an improper lane change, contact the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000. We have represented many victims of motor vehicle accidents occurring on the interstates in New Mexico, including passengers, infants, and even other truck drivers such as those in Ontario, California, traveling through New Mexico. Call us today to learn how we can protect your rights to compensation. There is no risk, and you will only pay us if we win your case. To find out more, contact us today!
Interstate New Mexico Car Crashes Caused by an Improper Lane Change is Negligent
The violation of a statute which causes harm to a protected class is known as negligence per se. It is an automatic finding of negligence by the very happening of the event. Under New Mexico Law, NM Stat. 66-7-317 (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.”
This means if a driver moves from his or her lane and into yours and collides with your vehicle, that driver will be liable for your injuries because he or she will automatically be found negligent as a matter of law. This is a very important principle to be aware of and to know, as it can be used to prove your case.
If the defendant is a truck driver in your interstate trucking accident, you will be able to commence an action against the truck driver and against the trucking company. This is important because it gives you avenues on where to seek compensation and how to obtain your rights to compensation.
Unsafe Lane Changes Can Cause Deadly New Mexico Car Crashes on the Interstate
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.