18 Wheeler Accident Caused by Speeding in New Mexico


June 21, 2023

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Were You Injured in an 18 Wheeler Accident Caused by Speeding in New Mexico? Call Our Truck Accident Lawyers in Albuquerque

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Although there are many different types of motor vehicle accidents, our truck accident lawyers in Albuquerque know that 18 wheeler accidents are some of the worst types of collisions. They often result in personal injuries or the death of a countless number of victims. While some accidents are unavoidable, far too often these accidents are caused by preventable factors, such as speeding. Speeding is a real problem on the roadways of New Mexico, and 18 wheeler drivers must exercise additional caution given the danger of the vehicles they are driving. Unfortunately, victims seriously injured or wrongfully killed in an 18 wheeler accident caused by speeding in New Mexico is common. That’s because commercial truck drivers are in a hurry to meet a delivery deadline or are trying to complete additional deliveries in an effort to receive additional compensation.

Our experienced truck accident lawyers in Albuquerque at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. understand how dangerous and deadly accidents caused by speeding in an 18 wheeler truck can be, and are committed to helping victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries. That’s why we offer FREE consultations and case evaluations for victims and their families. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in any type of truck wreck in New Mexico, call our truck accident lawyers today to learn more about your rights to compensation.

Why Speeding in an 18 Wheeler is Dangerous and Often Catastrophic

Speeding in any type of motor vehicle can lead to horrific or even fatal injuries, but this is especially the case when a semi-tractor trailer driver chooses to speed while operating their vehicle. This is because the size and force of a semi-tractor trailer is far greater than smaller vehicles, meaning that the injuries are often far worse than other types of motor vehicle accidents involving excessive speed.

Additionally, large trucks require more time to brake and slow their vehicle down, meaning that a semi-tractor trailer or other commercial truck should never go over the speed limit. In addition to needing more time to brake, the greater speed that is generated also means that there is less reaction time for a driver. Thus, the combination of a greater distance to stop and a lower reaction time is a recipe for serious, fatal, or catastrophic personal injuries.

How to Prove Liability in a Trucking Accident Involving Excessive Speed

If you or your loved one was injured in a commercial trucking accident involving excessive speed, you may wonder how to proceed. You likely are faced with lofty medical bills, bills from property damage, and other expenses and are wondering how you will be able to afford these expenses. If the driver of the commercial truck is found to have been speeding at the time of the accident, you can likely prove that they were liable for the accident.

Speeding limits in certain zones are set by New Mexico Law Stat 66-7-301. Defendants who drive in excess of these speed limits are likely to cause serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of an innocent person. Therefore, speeding is a violation of this statute of New Mexico Law, and if it is proven that the driver was speeding then the driver may be found liable for the accident. In addition to the driver, the commercial trucking company may also be found liable as the commercial truck driver is working for their company.

Were You Injured in an 18 Wheeler Accident Caused by Speeding in New Mexico? Call Our Truck Accident Lawyer for Help

Pursuing a lawsuit involving a commercial truck or trucking company can be quite complicated as there are many laws unique to commercial vehicle drivers, which is why it is best to hire an experienced truck accident lawyer in Albuquerque like ours at the Caruso Law Office, P.C., who knows how to best investigate a commercial trucking accident and file a lawsuit in a way that will provide you with the best opportunity possible for compensation. We handle cases in both New Mexico and now Ontario, California. Our New Mexico cases and locations include Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico.  We also have a second trucking accident office in California, serving those in Inland Empire and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed through California.  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 form available here.

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