Albuquerque Trucking Accidents on Snow and Ice


January 6, 2017

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Snow and Ice Can Create Havoc For All Motorists, Particularly Large Commercial Trucks Vehicle Can Result in Serious and Fatal Albuquerque Trucking Accidents

Anytime there is snow and ice on the roadways, it is a very serious hazard which must be taken seriously and with due concern for the dangers it brings.  With snow and ice, there is decreased friction on the roadways which increases the time it takes drivers to stop.  It also creates a slipping hazard, causing vehicles to slide side-to-side, off the road, or out of lanes and into other hazards such as pedestrians or other vehicles.

The hazard of snow and ice is magnified for large commercial trucks due to their sheer size, weight, and momentum.  This makes it harder for large commercial trucks such as tankers, big rigs, 18-wheelers, flatbeds, tandem trailers, tractor trailers, and other trucks to stop, stay in their lane, and maneuver.  As a result, this naturally cases more Albuquerque trucking accidents which result in serious Personal injuries and W rongful Deaths.

Here at the Mark Caruso, our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys know how dangerous large commercial trucks can be on the roadways.  We have handled many trucking accidents which have resulted in catastrophic injuries to victims.  Call us today by dialing (505) 407-0458 for a FREE consultation to learn how we can fight to protect your rights to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Causes of Albuquerque Trucking Accidents in the Snow and Ice

Unlike other motor vehicles, large commercial trucks can be susceptible to snow and ice in different ways which create different hazards which end up resulting in Albuquerque trucking accidents.  This is due to their size, but also how they are constructed.  For instance, tractor trailers have a cabin and trailer which are connected at a junction.  Certain maneuvers, such as turning too fast to braking too hard can cause the truck to jackknife, which is where the trailer spins around to form a right angle with the cabin.

There are many different other unique hazards for trucks in snow and ice.  This includes the following:

  • Jackknifing;
  • Rear end car accidents;
  • Side swipes;
  • Sliding out of lanes;
  • Rollovers;
  • Tailspins;
  • Tire blowouts;
  • Spinning out of control;
  • Unable to stay on the lane;
  • Skidding into other lanes or across the center line;
  • Failure to be able to stop;
  • Unable to control speed; and
  • Other types of snow and ice hazards.

Albuquerque Trucking Accidents Caused by Snow and Ice Can be Prevented, but When They Aren’t, They Can Cause Death!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico truck accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 407-0458 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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