Big Rig Crosses Centerline: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Liability


June 11, 2018

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

New Mexico Trucking Accidents Caused when a Big Rig Crosses the Centerline: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Liability

You do not need a driver’s license to know that motorists are supposed to drive on the right side of the road. We see this as a passenger in the backseat as children before we even get close to the age to drive. Inherently we even walk on the right side of sidewalk or pathway we are on. Thus, when a driver operates a motor vehicle on the wrong side of the road and over the centerline, it can result in serious collisions or personal injuries. But when this vehicle is a large commercial truck that crosses the centerline, like a big rig, 18 wheeler, tanker, double trailer, semi tractor trailer, or other large box truck, the damage could be catastrophic and result in horrific injuries or wrongful death. Victims should call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to understand what rights they have when this occurs.

Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer knows how to handle the worst head on collisions and centerline crashes. Our firm focuses its practice on large commercial trucking wrecks, which are much more involved than regular motor vehicle accidents due to different regulations, equipment differences, disclosure issues, and because the damages are usually catastrophic. If you have been injured in a New Mexico big rig crash caused by a box truck crossing over the centerline, please call us for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 308-1556 to learn how we can help you today.

Liability When an 18 Wheeler Crosses the Centerline and Causes a NM Trucking Crash

Not only is it an obvious duty that we must drive on the right side of the road and not cross the centerline, under New Mexico Stat. 66-7-308 the Legislature makes it the law of New Mexico that “[u]pon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway and where practicable, entirely to the right of the center thereof[.]”

When a large commercial truck crosses the centerline and causes a collision directly with another vehicle in the oncoming lane, it is likely that the driver will be said to have violated NM Stat. 66-7-308. This allows an injured victim to use the violation of a statute which causes personal injuries as a finding of negligence against the trucking company. This is known as the doctrine of negligence per se, and affords victims a path to recovery.

Centerline Trucking Crashes Should Never Happen, But When They Do Call our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

Victims of New Mexico trucking accidents should call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn how we can help them. If a truck driver caused your New Mexico motor vehicle crash in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else in New Mexico due to crossing the centerline, call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn how we can help fight for your rights by dialing (505) 308-1556. 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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