Causes of Rollover Trucking Accidents in New Mexico


October 12, 2022

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Understanding Causes and Liability of Rollover Trucking Accidents in New Mexico

Rollover trucking accidents are some of the worst types of trucking accidents that occur on the roadways of New Mexico. Commercial trucks have a higher chance of rollover over than other vehicles do due to hauling large loads that may be unbalanced as well as their higher center of gravity. There are many different causes of rollover trucking accidents, with many of the causes being preventable. Our team of trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. understand how devastating the injuries can be from rollover trucking accidents in New Mexico, and are prepared to help trucking accident victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in any type of serious motor vehicle accident or rollover trucking accident, please call to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our experienced 18-wheeler accident lawyers. There is no obligation to sign up with our law firm, but if you do and if we accept your case, there are no upfront fees or costs until we recover compensation for you. And once we recover compensation for you, we only receive a percentage of the total recovery plus costs and disbursements. There is no fee if we do not recover compensation for you. To learn more about how we can help you and your family, please call our experienced trucking accident lawyers in New Mexico to learn more.

Causes of Rollover Trucking Accidents

There are many different preventable causes of rollover trucking accidents in New Mexico. While it’s important to mention that some rollover trucking accidents are preventable, this is not always the case. Some of the most common causes of rollover trucking accidents include the following:

  • Excessive Speed – While all drivers should abide by the speed limit while driving, this is especially true for commercial truck drivers given the large size and force of their vehicle, as well as their decreased ability to stop in comparison with a smaller vehicle. When a commercial truck driver chooses to speed, it puts them at great risk for rollover accidents. This is especially true if a driver speeds while driving down a winding road or while making a turn.
  • Improperly loaded cargo – Improperly loaded cargo is another common cause of rollover trucking accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has guidelines regarding proper loading of cargo to minimize accidents like this. When drivers and loading companies disregard these guidelines, an imbalance of cargo can lead to a shifting of cargo, causing a rollover car accident.
  • Failure to exercise caution in inclement weather – When there is inclement weather, all drivers should exercise appropriate caution. Inclement weather can cause impaired visibility, slippery conditions, or other hazards that can make a rollover accident more likely.
  • Distracted driving – Truck drivers have an obligation to maintain their full attention on the road while operating their commercial truck. This is to prevent accidents from occurring. Choosing to text, talk on the phone, eat or drink while driving, fiddling with the radio, or anything else while driving can lead to a serious accident. If a driver takes their attention off the road for even a few seconds, it can lead to an overcorrection, leading to a rollover accident.
  • Jackknife accidents – jackknife accidents are another type of trucking accident. However, jackknife accidents often result in rollover trucking accidents. A jackknife truck accident occurs when the trailer of the truck swings to form a V shape. Given that the trailer often weighs more than the truck, it can cause tipping of the truck.
  • Other causes of rollover trucking accidents in New Mexico that are due to the negligence of a driver or trucking company.

Were You Injured in a Truck Wreck in New Mexico? Call Our Bodily Injury Law Firm for Help

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in any type of serious or catastrophic trucking wreck, or if a loved one was wrongfully killed in a trucking crash, please call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn more about your rights to compensation. We handle rollover trucking accidents in New Mexico and Ontario, California, as well as other types of serious trucking wrecks and motor vehicle accidents.

To learn more, please call (505) 437-4301 to schedule a FREE consultation with our lawyers. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including 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 County 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) 437-4301 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.

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