Rental Truck Accidents Can Cause Serious Collisions and Result in a New Mexico Wrongful Death Lawsuit
There are a lot of trucks on New Mexico highways, interstates, and roadways simply because New Mexico is a very important hub in interstate trucking. I-40, I-25, and I-10 are some of the most important interstates in the entire United States. But some of the most dangerous trucks on New Mexico roadways are not the large commercial trucks like big-rigs, 18-wheelers, flatbeds, or tankers, but also rental trucks. Such smaller trucks can be rented from many home improvement stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot by average people, but given on the interstates without much experience and maybe even no training.
These smaller trucks are still very dangerous and frequently result in very serious New Mexico trucking accidents, resulting in wrongful death lawsuits. If you or a loved one have been serious injured or killed in a trucking accident involving a rental truck, call the experienced New Mexico wrongful death attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000. We have handled many very serious trucking accidents involving the wrongful death of a victim, and we know how to fight for the maximum compensation a victim and his or her family may be entitled to. Do not delay and call us today!
Reasons Why Rental Truck Accidents Are Still So Deadly
Even though they can be significantly smaller than other commercial trucks, rental trucks are still very heavy and can pack a lot of force in an impact. This is particularly true if the rental truck is fully loaded with cargo, or even overloaded. On interstates or highways where drivers will proceed at very high speeds, it can significantly add to the momentum of the truck generating even more force at impact.
Rental trucks are also very dangerous because they are usually not as well maintained as a trucking companies’ own vehicle. This is rental trucks are just that, rentals. Many people may be using rental trucks each week or even day. There will be errors and problems with it that a user for only a few hours will not report. These problems can snowball into dangerous issues which can contribute to serious personal injuries.
Causes of Rental Truck Accidents Resulting in the Wrongful Death of an Innocent Victim
As with any motor vehicle accident, there are many causes of rental truck accidents. Many of these causes are the same as other trucking accidents, such as excessive speed. But other causes of rental truck accidents are unique to this arrangement, and include the following:
- Driver inexperience;
- Untrained driver;
- Failing to check blind spots;
- Driving too fast for the vehicle conditions;
- Unable to stop in time;
- Failing brakes;
- Steering column failure;
- Improper left turn;
- Turning too wide due to inexperience;
- Failing to check all mirrors;
- Unsafe lane change; and
- Many other errors.
Rental Truck Accidents Cause the Wrongful Deaths of Many Innocent People
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico truck 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.