Causes and Compensation for Rollover Trucking Accidents in New Mexico
As many people know, semi-tractor trailer trucks are quite large and if involved in an accident, other motor vehicle drivers can be very seriously harmed. One type of accident that can occur is a truck roll over crash. This is a very serious type of New Mexico trucking accident. A roll over truck accident occurs when one or all parts (cabin, trailer) flip over and begin rolling. Any motor vehicles or pedestrians on the road can become seriously injured, or even die from the extensive injuries that can occur due to massive size and weight of the vehicle. Roll over trucking accidents in New Mexico are very serious types of collisions.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced roll over trucking accident lawyers in New Mexico know how to protect the rights of victims injured from a truck driver’s negligence. Whether that negligence was due to the unlawful actions of a truck driver such as speeding, or whether it was due to FMCSA violations in falling to inspect the truck, our experienced and aggressive legal team will hold the defendant’s liable under the law. We will not let a defense lawyer protect a dangerous truck driver. We offer FREE consultations. Learn how we can help you today.
We do this because we know that injuries from semi-tractor trailer roll over accidents in New Mexico may include amputations, head injuries, crush injuries, internal bleeding, scarring and disfigurement, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries amongst many other types of injuries. IN very serious cases, innocent people could be wrongfully killed.
Causes of Roll Over Semi-Tractor Trailer Accidents
There are many cases of semi-tractor trailer roll over accidents. While they do not happen often, when they do they tend to cause catastrophic injuries. They are relatively uncommon because they really should not occur if the truck driver exercises proper care and is driving reasonably safe. Some of the most common causes of roll over semi-tractor trailer accidents include the following:
- Center lane violations
- Distracted driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to exercise proper caution when operating a big rig in poor weather conditions (i.e. snow, sleet, rain, heavy wind, hail, or fog)
- Braking hard while turning
- Hard turns at excessive speeds
- Tire blow outs
- Mechanical failures
- Failure to change lanes properly
Compensation for Semi-Tractor Trailer Roll Over Accidents
If you or your loved one was injured in a semi-tractor trailer roll over accident, it is vital for you to learn the right to damages for the injuries that you or your loved one sustained. People who have been injured in a personal injury accident such as a roll over trucking accident are typically compensated for their injuries in the form of money. The purpose of compensation is to aid victims who are faced with medical bills, difficulties with income due to not being able to perform their job duties, and the pain that the accident caused. Compensation for injuries from a roll over trucking accident in New Mexico may include the following:
- Loss of consortium with children, spouses, and other family members due to their injuries
- Coverage for any assistive devices (i.e. walkers, wheelchairs, braces, etc.)
- Coverage for prosthesis if the victim suffered an amputation
- Past pain and suffering
- Current and future physical pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages
- Past, present, and future emotional pain and suffering
- Equipment coverage for vehicle modifications
- Funeral and burial expenses, and
- Any other damages due to the roll over trucking accident in New Mexico.
Ask the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. For Help
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