Victims of a Truck Accident Caused by Distracted Driving in New Mexico
While one would hope that commercial truck drivers would drive with caution given the size of their vehicle and risk for injury, not all commercial truck drivers are as cautious as they should be. Trucking accidents happen every day, leading to serious injury or even death. One cause of commercial trucking accidents is distracted driving. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a 2006 study showed that driver inattention was one of the leading causes of crashes or near crashes, with nearly 80% of crashes involving some degree of inattention in the 3 seconds before the crash. This number is staggering. Commercial trucking accidents due to distracted driving are 100% preventable. Victims of commercial trucking accidents due to distracted driving may face permanent disability or even death. This is why, if you or your loved on was injured in a commercial trucking accident, you should contact an experienced trucking accident lawyer today to learn what compensation you may be eligible for as a result of your injuries after a truck accident caused by distracted driving.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced trucking accident lawyers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, can help victims and their families recover compensation for their personal injuries after any type of trucking accident—including distracted driving trucking accidents. Unfortunately, far too many individuals are seriously injured or wrongfully killed in trucking accidents involving distracted drivers. Call our law firm to schedule a FREE consultation to learn how we can help you and your family if a distracted driver has harmed you.
Types of Distracted Driving
There are many different types of distracted driving which can contribute to trucking accidents. When a truck accident caused by distracted driving harms you, you may be entitled to compenastion. Examples of these behaviors include the following:
- Texting while driving
- Reading a book or magazine
- Reading bulletin boards
- Using a tablet
- Using a map
- Using a navigation system
- Using a dispatch radio
- Reaching for objects within the vehicle
These are just a few of the many types of distracted driving that can contribute to commercial trucking accidents. The FMCSA has many guidelines that commercial truck drivers should follow in order to prevent commercial trucking accidents, but sadly these guidelines are not always followed.
How Can a Commercial Trucking Accident Lawyer Help You?
Our commercial trucking accident lawyers are experienced in working with victims of trucking accidents. It is not always easy to identify the cause of a commercial trucking accident. Not only that, insurance adjusters and commercial trucking companies will often try to hide any evidence that will prove that the driver or commercial trucking company was at fault. This is why it is important to work with an experienced trucking accident attorney who knows how to obtain the necessary evidence and information to establish fault.
One example of this is the truck’s black box. The black box of the truck contains a wealth of information, including the speed of the truck at the time of the crash, if the brakes were appropriately applied, and if there was a sudden acceleration or deceleration before the crash amongst other information. Lawyers who are not experienced in working with trucking accident victims often do not know about the evidence to obtain (i.e. the black box). This can make proving your case very difficult or even impossible.
Call Us for Help After A Truck Accident Caused by Distracted Driving in New Mexico
Our experienced and compassionate trucking accidents lawyers and staff at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. in Albuquerque, New Mexico can help you and your family recover compensation for personal injuries after a truck accident caused by distracted driving in New Mexico. We offer FREE consultations and only get paid after you get paid.
Call to schedule your consultation by dialing (505) 384-7865. We handle causes 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. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 384-7865 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.