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Road Hazards Can Contribute to Dangerous Las Cruces Truck Accidents

By Samuel Kane |

Our Las Cruces truck accident attorneys at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. know truck accidents can happen without notice, causing severe injuries that take weeks, months, and even years to overcome physically, emotionally, and financially. Dangerous road conditions can contribute to these collisions and place any type of vehicle in jeopardy… Read More »

Who Will My Las Cruces Truck Accident Attorney Partner With to Help Build My Case?

By Samuel Kane |

At the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A., our Las Cruces truck accident attorneys understand that commercial truck collisions can cause catastrophic injuries that require extended medical care, rehabilitation, and therapy. The physical, emotional, and financial toll truck crashes take on the injured and their family can be overwhelming. Our New Mexico truck… Read More »

Do Semi-Trucks Contain a “Black Box” to Help Support My Accident Claim?

By Samuel Kane |

Airplanes, trains, and other commercial vehicles carry a device often referred to as a “black box” that records data to help investigators understand the movements that led up to a collision. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires interstate commercial trucks to be equipped with black boxes, which are also called Electronic Logging Devices, or… Read More »

Commercial Truck Drivers Are Held to Lower Blood Alcohol Content Requirements

By Samuel Kane |

In the State of New Mexico, our Motor Vehicle Division lists it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more for individuals 21 or over. That threshold is much less, or .02 for individuals under 21. Per the direction outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, it is illegal… Read More »

Have You Been Injured In A Truck Accident Caused by Driver Fatigue and Drowsiness?

By Samuel Kane |

One of the main causes of big rig truck and 18-wheeler crashes is truck driver fatigue. When an 80,000-pound semi-truck is driven by a drowsy driver, the outcome can be catastrophic. At the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, our Las Cruces New Mexico truck accident attorneys understand that a collision with an 18-wheeler… Read More »

FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Lists Top Used Drugs Among Truck Drivers

By Samuel Kane |

According to the first in-depth summary of results from the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration — the federal agency charged with providing safety oversight and regulating commercial motor vehicles in the United States — positive drug tests accounted for 80% of the total violations reported to the… Read More »

Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s First Settlement Offer After a New Mexico Truck Accident?

By Samuel Kane |

At the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A., our Las Cruces truck accident attorneys know that when someone is hurt in a traffic collision with a semi-truck, the negligent party’s insurance company is going to reach out to the injured person right away. They do this for several reasons, with the first being… Read More »

Incorrectly Secured Cargo Truck Accident Attorneys In New Mexico

By Samuel Kane |

Last year, nearly 4,800 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks throughout the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that reflects a 9% increase from the previous year. Sadly, 14.7% of all fatal truck accidents in the U.S. occur in New Mexico. When tens of thousands of pounds of… Read More »

When Will You Need a New Mexico Truck Accident Attorney?

By Samuel Kane |

If you have been injured in a New Mexico truck crash, hiring an experienced truck accident attorney to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process is always a good idea. The insurance company is not going to provide the guidance or financial relief you need to get your life back — even… Read More »

Who Can Be Held Responsible For A Truck Accident Caused By Defective Tires?

By Samuel Kane |

When a passenger vehicle experiences a tire blowout, the car or SUV may shift suddenly, causing the driver to lose control. When a large semi-truck experiences a tire blowout, the consequences can be disastrous. A truck tire blowout is caused by a sudden loss of pressure to the tire, which can be caused by… Read More »

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