Category Archives: Truck Accident
Have You Been Injured In A Truck Accident Caused by Driver Fatigue and Drowsiness?
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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 »
Semi-Truck Accidents and Injuries Are Becoming Increasingly Common in the U.S.
Semi-truck accidents are some of the scariest crashes on our roadways, and for good reason. The size and weight of a semi-truck colliding with a much smaller passenger vehicle can cause serious injuries and are often fatal. At the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane P.A., our Las Cruces truck accident lawyers know that… Read More »
Expanded Truck Driver Hours Can Lead to Serious Accidents in New Mexico
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has expanded their hours of service guidelines to allow truck drivers carrying response resources for the COVID-19 pandemic — including fuel, healthcare supplies, food, cleaning, and safety resources — to operate beyond the standard hours of service to ensure the increased demands for delivery of these goods are… Read More »
New Mexico Truck Accident Attorneys for Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Victims
A traumatic spinal cord injury stems from a sudden blow that compresses, crushes, dislocates, or fractures one or more of the vertebrae and causes damage to any part of the spinal cord or its nerves, which can lead to paralysis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, motor vehicle accidents, including those involving semi-trucks,… Read More »
The Importance of Obtaining a Police Report after a New Mexico Truck Accident
Because of the size and weight of a semi-truck, any accident involving oversized big rigs colliding with much smaller passenger vehicles can lead to serious property damage and even more severe injuries. Next is the incredible confusion regarding who is responsible: The truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, or another third party…. Read More »