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Common causes of truck accidents

There are many ways in which a car accident can occur in New Mexico. Some accidents involve a negligent driver failing to see a motorcyclist, while other times a car crash may involve large commercial vehicles. Accidents with large commercial vehicles can differ in some ways from other types of accidents. They can involve their own unique set of laws. These laws can play a big part in a judge's ruling in a truck accident case.

Truck drivers are not automatically at fault in an accident. Other drivers, too, can play a part - they are expected to avoid driving in "no-zones" - the blind spots all large trucks have where the driver is unable to see anything - and they should not try to maneuver around a truck while it is turning. Quickly turning into the lane in which a truck is driving is also something that should be avoided by other drivers. All of these actions are common ways in which truck accidents can occur.

There are also ways in which a truck driver can be at fault in these cases. If a truck driver goes out on the road before receiving the necessary amount of training, or lacks skills involving certain techniques and knowledge of safety matters, an accident can occur. Sometimes, too, a trucking company will order a driver to keep unreasonable hours or speed in order to make a timely delivery.

In these kinds of cases, victims may desire to pursue legal action against a truck driver or a trucking company. Oftentimes, a victim of a truck accident will be stuck with significant medical bills and other costs associated with the accident. By taking legal action, a victim may be able to obtain compensation that can lessen these financial burdens.

Source: FindLaw, "Common Causes of Truck Accidents," Accessed on Oct. 12, 2015

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