Many semi-trailer truck accidents involve excess speed. Because trucks are heavy (the maximum allowable weight without special permit is 80,000 pounds while the average car is 5,000 pounds) even a small increase in speed exponentailly increases a large truck’s velocity and can result in devastating accidents and injuries.
To help prevent accidents, and understand why an accident occurred, most semi-trailer trucks now have black boxes that monitor speed and will allow an injured person to find out what the truck driver was doing right before the accident.
Dona Ana county, along with most counties along the I-10 and I-25 corridors in New Mexico, has taken extra precautions to prevent truck accidents by creating areas in which trucks are required to reduce their speed. Dona Ana county has eight such areas.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need help from a personal injury attorney to find out exactly what happened and if speed was involved. McGraw & Strickland have successfully handled very serious accident cases, including those involving semi-tractor trailers.
Call McGraw & Strickland at (575) 323-1529.
Las Cruces, NM