Aggressive Truck Drivers Causing Mayhem on New Mexico Highways

by Mark J. Caruso on Oct. 13, 2020

Accident & Injury Car Accident 

Summary: New Mexico drivers must watch out for aggressive truckers operating tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and semi-trucks passing thru New Mexico. Federal and state laws have clamped down on bad truckers in order to reduce mayhem on New Mexico highways.

New Mexico Auto Accidents Caused by Aggressive Truck Drivers: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyers

Large tractor trailers can be a complete nuisance on the roadways.  They drive slow, make wide turns, and can fling debris out from behind at other motorists.  They can also block driveways and make traveling around them much more difficult.  While the truth is that we depend on trucks for almost all of our consumers goods, there needs to be a fine balance between the use of trucks and the way they operate on the roads.  This is particularly true because large commercial trucks, semi-trucks and 18- wheelers are inherently dangerous, even when driven correctly and safely.  Although many truck drivers are courteous, far too many aggressive truck drivers cause auto accidents on New Mexico roadways.  Most of these aggressive accidents and collisions could be avoided with proper driving.

But truck drivers sometimes just do not care.  If you or a loved one have been catastrophically injured or if a loved one was wrongfully killed in a New Mexico auto accident caused by an aggressive truck driver, please call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a free consultation.  Our lawyers know aggressive truck drivers cause auto accidents that could affect a victim’s entire life.  We work with your medical doctors and other experts to prove liability and your damages to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Why Truck Drivers Get Aggressive

There are many good truck drivers out there.  This includes both competency in driving a commercial vehicle and just good people.  We represent truck drivers who are injured by other motorists, including the bad truck drivers.  Yes, there are bad truck drivers out there who cause serious injury to people.  These truck drivers are people who simply do not care about the rules of the road or other people.  The bad truck drivers could just be inherently bad drivers, bad people, or a combination of both.  What we do know is that truck drivers who drive aggressive are more likely to cause New Mexico auto accidents. on interstates and highways.

According to statistics, aggressive driving is cited as a fatal in 56% of fatal auto accidents.  Some of these fatal crashes are truck drivers.  Aggressive driving includes following too closely, speeding, quick turns, and tight merging.  This conduct is simply reckless and dangerous.  The most common causes of aggressive truck driver auto accidents include the following:

  • Speeding;
  • Playing chicken with other motorists;
  • Not letting other motorists pass;
  • Going slow then speeding up to frustrate motorists;
  • Racing out of a red light or stop sign;
  • Tailgating;
  • Merging aggressively;
  • Driving a 18 wheeler like a sports car;
  • Aggressive pickups;
  • Hard braking;
  • Fast turns;
  • Following too closely;
  • Honking and pressuring other vehicles;
  • Aggressive and negligent left turns; and 
  • Other aggressive and unsafe maneuvers.

Personal Injuries and Wrongful Death from Aggressive Truck Drivers

When an innocent victim is cut off or rear-ended by an aggressive truck driver, it could result in serious personal injuries and even death.    Victims could easily be wrongfully killed or seriously maimed due to an aggressive truck driver. A wrongful death claim may be needed.  Sometimes the injuries are due to a negligent truck driver who many mistakes while driving, while other times the injuries are caused by an intentionally aggressive truck driver who was making a point.  Some of the most common injuries to an innocent victim from aggressive truck drivers include the following:

  • Amputations;
  • Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Broken bones;
  • Organ injuries;
  • Nerve injuries;
  • Burn injuries;
  • Catastrophic trauma;
  • Head injuries;
  • Paralysis;
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Other serious injuries.

Did an Aggressive Truck Driver Cause Your New Mexico Auto Accident?  We Can Help

Aggressive driving has no place in our society.  Ever.  If aggressive or discourteous driving causes personal injuries and wrongful death, you will have rights under New Mexico law.  If you or a loved one are seriously injured in any type of auto accident with a large commercial truck, semi truck, tractor trailer, 18 wheeler or commercial truck, or if a loved one is wrongfully killed, ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers to help you.  

We handle car and truck collisions and accidents throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque and Rio Rancho where our offices are located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico.  Please call to schedule forfree consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website at 

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