Why a lawsuit was filed one day after deadly New Mexico truck crash

In the late summer of 2018, a terrible collision between a bus and a semi-truck shut down a New Mexico highway. The next day, a truck crash lawsuit was filed in court. Here’s what happened.   A Greyhound bus carrying almost 50 people was headed west along I-40. A semi-truck headed east on I-40 swerved across the median and slammed into the bus.   The crash was severe. Many bus passengers were injured, and at least eight have died from their injuries. In the aftermath of the collision, police said the semi-truck lost the tread on its left front tire, which caused it to swerve into the oncoming lane. A lawsuit was filed the next day.  I can’t speak for the attorney representing two of

This crash shows you exactly why trucking companies are supposed to do safety inspections

A quick lesson in trucking law: maintenance duty You probably know that specific laws and regulations apply to all commercial trucks that use our public highways.* One of those rules: every trucking company must have a regular truck maintenance program to keep its equipment in safe operating condition. As a back-up, the truck driver must also conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections to check for any equipment defects. In short, a trucking company and truck driver are responsible for making sure the truck is safe before it hits the road. Maintenance is a major factor in trucking accidents crashes Truckers are responsible for safely moving 80,000 pounds of vehicle and cargo, and —just like your car—those vehicles need regular equipment checks and

Truck Tire Retreads

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