Los Lunas, NM - All Lanes Closed After 18-Wheeler Crash on I-25

Los Lunas, NM (April 20, 2023) - On Wednesday, April 19, a crash involving an 18-wheeler resulted in all lanes on Interstate 25 being shut down near Los Lunas. 

The incident was reported near mile marker 207 at around 6:47 p.m. A semi-trailer traveling on the highway overturned, blocking the interstate. Emergency responders were dispatched to render aid to the involved parties. 

The severity and number of resulting injuries have not been confirmed. 

Local authorities are handling the ongoing crash investigation. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

New Mexico Semi-Truck Accidents

Los Lunas, NM - All Lanes Closed After 18-Wheeler Crash on I-25Semi-trucks are massive and sometimes hazardous vehicles. A commercial vehicle typically weighs around 20 times as much as a passenger automobile. Approximately 1,400, or 3%, of the over 43,000 car accidents in New Mexico each year involve semi-trucks. However, the severity of truck accidents in New Mexico more than makes up for this small percentage. In New Mexico, non-semi-truck accidents typically result in 1 fatality out of every 130 collisions. A startling 1 out of 35 accidents involving semi-trucks and 18-wheelers end in a fatality.

When a trucking accident is the result of negligence—whether on the part of the semi-truck driver, their company, or another party—injured victims have a legal claim to compensation. Truck accident cases are different from other types of motor vehicle accident lawsuits in the law. They demand specialized legal knowledge, swift action to preserve evidence, familiarity with the transportation industry, and familiarity with the insurance companies that protect trucking companies.

Semi-truck drivers and the businesses that employ them must take extra care and follow stringent guidelines in order to prevent serious traffic accidents. These large rigs have significantly greater weight compared to passenger cars, meaning that truck accidents nearly always have more severe consequences. Trucking companies that cut corners on employing and teaching drivers, adhering to safety rules, and maintaining their trucks put the lives of people utilizing New Mexico's highways at serious risk of injury. 

Consult a Los Lunas semi-truck accident lawyer as soon as you can if you were injured in an accident so that your lawyer can begin building your case. If you were in a catastrophic 18-wheeler crash and want to make sure that you are fairly reimbursed for your damages and that you are doing everything in your power to defend your claim, you need to have a lawyer on your side. You can determine your damages and the impact the incident had on your daily life more precisely by consulting with a lawyer. If you want to schedule a meeting with the legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates to go about your right to compensation, call (505) 243-5566.


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Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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