We Handle All Types of Fatal Truck Accidents in Hobbs
Our family has decades of experience and a track record of excellence handling wrongful death claims arising from:
- Jackknife truck accidents
- Rear-end truck accidents
- Head-on truck accidents
- Truck brake failure accidents
- Runaway truck accidents
- Truck rollover accidents
- Wide-turn truck accidents
- Override/underride truck accidents
- T-Bone/side-impact truck accidents
- Tire blowout truck accidents
- Distracted truck driver accidents
- Intoxicated truck driver accidents
- Drowsy truck driver accidents
- Shifting cargo truck accidents
- Lost load truck accidents
- Truck blind spot accidents
Truck Accidents in Hobbs, NM
The Permian Basin has experienced an oil and gas industry boom in recent years. A result of that growing industry is semi-truck and other commercial vehicle traffic. There are truckers hauling sand, crude oil, fracking chemicals, equipment, and other cargo to and from the oil fields.
The increase in truck traffic has resulted in a greater rate of trucking accidents in Hobbs and surrounding areas. Locals have even begun to call a section of US 285 “Death Highway” because of the number of fatal truck crashes. State Routes 31 and 128 also have problem areas because of the increased truck traffic.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Hobbs
An increase in truck traffic isn’t the sole cause of truck accidents in the region. Truck crashes in and around Hobbs, NM, happen for all sorts of reasons. A common cause is truck driver negligence. Truckers who are in a hurry speed, fail to yield at intersections, cross over the center line, or try to pass without enough room.
A major issue is distraction, inattention, and driver inexperience. Because the oil and gas industry is rapidly growing in the area, companies are in constant need of new drivers. But inexperienced truck drivers aren’t prepared for congested and narrow roads that are in disrepair. Many of the roads in the Hobbs area are old, two-lane farm roads that were never intended for this type of traffic.
And still, there are more concerns. Trucking companies that need to meet the demand of the Permian Basin aren’t maintaining their trucks as they should. Inspections might be sped through or skipped entirely.