Truck Driver Sued for Negligence in Fatal 18-Wheeler Crash

The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a New Mexico woman who was fatally injured when an 18-wheeler made an improper turn.

According to the lawsuit, the woman was driving a Kawasaki motorcycle in Albuquerque, New Mexico when an 18-wheeler driver made an unsafe right hand turn (identified as a “jug handle” turn) from the left lane. The “jug handle” turn caused the 18-wheeler to move into the path of the woman’s motorcycle causing a collision. The lawsuit further states that the 18-wheeler driver should have made a “button hook” turn, which would have kept the wheels of the rear of the trailer along the curb.

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Rob Ammons claims the trucker, who was on the job at the time of the collision, was negligent and reckless in operating his rig and that his employer is also responsible for its driver’s negligence.

The Ammons Law Firm has a nationwide personal injury practice focusing on truck accidents, rollovers, consumer protection and product liability, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seatbelt defects, airbag defects and plant explosions.

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