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Understanding Pain and Suffering in New Mexico Auto Accidents

Pain and suffering is usually the largest part of a damages award that victims of New Mexico auto accidents may be entitled to.  While many people may have heard of pain and suffering before, and you may believe you know what it means, you may actually be surprised that pain and suffering is broken down in several difference aspects that are important in your case.  This is because pain and suffering could be everything from the moment of your accident until the estimated time of your death.  Or in some wrongful death cases, pain and suffering may even be measured by the moment when a victim realizes he or she is about to be mortally injured and is in fact mortally injured--known as pre-impact terror.  Learn more from our New Mexico auto accident lawyers in our article here.


FMCSA's Top Ten Most Common Factors in New Mexico Trucking Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regularly studies 18 wheeler crash trends.  This includes common causes and common violations.  This is how new regulations, guidelines, and training can be implemented to begin reducing the dangerous trends and increasing the safety trends.  Relating to the most dangerous trends which frequently cause big rig wrecks, here are is a list of the most common factors that our New Mexico trucking accident lawyers want you to know.


Common Surgeries after New Mexico Trucking Accidents

The power and force in New Mexico trucking accidents can cause significant and catastrophic injuries.  Many times, these surgeries require significant surgeries.  Sometimes there are emergency surgeries to restore function, repair damage, but also to save a victim's life.  Anytime a person needs surgery it is a scary and concerning time.  But when a loved one has to undergo surgery unexpectedly and due to the negligence of another person, it can be more than just scary and concerning, it can be petrifying, confusing, devastating, and even frustrating.  Learn more from our New Mexico trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C.


Rain Causing a New Mexico Trucking Accident: Victim Rights Explained by Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico trucking accident during the rain, especially heavy rain, you may be entitled to compensation because of a truck driver's negligence.  This is because New Mexico law and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require truck drivers to slow down or stop during inclement weather.  Thus, an 18 wheeler that is driving half the speed limit could still be driving too fast for the weather conditions.  Learn more about liability in adverse weather like rain or heavy rain from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer in our post here.


Mark Caruso Selected to Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in New Mexico

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) has selected Mark Caruso, Esq. of the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. as one of the 2019 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New Mexico.  This is a huge honor and carries with it extreme recognition of the great work that Mark Caruso, Esq. and the staff at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. perform for clients.  Learn more about this award in our post here.


Help prevent drunk driving accidents

Car accidents in New Mexico can be devastating in terms of bodily injury and property damage. However, when a crash involves a drunk driver, this is even worse because the driver never should have gotten into the vehicle in the first place. Motorists should be able to identify a potential drunk driver based off certain signs so that they can report the driver to law enforcement to get them off the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving has serious effects.  Around 30 fatalities every day occur due to drunk driving, and this makes up one-third of all fatal accidents. The use of alcohol can begin to affect driving even before reaching the legal limit. Some effects on driving include visual function decline, divided attention, impaired coordination, difficulty steering, impaired perception, loss of speed control and reduced ability to brake properly and stay in the appropriate lane. 

Fatigued Truck Driver Causing a New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck

When a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck is caused by a fatigued truck driver, a victim of this dangerous and often deadly type of auto accident should call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers.  This is because New Mexico law and federal regulations under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) require truck drivers to have certain rests/breaks, time limits on driving, and to NOT operate any motor vehicle when feeling tired or fatigued.  Any time a truck driver causes a serious or deadly New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck due to fatigue or sleepiness, victims may be entitled to compensation.  Learn more about why in the post by the Caruso Law Offices, P.C.

4 Chicago Residents Killed in New Mexico Auto Accident

On US Highway 54 near Vaughn, New Mexico, four people were killed in a single vehicle accident occurring around 12:30 PM on Saturday.  All four were from Chicago and related to each other.  There were six passengers in the vehicle, plus the driver.  New Mexico State Police believe that the vehicle crossed the centerline and the driver swerved back into the correct lane but lost control and the vehicle went into a roll.  Police said that all passengers were ejected from the vehicle except for the driver who was the only person wearing a seatbelt.  Two passengers and the driver survived.  The other four passengers were pronounced dead at the scene in Guadalupe County, New Mexico.  Police identified these individuals as Francisco Salazar (41), Daniel Salazar (17), Natalie Salazar (10), and Ramon Morales (69).

Our New Mexico auto accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to this family and their friends.  Learn more about this case and why this Chicago family needs to bring a family in New Mexico in our post available here.

Common Hip Injuries After an Auto Accident: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains

Your hip is your largest joint and it is one of the most complex joints that you have.  Your hip is also one of the most important joints because it is weight bearing and, even though you have a hip on each side, when one side of your hip is injured it will affect the other hip.  While your hip joint is very sturdy, it is not impervious.  Auto accidents are common causes of hip injuries, particularly New Mexico trucking accidents.  Learn about the most common hip injuries from our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer and what it means for your case in our post here.


Rotator Cuff Injuries: New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Shoulder injuries can be particularly debilitating and painful.  This is particularly true of rotator cuff injuries which may require surgery to repair.  This is especially true after high-speed or powerful collisions, with like 18 wheelers, box trucks, or other tractor trailers.  Our New Mexico trucking accident lawyer knows that trucking accidents resulting in rotator cuff injuries very commonly require surgery, require time off of work, and create excruciating pain.  These injuries also result in permanent disability.  Learn what a victim's rights may be here.


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