Three Common New Mexico Trucking Crash Injuries Which Result in Wrongful Death
Large commercial trucks like big rigs, 18 wheeler, tractor trailers, and other large box trucks are more likely to result in the wrongful death of an innocent person than any other motor vehicle on the roadway. This is particularly true on New Mexico's busiest and largest highways and interstates, particularly I-40, I-25, and I-10. This is because of the shear size, weight, and speed of a large truck which becomes like a battering ram on the road. Since these trucks have the power to twist steel and bend frames of smaller, passenger vehicles, the devastation to other people is catastrophic.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or wrongful killed in a New Mexico trucking crash, call our Albuquerque trucking wreck lawyers at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help you protect your rights to compensation. There are many possible injuries that could occur and could be fatal. Learn what they are here to know when to call one of our lawyers.
Three Common Injuries in a New Mexico Trucking Crash Which can be Fatal
There are many possible types of injuries that could occur in a New Mexico trucking crash which result in the wrongful death of a victim. These injuries could occur in any type of trucking crash, like a head-on, rear-end, or sideswipe, and can occur at high speed on an interstate or at low speed in a parking lot. The power and momentum of these trucks is significant enough even at low speeds to wrongfully kill a person.
These commonly fatal injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries - any injury to the brain is significant and can lead to death. The brain regulates how the body needs to function from breathing automatically to carrying out your digestive processes. When there is a brain injury, even just a mild concussion, there could become uncontrollable swelling which can result in serious damage to the brain. But because the brain and spinal cord are in a "closed system," meaning the intracranial spinal fluid is trapped in this space and cannot easily leak out, any increased bleeding or swelling in the brain will put pressure on the brain and spine causing irreversible damage to it. This can result in serious personal injury or death.
- Spinal cord injuries - any spinal cord injury can be significant, particularly in a trucking crash because it can impinge on the nerve and cause it to bend or contort in an unnatural way. This trauma can both severe it, but also result in extreme swelling which increases pressure in the spine and in the brain. This can result in death.
- Severe disfigurement - when a trucking wreck is powerful enough to bend steel, it is powerful enough to severely lacerate or mutilate a person's body. These trauma causes extreme blood loss and other injuries such as nerve damage, blood vessel damage, and organ damage.
Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys if Your Loved One Has Sustained Fatal Injuries in a New Mexico Trucking Crash
While not all of these injuries will always result in a fatality, and while these are not the only common injuries which will result in a fatal injury, anytime a victim is injured in a New Mexico trucking crash it is important to get the advice of a lawyer. Trucking accidents are not the normal type of motor vehicle accident-type case, and require an experienced lawyer who has a track record of handling these types of cases. Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, trucking accidents are what we do. Call us today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.