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Loss of Limb Due to Serious Rig Big Crash: New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks Causing Amputations

An amputation or loss of limb is one of the most serious and debilitating injuries that an individual could sustain. While all motor vehicle accidents could result in the loss of a limb, New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks involving large big rigs, semi tractor trailers, tankers, double tandem trailers, and other box trucks are most likely to cause amputations. This is because of the sheer force generated by these box trucks can result in catastrophic damage to smaller passenger vehicles, even at low speeds. This means that limbs can become trapped in twisted metal, sustain mutilating injuries, and even be severed in the crash.

Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our experienced Albuquerque big rig crash lawyer handles cases involving New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks and amputations. These types of cases are more difficult because of the significant limitations and future injuries that an individual will have to overcome due to the loss of a limb. This means that individuals will need medical experts, economists, and life care planners who will be able to explain to the judge and the jury what future needs, future medical procedures, and future work arrangements are needed to compensate the victim. Call us for a free consultation to learn what we can do for you right now by dialing (505) 883-5000.

Debilitating Amputations Caused by New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks

Amputations caused by a box truck crash will pertain to the arms and legs, including the feet or hands. Generally speaking, the close the amputation is to your core (your thoracic which means your chest and stomach-the main part of your body), the more debilitating the amputation will be. The more debilitating the amputation is, the more compensation a victim will need to cover medical expenses, future medical needs, future vocational needs, and addition assistance and care.

Thus, amputations at the hip or shoulder are the most debilitating, then working down the arm or leg. Amputations above the knee or above the elbow are also more debilitating, but also more painful. Injuries to the hands causing amputations can also limit an individual's employability, as many jobs which involve typing, writing, or other dexterity may be unobtainable.

When amputations are caused to multiple limbs in one truck accident, the debilitating nature of the injury is magnified. This means that injuries such as the loss of two feet or legs, or of two hands, or two arms, is going to be a very traumatizing injury for an individual. There is likely to be a very significant loss of wages and earnings, as employment will be very difficult to obtain.

What are Your Damages Due to Your Amputation from a New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck?

Not only can an individual be compensated for medical bills, future medical needs, surgeries, lost wages, lost earnings, and other related expenses or losses, but an individual who suffers an amputation will also have immense pain and suffering. This may transcend more than just physical pain and suffering for the loss of a limb, but also extreme motion pain and suffering including due to PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other related diagnoses.

If you have been seriously injured in a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck and suffered an amputation or loss of a limb, or of multiple limbs, please contact our experienced Albuquerque big rig crash lawyer to learn how we can help you. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call us at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn what your rights to compensation may be 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.

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