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Why Interstate Trucking Accidents are Fatal: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Why Instate Trucking Accidents are Fatal

As an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer, I know that all 18 wheeler accidents are dangerous. This is because large commercial trucks like semi tractor trailers, big rigs, box trucks, and other large vehicles are likely to cause serious personal injury because of their sheer size and weight which contributes greatly to momentum. That is, the more weight the more momentum that is gained as the speed increases. Thus, a box truck going only 5mph could have more momentum than a passenger vehicle going 30 mph. Due to this momentum, large commercial trucks are more likely to cause disastrous personal injuries or wrongful death because of the force that is generated and dispersed in a collision. This is particularly true in interstate or highway crashes, including on I-10, I-25, and I-40.

Christmas Auto Accidents in New Mexico: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains New Mexico Christmas Auto Accidents

The holidays are a special time of year.  Families engage in generation-long holiday traditions, families reconnect, and coworkers can learn more about each other over a holiday meal or drink rather than over a laptop or telephone.  With Christmas Eve today and Christmas tomorrow, many people will be traveling and engaging in these festivities.  But as an Albuquerque auto accident lawyer, we know that this also means that there will be more motor vehicle accidents than most days of the year.  It is true that major holidays, such as Christmas, unfortunately result in many more serious motor vehicle accidents than other days of the year.  In fact, December is a dangerous month for motorist as New Year’s and Christmas rank amongst the most dangerous holidays for auto accidents.  According to statistics, both New Year’s and Christmas have significantly increased days of auto accidents compared to other days in December. 

Injured by Driver Who was Texting: New Mexico Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Your Rights

What Are Your Rights if You Were Injured in an Auto Accident Due to Texting While Driving

We have all heard about the dangerous of distracted driving.  This has been the focal point of almost every DMV in each state, including New Mexico.  This is because texting while driving is downright dangerous because you are taking your eyes off the wrong, attention away from driving, and one hand off the wheel.  The statistics back up this information, as the NHTSA provides that in 2016 alone 3,450 people lost their lives in distracted driving auto accidents.  Thus, it is estimated that 9 people are killed every day in the United States due to texting while driving.  According to both sources above, taking your eyes off the road for even just 5 seconds at 55 MPH is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.  This is why texting while driving auto accidents are so dangerous and deadly.

Died Weeks After Trucking Crash, Is it Still a Wrongful Death? New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer

New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains What Happens if the Victim of a Trucking Crash Dies Weeks Later

Most people have heard the term "wrongful death" before. This is a term that has been popularized in movies, TV, or books, particularly legal victim or crime investigation cases. But many people do not know that a wrongful death is action a type of legal action or right to vindicate the death of a loved one. One of the most common ways that a family member or dependent may be entitled to file a wrongful death case is in a New Mexico trucking accident. This is because these large 18 wheelers are likely to cause significant damage to whatever they collide with given their large size and heavy weight. Thus, the wrongful death of an occupant is more likely to occur.

Snow and Ice Causing New Mexico Auto Accidents

Snow and Ice Resulting in New Mexico Auto Accidents: What Happens?

While December in New Mexico does not mean piles of snow and ice like in the northeast, it does mean that the weather will drop into potentially freezing weather.  This is particularly true of the next week’s forecast, where the overnight temperatures will drop below freezing and even into the low 20s.  This has the potential to cause a sheen of ice, which could create serious New Mexico auto accidents.  While snow and ice car crashes are rarer in New Mexico, they still occur and they can result in horrific personal injuries.

Wrongful Death After New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck

Important Information About a Wrongful Death After a New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck

A New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck is likely to cause a wrongful death, especially on fast-moving highways and interstates like I-40, I-25, and I-10. This is because of the fast speed and heavy weight of a tractor trailer which turn these vehicles into deadly battering rams. If a big rig crash causes the wrongful death of an occupant of another vehicle, under New Mexico statute 41-2-1, the trucking company and truck driver may be liable for the damages resulting in the personal injuries and wrongful death. This ensures that a victim's rights are protected.

Types of Brain Injuries From New Mexico Auto Accidents

New Mexico Auto Accidents Causing Brain Injuries: Understanding the Different Types of Brain Injuries 

It goes without saying that your brain is incredibly important to the normal function of your body.  This is why nature has encased your brain in thick bone and wrapped it with nearly impermeable membranes, while floating it in cerebral spinal fluid.  Your brain also gets its own supply of blood directly from the heart to give it a fresh oxygen supply.  But no matter how well your brain is protected, the brain itself is very fragile.  It is made up of a very soft tissue which is prone to bruising and tears.  This is why even minor New Mexico auto accidents could result in a very serious brain injury.

Back Surgery after New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck

New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck Resulting in Back Surgery

Victims of a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck are likely to suffer very serious personal injuries. Many times these box truck crashes will require complicated and complex surgeries to repair the extensive damage done by these big rigs. Back surgery is one of the more involved types of surgeries that a person could need to undergo. Not only is it incredibly painful and debilitating, but it could result in a lifetime of restricted range of motion and weight-carrying rules. Patients may be out of work for weeks or even months while they are recovering from their back surgery.

Injuries After T-Bone Auto Accidents: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

T-Bone Auto Accidents and Serious Injuries: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains

Victims of t-bone auto accidents are likely to be seriously injured.  A t-bone auto accident is when one vehicle is struck on the side by another vehicle.  The ensuing collision causes a “T” with the front of one vehicle smashing into the side of another vehicle.  This type of collision is very dangerous because the victim being hit on the side does not have a crunch zone on the side panel like the victims in other vehicles hit on the front or back.  Since the side panel is so thin, that occupant is in a more dangerous position and more likely to be seriously hurt.  This is especially true in a t-bone collision as the thin side panels are met with the thick engine block of another vehicle.  Our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows this and handles many types of t-bone auto accidents causing serious personal injuries.  

Paralysis After New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck

New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck Causing Paralysis: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Paralysis is a very debilitating injury which a victim of a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck could suffer. There are two main ways that paralysis could affect a person. One way that it could affect a person is by resulting in a loss of sensation and feeling. The second way is that paralysis could result in a loss of function and movement. Indeed, a big rig crash could cause paralysis or paralyzing injuries with very little force. This is because, due to their large size and heavy weight, a large commercial vehicle such as a big rig can still generate significant momentum even at a low speed. This force is enough to permanent damage the spinal cord or injure the brain to cause paralysis.

Shoulder Injuries and Shoulder Surgery After Albuquerque Auto Accident

Rights of a Victim of an Albuquerque Auto Accident Who Suffered Shoulder Injuries or Required Shoulder Surgery

Even though your shoulder is not weight bearing, it is considered by most medical providers to be the most complex joint and most important joint.  This is because your shoulder is wrapped in many small ligaments, tendons, and muscles, as well as funneling a large amount of nerves and blood vessels through the same, small space in your shoulder girdle.  Thus, when an Albuquerque auto accident causes serious shoulder injuries or requires a victim to receive shoulder surgery, there could be a long path to recover due to the disability.

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