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Fourth Person Dies in Lordsburg, NM Trucking Accident on I-10

I-10 Trucking Accident in Lordsburg, NM Causes Fourth Death: New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Sunday there was a horrific trucking accident involving two tractor trailers and pickup truck on I-10 near Lordsburg, New Mexico. The crash had killed three people, Jose Apodaca of El Paso, Susan Rojo of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Sean White, of West Covina, California. News sources are reporting that a fourth person, Arnold Rojo, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, has also passed away due to his injuries. There was also a 13-year-old passenger who is in critical condition, but there is no update as to her status. Our New Mexico trucking accident lawyer and entire staff at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. express their deepest condolences to all families, friends, and first responders in this catastrophic crash.

Deadly Lordsburg, NM Trucking Accident on I-10

Important Information on the Fatal Lordsburg, NM Trucking Accident on I-10: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Shares Important Information

News outlets are reporting a fatal Lordsburg, NM trucking accident on I-10. This is a horrible trucking accident in Lordsburg involving two semi tractor trailers and a pickup truck. Three people were killed and two people were critically injured in this fiery trucking accident on Interstate 10 near Lordsburg. According to initial reports, an eastbound tractor trailer crossed the central median and collided head on with a westbound tractor trailer. The trailer from the eastbound vehicle hit a pickup truck also traveling westbound. As a result of the collision, both semi tractor trailers caught on fire. The drivers of both trucks were killed, and one passenger from the pickup truck was killed.

Dangers of T-Bone Auto Accidents: Understanding Causes and Damages

Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Common Causes and Damages of a New Mexico T-bone Crash

A t-bone crash is usually catastrophic and often fatal.  This is where the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle and forms a “T,” hence the name.  This type of New Mexico auto accident is particularly dangerous because the vehicle being hit on the side has no buffer or side wall in between it and the occupant.  Whereas the other vehicle has the crunch zone of the entire engine block.  In fact, that engine block will act as a battering ram to punch right through the side wall of the other vehicle.  This means catastrophic injuries to the occupants of the other vehicle, usually the driver.  Our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows how devastating this type of accident can be.

Broken Leg from a New Mexico Trucking Accident

New Mexico Trucking Accidents Causing a Broken Leg

A broken leg or fractured leg is a very painful injury. And it will be painful for a long time, because the healing and recovery can take months. Some catastrophic injuries could still cause pain for years after a broken leg. This is because the bones in your leg are very strong. The femur is considered the strongest bone in your body, and it takes a lot of force to break a femur. While this is possible in any type of auto accident, it is incredibly more likely in a New Mexico trucking accident given the sheer size and forces generated in an 18 wheeler crash.

Head Injuries After Being Hit by a Car in New Mexico: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains

Understanding Head Injuries After Being Hit by a Car in New Mexico: Our Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Key Points

Being hit by the car is a traumatic experience.  Also called a pedestrian knockdown, any time a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle it is a recipe for very serious personal injuries and likely wrongful death.  This is because a pedestrian is not guarded with the steel shell of a car or wrapped in airbags, side curtains, or a seat belt.  Most pedestrians that are hit by a car are seriously injured for that reason, and some may be wrongfully killed.  A common injury is for a pedestrian to suffer some type of head injury.  A particularly devastating type of head injury is a traumatic brain injury which can result in debilitating and permanent injuries for a victim of a pedestrian knockdown.

St. Patrick's Day Drunk Driving Crash in a Big Rig: Learn New Mexico Law Here

Understanding New Mexico Law When a Drunk Truck Driver Causes a Trucking Accident on St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day was yesterday which is a renowned holiday for celebration, particularly with libations. But some people may not be able to partake because they have to work. This includes truck drivers, some who have been driving for days to delivery cargo across the country. One common hub for truck drivers is in New Mexico, particularly in Albuquerque with the interstate exchange. Unfortunately, some truck drivers do not care about the state laws and federal regulations which prohibit them from driving before a shift or while driving. When a truck driver decides to enjoy St. Patrick's Day by drinking and then hops back into the cab of a truck to finish a delivery, it could put all of us at risk for a very serious and fatal New Mexico trucking accident.

Cervical Spinal Fusion After a New Mexico Auto Accident

New Mexico Auto Accident That Resulted in the Need for a Cervical Spinal Fusion: What are Your Rights?

One of the most common injuries in a New Mexico auto accident is a back injury.  This includes neck injuries, which are particularly at risk in a motor vehicle accident to serious injury from whiplash.  When a neck injury is so severe, it may require surgical intervention.  One common type of neck surgery is a cervical spinal fusion.  This is named after the area of the spine (the neck being the cervical vertebrae).  This is a very invasive and irreversible surgery which results in permanent disability, including restricted range of motion, scars, nerve injury, and muscle damage.  

High Winds Could Cause New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Truck Drivers are Required to Take Preventive Measures in High Winds: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Many news sources including the National Weather Service are forecasting high winds for New Mexico and particularly Albuquerque, including gusts over 75 MPH. People are advised to exercise extreme caution and avoid travel. High profile vehicles are also warned to avoid travel and use particularly care and caution. But as an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer, we know that commercial trucking companies will not yield this warning. After all, time is money and being out of service means that money is not being earned. This can result in very dangerous situations where large 18 wheelers, big rigs, semi tractor trailers, and other box trucks could be blown over. This could result in horrific crushing accidents, jackknife accidents, and rollovers.

Mark Caruso Holds Rare Membership in Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

Mark Caruso is a Member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Which is Rare for Attorneys to be in

New Mexico trucking accident attorney Mark Caruso of the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. is a Member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. Mark Caruso is just one of 500 attorneys in the entire United States who holds this membership. This membership cannot be bought or simply given by asking. It requires both actual experience and results in handling trucking accident cases, as well as an evaluation and assessment test to demonstrate the lawyer's knowledge in the area of truck crashes. Only once proven experience, results, and a passing evaluation is achieved can a personal injury lawyer be offered membership in the Academy of Truck Accident Lawyers. This is truly a rare membership that the vast majority of personal injury lawyers do not have and simply do not qualify for.

Mark Caruso Wins AVVO Clients' Choice Award

Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Mark Caruso is Awarded an AVVO Clients' Choice Award

The Caruso Law Offices, P.C. is proud to announce that attorney Mark Caruso has been awarded an AVVO Clients' Choice Award for 2019.  This is a particularly impactful award for Mark and the entire law firm because it recognizes the hard work, dedication, and compassion that the personal injuries lawyers, paralegals, and staff put into every case. We are extremely pleased to be recognized with this award.

Mark Caruso Accepted into America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® for 2019

America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® Accepts Mark Caruso of the Caruso Law Offices, P.C.

The Caruso Law Offices, P.C. is proud to announce that attorney Mark Caruso been recognized for his exceptional achievements in representing victims of personal injury accidents by being invited and accepted into America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® for 2019.  This is a massive achievement which is a testament to Mark Caruso's ability, experience, and success earned for his clients
throughout the years.

I Was Injured in an Albuquerque Auto Accident as a Passenger, What Are my Rights?

Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Passenger Rights in Car Crashes

Passengers injured in an Albuquerque auto accident have different rights than drivers.  Even if the driver of the passenger’s vehicle did not run a red light or make a wide turn, that driver may still have some comparative fault for not avoiding the crash or contributing to the crash like driving above the speed limit.  But a passenger is not operating the motor vehicle and almost always has no fault for the crash.  This is important because the culpable fault of a party may reduce what damages that he or she is entitled to as compensation for personal injuries.  Thus, drivers and passengers need to be treated differently in terms of legal representation.

The Who, When, Where, How of Wrongful Death in New Mexico: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Understanding New Mexico Wrongful Death: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Important Information

Semi tractor trailer crashes are more likely to result in serious personal injuries or wrongful death than other types of motor vehicle crashes. This is because of their sheer size, weight, and force generated. This is particularly true on fast-moving highways and interstates like I-40, I-25, or I-10. It is important that families who have lost a loved one due to deadly big rig wreck know what their rights are under New Mexico law. It is important to not only know what their rights are to compensation, but also who may bring an action, how long, and for what types of claims. Our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. explains these important rights that every family must know.

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