Understanding Burn Injuries From Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer
Burn injuries may not be the first thing you think of when you hear about a New Mexico trucking accident. But our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer will tell you that burn injuries are some of the most painful, debilitating, and devastating injuries that a victim of an 18 wheeler could sustain. This is because burn injuries damage nerves and destroy tissue to a level that is unsalvageable. Burn injuries are also quite common in big rig crashes with semi tractor trailers, double trailers, 18 wheelers, and other box trucks.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico trucking accident and sustained burn injuries, please call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers. We have handled many burn injury cases and can work with medical and liability experts to demonstrate how a negligent truck driver or trucking company caused your serious injuries. Call us today by dialing (505) 883-5000.
Causes of Burn Injuries in an Albuquerque Trucking Accident
In a New Mexico trucking accident involving a large commercial vehicle like an 18 wheeler, there are several ways in which a victim of the trash could sustain a burn injury. These common causes of burn injuries include the following:
- Fires - Large commercial trucks carry a significant amount of fuel and usually hit other vehicles or objects with great impact. This combination is conducive to causing a serious fire. Sometimes the fire could start so quickly that is occurs immediately on impact, making it more difficult for individuals who are trapped in the other vehicles to get out. Other times victims are trapped in the wreckage and unable to escape a fire, or do escape a fire but not after suffering burns. Many of the largest trucking accidents in the news recently, particularly in Lordsburg, NM and in Lakewood, CO, resulted in massive fires which are believed to have caused fatalities.
- Explosions - Not only are large trucking accidents likely to result in fire, but given the significant forces upon impact a trucking accident may result in an explosion. Depending where the point of impact is and how forceful it is, the explosion could be immediate upon impact. Other times a fire could break out and then an explosion occurs. Explosions are dangerous because of the shockwave that they cause which can cause trauma. But explosions also result in a wave of fire which could easily singe and cause extreme burns.
- Chemical Burns - Large commercial vehicles haul cargo which frequently includes hazardous materials. This payload could be a powder or substance that is dangerous like lye, or it could be liquid like acids or other corrosive substances. In a New Mexico trucking accident which caused a leak, these substances could be poured onto and over innocent victims who will suffer significant chemical burns. If victims are trapped in twisted wreckage, they may sit in these caustic substances and burn until they are released which can cause significant injuries or fatal wounds.
Victims With Burn Injuries from a New Mexico Trucking Accident Could Call our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one suffered burn injuries in a New Mexico trucking accident, please call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.