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Face Injuries from New Mexico Auto Accidents

Your face is the most obvious part of your body.  It is also one of the most complex parts of your body.  There are 12 cranial nerves which map across your face and head.  Your face has all senses present too, such as sight, taste, smell, hearing, and sensation/touch.  When a New Mexico auto accident causes face injuries, the results could be physically and emotionally devastating.  Victims of vehicle wrecks causing personal injuries, including face injuries, may be entitled to compensation.  Learn more here in the post from our New Mexico auto accident lawyer.

Have fun while avoiding a DUI

Most drivers understand that it is illegal to drive under the influence in New Mexico, but many people do not understand exactly how many drinks it takes to reach the legal limit of .08. There are different factors involved in how the body absorbs and metabolizes alcohol, which means one person may only be able to drink one alcoholic beverage before hitting the limit, while another driver may be able to drink two or three. If someone is planning on drinking, the best way to avoid a DUI is to not drive at all and use public transportation, a designated driver or cab. It is also helpful to understand how to drink responsibly.

Understanding Neck Injuries from our Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

Neck injuries after a New Mexico auto accident can result in severely disabling conditions.  Sometimes these are classified as "soft tissue injuries," usually by defense lawyers trying to mitigate you loss.  But soft tissue injuries to the neck can be excruciating, permanent, and even catastrophic.  Not only could this be due to damage to your neck from paralysis or pain, but neck injuries can also affect head injuries and result in brain injuries.  Our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyer explains how neck injuries from a car accident could result in big problems in this article.

Compound Fracture in a New Mexico Auto Accident

One of the most traumatizing, painful, and potentially permanently disabling type of injury that a victim of a New Mexico auto accident could sustain is a compound fracture.  This is a horrific breaking of the bone which shreds nearby tissue and breaks through the skin.  When a negligent driver causes a victim a compound fracture, it is guaranteed that there will be immense pain and suffering.  There is also a high likelihood that surgery will be required to fix the damage done.  Learn more about compound fractures in the latest post from our New Mexico auto accident lawyers.

Heart Injuries Due to New Mexico Auto Accident

It goes without saying that your heart is a major organ.  It is well-protected behind bone, muscle, and significant tissue.  Motor vehicles further protect your chest and heart from injury with seat belts, air bags, and size cushions.  But this does not mean that your heart is impervious to damage.  Heart injuries caused by a New Mexico auto accident are common, especially in New Mexico trucking accidents.  This means that victims could suffer irreparable and permanent damage to their heart which could create a lifetime of disability.  In severe cases it could result in the wrongful death of a victim. 

Eye Injuries due to New Mexico Auto Accidents

It goes without saying that your eyesight is essential.  For most people, your eyesight is your primary sense.  Most of us heavily rely on our eyesight over our other senses.  While many people who lose their eyesight are able to function independently, it goes without saying that the loss of eyesight is a significant disability.  Unfortunately, New Mexico auto accidents are a common way that a person may lose his or her eyesight.  In fact, motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common ways that a person may lose his or her eyesight due to trauma.  If this happens to you or a loved one, please contact the experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help you recover compensation that you deserve for the loss of your eyesight due to a negligent motorist.

Speeding can be fatal

Faster is always better, or at least that is what popular media would lead many to believe. From commercials to movies and TV shows, the message to drivers is clear -- speed up or remain behind. As a responsible driver, you understand that faster is not always better. Indeed, in most situations, speeding can be dangerous and even deadly.

Texas Truck Driver Killed in New Mexico Trucking Accident

Last week a fatal Jal pickup truck crash involving a semi tractor trailer resulted in the death of 5 Texas residents.  Four oilfield workers were in the pickup truck which crossed the centerline and struck the tractor trailer head on in what became a horrific New Mexico trucking accident.  The 18 wheeler wreck occurred on New Mexico State Route 128 east of Jal, New Mexico and about 195 miles east of El Paso, Texas.  

Common causes of truck accidents

Driving a commercial truck, and driving in the vicinity of large trucks, in New Mexico can be dangerous. Getting into an accident with this type of vehicle is often more serious than with cars due to the size and weight of trucks. Truck accidents can occur due to negligence on the truck operator's part, but they can also happen due to lack of knowledge many drivers have in regard to how to maneuver around these vehicles. 

Fatal Jal Pickup Crash Involving Tractor Trailer in NM

New Mexico State Police are reporting five deaths in a horrific Fatal Jal pickup crash involving a tractor trailer in southeast, NM.  The crash occurred on Thursday morning, July 11, 2019 when the pickup truck crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming semi tractor trailer.  All four occupants in the pickup truck were killed and the driver of the semi tractor trailer also died.  Both vehicles caught in fire after the crash.

Lifetime Costs of Paralysis: Explained by Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

Not only is paralysis an incredibly debilitating and disabling injury, it is also a very costly one.  The lifetime costs of paralysis are astronomical.  Combined with the fact that a victim is less able to work and earn money, any type of paralysis injury burns the preverbal wick at both ends: increases your costs and decreases your income.  If you have been injured in a New Mexico auto accident and suffered a paralyzing injury, even if an incomplete or partial paralysis, you may be entitled to lifetime costs and compensation.  Ask our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. how we can help you today.

Hip Replacement After a New Mexico Trucking Accident

A hip replacement is a very serious and involved surgery that is due to extensive injuries to a person's hip.  A hip replacement involves the end of the femur closest to the body (proximal) and the lower part of the pelvis (acetabulum).  Victims of a New Mexico trucking accident who sustain serious injuries may need a hip replacement in catastrophic collisions.  Learn more about hip replacements from 18 wheeler wrecks and how the experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can help you today.

Spinal Cord Injuries after a New Mexico Auto Accident

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most complex and debilitating injuries that a victim of a New Mexico auto accident could sustain.  This is why you need an experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyer to protect your rights to compensation following any type of spinal cord injury.  Learn about the types of spinal cord injuries and how they can affect a victim in the personal injury post from the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. available here.

Independence Day Auto Accidents in New Mexico: What to Do Next

Independence Day is one of the most dangerous travel holidays in the United States, including in New Mexico.  Many innocent people are seriously injured or wrongfully killed in serious New Mexico auto accidents.  Learn some of the common causes from our New Mexico auto accident lawyers available here:

What to do if other driver does not have enough insurance

If someone is in an accident with another driver who is at-fault in New Mexico and there are property damages and/or bodily injuries, one expects that the other driver's car insurance will pay. However, some drivers may not carry enough insurance to cover all the related expenses, and some actually have no insurance at all. When this happens, there are a number of things the injured party should do.

Fatal Cuervo, NM Auto Accident Kills Missouri Woman

New Mexico State Police report that a Cuervo, NM auto accident killed Mary Lee Kelley, 63, of St. Louis, Missouri. The crash occurred last week on I-40 just east of Cuervo, New Mexico.

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