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.
Here at the Mark Caruso, our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer knows how painful a broken leg is and how long it can take to heal. We have represented many clients who have suffered broken bones, including broken legs. We know how to prove these damages to a court to ensure that a victim of a New Mexico trucking accident obtains the compensation he or she needs for medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, pain, and suffering, loss of services of dependents, and other damages. Call to schedule a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help you.
An 18 wheeler generates a lot of force when it is moving because of its sheer size, weight, and speed which create momentum. This is very likely to result in serious damage in a big rig crash. This means that broken bones are common in a New Mexico trucking accident, particularly a broken leg. Thus, just the sheer force and shock of the impact is enough to twist steel, dent engine blocks, and broken even the strongest of bones-including a femur.
More specifically, a broken bone could occur in a box truck collision for several reasons. One common reason is that a passenger vehicle could get swept under the truck in an undercarriage accident. This means the smaller vehicle gets sucked under the larger tractor trailer and can cause crushing injuries. Another reason is a rollover or a flip over when a tractor-trailer falls on top of another vehicle and causes crushing injuries to a leg.
A seriously broken leg will likely require surgery. This is particularly true of a lower tibia/fibula fracture which may result in an avulsion, or where one piece of a bone breaks off and is needed to be pinned back to the main bone. Other broken legs may require physical therapy to help a victim begin walking properly again and to help manage pain, prevent the buildup of scar tissue, and to guard against other damage.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico trucking accident and suffered a broken leg, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Please call the Mark Caruso 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 Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, Hobbs, Lordsburg, or anywhere else in the state, including Albuquerque where our law office is located. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.