New Mexico Trucking Crashes Can Cause Serious Burn Injuries
While all motor vehicle accidents can obviously cause serious trauma, such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and ruptured organs, sometimes it is not the impact trauma which is the cause of injury or death. That is, besides the initial impact in the motor vehicle accident, there can be secondary events which cause serious personal injuries. One of the most devastating type of secondary event is an explosion of fire. While less common with smaller motor vehicles, large commercial trucks such as big rigs, 18-wheelers, tandem trailers, and other trucks—especially tankers—can result in very significant fires.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico trucking accidents causing serious, permanent, and debilitating scarring, call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can protect your rights to compensation. We know how difficult it can be for a victim to recover after a serious motor vehicle accident, and we will help take the burdens off your shoulders to focus on your recovery.
Burn Injuries in Trucking Crashes on Interstates
The most common place for an explosion or fire to occur following an Albuquerque trucking accident is on an interstate like I-40, I-25, and I-10. These high-speed interstates carve through New Mexico and support the entire country through its trucking routes. In fact, some of the largest trucking companies such as Estes, Schneider, US Parcel, Swift, and McLane. The reason is the force of the impact at a high speed is more likely to rupture a gas tank or cause sparks and a fire. These types of accidents are dangerous for this reason. Further, patients trapped in vehicles could also burn alive without a way to escape which his also a very serious situation.
When a fire occurs in an interstate trucking accident crash, it can cause very serious personal injuries. These injuries include the following:
- Severe scarring;
- Brain damage;
- Lung damage;
- Nerve damage;
- Loss of eyesight;
- Loss of hearing;
- Loss of sense of smell;
- Muscle damage;
- Loss of fingers or toes;
- Permanent loss of hair;
- Need for skin grafting;
- Organ damage;
- Massive infection;
- Reoccurring infection;
- Nerve pain disorders;
- Psychological injuries such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress;
- Wrongful death; and
- Many other injuries.
Injured in an Albuquerque Trucking Crash and Burned from an Explosion or Fire, Call our Experienced Attorneys at the Mark Caruso
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.