Albuquerque Construction Truck Crashes Causing Catastrophic Injuries and Wrongful Death
According to news sources, construction projects throughout all of New Mexico is up and the most since 2009. This is particularly true in Albuquerque, where massive overhauls of the rapid transit project and several new upgrades to shopping, educational, and medical facilities are still underway since last year. While this increased construction means more traffic, it also means more construction vehicles on the roads and interstates. These vehicles bring unique types of risks and dangers to other people in or around the roadway. Injuries caused in Albuquerque construction truck crashescan result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
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Special Dangers from Construction Truck Wrecks
While all commercial trucks are dangerous, large construction trucks are particularly dangerous because they are larger, heavier, and significantly more powerful than other tractor trailers or box trucks. This is because construction trucks are meant to be able to withstand pelting rocks, driving on bumpy and unforgiving parcels, and handling heavy loads. Because of this, when a construction truck collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, the the smaller vehicle is likely to cave in and be completely twisted, bent, and destroyed. This will cause catastrophic injuries to the occupants of these smaller, passenger vehicles which are simply not made to withstand collisions with heavy construction trucks.
In addition, construction trucks bring the added danger of cargo, debris, and other construction materials onto the roadway. It is not uncommon for unsecured cargo or loads to fall off trucks, particularly on interstates or highways, and cause injuries to occupants of passenger vehicles. Other times large parts like cranes, machine buckets, chains, or other large tools or attachments to trucks can become dislodged and seriously injure other motorists. In addition, debris being transported such as rocks, dirt, or gravel could launch from the back of a truck and rain almost a shotgun-like spray of debris on passenger vehicles traveling behind the truck. This is particularly true on an interstate or fast-moving road.
Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Construction Truck Crashes
Because of the added risks and dangers, victims of construction truck wrecks may be seriously injured or suffer catastrophic injuries. They may also be wrongfully killed. Some common catastrophic injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Permanent paralysis;
- Fractures bones, particularly the spine;
- Loss of function of nerves or organs;
- Wrongful death; and
- Many other damages.
Victims of Albuquerque Construction Truck Crashes Should Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys
Construction truck crashes will cause catastrophic injuries or may cause wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, call the experienced New Mexico trucking accident attorneys at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys 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.