Injuries, Causes, and Damages After a Commercial Hit and Run Trucking Accident in New Mexico
Most drivers are aware that leaving after hitting another car or pedestrian is a serious crime. Most people cannot fathom acting in such a manner, but it happens every day. Most people think of cars committing this crime, but commercial truck drivers also commit this crime. Trucking accidents happen all the time on time on the roadways of New Mexico, with hit and run trucking accidents being particularly horrible. This is why, if you or your loved one was involved in a commercial hit and run trucking accident in New Mexico, you should contact a hit and run trucking accident lawyer today to learn what compensation you may be eligible for as a result of any injuries sustained.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced trucking accident lawyers can help victims and their families recover compensation for a commercial hit and run trucking accident in New Mexico. If you or a loved one are seeking compensation for your personal injuries, medical bills, or lost wages, call our commercial hit and run trucking accident lawyers today for a FREE consultation.
Types of Injuries Commonly Occurring as a Result of Hit and Run Accidents
There are many different types of injuries that one can sustain as a result of a hit and run commercial trucking accident. Common injuries include the following:
- Internal organ damage
- Back injuries such as disc injuries, muscle strain, etc.
- Neck injuries
- Wrongful death
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of sight
- Broken bones or fractures
- Emotional suffering
- Spinal cord injuries such as quadriplegia or paraplegia
- Nerve damage
What are the Causes of Hit and Run Trucking Accidents?
- Distracted driving (texting, looking at a map, using a handheld walkie talkie, eating, drinking, etc.)
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- The driver is afraid of repercussions from his job and the law
- The driver panics and leaves the scene
- Other reasons for leaving the scene
Why are Hit and Run Victims Eligible for Compensation?
Hit and run commercial trucking accident victims are eligible for compensation for any injuries sustained as a result of the accident. Damages are typically awarded in the form of compensation. Typical damages that may be awarded as a result of commercial hit and run trucking accidents include the following:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Rehabilitation coverage
- Home nursing
- Emergency transportation such as an ambulance or medflight
- Assistive devices such as a wheelchair, walker, or cane
- Orthotics or prosthetics
What to do if You or Your Loved One is Injured in a Commercial Hit and Run Trucking Accident
Contacting a lawyer may not be the first thing you think of when you or your loved one is involved in a hit and run trucking accident. However, contacting a lawyer is one of the first things you should do after seeking medical care. This is because a hit and run accident is generally always the other driver’s fault. Not only that, you or your loved one will likely have costly medical bills amongst many other financial strains. You and your loved ones should never have to pay a dime for any costs incurred as a result of being hit by a commercial truck driver. Our lawyers will work with you to gain you the maximum amount of compensation possible for the injuries you sustained.
Call to schedule your consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000. We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.