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Injured in a Trucking Accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Serious Personal Injuries: What To Know If You Have Been Injured in a Trucking Accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Many people know that accidents involving large trucks such as big-rigs often result in serious injuries or even death. Injuries and death often occur due to the massive size of a truck as well as the force of impact. People who survive trucking accidents often are face with permanent disability as well as costly medical bills. Additionally, some victims are unable to work, resulting in a loss of wages and financial distress. It is important for trucking accident victims and their loves ones to contact an experienced trucking accident lawyer to learn what compensation they may be entitled to, which can help to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering amongst other things. But being injured in a trucking accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico is not the same for everyone—especially depending on your injuries.

This is why victims and their families need to go to a law firm that does not treat everyone the same.  Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced trucking accident lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico takes every case on a case-by-case basis.  We handle problems for our clients by offering a unique, personalized approach—not a cookie-cutter approach that other law firms use.  We guarantee our legal fees with a no win, no fee promise—meaning you will not pay for our legal services if we do not recover compensation for you in a settlement or verdict.  

This is particularly improper in serious and devastating injury cases.  Learn how we can help you if you have been seriously injured with any of the following catastrophic and serious personal injuries from an 18 wheeler wreck:

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Back and spinal cord injuries are quite common as a result of a trucking accident. These injuries may cause permanent disability or debilitating pain. Some injuries may require surgery or physical therapy while others may be unfortunately irreversible. Commonly seen back and spinal cord injuries include the following:

  • Paralysis – Paralysis is a type of spinal cord injury that results in total or partial loss of sensation and movement. The type of paralysis depends on the area of the spine that is injured 
  • Disc Herniation – Disc herniation occurs when the cushioned material in between the discs of the spine bulge. Disc herniation can result in severe pain
  • Back injuries – Back injuries can result in severe pain and include any injury to the bone or soft tissue as a result of a trucking accident
  • Spinal cord injuries – individuals with spinal cord injuries face a loss of sensation or movement

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are all too common when it comes to trucking accidents. The force and momentum of a collision involving a semi-tractor trailer can cause severe shaking of the head, causing trauma to the brain as well as any potential physical impact that may occur as a result of the collision. Common brain injuries that occur as a result of trucking accidents include the following:

  • Concussion – A concussion is a type of TBI occurring as a result of.a trucking accident. Concussions can cause a loss of consciousness or impaired memory
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – TBIs can result in memory changes, personality changes, and impaired motor function
  • Subdural Hematoma – A subdural hematoma causes blood to fill the brain, causing a compression of brain tissue. It is often considered to be a medical emergency.

It is important to realize that all brain injuries are serious and catastrophic, even if a medical doctor of healthcare provider labels your brain injury as “mild.”  The truth is that there are no “mild” brain injuries, and all brain injuries must be properly evaluated.

Broken Bones and Fractures

Trucking accidents often leave individuals with broken bones due to blunt force trauma or crush injuries. Bones that are commonly broken as a result of a trucking accident include the following:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Ribs
  • Skull
  • Hips
  • Wrists
  • Pelvis

Internal Injuries

Internal injuries often occur due to blunt force trauma. Blunt force trauma can occur due to an individual hitting an airbag, hitting a steering well or the dashboard of the car. Seat belts can also be a cause of blunt force trauma. Organs commonly injured during trucking accidents include the following:

  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Spleen
  • Liver
  • Pancreas

Whiplash

Whiplash refers to soft tissue injury in the neck. It occurs as a result of the neck being rapidly forced back and forth. This is a common injury and can result in a lengthy recovery period with severe pain for many individuals. 

Were You Injured in a Trucking Accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico?  We Can Help

Get the personalized attention you deserve at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We have a proven track record of success representing victims and families of trucking accident cases throughout New Mexico.  We offer FREE consultations and appointments with our lawyer to go over your legal rights.  Learn more by dialing (505) 883-5000 for your consultation.  

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.