When Motorcycles and Trucks Collide, it Results in Very Serious Personal Injuries and Often a Wrongful Death
Take the smaller vehicle on the road, the motorcycle, which has no metal shell protecting the driver. Now take the largest vehicle on the road, the tractor trailer or big rig with a high seated cabin and thousands of pounds of weight behind it. What do you get when these collide?
A horrific and almost always catastrophic accident. Motorcycles are small and light, great for commuting short distances or for thrill seekers. While trucks are the powerhouses of the delivery and commercial industry, transporting cargo through the country. They are complete opposite in capabilities. These two vehicles should never meet on the road, but when they do there is often a wrongful death.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed on a motorcycle during a New Mexico trucking accident, call our experienced Albuquerque truck accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help protect you and your family’s rights. Our experienced attorneys have handled many motorcycle collisions and know the unique challenges it presents, as well as even more trucking accidents and the special considerations and research to conduct therein to ensure you get the maximum compensation you may be entitled too. Call us today to learn more by dialing (505) 883-5000.
Factors Contributing to New Mexico Motorcycle-Truck Accidents
Motorcycles have a slim and small profile. During the day, they can often be difficult to see and keep track off in your mirrors or along your side. Often motorcycles blend in with the surroundings and become difficult to see.
This unfortunately plays into the weakness of a large commercial truck such as a tractor trailer, tandem trailer, tanker, flatbed, and other large truck. This is because trucks typically have several blind spots behind them and along their sides. These blindspots are large enough to hide a van, and easily can lose a motorcycle. A truck’s large mirrors help to mitigate the blind spots, but this also creates a large mirror where a motorcycle can easily blend in and be even more difficult to see.
Thus, the lack of visibility of motorcycles make them more dangerous around large commercial trucks. This can result in very serious New Mexico accidents.
Common Injuries in New Mexico Collisions Between Motorcycles and Trucks
It goes without saying that the collision between a motorcycle and truck can result in very serious and devastating injuries. Some of the most common injuries include the following:
- Wrongful death;
- Broken legs;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Fractured ribs;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Collapsed lungs;
- Lacerations causing permanent scarring;
- Back injuries resulting in fusions;
- Neck injuries resulting in fusions;
- Nerve damage;
- Organ damage or organ ruptures;
- Crushing injuries;
- Broken arms or collarbone;
- Road rash;
- Massive infection;
- Internal bleeding;
- Wrongful death; and
- Many more injuries.
Motorcycle and Trucking Accidents Cause Serious Personal Injuries and Can Kill
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