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Rear-end 18 Wheeler Crashes in New Mexico

Causes and Injuries from Rear-end 18 Wheeler Crashes in New Mexico

Commercial truck drivers are required to undergo rigorous training in order to ensure that they know how to safely operate a commercial truck. This is because, if not operated properly commercial trucks can cause a lot of harm, including wrongful death. Commercial trucks are often quite large in size and are quite heavy, making the risk for serious injury high if an impact occurs. Not only that, but often times the cargo they are carrying can be quite dangerous if there is an impact (i.e. oil, cement, etc.). There are many different types of trucking accidents that can occur if commercial truck drivers do not drive safely, with rear-end accidents being particularly dangerous. Rear-end 18 wheeler crashes can be quite dangerous and the injuries are often even more catastrophic. 

This is why the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. is dedicated to representing victims and their families in these types of serious trucking wrecks and other crashes.  We help recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, ensuring that victims and their families receive what they deserve.  Learn more how we can help you by calling us for a FREE consultation.

What is a Rear-End Trucking Accident?

In the case of a rear end commercial trucking accident, a rear end trucking accident occurs when a truck hits the back of a car or another non-commercial vehicle. Hence the name, rear-end collision.  It just means that the vehicle following from behind strikes another vehicle.

What are the Causes of Rear End Trucking Accidents?

There are many causes of rear end trucking accidents. Generally speaking, the vehicle that hits the back of the other driver’s car is considered to be at fault. This is why, if you were injured in a rear end trucking accident, you should talk to a rear end trucking accident lawyer who can review your case to determine what kind of compensation you may be eligible for. Common causes of rear end trucking accidents include the following:

  • Distracted driving (i.e. using a handheld device, reaching for something on the floor of the truck, eating, drinking, playing with the radio, etc.)
  • Fatigued driving
  • Insufficient commercial truck driver training
  • Recklessness
  • Speeding
  • Brake failure
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Drunk driving or drugged driving, and
  • Other causes of rear end trucking accidents

What Types of Injuries do Victims Commonly Have as a Result of Being Involved in a Rear End Commercial Trucking Accident?

Victims typically suffer serious injuries when involved in a rear end commercial trucking accident. Common injuries include the following:

  Broken bones or fractures

  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Internal organ damage
  • Amputation or loss of limb
  • Brain damage
  • Whiplash
  • Back or neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries (i.e. disc herniation, bulging disc, etc.)
  • Paralysis (i.e. quadriplegia, paraplegia)
  • Wrongful death
  • Vision loss, and
  • Other serious injuries or damages.

What Type of Damages are Typically Awarded in Rear End Commercial Trucking Accident Cases?

As mentioned above, rear end commercial trucking accidents can have catastrophic consequences. All too often, victims are left with permanent injuries or even death. This is why it is essential to learn what damages you may be eligible for as damages are most often awarded in the form of compensation. Common damages seen in commercial rear end trucking accident cases include the following:

  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Emergency transport service coverage
  • Prosthetics or orthotics
  • Assistive devices
  • Vehicle or home modifications
  • Lost future earnings
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Victims Injured in Rear-end 18 Wheeler Crashes Need to Call Our Law Firm 

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in any type of trucking accident, especially rear-end 18 wheeler crashes, call our law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico for help.  We will fight to protect your rights to ensure that a dangerous driver or trucking company does not take advantage of the situation to refuse to pay you the compensation you deserve and may be entitled to under the law.

Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to schedule your FREE consultation if you have been injured in an 18 wheeler accident due to unsecured cargo.  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.