Personal Injuries in a Roll Over Semi-Tractor Trailer Accident
Semi-tractor trailers create great risks for other drivers on the roadways of New Mexico if not operated properly. Due to their great size and force, these vehicles can seriously harm or even kill motorists and pedestrians on the roadways. This is why commercial truck drivers are professionally trained in order to operate their trucks in the safest manner possible. Unfortunately, not all commercial truck drivers take their job seriously, leading to safety guidelines not being followed. There are many different types of semi-tractor trailer accidents that can occur, with roll over accidents being particularly catastrophic. Roll over semi-tractor trailer accidents are often preventable, which is why if you or your loved one was involved in a roll over commercial trucking accident, you should contact an experienced trucking accident attorney who can review your case to determine if the accident you were involved in was preventable.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a roll over semi-tractor trailer accident in New Mexico, learn how the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can help you and your family recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and for your conscious pain and suffering. We offer FREE consultations and can help you and your family.
Injuries From a Roll Over Semi-Tractor Trailer Accident
There are many different types of injuries that an individual may sustain as a result of a roll over semi-tractor trailer accident. Examples of these injuries include the following:
- Head injuries (traumatic brain injuries, etc.)
- Amputations or loss of limb
- Broken bones or fractures
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Internal injuries
- Back or neck injuries
Types of Compensation You May be Eligible For
Victims involved in commercial trucking accidents are often eligible for damages. Damages are typically awarded in the form of compensation. The purpose of damages is to cover any of the financial needs that are incurred as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Examples of damages that may be awarded to individuals involved in big rig roll over accidents include the following:
- Medical bills
- Past pain and suffering
- Future pain and suffering
- Past emotional pain and suffering
- Present and future emotional pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Assistive device coverage
- Lost future wages
- Loss of consortium
- Prosthetic coverage for amputations
- Burial and funeral expenses
While compensation will never reverse the injuries sustained both physically and emotionally, compensation can help victims to live their lives to the fullest extent without experiencing financial strain due to the costs incurred as a result of the accident.
What are the Causes of Roll Over Commercial Trucking Accidents?
Roll over semi-tractor trailer accident can be incredibly dangerous, with many of the causes being entirely preventable. Examples of the common causes of commercial trucking accidents include the following:
- Tire blow outs
- Distracted driving
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Center lane violations
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Operating a commercial truck without caution in poor weather conditions
- Mechanical failures
- Improper lane changes
- Braking hard
- Turning at an excessive speed
Injured in New Mexico? Call Our Lawyers for Help With a Roll Over Semi-Tractor Trailer Accident Case
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a roll over semi-tractor trailer accident in New Mexico, call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help recover compensation for you. Our law firm is dedicated to justice and will ensure that victims and their families have the compensation they need to pay bills and move forward after an accident.
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.