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An Albuquerque big rig crash can result in very significant injuries which can easily cause broken bones and fractured bones. This is because 18 wheelers like semi tractor trailers and box trucks are very heavy and moving very fast which generates a lot of force and momentum. This is particularly true on fast-moving highways and interstates, like I-40, I-25, and I-10 in New Mexico. One of the most common injuries our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer handles are broken bones or fractured bones. There are many possible fractures which could occur, but this post explores some of the most common fractures which are somewhat unique to trucking wrecks due to the shear size and force of these vehicles.
All bones do not break evenly. There are several types of broken bones which could occur due to a trucking an Albuquerque big rig crash. These include the following types:
Given the large size and heavy weight, 18 wheelers can cause serious personal injuries and commonly broken bones. Some of the most commonly featured bones include the following:
Many of these types of fractures are either comminuted fractures which are when the bone breaks into many pieces. This is because of the shear force of the impact between an 18 wheeler and anything else that it hits. There are also compression fractures which are common to the spine or vertebra, which is when the force of the impact literally compresses the bone into itself.
If you or a loved one suffered broken bones or fractured bones in an Albuquerque big rig crash, please schedule a FREE appointment with our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn what compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries. Such compensation may include money for pain and suffering, medical bills, surgeries, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, lost wages, lost earnings, and other expenses. Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.