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If the impact of a large trucking crash was not significant enough, the high risk of a fire is what makes trucking crashes even more devastating. Unfortunately, it is common for large commercial truck crashes to result in a fire after the collision. This is because of the amount of fuel that a truck contains to help it travel long distances. This is also because of the cargo and payload, which sometimes could be gasoline, propane, or other flammable or explosive chemicals. Further, this is also due to the fact that 18 wheeler crashes are likely to bend and twist steel which means that the fuel lines or gas tank is likely to be punctured and leak. This can learn to burn injuries from trucking accidents.
When there is a fire after a New Mexico trucking crash, there can be serious personal injury to any victim trapped into a vehicle or caught in the fire. Burn injuries are some of the most painful injuries possible. They are also likely to lead to months of rehabilitation and hospitalization, as well as years of pain, aches, and scarring. If you or a loved one were injured in a New Mexico trucking crash which resulted in a fire and caused burn injuries, call our Albuquerque trucking accident attorney at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.
Burn injuries from trucking accidents can be caused in several ways. The most common way is when the gasoline being used as fuel to move either the truck or other vehicle explodes or ignites. This can result in a massive fireball which will engulf one or both vehicles. If a victim is trapped inside a passenger vehicle after the collision, the victim may not be able to escape the wreck and may suffer serious injuries or even burn to death. Entire families could become trapped and seriously injured or killed therein.
Another way is when the payload or cargo exploded and ignites. This is when the payload is a flammable or explosive substance like gas or propane. This can result in a violent explosion and kill many people that are not involved in the actual impact.
If you have ever touched a hot pan or burned the roof of your mouth, you know how painful burns can be. These small-scale burns are nothing, however, when you compare them to the burns caused by a commercial trucking crash explosion or fire. When a victim has burns over any percentage of his or her body that is enough to quantify into an amount like 5% or more, all burns will be incredibly painful. The depth and type of burn also matters, such as a first degree which can burn some skin versus a third degree which can burn muscle and tissue under the skin.
Burn injuries also typically result in nerve damage. Even if this is small scale nerve damage as just receptors at the end of the skin, these damaged nerves will become activated and be very painful. These can take months if not years to stop aching, and can even result in permanent pain or permanent loss of sensation depending on the injury.
Victims of truck crashes who have sustained serious burns should call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys for a free consultation to learn how our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer can protect your rights to compensation. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.