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  • Explaining Amputations After New Mexico Truck Accidents: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers

    by Mark Caruso | 2019-12-26 | Injuries , New Mexico Truck Accident Attorney , NM Truck Accident Attorney , NM Truck Accident Lawyer , Serious Injuries And Wrongful Death

  • New Mexico Truck Accidents Resulting in Amputations: Explained by Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers

    Amputations are some of the worst types of personal injuries from New Mexico truck accidents.  This is because amputations result in permanent injury from the loss of an extremity which results in permanent disability and loss of function.  Amputations can also cause cognitive injury and emotional injury, including “phantom limb” syndrome, depression, anxiety, and other emotional harm.  Truck accidents are likely to result in serious personal injuries because of the large size of the tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, big rigs, and other box trucks.  Big tractor trailers also move fast and hit hard on fast-moving interstates like I-10, I-25, I-40.  Victims in smaller passenger vehicles are likely to be seriously injured and suffer amputations because of these unique factors of large trucks.

    Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we handle all types of catastrophic personal injuries caused by New Mexico truck accidents including amputations.  These amputations can cause severe physical, emotional, and permanent injuries which affect a person’s daily life including work life, home life, and even basic hygiene.  If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to personal injuries from a tractor trailer or 18 wheeler wreck, please call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers to protect your rights to compensation.

    Amputations from New Mexico Truck Accidents

    Amputations are some of the worst trucking accident injuries.  This is when a person’s limbs or extremities are so damaged due to the trucking accident collision that the limb needs to be surgically removed.  This could be due to save some function of the limb above the injury, or to save a person’s life.  Sometimes the trauma of a trucking accident  causes severe damage but does not cause irreversible damage to a limb, yet a limb may still need to be removed because of infection.

    Some of the common types of amputations include the following in the lower extremity compared with the upper extremity from the hand/foot to the shoulder/hip joint:

    • Partial hand amputation or partial for amputation;
    • Wrist disarticulation or ankle disarticulation;
    • Trans-radial amputation or trans-tibial amputation;
    • Elbow disarticulation or knee disarticulation;
    • Trans-humeral amputation or trans-femoral amputation;
    • Shoulder disarticulation or hip disarticulation; 
    • Forequarter amputation or trans-pelvic disarticulation; and
    • Other amputations such as fingers, toes, ears, nose, and other extremities.

    Emotional Harm from Amputations

    Amputations require a person to completely adjust his or her life.  This is because all amputations result in some form of disability and need to change the way a person may have to life.  This is because all amputations require a person to adjust and act differently, including making adjustments are work, home, or hygiene.  One of the most unexpected injuries from an amputation is an emotional injury such as depression, anxiety, and other emotional injuries.  These injuries could be just as debilitating as the physical injuries.

    Amputations Should be Handled by Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers

    If you suffered an amputation due to an Albuquerque truck accident, or any other catastrophic injuries after a New Mexico truck accident with a large 18 wheeler, tractor trailer, big rig, or other box truck, please call our Albuquerque truck accident lawyers to learn how we can help.  Amputations cause serious physical injuries and can cause emotional injuries. 

    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.