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Albuquerque trucking accidents with large box trucks, big rigs, 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, tractors, double trailers, tankers, flatbeds, double axels, and other large commercial trucks are devastating and can cause catastrophic injuries. This is because these vehicles are powerful, heavy, and move fast on interstates and highways like I-40, I-25, and I-10. This generates a lot of momentum of force which can severely damage a passenger in a smaller vehicle. These injuries are commonly so powerful that, even if there is no visible damage on the outside, severe internal injuries could be life-threatening. This includes organ damage that may not be immediately detectible but become fatal.
Since the significant force of a truck collision can twist metal and bend steel, it can cause catastrophic injury to the human body. Even though organs are well-protected by bone, muscle, and tissue, these structures are still vulnerable to serious injury from 18 wheeler wrecks.
These injuries can be from the direct impact and blunt force trauma of the collision. The injuries can also be from back and forth jostling of the body inside of the vehicle, such as that in a whiplash injury or rollover. Injuries from airbags and side curtains, while beneficial in preventing extreme injuries or wrongful death, can still cause powerful impacts that injury the body and vulnerable organs.
There are many different types of internal injuries from big rig wrecks that could result in permanent disability or the need for emergency surgery to safe a victim’s life. Some of the most common and worst internal injuries include the following:
If you have been seriously injured in big rig wreck causing internal injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys today by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn what rights you may have. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.