Victims of New Mexico personal injury cases may be entitled to damages. This is an important concept in any type of lawsuit and application no matter if the case is a contract dispute, divorce, or foreclosure. But in terms of a personal injury case, there are a lot of different measures of damages that it is important for a victim to understand. Learn more from our New Mexico personal injury lawyers here.
Pain and suffering is usually the largest part of a damages award that victims of New Mexico auto accidents may be entitled to. While many people may have heard of pain and suffering before, and you may believe you know what it means, you may actually be surprised that pain and suffering is broken down in several difference aspects that are important in your case. This is because pain and suffering could be everything from the moment of your accident until the estimated time of your death. Or in some wrongful death cases, pain and suffering may even be measured by the moment when a victim realizes he or she is about to be mortally injured and is in fact mortally injured--known as pre-impact terror. Learn more from our New Mexico auto accident lawyers in our article here.
The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) has selected Mark Caruso, Esq. of the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. as one of the 2019 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New Mexico. This is a huge honor and carries with it extreme recognition of the great work that Mark Caruso, Esq. and the staff at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. perform for clients. Learn more about this award in our post here.
On US Highway 54 near Vaughn, New Mexico, four people were killed in a single vehicle accident occurring around 12:30 PM on Saturday. All four were from Chicago and related to each other. There were six passengers in the vehicle, plus the driver. New Mexico State Police believe that the vehicle crossed the centerline and the driver swerved back into the correct lane but lost control and the vehicle went into a roll. Police said that all passengers were ejected from the vehicle except for the driver who was the only person wearing a seatbelt. Two passengers and the driver survived. The other four passengers were pronounced dead at the scene in Guadalupe County, New Mexico. Police identified these individuals as Francisco Salazar (41), Daniel Salazar (17), Natalie Salazar (10), and Ramon Morales (69).
Your hip is your largest joint and it is one of the most complex joints that you have. Your hip is also one of the most important joints because it is weight bearing and, even though you have a hip on each side, when one side of your hip is injured it will affect the other hip. While your hip joint is very sturdy, it is not impervious. Auto accidents are common causes of hip injuries, particularly New Mexico trucking accidents. Learn about the most common hip injuries from our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer and what it means for your case in our post here.
Shoulder injuries can be particularly debilitating and painful. This is particularly true of rotator cuff injuries which may require surgery to repair. This is especially true after high-speed or powerful collisions, with like 18 wheelers, box trucks, or other tractor trailers. Our New Mexico trucking accident lawyer knows that trucking accidents resulting in rotator cuff injuries very commonly require surgery, require time off of work, and create excruciating pain. These injuries also result in permanent disability. Learn what a victim's rights may be here.
Your face is the most obvious part of your body. It is also one of the most complex parts of your body. There are 12 cranial nerves which map across your face and head. Your face has all senses present too, such as sight, taste, smell, hearing, and sensation/touch. When a New Mexico auto accident causes face injuries, the results could be physically and emotionally devastating. Victims of vehicle wrecks causing personal injuries, including face injuries, may be entitled to compensation. Learn more here in the post from our New Mexico auto accident lawyer.
Neck injuries after a New Mexico auto accident can result in severely disabling conditions. Sometimes these are classified as "soft tissue injuries," usually by defense lawyers trying to mitigate you loss. But soft tissue injuries to the neck can be excruciating, permanent, and even catastrophic. Not only could this be due to damage to your neck from paralysis or pain, but neck injuries can also affect head injuries and result in brain injuries. Our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyer explains how neck injuries from a car accident could result in big problems in this article.
One of the most traumatizing, painful, and potentially permanently disabling type of injury that a victim of a New Mexico auto accident could sustain is a compound fracture. This is a horrific breaking of the bone which shreds nearby tissue and breaks through the skin. When a negligent driver causes a victim a compound fracture, it is guaranteed that there will be immense pain and suffering. There is also a high likelihood that surgery will be required to fix the damage done. Learn more about compound fractures in the latest post from our New Mexico auto accident lawyers.
It goes without saying that your heart is a major organ. It is well-protected behind bone, muscle, and significant tissue. Motor vehicles further protect your chest and heart from injury with seat belts, air bags, and size cushions. But this does not mean that your heart is impervious to damage. Heart injuries caused by a New Mexico auto accident are common, especially in New Mexico trucking accidents. This means that victims could suffer irreparable and permanent damage to their heart which could create a lifetime of disability. In severe cases it could result in the wrongful death of a victim.