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.