When an 18 wheeler collides with a smaller, passenger vehicle, the results will be devastating. This is because large commercial trucks generate incredible force when moving, particularly on interstates and highways like I-40, I-25, and I-10 in New Mexico. This force can result in significant injury to victims of trucking wrecks. One of the more common injuries in trucking crashes as opposed to other motor vehicle crashes are organ injuries. Organ injuries caused by trucking wrecks can be debilitating, very painful, and result in the wrongful death of a victim.
If you or a loved one have suffered an organ injury due to a New Mexico trucking wreck, call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys by dialing (505) 883-5000 for a FREE consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, pain and suffering, lost earnings, medical bills, and for other damages.
Your organs are well protected. Your abdominal organs and encased in a rib cage of hardened bone and wrapped with thick layers of connective issue, muscle, and fat to soften impacts to your torso. Your brain is encased in a hardened and thick layer of bone known as the skull, which floats the brain is further fluid to avoid most shocks or impacts.
Trucking crashes regularly twist and bend metal. This is why trucking wrecks are likely to easily break through the hardest of bones and the strongest layers of muscle causing injury to your organs. There are generally two types of organ injuries caused by trucking crashes. These include the following:
Blunt trauma – this is when the force of the impact radiates through your muscles, tissue, and bone to cause damage to your organs without piercing these tissues. The force of the impact can cause an organ to rupture, lacerate, or bleed resulting in an injury. This could further be done to the brain where the force of the truck collision could result in a whiplash movement of the head. The brain will slide back and forth and collide against the sides of the skull causing blunt trauma.
Penetrating trauma – like the name implies, penetrating trauma is where the truck wrecks forces debris or objects into the victim to physically damage the organ. While your ribs and skull are very strong, it is no match for twisted steel moving over 75 MPH. Penetrating injuries break through the skin and tissue to directly damage the organ.
When a large commercial truck like an 18 wheeler, big rig, semi truck, tractor trailer, or other box truck collides with a passenger vehicle, it is likely innocent victims will be seriously hurt. Organ injuries that are common in these collisions include the following:
Organ injuries are some of the most damaging, debilitating, and painful injuries. It can take months or years to recover. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico trucking accident attorneys at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.