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Injuries in New Mexico Trucking Accidents Cause Serious Personal Injuries, and Usually Result in Future Surgeries; Negligent Trucking Companies Should Pay for These Injuries
It is an obvious fact that large commercial trucks such as tankers, tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, and other trucks can cause significant, permanent, and life-threatening injuries. Victims lucky enough to survive may face a lifetime of medical treatment and surgeries to just make their lives manageable. While initially the medical expenses may be compensated, future surgeries which are bound to occur in 10, 20 or even 30 or more years could be very expensive, debilitating, and cause significant pain and suffering to an injured victim.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico trucking accident, contact our experienced New Mexico trucking accident attorneys to learn how we can help ensure your future surgeries and medical treatment are paid for by the negligent trucking company or truck driver. These negligent trucking companies and truck drivers are liable for future surgeries, but most attorneys do not always fight to obtain those damages or have the proper proof required. Here at the Mark Caruso, we have the proven track record of representing those injured in trucking accidents and obtaining damages for future surgeries and medical treatment Call us for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help by dialing (505) 883-5000. You only pay us if we win your case!
Future Surgeries and Medical Treatment CAN be Paid in Your Lawsuit, Even if Your Surgeries are More Than 30 Years in the Future
As most people may already know, personal injuries lawsuits are primarily to recovery pain and suffering. Most people also know that lost wages and medical bills can be compensated in a lawsuit. Some people even know that lost earnings if you cannot return to your job can be compensated. Of course, in a wrongful death case, everyone knows the estate can be compensated for damages.
But most people do not know that future medical expenses can also be compensated. And not just for injuries in the near future. Commonly with serious personal injuries, such as those in New Mexico trucking accidents, a victim will have debilitating injuries which will continue to manifest itself over many years. Given the type of injury, there could be the need for future medical expenses and medical surgeries—even if that injury is not causing a problem now.
A Common Example of Future Surgeries or Medical Treatment Which Can be Compensated in a New Mexico Trucking Accident
A common example is a knee injury. If a knee is destroyed in a New Mexico trucking accident, that knee may need to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair the damage done. This is likely done right after the collision to help the person get back on his or her feet. But because of the extensive trauma, the knee joint will likely end up arthritic and the joint will begin to deteriorate. This knee will need to undergo a knee replacement.
If the victim is 20 years old at the time of the accident, he or she has a life expectancy of about another 58 years. When the victim needs a knee replacement, usually about 20 years from the trauma, the victim will be 40. However, knee replacements are generally only good for about 17-20 years, meaning the victim will need another knee replacement at the age of 60 and again at the age of 80.
Using the proper proof, such as expert testimony from a life care planner and an economist, plus with the support of the victim’s treating physician or physicians, a New Mexico trucking accident attorney can establish the fact that the victim’s knee will need to be replaced three times after the accident—even 60 years in the future! The court or the jury can award the victim these damages for the future so that the injury and the surgeries are paid for.
Call Our Experienced Attorneys to Get Your Future Injuries Paid for in New Mexico Trucking Accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico trucking accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso 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.