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New Mexico Trucking Accidents Can Cause Many Injuries, The Three Worst are Wrongful Death, Paralysis, and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Large commercial trucking companies such as FedEx, J.B. Hunt, Estes, and Ryder are some of the most common trucks on the roads throughout our country. Many of these trucking companies whip through New Mexico on some our the busiest interstates in the country, including Interstate 40, Interstate 25, and Interstate 10. Albuquerque, New Mexico is one of the busiest trucking meccas in New Mexico, as both Interstate 40 and Interstate 25 cut through the city making it an important hub.
Due to their large size, making large commercial trucks on interstates such as big rigs, 18-wheelers, tankers, flatbeds, tandem trailers, and other large trucks can cause serious injuries in New Mexico trucking accidents. This is because they are very large and heavy, plus they are moving very fast on the interstates. This means they can pack a serious punch when they collide with another vehicle—especially a passenger vehicle.
There are three of the most serious types of personal injuries resulting from New Mexico trucking accidents that all people should be aware of. These including the following:
Wrongful Death in New Mexico Trucking Accidents
The ultimate injury that any person can sustain is death. Unfortunately with trucking accidents, wrongful death is very likely given the serious and forceful impact of a trucking accident. A victim may be killed directly as a result of the trucking accident, such as the force of the impact, a post-accident explosion or fire, or from the trauma of the impact. But a may also be killed after the accident, even months after the accident, due to complications from the accident. This includes serious organ damage, bone injuries, and brain injuries which cannot be controlled and healed. Massive infections resulting from injuries in a trucking accident can also cause death.
Paralysis Due to New Mexico Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents can cause a significant and forceful impact. As a result of this impact, injuries can affect major body systems such as the spine. Spinal cord injuries can result in permanent paralysis and quadriplegia. This means that nerves are injuries and the signals from the extremities and body to the brain may be altered and cut, making it impossible to send those signals. This can result in numbness, pins and needles, and even a complete lack of movement. Many victims of paralyzing injuries are no longer independent, especially victims with injuries high on the spinal column which may limit or prevent movement of any extremities. These types of injuries are horrific.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by New Mexico Trucking Accidents
Traumatic brain injuries affect the way a victim can think, process information, and even how a victim’s body can function. Brain injuries can completely affect memory and prevent a victim from processing any information. Victims can have trouble with basic functions, such as breathing and heart rate. Victims can have difficulty concentrating and keeping a job, and elements such as simple as light can completely destroy a victim’s ability to function. Traumatic brain injuries can also render a victim completely unable to care for hisself or herself, and lead to a slow, painful death such as seizure disorders.
Any New Mexico Trucking Accident Injuries Require Strong Representation, Especially the Three Worst Injuries Above!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico truck 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.