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Albuquerque Car Accidents Caused by Inclement Weather

- Mark Caruso

When Inclement Weather Causes an Albuquerque Car Accident, the Victim Can Still Recover Compensation

There can be many different causes of Albuquerque car accidents.  Most of them are driver error, such as distracted driving, following too closely, or speeding.  These can be preventable and are commonly caused by the negligence of a driver.  Other types of car accidents can be caused by factors not in the control of the driver, such as the weather.  However, car accidents car by the weather can still be preventable and still be caused by negligence.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we know that all motor vehicle accidents need to be investigated to discover the root cause of the crash.  This is particularly true of weather conditions which may contribute to a car accident, but such accident could still be avoidable by the other driver.  If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico car accident where the other driver claims the weather was the cause, call our experienced attorneys today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.  We will review your case and advise you how to protect your rights to compensation!

Common Law Negligence in Albuquerque Car Accidents Caused by Weather Conditions

Whether it is rain, fog, wind, dust, or other serious weather conditions, all drivers must exercise due care in the use and operation of their vehicle.  It goes without saying that when the weather is bad, a driver needs to be more careful—this is obvious.  This means when visibility is limited or the ability to stop or maneuver one’s vehicle is made more difficult, a driver must slow down and regain more control of his or her vehicle to avoid an accident.

This duty of reasonable care is under a theory of negligence, and is part of the common law (or judge-made law).  When a driver breaches this duty of reasonable care and such breach causes damages, the driver will be liable for such damages.  This allows a victim to recover compensation for any injuries caused in a car accident due to a driver’s negligence during inclement weather.

Automatically Negligent for Causing Certain Albuquerque Car Accidents Caused by the Weather

In addition to the judge-made common law, a driver who violates a statute and causes harm to an individual that statute is meant to protect and prevent that harm, a driver may be found automatically negligent as a matter of law.  This is called negligence per se, and it is a very important theory of liability that a victim of a car accident can use.

Therefore, the violation of a statute which causes a car accident can result in negligence.  For instance, New Mexico Stat. 66-7-301 governs speed regulation, and requires “[i]n every event, speed shall be controlled by the driver as may be necessary to avoid colliding with a person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway.”  This means if a driver cannot see due to a dust storm or heavy rain, he or she must slow down and control his or her vehicle to remain in control and able to avoid an accident.  If a driver causes a car accident due to losing control, skidding, or not being able to stop in time because he or she was going too fast in inclement weather, he or she may be negligent per se under this statute.

In addition, New Mexico Stat. 66-7-318 governs following too closely, and provides that “[t]he driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.”  This means if the condition of the highway is wet or there is a dust storm or heavy fog limiting vision, a driver must slow down to avoid causing a car accident.  If a car accident is caused by a driver following too closely for the condition of the highway, he or she may be liable for the car accident under the doctrine of negligence per se.

Did Inclement Weather Contribute to an Albuquerque Car Accident Where You Were Injured?  Call Us today!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident occurring in inclement weather, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.

Pedestrians Getting Traumatic Brain Injuries After Being Hit by a Car: Albuquerque Pedestrian Knockdown Attorney Discusses

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

As young children, we are lectured about the dangers of crossing the street.  We have to be careful, look both ways several times, and cross quickly.  Yet, as adults we cross the street almost every day without much thought.  Some days we cross the street so many times we cannot even count the number, not thinking twice of the dangers posed by doing so.  But in just a blink of the eye it can happen—getting hit by a car.  Most people think this will never happen to them, but it could and it does to many Americans each year.

The outcome of being hit by a motor vehicle can be catastrophic.  Unlike individuals injured in other types of motor vehicle accidents, pedestrians hit by cars are not protected inside a steel shell, shielded by airbags, and buckled by seatbelts.  Injuries to pedestrians hit by cars can be significant and life-threatening.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an Albuquerque pedestrian hit by car accident, contact the experienced pedestrian knockdown attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE case evaluation.  We work with many pedestrians who have been struck by a motor vehicle and suffer from significant personal injuries, including paralysis and traumatic brain injuries.  Contact us today by dialing (505) 883-5000.

Traumatic Brain Injuries After Being Hit By a Car

There are a lot of very serious injuries that a pedestrian who is hit by a motor vehicle can sustain.  These include broken bones, organ injuries, and paralysis.  But one of the more common types of serious injuries is a traumatic brain injury (also known as a TBI).  Traumatic brain injuries are classified as any damage to the brain caused by an external force which could lead to temporary or permanent cognitive or physical impairment.

Traumatic brain injuries are common when pedestrians get hit by a car because pedestrians get thrown around by the car.  Either the pedestrian will have his or her feet swept from under him or her and the pedestrian’s head will hit the hood or windshield of the car.  Or the pedestrian will get hit by the car and launched forward or to the side, which can result the pedestrian to hit his or her head on the ground, an object, or into another vehicle.

As with any serious injuries, traumatic brain injuries needs to be taken care of right away and treated by expert medical professionals.  The longer a victim waits, the worse the victim’s conditions may become.  After getting medical treatment, a victim should then contact a legal profession dedicated to protecting victim’s rights.

Albuquerque Hit by Car Accident Attorneys At the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. Protect Victims with Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced Albuquerque motor vehicle accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.

Causes and Dangers of Head on Collisions in Albuquerque Car Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Head on Collisions Can Cause Devastating Injuries and Debilitating Conditions

One of the most devastating types of Albuquerque car accidents is the head on collision.  Almost nothing can be more destructive than two forces traveling in opposite directions and colliding.  This is especially true on high-speed limit roadways, such as interstates and highways.  Further, this is particularly true when a tractor trailer, semi, 18-wheeler, or other large commercial truck is one of the vehicles involved in the head on collision.  Thus, head on trucking accidents are some of the deadliest.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a head on collision, contact the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by calling (505) 883-5000.  We have handled many car accidents caused by head on collisions which have resulted in catastrophic injuries.  We know that personal injuries caused in such catastrophic car accidents can cause significant impacts on not just the victim, but his or her entire family.  Don’t delay, and call us today!

Common Causes of Head On Car Accidents

Generally when there is a head on car accident, one driver is at fault.  This is because roadways are constructed in such a way to avoid head on collisions.  Thus, head on car accidents are usually caused when a driver fails to follow the rules of the road or the signage on the roadway.  Essentially, this means head on car accident are caused by the negligence of one driver.  Common causes of head on car accidents include the following:

  • Distracted driving, including texting, cell phone use, using the GPS, and playing with the radio;
  • Drunk driving;
  • Excess speed;
  • Improper left turn;
  • Running a stop sign or red light;
  • Failing to yield;
  • Crossing the centerline;
  • Unsafe passing;
  • Failure to handle a curve;
  • Falling asleep at the wheel;
  • and many other causes.

Common Types of Injuries in Head On Car Accidents

Since both vehicles are traveling in different directions, the impact can be absolutely catastrophic due to the two opposing forces.  This creates a very serious and significant impact.  The impact forces get transferred into the occupants of the motor vehicles involved in the collision.  This can cause very serious personal injuries, including the following:

Broken bones, including broken legs and arms;

•Amputations, particularly hands or feet;

Spinal cord injuries;

•Fractured vertebrae;

•Need for a total knee replacement;

Traumatic brain injuries;

•Paralysis;

•Need for spinal fusion surgery;

•Bulging discs or ruptured disc;

•Organ damage, including ruptures or collapsed lungs;

•Injuries to the eyes;

•Knee injuries, including need for arthroscopic surgery for a damaged or torn meniscus, ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL;

•Lacerations and significant scars;

•Shoulder injuries, including need for arthroscopic surgery for a torn rotator cuff or labrum;

•Need for a total shoulder replacement;

•Need for painkillers;

•Need for cortisone or pain medication injections;

Nerve injuries;

Wrongful death; and

•Many other injuries.

Injured in a Head On Car Accident? Contact our Albuquerque Car Accident Attorneys Today!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a head on car accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.

Other Driver Crossed Center Line into me: Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney Explains Liability

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Car Accidents Caused When Other Car Drove Over the Center Line

We know that we are supposed to drive on the right side of the road.  We need to stay in our designated lanes.  And we need to avoid collisions with other vehicles, people, or objects on or near the roadway.  The center line in the middle of the road is what helps designate the two directions of traffic.  When a vehicle crosses the center line into the oncoming lane, that can result in a very serious head on collision causing serious personal injuries or even death.  This type of accident crossing the center line is almost always a product of negligence.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico car accident caused by a driver crossing the center line into your oncoming lane of traffic, contact the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys are the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.  We have handled many motor vehicle accidents where one driver crosses the center line, including very serious tractor trailer or commercial truck accidents.  We will fight for your right to the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

New Mexico Law Requires All Vehicles to Travel on the Right Side of the Road and Not Cross the Center Line

While we all know that we need to drive to the right of the center line and not cross the center line, most people do not know where that law is and how it works.  Under New Mexico Stat. 66-7-308 requires “[u]pon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway and where practicable, entirely to the right of the center thereof[.]”  There are four exceptions, none which neglect the requirement to cross the center line “where practicable” only—which is generally understood to mean when safely.

When a driver crosses the center line he violates the statute.  If a driver who crosses the center line causes a motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injuries, he may be found automatically negligent as a matter of law.  This is because of the doctrine known as negligence per se, which holds a driver liable for negligence when he violates of a statute where the statute is meant to protect against a certain harm (such as car accidents) and protects a certain class of persons (other people on the roadway).

Contact our Albuquerque Car Accident Attorneys if the Defendant Crosses the Center Line and Causes Your Car Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Albuquerque car accident when another driver crosses the center line, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.

New Mexico Trucking Accidents Caused by Speeding Tractor Trailer

- Mark Caruso

Speeding Tractor Trailer Truck Driver Caused New Mexico Trucking Accident

Commercial trucks, tractor trailers, and semi trucks are very large and heavy vehicles.  These big vehicles travel throughout the United States, particularly on highways and interstates in New Mexico.  Part of a trucking company and truck driver’s job is to transport cargo as fast as they possibly can to their destination.  Time is money.  The faster the trucking companies can make the trips, the faster the trucking company can reload the cargo and start another paying job.  Thus, the faster they go the more money they make.

This monetary incentive leads to cutting corners.  One of the easiest corners for a trucking company and trucking driver to cut is driving within the speed limit.  This is particularly true on the interstates and highways, where truck drivers may feel immune to speed restrictions due to the difficulty in enforcing the vast stretches of roadway.  The faster the tractor trailer or commercial truck goes, the longer it takes the truck to stop, the shorter the reaction time the driver has to avoid an accident, and the greater the momentum the truck has which could cause significant damage to whatever it hits.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a New Mexico trucking accident because a truck driver was speeding above the speed limits and restrictions, contact the experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by calling (505) 883-5000 for a FREE consultation.  We have the experience and knowledge necessary to properly investigate your claim and discover how fast the truck driver was driving at the time of your accident.  Contact us today to learn how we can protect your rights to compensation due to a speeding truck driver.

Speeding Tractor Trailer Causing New Mexico Trucking Accident is Liable for Your Injuries

Under New Mexico law, NM Stat. 66-7-301 provides under subdivision (d) the following:

“In every event, speed shall be so controlled by the driver as may be necessary: (1) to avoid colliding with a person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway; (2) to comply with legal requirements as may be established by the state highway and transportation department or the New Mexico state police division of department of public safety and the duty of all persons to use due car . . . .”

Where a commercial truck, tractor trailer, semi, flatbed, or other large truck causes a motor vehicle accident because the truck driver was speeding above the speed limit, the driver and the trucking company may be liable for all injuries related to the accident under this section of law.

This law is meant to protect other individuals on or around the roadway from motor vehicle accidents.  When a truck driver ignores the importance of this section of law, he or she may be negligent per se.  This is an automatic finding of negligence where the statutory violation is the cause of the damages.

Speed Kills: New Mexico Trucking Accidents are Deadly

It goes without saying that all trucking accidents are very dangerous and can cause serious, permanent, and debilitating injuries to victims.  Unfortunately, most trucking accidents involve the death of the victim—while the truck driver walks away without injury.

When a truck driver is speeding above the speed limit in his big rig, he is increasing the amount of damage he is going to cause to a victim of a truck accident.  He is also increasing the difficulty he will have maneuvering the truck, his stopping distance, and his momentum.  But he is decreasing his reaction time.  All very bad things.  This is why speeding in a commercial truck, semi truck, tractor trailer, or other large truck is very dangerous and simply deadly.

If a Speeding Truck Driver Caused your New Mexico Trucking Accident, Call Us today!!!

If a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a New Mexico trucking accident, contact the experienced speeding tractor trailer truck accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.

New Mexico Trucking Accidents Caused by Unsecured Cargo from a Truck

- Mark Caruso

Injuries Caused by New Mexico Trucking Accidents Caused By Unsecured or Loose Cargo

Throughout the United States, particularly New Mexico, it is clear that commercial trucking is a huge and important business for Americans.  One can barely drive on any roadway without seeing a large commercial truck.  This is especially true on interstates and highways, where the shear number of trucks can make it feel like they outnumber cars.  The reason is that these tractor trailer trucks carry important cargo we use everyday.  This cargo can be very large and significant, including construction materials, lumber, or pallets of goods.

But sometimes these cargos are not properly secured and can cause very serious trucking accidents.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Mexico trucking accident caused by an unsecured cargo or load, contact the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by calling (505) 883-5000.  Our experienced New Mexico trucking accident attorneys know how to investigate and represent victims of trucking accidents.  We have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Unsecured Cargo Causing New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Trucking companies and truck drivers are responsible for securing their cargo on their tractor trailer prior to entering the public roadway.  Trucking companies and truck drivers are also responsible for knowing the weight of the cargo they are carrying, the weight limitations of their vehicle, and how the weight of their cargo will effect how the tractor trailer needs to be driven.

This is because the cargo weight determines the types of roads that can be used, the type of safety equipment required, the maximum speeds permitted, and the warning and identification signs required.  Any miscue in these calculations can cause a serious trucking accident.

Types of Unsecured Cargo Truck Accidents

When a trucking company or truck driver fails to manage the cargo loads on the tractor trailer, this can lead to very serious motor vehicle accidents.  Some common types of trucking accident caused by unsecured or improperly loaded trucks include the following:

  • Cargo that is not secured or improperly secured coming off the truck;
  • Cargo falling and crushing other vehicles;
  • Cargo shifting and causing the tractor trailer to jackknife;
  • Causing the tractor trailer to be too heavy and making it difficult to stop;
  • Too heavy cargo ripping or popping straps causing it to come off the truck;
  • Heavy cargo causing tires to blowout, explode, or fail;
  • Cargo shifting and causing the tractor trailer to rollover;
  • Heavy cargo making steering or maneuvering the tractor trailer too difficult; and
  • Other incidents where the cargo or load on the tractor trailer causes the accident.

Unsecured Trucking Cargo Can Cause Serious Personal Injuries in a New Mexico Trucking Accident

If a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a New Mexico trucking accident, contact the experienced unsecured trucking cargo attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.

Head Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Car Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney Discusses Head Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

No one plans for a car accident, but when they happen they can permanently impact a person’s life, and an entire family’s life.  This is particularly true when the victim of a car accident sustains a head injury.  Head injuries can random from temporarily stunning a victim, to permanently disabling a victim, or even leading to the victim’s death.  Head injuries should always be immediately evaluated by a trained medical professional.  Sometimes delays, even short delays, can result in serious consequences.

Head injuries should also be evaluated by an experienced car accident attorney.  Here are the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys have handled many head injuries cases caused by very serious motor vehicle accidents.  If you or a loved one has sustained a head injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, even if you think it is just a minor head injury, contact us today for a FREE case evaluation by calling (505) 883-5000.  We will thoroughly investigate your claim and advise you how to protect your rights to compensation.

Types of Brain Injuries

There are two types of head injuries which a victim of an Albuquerque car accident may sustain.

The first is called an open head injury.  This type of brain injury is when the skull has been fractured, and commonly occurs in tractor trailer truck accidents due to the massive impact these vehicles cause.  Open head injuries create obvious trauma, such as physical damage to the brain and head.

The second type is called a closed head injury.  This type of head injury does not involve a fracture, but instead involves a direct injury to the brain such as a concussion.  Closed head injuries are very dangerous because they normally cause brain swelling which can create oxygen loss to compressed areas, structure damage due to the pressure, or blood clots.

Symptoms of Common Head Injuries Caused by Car Accidents 

Besides the obvious trauma of a head injury which could be caused in a car accident, some head injuries do not cause any obvious, physical trauma.  This can actually be the most dangerous types of head injuries.  Some common symptoms of head injuries include the following:

  • Headaches, ranging from mild or inconvenient headaches to very serious and severe headaches;
  • Weaknesses on one side of the body but not another;
  • Confusion;
  • Loss of memory;
  • Loss of consciousness, even if just for a moment;
  • Numbness or pins and needles on only one side of the body;
  • Unexplained fatigue;
  • Dizziness;
  • Vertigo;
  • Nausea and stomach aches;
  • Mood changes or mood swings;
  • Unexplained emotions, such as anxiety, angry, depression;
  • Loss or impaired vision; and
  • Many other symptoms.

Contact an Experienced Head Injury Attorney Today!

If you or a loved one have experienced any of the symptoms noted above and have been injured in a serious Albuquerque car accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.

Seatbelt Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Car Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Seatbelt Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Car Accidents Can Result in Very Serious Pain and Suffering

Seatbelts are the most common and most important safety device in a motor vehicle.  They have dramatically reduced the number of serious injuries and deaths caused from motor vehicle accidents.  However, sometimes seatbelts can be the cause of some injuries that would not have normally happened but for the seatbelt.  Meaning, the seatbelt was the cause of the injury.

A victim of a car accident may be entitled to get compensation for seatbelt injuries.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident and sustained injuries due to the seatbelt, contact the Caurso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE case evaluation by dialing (505) 883-5000.  Our experienced car accidents attorneys have handled many types of seatbelt injuries caused by car accidents and fought for the compensation the victims desired.

How Seatbelts Can Cause Injuries in Albuquerque Car Accidents

While seatbelts do a tremendous amount of good, they can be the sole creator of an injury.  In a car accident, a motor vehicle comes to a sudden, violent stop.  This requires the seatbelt to restrain the still-moving occupants of the vehicle, as the occupants vehicle are still moving forward even though the motor vehicle is not.  This creates pressure on several points of the body, including the shoulder, collar bone, hips, and abdomen.

When worn correctly, automobile companies have constructed seatbelts to take these pressure points into account and reduce the friction and force on the body.  However, when the collision is simply too violent, the seatbelt is defective, or the seatbelt is improperly worn, an occupant can still receive significant injuries at these locations.

Types of Seatbelt Injuries Caused in Albuquerque Car Accidents

Generally, seatbelt injuries are minor and merely involve uncomfortable pressure.  Sometimes there can be bruising or even scrapes from the restraints.  The more severe the collision and the deceleration of the body, the more significant the seatbelt injuries.

In very severe and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, like tractor trailer accidents, the seatbelt will likely cause more significant injuries.  While this sounds like a bad thing, the seatbelt is preventing you from more devastating and possibly fatal injuries which are more likely without the seatbelt.  Some common times of seatbelt injuries include the following:

  • Lacerations on the chest and abdomen;
  • Organ bruising or organ ruptures, or other similar injuries;
  • Broken collarbones;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Whiplash injuries;
  • Shoulder dislocations;
  • Brachial plexus injuries;
  • Nerve injuries;
  • Broken ribs;
  • Hip strains;
  • Groin strains;
  • and other serious injuries.

Contact an Experienced Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Albuquerque car accident, call the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.

Nerve Injuries in Albuquerque Car Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Car Accidents Causing Nerve Injuries Create Permanent and Debilitating Injuries 

Car accident can cause many different types of injuries, from broken bones and lacerations, to traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, all of these types of injuries can be devastating.  However, nerve injuries are some of the worst type of injuries sustained in car accidents because they are almost always permanent—especially if they are not treated immediately.  Nerve injuries can affect both sensation and movement, creating permanent pins and needles, numbness, and an inability to move a part of one’s body.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an Albuquerque car accident causing a nerve injury, contact the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by calling (505) 883-5000.  Our experienced car accident attorneys have handled many nerve injury cases, and we have the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure your rights to compensation are protected and your future pain and suffering is taken care of.

Understanding Nerve Injuries in Albuquerque Car Accidents

When most people think of nerves, this immediately think of pain.  Indeed, a nerve injury can result in excruciating pain and suffering.  It is, after all, the body’s pain relay network.  However, some nerve injuries can result in a complete lack of pain.  This could result in come and go pins and needles, permanent pins and needles, or just numbness.  When this occurs, the nerve is usually severed and damage beyond repair.  Thus, your body has just lost its ability to identify pain and sensation.  This is usually permanent, unless it is repaired almost immediately by an expert physician.

Nerve injuries can also result in no pain and no numbness.  These nerve injuries occur to motor nerves, which are even worse.  Motor nerves send signals to your muscles to help contract or extend a muscle.  If a motor nerve is damaged, it can permanent prevent your body from sending signals to these muscles.  This means that you will be unable to move that body part which is controlled by that motor nerve.  This can result in permanent and debilitating conditions, including paralysis or partial paralysis.  Again, this must be immediately repaired by an expert surgeon immediately or it will be permanent.

Common Causes of Nerve Injuries in Albuquerque Car Accidents

There are many causes of nerve injuries or damage in car accidents.  Injuries can be caused in both high speed and low speed car accidents.  Some typical causes of nerve injuries in car accidents include the following:

Contact an Experienced Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Albuquerque car accident, call the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.

Dangers of T-Bone Car Accidents: Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney Explains Liability and Injuries

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney Explains T-Bone Car Accidents

There are large crunch zones in the front and rear of most motor vehicles.  However, there is very little if any crunch space on the sides of a motor vehicle.  Thus, any type of side impact or t-bone car accident is very dangerous for this reason.  Even low speed side impacts or t-bone crashes can result in significant injury to the occupants of a motor vehicle.  Generally where there is a side impact or t-bone collision, one party is negligent for causing the accident.

If you or a loved one were injured in a side impact or t-bone car accident, contact the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE case evaluation by calling (505) 883-5000.  We will fight to protect your rights to compensation for your injuries caused by the negligence of another motorist.

Liability in Side Impact and T-Bone Car Accidents

Generally, one of the motorists is going to be largely at fault for a side impact or t-bone car accident.  This type of accident is simply not the product of slight carelessness or mistake.  Rather, this is the type of accident where one motorist was not paying attention, violates a vehicle and traffic law, or is grossly negligent in the operation of his or her vehicle.  Common causes of side impact and t-bone car accidents are the following:

  • Running a red light;
  • Failure to yield;
  • Distracted driver (cell phone, GPS, radio);
  • Drunk driving;
  • Running a stop sign;
  • Improper left turn;
  • Unsafe U-turn; and
  • Similar incidents.

Damages in Side Impact and T-Bone Car Accidents

Due to the fact that the sides of most motor vehicles are thin and without a crunch zone, side impact and t-bone car accidents can easily cause very serious and devastating injuries or death to occupants of motor vehicles.  Because of the unique force of impact, i.e., coming from the side, most motor vehicles do not adequately provide protections.  For instance, seats and head rests are designed mostly for front and rear collisions, whereas some motor vehicle only have side impact curtains on one side of the passenger—not usually both sides.

For these reasons, side impact and t-bone car accidents can result in very serious injuries.  Some of these injuries include the following:

Contact an Experienced Albuquerque T-Bone Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Albuquerque car accident, call the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.