Injuries to Children in New Mexico Trucking Accidents

- Mark Caruso

New Mexico Trucking Accidents Causing Serious Injuries to Children

Whether you are an adult or child, a New Mexico trucking accident can cause serious injuries or even death.  This is due to the sheer size, weight, and force in a large commercial truck, particularly tandem trailers, tankers, flatbeds, and other trucks.  Trucking accidents are also more catastrophic on highways and interstates, particularly Interstate 10, Interstate 25, and Interstate 40 which all have high speed limits.  The faster a large truck goes, the more momentum it has, and the more devastating the impact will be.

To a child, any impact in a vehicle will be significant.  When this is a large commercial truck on an interstate, it is very likely the impact will cause permanent and debilitating injuries, if not the wrongful death, of the child.  If you or someone you know has had a child seriously injured or killed in a New Mexico trucking accident, call the experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.  Our experienced personal injury attorneys have handled many severe trucking accident causes involving children, and we know how to fight for the maximum compensation you and your child may be entitled to.

Common Injuries to Children in New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Unfortunately, when a child is a passenger in a New Mexico trucking accident it does not bode well.  Children’s bodies are not developed and are lacking certain features that adult bodies have.  Commonly this is stronger bodies, more muscle, and thicker frames.  This helps “pad” and protect an adult’s body.  Because of these, there are certain injuries which a child will commonly have following a trucking accident:

  • Ruptured or lacerated organs;
  • Brain bleeds;
  • Fractured bones, particularly ribs, femur, and the humerus;
  • Nerve injuries, particularly brachial plexus injuries;
  • Injuries to veins or arteries;
  • Eye injuries, including optical nerve injuries;
  • Mouth and teeth injuries;
  • Facial injuries;
  • Severe seatbelt injuries;
  • Broken knees or ankles;
  • Crushing injuries;
  • Lacerations during to foreign debris or broken glass;
  • Growth plate injuries, particularly to ankles or wrists;
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Many more similar injuries.

Injuries to Children can be Complicated

When a child is injured in a New Mexico trucking accident, it can also be more difficult to evaluate injuries.  This is partially because children do not always know how to articulate their pains and aches.  This is also due to the fact that children are still growing, and it may be very difficult to assess how the injuries will impact the child’s life and development.  This is particularly true in cases involving broken bones, growth plate injuries, lacerations, and organ injuries.

Further, children who require future surgery as they get older will also be harder to gauge the amount of compensation they deserve.  Meaning, if a child needs a surgery every 20 years, the child may need to undergo 3-4 surgeries in his or her lifetime.  In the 60 to 80 years this spans, the costs of surgery, the alternatives and likely developments in surgery, and the life expectancy are all variables that need to be addressed.

Children Injured in New Mexico Interstate Trucking Accidents Deserve Dedicated and Compassionate Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico 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.