Amputation From a Trucking Accident in New Mexico


April 9, 2021

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

What Are Your Rights After an Amputation From a Trucking Accident in New Mexico

If you or someone you know has suffered an amputation as a result of a trucking accident in New Mexico, you may be entitled to compensation. Amputations from a trucking accident can be both physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. There are many different types of amputations that could be caused too, creating a wide range of disability that an individual could unfortunately face. Ultimately, anytime an individual suffers the loss of a limb due to the negligence of another person, he or she may be entitled to compensation under the law.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced trucking accident lawyers in Albuquerque, NM can help you get that compensation that you deserve. We have handled some of the most catastrophic types of personal injury cases in New Mexico, including from 18 wheeler wrecks and big rig crashes. We help victims and their families recover the compensation that they deserve. If you or a loved one suffered an amputation from a trucking accident in New Mexico, learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation under the law.

Causes of an Amputation After a Trucking Accident in New Mexico

An amputation is a type of injury that can be caused in any type of serious motor vehicle accident. But trucking accidents such as those with box trucks, semi tractor trailers, and other types of big rigs are more likely to result in the loss of a limb. This is because these types of large commercial vehicles are going to cause significantly more force in an impact. That makes that the force in an impact could cause worse trauma and damage to the structures in a limb.

Victims who are injured in that type of trucking accident could suffer the loss of a limb due to the following reasons:

  • Arm is caught in the door or point of impact in a t-bone crash
  • Leg, foot, ankle, or other part of the lower extremity could be caught under the dashboard that collapses
  • Fingers could be lost due to burn injuries
  • Limbs could be severely damaged from an impact causing high trauma, and
  • Other serious damage.

Types of Amputations in a Trucking Accident

While most people think that the loss of a limb is just an arm or leg, there are a lot of different classifications of an amputation. That is because the amount of tissue amputated is not just an “arm or leg,” but also a part of the arm or leg and how high or low that it can be. For instance, an amputation could be just the fingers or all the way up to the shoulder. This is a huge difference in the amount of tissue that is amputated and affected.

Some of the most common types of amputations include the following:


  • Digit amputation (finger)
  • Wrist disarticulation
  • Forearm amputation or below the elbow, also known as a transradial amputation
  • Above the elbow amputation, also known as a transhumeral amputation
  • Shoulder disarticulation


  • Digit amputation (toe)
  • Ankle disarticulation
  • Lower leg or below the knee amputation known as transtibial
  • Upper leg or above the knee amputation, known as transfemoral
  • Hip disarticulation

Did You Suffer an Amputation From a Trucking Accident in New Mexico? We Can Help

Amputations or the loss of a limb is a huge type of personal injury. There are not just physical symptoms and disability caused by it, but also usual emotional suffering as well. Victims can be severely limited by physical and emotional harm. In addition, individuals could also be horribly damaged by the financial burdens of an amputation—which are often very expensive.

Learn how the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can help you and your family recover compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial harm caused by your trucking accident resulting in the loss of a limb. We offer FREE consultations and only get our lawyer’s fees paid AFTER we collect compensation for you. Call us to learn more by dialing (505) 273-2978 to set up your consultation with our experienced trucking accident lawyer in New Mexico.

We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 273-2978 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.

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