July 11, 2018

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks Causing Amputations: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Individuals who are involved in any type of motor vehicle crash may be seriously injured. But when a motor vehicle crash involved a large commercial truck like na 18 wheeler, semi tractor trailer, double trailer, big rig, or other large box truck, the risk of injury is significantly worse and more likely to result in catastrophic personal injuries. One type of catastrophic personal injury is an amputation. These injuries are common in New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks because of the sheer force and impact caused by these big rigs which can crush bone, severe blood vessels, and irreparably damage limbs.

Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer knows how devastating the loss of a limb can be to an individual, particularly an individual who sustains an amputation due to the careless, reckless, or negligent conduct of a true driver or trucking company. Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our firm handles catastrophic personal injuries due to motor vehicle crashes, particularly with large 18 wheelers and box trucks. This includes individuals who have suffered an amputation due to the negligence of another. Call our law office to learn how we can help you by dialing (505) 308-1556.

Causes of Amputations Due to New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks

An 18 wheeler wreck can inflict permanent and debilitating injuries to a person’s body. While the most common injuries may be back injuries, fractures, or head injuries, irreparable damage to a limb is also common. This damage could result in the loss of the limb and an amputation. This is because limbs can easily be pinned or crushed in an 18 wheeler wreck due to the high impact and twisted steel of the passenger vehicle.

Some common causes of amputations due to New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks include the following:

  • Jackknife trucking accidents;
  • Truck rollover accidents;
  • T-bone trucking accidents;
  • Improper lane changes;
  • Failure to stop at a stop sign or yield;
  • On ramp or exit ramp crashes;
  • Rear end collisions;
  • Left-hand turn wrecks;
  • Speeding crashes;
  • Falling asleep at the wheel;
  • Drunk driving;
  • Drugged driving; and
  • Many other types.

Types of Amputations Due to New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks

Because of serious big rig crashes, there are many different types of amputations which may result in debilitating and painful injuries. Some of serious injuries will result in amputations, and some of the types of amputations include the following:

  • Arm, including above or below the elbow;
  • Hand, including full or partial;
  • Fingers, some or all;
  • Above the knee leg amputations;
  • Below the knee leg amputations;
  • Foot, including full or partial;
  • Toes, some or all;
  • Hip disarticulation amputations, which is the removal of the entire leg to the hip joint;
  • Shoulder disarticulation amputations, which is the removal of the entire arm to the shoulder joint;
  • Amputation of the ears, nose, genitals or there body parts which have been seriously injured and can not longer function properly, or which will carry a high likelihood of imminent harm to a patient including uncontrolled bleeding or infections if the limb or appendage is left.

Were You Involved in a New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck Which Resulted in an Amputation? Call us Right Now to Learn What We Can Do For You

Individuals who have been seriously injured in a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck and suffered an amputation should call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn how we can help. We offer free consultations and can help individuals and their families focus on their recovery after an amputation. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys by dialing (505) 308-1556 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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