June 20, 2018

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

New Mexico Trucking Accident Causing a Broken Back: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Liability, Damages, and Compensation

A broken back is one of the most serious injuries that a victim of a New Mexico trucking accident could sustain. Your back is not only a vital support structure for your entire body, but it encompasses and protects the spinal cord which is the major message highway of nerves and signals from the brain to the rest of the body. If you back is broken, not only can the structures be damaged, but your body’s ability to send messages can be impaired or permanently severed. This can results in paralysis and greatly affect a person’s life. A New Mexico trucking accident is most likely to cause a broken back given the significant impact and force from these large box trucks. If you have been involved in an 18 wheeler crash causing a broken back, call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn what your rights to compensation may be.

Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer handles all types of large commercial truck, big rig, 18 wheeler, double trailer, semi tractor trailer, or other box truck crashes throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or Roswell. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured and sustained a broken back in a big rig wreck, call us for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 308-1556 to learn how we can help you today.

Liability Explained: Collecting Damages for a Broken Back in a New Mexico Trucking Accident

In order to collect damages and compensation for a broken back in an 18 wheeler wreck, you will need to establish that the truck driver and/or trucking company was negligent in causing the subject accident. This is established through a breach of the truck’s duty of care owed to all people on or near the roadway. Typically violating a traffic law or engaging in reckless, careless, or downright dangerous behavior will result in liability.

But proving the breach of a duty and negligence is not all that an individual must prove. An injured victim must also demonstrate that the broken back was caused by or exacerbated by the trucking crash, and not some other cause. If you can establish liability and causation (i.e., the broken back was caused by the truck driver or trucking company), you will be able to collect damages.

Damages and Compensation in New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Generally, in a personal injury action the damages will be compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earnings, property damage, medical bills, and other similar relief. These damages are to compensate the victim for enduring the injury and additional costs, or losing additional money, due to the wrongful conduct of a truck driver or trucking company.

The most common damage is pain and suffering. This is the actual agony, discomfort, and injury caused by the wrongful conduct. All injuries have a “going rate,” or a rate of reasonable compensation. This means that a broken finger will be valued at a different rate than a broken arm, which is different than a broken back. Even within the realm of broken backs, the more surgeries or the longer that treatment was performed, generally the more it will be worth as reasonable compensation.

Did a Truck Driver’s Mistake Cause You to Have a Broken Back? Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to Learn What We Can Do For You-FOR FREE!

If you have been injured and sustained a broken back or fractured vertebra due to a negligent truck driver or trucking company, schedule a FREE appointment with our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn what we can do for you. 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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