New Mexico Trucking Accident Wrongful Deaths Caused by Fire; Burning Injuries Explained


May 27, 2016

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Wrong Deaths Due to Burn Injuries or Fires Caused by New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Fire is a devastating element.  It can level buildings, devours forests, and cause serious pain and suffering, including death.  Two years ago this week, Joseph Guttuso and six others were tragically killed in a massive fire caused by a New Mexico trucking accident on Interstate 10.  Mr. Guttuso was in one of three passenger vehicles which properly reduced speed as they traveled through an ongoing dust storm.  However, three truck drivers did not, and the continued at full speed in their large tractor trailers and commercial vehicles.  These trucks collided with the passenger vehicles and caused the massive fire consuming the three passenger vehicles, and the lives of seven people.

The Mark Caruso, P.C., was retained by the estate of Joseph Guttuso to represent him in a New Mexico wrongful death case against the trucking companies.  The jury has been picked, and the trial commences next week in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed due to a New Mexico trucking accident causing a fire which results in burn injuries or wrongful death, contact the experienced trucking accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso by calling (505) 308-1556 for a FREE consultation.  Our attorneys and staff have the experience and knowledge necessary to get you the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to.

Serious Personal Injuries or Death Caused by Fires

New Mexico trucking accidents can easily result in serious and very dangerous fires.  This is because large commercial vehicles, such as tractor trailers and semis, carry significant amounts of fuel for their long distance trips.  Many times large commercial vehicles such as tanker trucks are carrying fuel as cargo, which adds even more to the dangerous.  It can be no surprise to trucking companies that trucking accidents can result in massive fires.

The problem becomes when these large trucks cause pileup collisions and trap victims in vehicles.  When a fire results, the victims may be serious injured due to burns or killed in the fire.  This is what tragically happened to Mr. Guttuso and six others on Interstate 10.

Besides wrongful death, fires caused by New Mexico trucking accidents can cause the following injuries which may entitle a victim to compensation:

  • Permanent and significant scarring;
  • Loss of fingers or toes;
  • Permanent nerve damage;
  • Significant disfigurement;
  • Amputation of extremities, such as arms or legs;
  • Loss of vision;
  • Loss of hearing;
  • Loss of smell or taste;
  • Permanent and irreversible organ damage;
  • Paralysis;
  • Depression and mental health disorders, including anxiety;
  • Need for extensive and painful surgery, including multiple surgeries such as grafting;
  • Significant and deadly infection;
  • Loss of nerve sensation, such as touch;
  • Loss of hair due to scarring;
  • Emotional trauma; and
  • Many other injuries.

New Mexico Trucking Accidents Causing Wrongful Death Due to Fires: Contact the Experienced Team at the Mark Caruso Now!

In a New Mexico wrongful death case, the estate of the deceased may receive compensation for the victim’s conscious pain and suffering prior to his or her death.  In a trucking accident causing a large fire which results in death, the pain and suffering can be absolutely significant and horrifying.  This could entitle the estate to a lot of compensation.

If a loved one has been seriously injured killed in a New Mexico trucking accident causing a fire or burn injuries, contact the experienced wrongful death attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 308-1556.  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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