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Burn Injuries from a Trucking Accident in New Mexico

Compensation for Burn Injuries from a Trucking Accident in New Mexico

Burn injuries are some of the most painful and debilitating types of personal injuries.  Anyone who has touched a hot pain knows this to be true.  Especially if that pan caused a blister or other type of injury to a hand or finger.  But when a person suffers burn injuries that are significant and encompass large percentages of the body, it can result in very serious personal injuries and even lead to the wrongful death of an innocent person.  Particularly burn injuries from a trucking accident in New Mexico, where victims could suffer extreme damage and burns due to a collision or explosion in a powerful and high speed impact.  

Victims and their families may be entitled to compensation under New Mexico law for their pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, future medical needs, skin grafts, surgeries, prosthetics, and other damages related to the crash.  If you or a loved one suffered any of these types of injuries, as our Albuquerque tractor trailer accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help you and your loved ones recover this compensation and any other compensation for your damages under the law.  We are dedicated to serving victims and their families.  Call for a FREE consultation how to get started today.

What are the Degrees of Burns?

Everyone knows about the degrees of burns, but few people actually understand the differences between the burns.  This is important because the worse the degree, the more compensation that a victim should be entitled to under New Mexico law.  Generally, the types of burns include the following:

  • First Degree Burns – least severe and cause damage to the outer layer resulting in pain, redness, swelling, and much discomfort.
  • Second Degree Burns – medium severity where the inner layers of skin are damaged.  This can be very painful and result in significant pain and injury, including bleed, blistering, swelling, and other damage.  Infections are possible.
  • Third Degree Burns – most severity where inner tissue is also damaged, meaning that blood vessels, nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other structures are damaged, including even bone.  There may be charring and permanent serve damage.  Amputations are possible.  Infections are usually present and life-threatening, including sepsis.  

Why do Burn Injuries from a Trucking Accident in New Mexico Occur?

There are many causes of a burn injury from a trucking accident.  But it is important to realize that a burn injury occurs for many different reasons in a trucking accident.  This is due to the unique characteristics of a truck.  Including the fact that a truck holds more gasoline for traveling, uses diesel gasoline that can ignite stronger fires, and trucks have more powerful impacts which are more likely to rupture gas tanks in smaller vehicles and cause sparks.

In addition, trucks also are more likely to cause catastrophic collisions.  These collisions can trap occupants in cars and/or cause them to be dazed from the impact.  This may result in victims being stunned and delayed getting out of a vehicle to avoid a fire.  Other times, victims may be trapped in a vehicle and suffer personal injuries from being burned in a car.  If a person is not able to escape, they could be wrongfully killed in a fire.

Did You Suffer Burn Injuries?  Call Our Albuquerque Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers for Help

Burn injuries are some of the most painful and damaging types of personal injuries that a victim could sustain.  They can lead to sepsis, amputations, and permanent damage—including wrongful death.  If you suffered burn injuries after a tractor trailer accident, call us to schedule your FREE appointment with our Albuquerque tractor trailer accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000.  

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) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.

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