Burn Injuries to Truck Drivers from Albuquerque Trucking Accidents
Albuquerque Trucking Accidents Results in Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are a possible injury that could be caused by Albuquerque trucking accidents. In fact, there are many burn injuries that occur in New Mexico trucking accidents. This is particularly due to the high number of commercial vehicles on our roadways and the long interstates such as I-10, I-25, and I-40. While a driver of any motor vehicle accident could be seriously injured by burn injuries from an 18 wheeler wreck, other truck drivers are particularly susceptible. This includes due to other trucking accidents with other negligent truck drivers, or due to mechanical defects due to a repair company’s mistakes. Learn more about burn injuries and liability from our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C.
Burn Injuries from New Mexico Trucking Accidents
There are several possible ways that burn injuries could be caused by New Mexico trucking accidents. Generally, a truck driver is in a risky position because he or she is elevated above the roadway much higher than other motorists. While this makes it safer for a truck driver in other types of collisions, fires are much riskier for truck drivers due to the height differential. This is particularly true because truck drivers sit above large fuel tanks and near the engine block which could rupture, explode, or catch on fire in a high-impact collision.
Truck drivers are also at a high risk for burn injuries in a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck due to the cargo and payload they may be carrying. A truck driver’s own cargo could result in serious burn injuries if it is a caustic chemical, flammable liquid, or otherwise fire hazard. In addition, the payloads and cargo of other trucks could be a serious threat and cause splash injuries and burns. Chemical burns are indeed dangerous and life-threatening.
Liability for Burn Injuries in Albuquerque Trucking Accidents
Liability in trucking accident cases is usually contested. Another truck driver that negligently causes a trucking accident could be liable for the trucking accident. Because a truck driver works for his or her employer, the employer is likely to be liable for any crash through the doctrine of respondeat superior. This is a legal doctrine which provides that the employer is liable for the negligent actions or omissions of an employee committed during the scope of employment.
In addition to liability against a negligent truck driver, and therefore the trucking company, liability may also be imposed against a negligent trucking repair company, maintenance operation, or manufacturer of truck products. Thus, a truck driver who is harmed due to the negligent or its own truck maintenance and services may also have cause of action against thus negligent people.
Ask our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers for Help with Burn Injuries
If you or a loved one are seriously injured due to a negligent motorists or a truck driver causing burn injuries, or if a loved one is wrongfully killed, ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers to help you. Call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000.
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