Compensation for Fractured Bones in New Mexico Trucking Accident
Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers Share Information on Compensation for Fractured Bones
One of the most common types of personal injuries in trucking accidents are fractured bones. This is because large commercial vehicles like semi tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, tankers, and other large box trucks generate considerable force in an impact which can easily crush and break bone. There are many different types of fractured bones in New Mexico trucking accidents. Each has a different cause or point of impact. Some require surgery, others do not. Some types of broken bones even require painful hardware such as rods, plates, screws, pins, and other devices. As a result, one of the most important things that victims ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers is how they can recover compensation for their serious injuries.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we understanding how devastating an 18 wheeler can be. Our bodily injury law firm is dedicated to helping victims who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed due to the negligence of another person. Broken bones and fractures bones in New Mexico trucking accidents are one of the most common types of injuries that our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers handle. If you or a loved one have suffered any personal injuries due to a truck driver’s negligence, ask for a FREE consultation and how we can help you today.
Types of Fractured Bones
There are any different types of fractured bones or broken bones. These can all be caused in a serious trucking wreck. Some of the most common types of bones bones include the following:
- Transverse fractures – a break that travels across the bone in a straight line (perpendicular)
- Oblique fractures – a break that travels across the bone at an angle
- Comminuted fractures – when the bone breaks in two or more parts
- Compound fractures or open fractures – when the bone breaks through the skin
- Compression fractures – typically to the vertebrae, when the bone is crushed together, and
- Many other types of fractures.
Any type of these fractures could result in serious personal injuries requiring surgery.
Compensation for Fractured Bones
Victims who have suffered fractured bones in a New Mexico trucking accident may be entitled to compensation for their damages. Generally, in a personal injury action damages are monetary compensation. Victims and their families may be entitled to the following forms of monetary compensation for their 18 wheeler wreck injuries:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings if unable to work in the same job
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Medication costs
- Loss of consortium, and
- Other damages.
The way compensation is typically calculated is by assessing what is reasonably compensation for your injuries. This includes considering your age, extent of your injuries, extent of disability, and the overall effect on your life. Similar cases with other plaintiffs can help establish what compensation you may be entitled to.
Did You or a Loved One Suffer a Fracture in a New Mexico Trucking Accident? We Can Help
If you or a loved one were seriously injured or if a loved one was wrongfully killed in any type of big rig, box truck, or 18 wheeler wreck, call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation. Call to schedule your FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000.
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