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Compound Fracture After a New Mexico Trucking Accident

Understanding Your Rights From a Compound Fracture After a New Mexico Trucking Accident

Our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers understand how devastating and damaging any type of 18 wheeler wreck injuries can be.  But one of the most painful and debilitating types of injuries is a compound fracture.  Indeed, when it comes to the serious nature of broken bones, compound fractures are some of the worst.  They are incredibly painful and can result in significant pain and suffering.  Compound fractures can also be damaging to tissue next to the injury, including to nerves or blood vessels which could be pinched or torn from splintered bone.  This is why a compound fracture after a New Mexico trucking accident is a very serious and devastating type of injury.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers handle all types of catastrophic and damaging types of personal injuries.  This includes personal injuries such as compound fractures after a New Mexico trucking accident or 18 wheeler wreck.  These are horrific personal injuries that can be exceptionally painful and result in significant suffering, require surgeries or medical procedures, and need other types of treatment.

What is a Compound Fracture?

A compound fracture is a very serious type of broken bone.  It is when the bone breaks in such a fashion that it actually pierces and penetrates through the skin.  That means the broken bone can cut through the tissue and skin.  A compound fracture and tear and rip tissue as well as damage otherwise healthy structures such as nerves or blood vessels.  Compound fractures typically require surgery to repair and bring a high risk of infection.

Causes of Compound Fractures

Any type of significant trauma could be a cause of a compound fracture.  Motor vehicle accidents are common causes, especially to compound fractures of the leg when a dashboard collapsed inwards.  But while all motor vehicle accidents could cause serious compound fractures, 18 wheeler wrecks with big rigs, semi tractor trailers, flatbeds, tankers, and other box trucks are more likely to because of the heavy impact and force in a collision.  

Some of the most common causes of compound fractures due to a trucking accident in New Mexico include the following:

  • Speeding on I-40, I-25, or I-10
  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop sign
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Drugged driving
  • Inexperience 
  • Failure to yield 
  • Improperly backing up
  • Improper lane changes or mergers
  • Jackknifed trucks
  • Rollovers
  • Unsecured cargo, and
  • Many other common causes.

How Our Experienced Lawyers Can Help

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an 18 wheeler wreck, learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation.  This is particularly true if you or a loved one suffered a compound fracture after a New Mexico trucking accident.  These types of injuries require the care and treatment of an emergency room and orthopedic surgeon which means medical bills will be high, recovery may be prolonged, and overall damages may be extreme.

Learn how our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can help you during a FREE consultation 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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