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Undercarriage Truck Accident in New Mexico

Damages from Undercarriage Truck Accident in New Mexico

There are many ways that a large 18 wheeler could cause serious personal injuries to an innocent person in a collision.  Unfortunately, most of the common ways are due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company.  In fact, many of these ways are actually preventable with the proper exercise of reasonable care under the circumstances in operating or maintaining a commercial vehicle.  One of the most dramatic types of crashes that could be caused by the negligence of a trucker is an undercarriage truck accident in New Mexico.

As the name implies, an undercarriage truck accident in New Mexico means a smaller vehicle is trapped underneath a large tractor trailer.  The other vehicle could get caught or dragged in the undercarriage, or it could even be run over by the wheels.  This is a huge potentially dangerous type of accident that could result in serious personal injuries or even the wrongful death of an innocent person.  Our experienced trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., know this to be true and can help protect the rights of victims injured in New Mexico.

Causes of an Undercarriage Truck Accident in New Mexico

There are many causes of an undercarriage truck accident in New Mexico.  Most of the causes are due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company.  The most common types of negligent accidents and causes include the following:

  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop right
  • Improper left turns
  • Rear end accidents
  • Texting while driving 
  • Mechanical failures
  • Brake accidents
  • Head on collisions
  • Drinking or drugs (especially stimulants to stay awake)
  • Using a cell phone
  • Taking a turn too fast or too hard
  • Improper turns
  • Jackknifing
  • Improperly loading cargo and flipping over
  • Unsafe backing up, and
  • Other common causes.

Common Injuries in These 18 Wheeler Wrecks

There are many common types of injuries that could be caused by this type of crash.  The injuries are usually catastrophic and can be deadly.  Some of the worst types of injuries are those that affect a person permanently such as a disability or spinal cord injuries.  Traumatic brain injuries are all serious and catastrophic.  The most common types of injuries include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs
  • Spinal cord injuries or SCIs
  • Burn injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Organ damage or injuries
  • Dislocations or separations
  • Nerve injuries or damage
  • Loss of eyesight
  • Wrongful death, and
  • Other types of serious personal injuries.

Ask Our Lawyers How We Can Help You

Learn how our lawyers can help protect your rights to compensation during a FREE consultation if you or a loved one were trapped in a vehicle under a tractor trailer in New Mexico.  Ask the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. how we can help by dialing (505) 883-5000 for a FREE consultation.

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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