Trucks are oversized and heavy vehicles; crashing into a truck is something no one would ever wish to imagine. However, truck accidents usually result in catastrophic injuries that turn the life of a victim upside down.
Seeking compensation for the injuries sustained in a truck is challenging without the guidance of a New Mexico truck accident attorney. Their advice and expertise can get you a fair and reasonable settlement for your damages.
Few common serious injuries drivers encounter in a truck crash.
Truck drivers do encounter severe injuries, but the car or the vehicle that crashes into them or they crash into is more prone to severe injuries. A truck driver may sustain the following injuries in a truck accident.
Neck and back injuries.
The crash can result in an intensive jerk forcing the muscles in the back and neck region to overstretch or get strained.
Spinal cord injuries and paralysis.
Several nerves receive signals from the brain and transmit them to the body and vice versa. Any damage to the spinal cord may result in loss of this function and paralysis.
A truck driver’s head may crash with the steering wheel or the window resulting in brain damage. Severe injuries may lead to death.
Broken bones and burns.
An intense accident may force the truck to fall on one side, and the victim may damage their bones. Moreover, the truck may blast in such cases, and the victim may sustain third or fourth-degree burns.
A broken bone may damage the internal organs or vessels around it and result in internal bleeding. In some cases, the victim may end up in a state of circulatory shock or death.
Can you get compensation for severe injuries in truck accidents?
If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident that was not your fault, you are eligible for compensation. A victim in New Mexico can get compensation for their ongoing medical bills and future medical bills as suggested by a doctor. Losses that can be compensated include:
- Vehicle damages.
- Lost income in the course of recovery.
- Other sufferings and damages.
To get fair compensation, you have to provide sufficient evidence to prove that you were not at fault in the accident. The opposite party was negligent, and the injuries you have sustained were due to the at-fault driver’s negligence. For this, you should try to document the accident site, speak to eyewitnesses and look out for any surveillance cameras near the accident site.