Caruso Law Offices, P.C.
Call Us For A Free Consultation
505-355-2969

CERVICAL FUSION AFTER 18 WHEELER WRECK: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER EXPLAINS NECK SURGERIES

18 Wheeler Wreck Resulting in Cervical Fusion and Neck Surgery: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

In any type of motor vehicle collision, your neck and spine is very vulnerable to injury. Even with the best safety equipment such as side-impact curtains, strong seatbelts, and contouring seats, your back is still very vulnerable to serious injury. This is especially true of your neck, which is the cervical portion of your spine, and is always susceptible to whiplash injuries. It should be no surprise that 18 wheeler wrecks are more likely to cause significant harm to your neck and cervical spine. One such injury that our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer frequently sees is a cervical fusion, which is type of surgery with devastating and debilitating effects.

Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer knows not only the applicable law necessary to prove your case, but also the applicable medicine necessary to establish your damages. A cervical fusion is a type of very serious injury which requires a lawyer to have a significant amount of medical knowledge in order to explain to the judge and jury what your injuries are and why you should be entitled to certain compensation. Trust in our law firm to do just that for you. Call to schedule a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.

What is a Cervical Fusion After an 18 Wheeler Wreck

A cervical fusion is a type of neck surgery which results in permanent disability every time it is performed; there is no "minor" spinal fusion and this is a serious type of spinal injury. This is because a spinal fusion takes several vertebrae and binds them together. This naturally results in a loss of range of motion, as the vertebrae which were intended to wiggle or move slightly can no longer do so. This restricts range of motion.

The ultimate goal of a spinal fusion is to reduce pressure on your spinal nerves and other vital structures which may be damaged or could be damages without the repair. A cervical fusion can be performed either anteriorly through the front of your neck, or posteriorly through the back of your neck. The surgeon will make small incisions and try to use the natural folds of your skin to hide the scars.

During a cervical fusion, a portion of your disc between your neck vertebrae may be removed and replaced with a cadaver bone, piece of cement, metal, or another artificial material. Pedicle screws will be drilled into the left and right sides of the vertebrae which are above and below the affected disc and damaged area in your neck. Rods are then inserted into those screws, which can be twisted to tighten the rods and hold them into place.

As a result of the cervical fusion and neck surgery, you will have a decreased range of motion. The extent of your fusion depends on how many levels have been fused in the neck, and how high or low the fusion is performed on the neck portion of your spine. When a cervical fusion is required to be performed after an 18 wheeler wreck, it is very likely that the extent of loss of range of motion will be higher than a typical motor vehicle accident.

Were You in an 18 Wheeler Wreck? Did You Have a Cervical Fusion? Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys for Help Today

Any type of surgery is serious, especially a cervical fusion, neck surgery, or any other type of spinal surgery or fusion. If your need for a spinal fusion is due to an 18 wheeler wreck, please call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn how we can help you today. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, Hobbs, Lordsburg, or anywhere else in the state, including Albuquerque where our law office is located. Call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Client-Centered Personal Injury
Representation Throughout New Mexico
Email Us For A Response

Call To Arrange A
No-Pressure Consultation With An Experienced Attorney

To learn more about how our dedication to results can benefit you, we invite you to call 505-355-2969 or reach out to use online now to request a free initial consultation. If you are not able to visit our offices in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho, we can make arrangements to come and see you in your own home or hospital, if necessary.

We do not charge anything unless we win the case for you. We offer a discount on the contingency fee, which makes us more affordable than any other personal injury attorney in New Mexico.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Caruso Law Offices, P.C.

4302 Carlisle Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone: 505-355-2969
Phone: 505-883-5000
Fax: 505-883-5012
Albuquerque Law Office Map

1005 21st Street SE
Suite 11
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Phone: 505-355-2969
Phone: 505-883-5000
Fax: 505-883-5012
Map & Directions