New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck Causing Paralysis: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains
Paralysis is a very debilitating injury which a victim of a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck could suffer. There are two main ways that paralysis could affect a person. One way that it could affect a person is by resulting in a loss of sensation and feeling. The second way is that paralysis could result in a loss of function and movement. Indeed, a big rig crash could cause paralysis or paralyzing injuries with very little force. This is because, due to their large size and heavy weight, a large commercial vehicle such as a big rig can still generate significant momentum even at a low speed. This force is enough to permanent damage the spinal cord or injure the brain to cause paralysis.
Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer knows that paralysis caused by a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck could result in a lifetime of difficulties, pain, and future medical needs for a victim and his or her family. Trust our compassionate staff to work with you and your medical providers, as well as adding our own experts, to help prove your damages and determine what compensation you deserve. Call us by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn more and schedule your FREE consultation.
Types of Paralysis Caused by a Big Rig Crash
There are several different types of paralysis which could be caused by an 18 wheeler wreck. These are caused by damage to the nervous system and nerves. There are two types of nervous systems. The central nervous system is your main processing and super highway which consists of your brain and your spinal cord which does down your back's vertebrae in the spinal column. The peripheral nervous system is your main receptor unit and motor function center which is comprised of nerves that branch off your spinal cord and vertebrae and extend throughout your body all the way to your fingers and toes. These nerves are looking for sensation and feeling while also controlling how your muscles are to move.
There are many types of paralysis that could be caused by a serious semi tractor trailer wreck. This include the following types:
- Monoplegia - this is when the paralysis affects only one arm or one leg. This could be due to a central nervous system injury in the spinal cord or brain, but could be more likely due to a local nerve injury to that extremity such as a brachial plexus injury in the arm which severs sensation and movement in the arm causing completely paralysis.
- Hemiplegia - this is paralysis affecting one arm and one leg on the same side of your body, and is usually caused by a central nervous system injury to the brain. But it could be caused by significant damage to one side of your body affecting either your spinal cord or your peripheral nervous system.
- Paraplegia - this is when both legs are paralyzed, usually due to a spinal cord injury; and
- Quadriplegia - this is when all four limbs are affected, usually due to a neck injury.
Paralysis Victims of a New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck May be Entitled to Compensation
If your or a loved one have suffered a paralyzing injury due to a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck, please call the experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn what your rights to compensation may be by dialing (505) 883-5000. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys 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.