Albuquerque Auto Accident Explains Back Injuries Caused by a Rear End Auto Accident
One of the most common types of New Mexico auto accidents is a rear end auto accident. While technology today has created many advanced safety devices, better and more protective seats, and overall safer vehicles, the spine and back is still very susceptible in any auto accident. A rear end auto accident is a type of auto accident that places extreme stress on the back and spine, no matter how fast or slow the impact is caused. Our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows how dangerous rear end auto accidents can be for a person’s back and spine, especially the lumbar back (lower back) or cervical spine (neck).
Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help you after a rear end crash. Our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyers handle many types of rear end auto accidents which caused serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. Some of the rear end auto accidents we have handled include the following:
- SUV rear end collisions;
- Semi tractor trailer rear end accidents;
- Pickup truck rear end crashes;
- Municipal vehicle rear end collisions, including garbage trucks, police vehicles, ambulances, or county, city, or state vehicles;
- Van rear end crashes; and
- Many other types of rear end collisions.
Liability in a New Mexico Rear End Auto Accident
When a victim is injured in a New Mexico rear end auto accident, the law is clear that victims may be able to use the violation of a statute to prove the defendant was negligent. Specifically, NM Stat section 66-7-318 provides that “[t]he driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.”
Therefore, whenever another vehicle collides with a passenger vehicle and causes a rear end auto accident, it is likely that anyone who has been injured due to the collision may be entitled to compensation for their damages. This is especially true of back injuries.
Types of Back Injuries in a Rear End Crash
There are many different types of back injuries which could be caused by a New Mexico rear end collision. The list can be endless because of the complexity of the back and spine. Some of the most common types of back injuries include the following:
- Herniated discs;
- Paralysis, including paraplegia or quadriplegia;
- Sciatica nerve pain;
- Compression fracture of a vertebra;
- Ruptured disc;
- Nerve root injuries;
- Fractures to the lamina of the vertebrae;
- Slipped disc;
- Need for fusion surgery; and
- Many other injuries.
Trust our Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer to Help You in a Rear End Auto Accident
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico rear end auto accident, please call our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer to learn how we can help. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.