Causes and Types of Back Injuries in Personal Injury Accidents: Back Injury Lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico
One of the most common types of injuries that a person could sustain in an accident is a back injury. This is a potentially painful and disabling type of injury which could be debilitating, permanent, and life-changing. Back injuries can be particularly devastating and even catastrophic when the spinal cord is injured or damaged. This can result in permanent paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia. There are many different causes of back injuries, including slip and falls, nursing home malpractice, medical errors, and motor vehicle accidents. But our back injury lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico knows that car accidents and trucking accidents can cause some of the worst types of back injuries.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we have dedicated our practice to representing victims and their families who have suffered serious back injuries caused by the reckless, careless, or negligent conduct of another. This is particularly true of back injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents such as motorcycle crashes, car accidents, trucking wrecks, bicycle collisions, and pedestrians hit by a vehicle. Our law firm offers FREE consultations and we accept cases on a contingency fee agreement which means we only get paid once we recover money for you in a settlement or court award. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, learn how we can help protect your rights under New Mexico law.
Common Causes of Back Injuries Due to a Motor Vehicle Accident
Our back injury lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, knows that there are many possible causes of back injuries due to a motor vehicle accident. Usually this is due to reckless or careless conduct, including not following the vehicle and traffic law. Some of the most common causes of back injuries include the following:
- Unlawful lane changes
- Improper mergers
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Mechanical failures
- Following too closely
- Improper left turns
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield, and
- Many other types of serious motor vehicle accidents.
Types of Back Injuries in New Mexico
There are many different types of back injuries which could be caused by a motor vehicle accident. Most of these types of back injuries are soft tissue which means that there are no obvious damages to bones or larger muscles or other structures. Yet, there can still be micro-tears and other rips, damage, or shredding to connective tissue, muscles, and other important structures which do not manifest themselves on x-rays or MRI imaging.
Further, some back injuries could cause a shifting or disruption of the spinal column, muscles, or the nerves that rely on structures not impinging and disrupting them. This can also be very difficult to prove because nerves are not usually visible in x-rays, MRIs, and other imaging studies. Nerves can also be difficult to repair.
But sometimes back injury are massive and serious. Some of the worst types of back injuries include the following:
- Compression fractures
- Herniated discs
- Slipped discs
- Annular tears
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal narrowing
- Spinal cord impingement
- Spinal cord damage
- Severed spinal cord
- Monoplegia (paralysis to one limb)
- Paraplegia (paralysis to the lower limbs)
- Quadriplegia (paralysis to four limbs), and
- Many other serious types of back or neck injuries.
Did You or a Loved One Suffer a Serious Back Injury? We Can Help
Our back injury lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can help you recover compensation for a serious injury caused to your back. This includes compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, lost future earnings, medication, and other expenses. Learn how we can help with a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 to get help from our experienced personal injury lawyer. We represent victims and they families to ensure that their rights to compensation are protected under New Mexico law.
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 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.