Understanding Brain Injuries to Children: Our Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains What You Need to Know
Brain injuries to anyone is very serious. But a brain injury to the developing brain of a child is simply devastating and more likely to lead to catastrophic injuries. According to Harvard research, auto accidents are one of the most common causes of childhood brain injuries. Brain injuries could range from mild to severe, but even mild brain injuries to a child could have long-lasting and significant complications. This includes damage to a child’s brain which impair cognitive, motor, and other important functions. Whenever a child has been involved in a New Mexico car crash and has sustained a brain injury, please call our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer to learn what your rights to compensation may be.
We understand that any type of injury to your child is devastating news and imposes a huge burden on a family. But at the Mark Caruso, we lift that burden off of your shoulders and onto ours so you and your family and focus on healing. Our compassionate staff and experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyer will work with your child’s healthcare providers to obtain the necessary evidence to establish past injuries and what future medical needs your child will need. Call us today to schedule a FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can protect your rights.
Types of Head Injures Which Could Result in Brain Injuries to a Child
There are many possible types of head injuries which could be caused to a child. While many childhood head injuries are simply a bump or bruise, some childhood head injuries could be more serious and result in more permanent damages. These more severe damages are usually brain injuries, which could create significant impairments. Some of the most common types of head injuries which could result in a brain injury to a child from an Albuquerque auto accident include the following:
- Skull fractures – whenever a person’s skull is fractured it is a potentially life-threatening condition. Not only is this because of the shear fact that the head has been pierced by the fracture, and therefore bone fracture pieces could damage the brain, but also because of the immense swelling which is likely to follow. This swelling is what can compress the brain and cause damage to the brain, as well as restrict the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the brain.
- Subdural hematoma – even where the brain is not pierced, a bleed could occur under the skull and between layers of tissue in the brain. This is incredibly dangerous because it will increase the intracranial pressure at a rate which could result in serious injury to the brain.
- Coup-Contrecoup injuries – this is when the brain violently slides inside of the brain and impacts to opposite sides of the skull. This causes bruising on two sides of the brain and can result in catastrophic injury due to the immense swelling.
- Diffuse axonal injuries – given a violent impact in an Albuquerque auto accident to the smaller, developing child, it is very likely that a child could be viciously whipped around in a vehicle and thrown around. Not only if the child violently thrown, but the brain could be so violently whipped inside of the head that it results in tearing or brain tissue and structures therein. This is what a diffuse axonal injury is and it can be devastating.
Was Your Child Injured in an Albuquerque Auto Accident? We Can Help
If you or your young child have been seriously injured in any type of auto accident in New Mexico, please call our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer to learn how we can help. This is particularly true if your child has sustained a head injury or brain injury which could result in significant and debilitating conditions, including wrongful death. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the Mark Caruso 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.