There are many different ways that a person could be injured in an auto accident in New Mexico. One of the most common personal injuries is a fractured bone. Also known as a broken bone a fracture means that the bone structure has broken in one or more ways. The break could be across the bone (transverse) or broken into many different pieces (comminuted). But one of the most damaging and sometimes dangerous types of fractures is a compression fracture. A compression fracture after an auto accident in New Mexico, especially a trucking wreck, could be a very serious and disabling injury.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we have dedicated our bodily injury law firm to protecting the rights of victims who have been seriously injured or catastrophically disabled due to the negligence of another. This includes victims who have suffered a compression fracture after an auto accident in New Mexico, especially those who may have spinal cord injuries due to the fracture or require surgery to fix the fractured bone. Call for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation under the law.
A compression fracture is when the bone crunches in on itself and is crushed. It can occur anywhere, but compression fractures in the back (in the vertebrae) are the most common place for this type of fracture. As a result, it can break bone that splinters into the spinal cord, the disc, or into the surrounding muscle. This can cause trauma to other parts of the surrounding area. Trauma to the spinal cord can result in paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Other types of trauma could affect how much weight a person can lift, cause extreme nerve pain, and affect a person’s ability to work or live their daily life. Some fractures may even require surgery to fix and if the vertebral column is damaged or shifted, it can also result in excruciating nerve pain that may only be abated with a spinal fusion.
A compression fracture is a very difficult type of injury to occur, unless certain criteria are met. Generally, a powerful type of collision will cause this type of injury. That includes a trucking accident or high speed collision on an interstate or thruway like I-10, I-25, or I-40. In addition, motorists are also susceptible to compression fractures since they have the least protection of any other motorist. Along those lines, a bicyclists or pedestrian who is hit by a car may also suffer a compression fracture.
The Caruso Law Offices, P.C. handles all types of catastrophic or severe personal injuries due to the negligence of another person. We can help victims and their families recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages, as well as be compensated for pain and suffering. Learn how we can help you in a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.
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