New Mexico Box Truck Collision Causing Head Injuries: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Liability and Damages
Head injuries are very serious and devastating injuries. Commercial trucks like box trucks, 18 wheelers, big rigs, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, tandem trailers, tankers, flatbeds, and other large trucks could cause catastrophic or significant head injuries in a New Mexico box truck collision. Victims may be seriously injured in even low speed, “fender bender” or “bumper tap” collisions. But victims are most likely to be seriously injured in high speed collisions on fast moving highways or roadways, like interstates or I-40, I-25, or I-10.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico box truck collision, call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to learn what your rights to compensation may be by dialing (505) 883-5000. The call is free and the appointment is free, but your rights are priceless. Ensure you are protected by learning what your rights are by calling our office.
What is a Head Injury?
A head injury is a broad type of injury. It could include any damage or injury to the head. Most commonly this type of injury refers to a brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can be a very serious and debilitating injury that cannot just be cured or repaired by casting it or prescribing medication. Some brain injuries do not show up on imaging studies. Other brain injuries may take weeks or months before they manifest themselves. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, could be as severe as creating an inability to to completely function independently, speak, or having permanent blindness or dizziness. Other TBIs could cause headaches or memory issues. Some will resolve, and others will not.
Other head injuries include trauma to the head. This could be in the form of severe lacerations, such as cuts or damage to tissue on the face. Other head injuries can include nerve damage to the cranial nerves. This may result in facial paralysis or cause numbness or a lack of sensation.
Some more severe head injuries from truck accidents can include fractures. A common fracture caused by a box truck collision include orbital blowout fractures. These are fractures to the bottom of the eye which destroy the “orbit,” or the area which houses and protects the eye. Extensive facial surgery is often required to repair the damage. In severe cases, the eye could become damaged and partial or complete blindness may occur.
Liability for Head Injuries: Who Pays?
When a victim of a New Mexico box truck collision has any head injury, he or she may be entitled to compensation if it can be proven that the head injuries are related to or caused by the collision. This means that you will need to establish that head injuries were not pre-existing or caused by other conditions or accidents. You may be entitled to compensation if you prove that a pre-existing injury was exacerbated by the box truck collision.
This attaching of the injury to the negligent conduct is broadly called “causation.” In order to collect damages, you need to establish the liability (negligence) and prove the negligence caused the damages. This can be a tricky part of a lawsuit, but it can be done by an experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer.
Head Injury Victims of New Mexico Box Truck Collisions Should Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys
Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our primary practice area is just trucking accidents with box trucks, big rigs, and tractor trailers. This is a very unique area of motor vehicle accidents which usually requires more knowledge and skill of the applicable law, rules, and regulations. This is because federal regulations govern all commercial vehicles throughout the United States, not just the laws of New Mexico. Adding to the difficulty is that a head injury case is very complicated, victims of big rig wrecks causing any type of head wreck should call our firm. Call us at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn what your rights to compensation may be by dialing (505) 883-5000. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.