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  • Internal Injuries from New Mexico Motor Vehicle Accidents

    by Mark Caruso | 2017-05-17 | Firm News

  • New Mexico Motor Vehicle Crashes Can Cause Serious Internal Injuries

    Motor vehicle accidents can cause very serious personal injuries, particularly high-speed crashes or trucking collisions.  One type of very serious personal injury is an internal injury.  These types of injuries can range from brain injuries to ruptured organs, and even just internal bleeding which can be deadly.  The problem with internal injuries is that they do not always manifest symptoms, meaning that a patient can be seriously injured and leave the scene of an accident with getting treatment because he or she does not think there is an injury.  But later, there could be life-threatening complications.

    If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico motor vehicle accident and suffered internal injuries in Albuquerque, Law Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, Hobbs, Gallup, or any other place in New Mexico, call the experienced New Mexico motor vehicle crash attorneys at the Mark Caruso to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation for your injuries.  Receive a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 and learn what your rights are now!

    Types of Internal Injuries Caused by New Mexico Motor Vehicle Collisions

    There are many different types of internal injuries which could be caused by New Mexico motor vehicle accidents.  This includes some very serious personal injuries which could kill a victim without warning.  Some common types of internal injuries following a motor vehicle crash include the following:

    • Traumatic brain injuries;
    • Fractured ribs;
    • Internal hemorrhaging or bleeding;
    • Ruptured organ;
    • Liver damage;
    • Kidney damage
    • Brain bleeding or hemorrhaging;
    • Punctured lung;
    • Aorta damage, aneurysm, or rupture;
    • Crushed pelvis;
    • Spinal cord injuries;
    • Back injuries such as narrowing of the spinal canal; and
    • Many other types of serious internal injuries.

    Victims can be Compensated for Internal Injuries in New Mexico Crashes

    A victim injured in a New Mexico motor vehicle crash suffering internal injuries can receive compensation for a variety of damages.  The most common is pain and suffering, which is broken down into past pain and suffering (from the point of the accident to settlement or trial) and future pain and suffering (from the point of settlement or trial to the end of a patient’s life expectancy).

    Financial expenses such as lost wages is also common, which is the amount of money that a victim would have earned had he or she not been injured.  This is just lost time from work caused by the accident and the healing or treatment.  Lost earnings is also a type of injury, which is the lost earning that a victim would have earned but can no longer perform the same job and therefore has lost earnings.  Said differently, a victim can no longer perform the same job and has to take a new job at a lower pay.

    Medical expenses, treatment, bills, surgeries, and other medically-related expenses is also a type of damage which can be compensated in a personal injury lawsuit.

    Call the Mark Caruso to Learn About Your Rights to Compensation for Internal Injuries in a New Mexico Motor Vehicle Accident

    If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today 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.