Spinal Cord and Back Injuries Caused by Serious New Mexico Trucking Accidents
Some of the worst injuries that victims of New Mexico trucking accidents can sustain are spinal cord and back injuries. A person’s entire daily customary activities may be affected by a back injury or spinal cord injury. This includes everything from standing, walking, and carrying objects, to even brushing teeth or combing hair; everything that you do is related to your back. When the injuries to a person’s back are so severe that they result in catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries, victims should contact our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer.
Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, we know that spinal cord injuries and back injuries caused by big rig wrecks and 18 wheeler crashes will cause serious, debilitating, and permanent personal injuries. Victims and their families may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Call (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help right for your rights after a New Mexico trucking accident causes serious back injuries.
Common Spinal Cord and Back Injuries Caused by 18 Wheeler Wrecks
Since large commercial vehicles like tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, big rigs, semi tractor trailers, tandem trailers, and other box trucks create so much momentum and force, even low impact accidents can result in devastating injuries to victims. This is particularly true of rear end collisions, wherein a person’s head, back, and spine are in a very vulnerable position due to whiplash forces. But when this collision occurs on a fast moving interstate or highway like I-10, I-40, or I-25, the injuries are more likely to be catastrophic or deadly.
While there are many possible back and spinal cord injuries caused by big rig wrecks, the following are the most common:
- Compression fractures;
- Brachial plexus injuries (tearing of nerves);
- Spinal canal narrowing;
- Spinal stenosis;
- Need for spinal fusion;
- Bulging discs requiring discectomy;
- Laminectomy to repair damaged vertebrae;
- Nerve ablation procedures; and
- Many other injuries.
What Can Spinal Cord Injury and Back Injury Victims Obtain?
Victims who have been severely injured in a New Mexico trucking accident may significant damages which may be compensation. This includes more than just the pain and suffering most people believe a personal injury action is all about. Victims may also be entitled to lost wages and compensation. This is the amount of money that a victim lost due to his or her injuries. Victims who are no longer able to return to work or the same type of work may also be eligible for lost earnings, which is the difference between the pre-accident job’s earnings and the post-accident job’s earnings.
When a spinal cord injury has left an individual paralyzed or severely disabled, victims may also be entitled to compensation for their mobility devices or alterations to their homes. This includes resigning stairs, adding elevators, and providing more rails or holds. In other instances the cost of having healthcare aides come to the home are also covered for the life of the victim. These damages are important to helping an individual cope with his or her future.
Spinal Cord Injury Victims and Back Injury Victims Should Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one have suffered a severe spinal cord or back injury due to a New Mexico trucking accident with a big rig, 18 wheeler, or other box truck, please call our law firm to learn what your rights are today. Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys can help protect your rights to compensation in a FREE consultation. Please call to schedule your free appointment 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.