Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Crashes
Even though your spinal cord is well-protected because it is encased in vertebrae bone, your spinal cord is not invincible. In fact, your spinal cord is particularly susceptible in an Albuquerque auto accident from the rear or side impacts which are devastating. This is because of a whiplash effect which causes your neck to swing back and forth violently. This can cause damage to the spinal cord and the nerves branching off of the spinal column. As a result, individuals injured in a serious collision could sustain permanent and debilitating damage to their neck, back, and spinal cord.
Here at the Mark Caruso, our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows that spinal cord injuries need special attention. This is because arguing the law is only half the battle. It is important to understand, comprehend, and argue the medical treatment, injuries, and future care that is required in a spinal cord injury case to ensure a victim receives the appropriate amount of compensation. If you or a loved on have suffered a serious spinal cord injury due to a New Mexico auto accident, please call us for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.
Back Injuries Which Could Result in Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries could result in full paralysis or partial paralysis, depending on the location of the injury. This injury could affect how a person’s body functions, such as the ability to sense or move arms, legs, hands, feet, or other parts of the body. Because the spinal cord is protected by the hard vertebrae of the back, back injuries are what can cause damage to the spinal cord.
Some common back injuries caused by Albuquerque auto accidents resulting in spinal cord injuries include the following:
- Fracture to a vertebrae, including a compression fracture or other crushing injury;
- Herniated discs which cause pressure on the spinal cord and damage;
- Spinal stenosis;
- Annular tears of the discs which can place pressure on the spinal cord;
- Damage to nerves originating from the spinal cord, including brachial plexus injuries;
- Whiplash injuries;
- Avulsion tears of nerves leaving the spinal cord;
- Complete tears of the spinal cord causing paralysis;
- Damage or injury caused by swelling around the spinal cord; and
- Many other causes.
Spinal Cord Injury Surgeries
Victims who have sustained a spinal cord injury may need surgery. Sometimes the surgery is used to repair the damage done by the auto accident. Other times a surgery cannot repair the damage, but is used to treat or mask symptoms of pain. The most common types of surgeries include spinal fusions, discectomies, laminectomies, herniated disc repairs, and other related corrections. This surgeries are all debilitating and permanent. They can take months to even years to fully heal.
Victims of an Albuquerque Auto Accident Causing a Spinal Cord Injury Need to Call Our Law Firm
If you have been seriously injured or permanently disabled due to an Albuquerque auto accident, please call our spinal cord injury lawyer at the Mark Caruso, P.C. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, 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.