Types of Spinal Cord Injuries Due to Trucking Accidents in NM: Explained by Our Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer
Most everyone knows that accidents involving semi-tractor trailers can be quite catastrophic and deadly, especially if the accident involves other motorists on the road. Accidents involving smaller vehicles, such as cars can prove to be even more catastrophic. There are many injuries that a person can sustain from a trucking accident, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, scarring and disfigurement, loss of a limb, hemorrhage, and organ perforation along with many other injuries. One common injury that can occur as a result of a trucking accident in New Mexico are spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries due to trucking accidents commonly happen due to the heavy weight and large size of the truck involved, along with the very powerful force and momentum these large tractor trailers generate on impact. Many trucking accidents can be entirely avoided, meaning that many of these accidents are due to pure negligence on the truck driver’s part.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we handle all types of serious spinal cord injuries due to trucking accidents in New Mexico. Whether you have a minor back injury or require a spinal fusion, are paralyzed, or have other disability, ask our experienced lawyers for help with your case. We offer FREE consultations and can help protect your rights to compensation under the law.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are two types of spinal cord injuries that can occur in New Mexico trucking accidents, with one being incomplete spinal cord injuries and the other being complete spinal cord injuries.
Incomplete spinal cord injuries refer to damage that has occurred to the spinal cord, but there has not be a total severance. This means that some communication between the brain and spinal cord is still possible, but there will be motor and sensory deficits.
Complete spinal cord injuries refer to when the spinal cord has been completely separated and severed, meaning that no messages are able to be sent between the brain and spinal cord. This type of spinal cord injury is severe, and will result in significant permanent disability.
Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury
While this type of injury is typically diagnosed upon evaluation in the emergency room, there are certain signs and symptoms a person can experience that can indicate that they may have suffered from a spinal cord injury. Examples of signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury can include the following:
- Loss of sensation, depending on the location and severity of the injury
- Inability to move your limbs
- Difficulty breathing if there is a high cervical spinal cord injury
- Weakness in part of the body
- Burning sensation due to nerve damage
Rehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injuries
Rehabilitation is a large part of recovery for spinal cord injury victims. Sadly, some spinal cord injuries are permanent, meaning that the person will have to live with the deficits for the rest of their lives. Rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries may focus on learning to walk, perform activities of daily living (i.e. dressing, feeding, bathing, driving a car, etc.), and learn how to navigate the world with their disability to provide as much independence as possible.
Hurt in a Trucking Accident? Ask our Lawyer After Spinal Cord Injuries Due to Trucking Accidents at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for Help
If you or a loved one suffered personal injuries as a result of a trucking accident, learn how our experienced legal team can protect your rights to compensation by negotiating with the insurance company, commencing a personal injury case, and proving your injuries and the defendant’s liability at trial. We have decades of experience and can help ensure your rights to compensation are protected. Learn more by calling (505) 883-5000 for your consultation.
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