Rear end motor vehicle accidents are some of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents. While some rear end motor vehicle accidents could be a mere inconvenience, rear end collisions with large commercial trucks on highways, interstates, and other fast-moving highways could be catastrophic. Victims of New Mexico rear end trucking accidents could be seriously injured or wrongfully killed in these types of big rig crashes. One of the most common injuries are spinal cord injuries which could result in a lifetime of pain and suffering.
New Mexico Rear End Trucking Accidents
Under New Mexico law, defendants that collide with another vehicle from the rear are usually liability and at fault. This negligence is presumed under New Mexico law. Thus, it is up to the defendant who rear ends the other vehicle to come up with a non-negligent excuse for causing the trucking accident.
Thus, the automatic fault that comes from the presumption is a rebuttable presumption. This means that the defendant can argue that a last minute lane change or swerve, braking abruptly, or other actions could have contributed to the rear end collision. This is a way for the defendant truck driver to pass blame on the victim.
Spinal Cord Injuries in Rear End Collisions
Rear end collisions, especially rear end collisions with large commercial vehicles, are likely to cause spinal cord injuries because of the direction of force in the impact. This is because the head, neck, and spine are in compromise positions. This results in whiplash injuries which can damage the spinal cord and the structures which make up the spinal column.
Some of the most common spinal cord injuries due to New Mexico rear end trucking accidents include the following:
- Annular tears;
- Disc bulges;
- Disc tears;
- Spinal cord impingement;
- Damage to the spinal cord;
- Severance of the spinal cord;
- Vertebra fractures;
- Muscle strains or sprains;
- Muscle tears;
- Need for spinal fusions;
- Spinal tears;
- Nerve injuries;
- Damages blood vessels or nears; and
- Many other injuries.
Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries After a New Mexico Rear End Trucking Accident Should Call Our Law Firm
Here at the Mark Caruso, our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers can work with you and your family if a large commercial truck rear ended your vehicle. Spinal cord injuries are some of the most painful and debilitating types of injuries, and victims need to ensure their rights to compensation are protected. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in any trucking accident, please call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Mark Caruso by dialing (505) 883-5000.
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