Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries to Motorcyclists in New Mexico
Our Albuquerque motorcycle accident lawyer knows how devastating that a motorcycle crash can be. This is because motorcyclists do not have common safety features as other passengers in other vehicles like seatbelts, airbags, side impact cushions, and other types of protective equipment. In fact, motorcyclists do not even have the steel shell of a car around them to act as a crunch zone. Rather, motorcyclists are completely exposed to the elements which could result in serious spinal cord injuries to motorcyclists in New Mexico.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we understand how dangerous and devastating that can be. Our bodily injury law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims and their families who have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a serious motorcycle accident occurring anywhere in New Mexico. This includes serious spinal cord injuries that result in serious and debilitating conditions such as paralysis. If you or a loved one suffered a serious or catastrophic spinal cord injury, ask our experienced Albuquerque motorcycle accident lawyer how we can help protect your rights in a FREE consultation.
Classifications of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are two basic classifications of spinal cord injuries. The first is an incomplete spinal cord injury or partial spinal cord injury. This type of injury is when there is some damage to the spinal cord, however the spinal cord is still intact and able to relay some messages from the brain down to the rest of the body. There may be some decreased sensation or function, but there is not a total lack of sensation.
The other type of spinal cord injury is a complete or total spinal cord injury. This type of injury is when there is some damage to the spinal cord that completely severs it. This means that the spinal cord is no longer connected to the brain below the injury, and there are no messages being sent. As a result, there is usually no sensation or function.
Paralysis from Motorcycle Accidents
Even though the spinal cord is very well protected, it is not invincible and it can be injured in a high-energy impact or when an individual is thrown very forcibly to the ground. As a result, a motorcyclist could suffer horrific spinal cord injuries. Some of the most common spinal cord injuries include the following:
- Paraplegia which is paralysis affecting the lower extremities and sometimes the lower torso
- Quadriplegia which is paralysis affecting all four extremities and most of the torso, sometimes everything below the chin
- Monoplegia which affects only one limb and can be caused to the branch of nerves right off the spinal cord to one side only
- Narrowing or stenosis
- Spinal cord impingement, and
- Many other types of spinal cord injuries.
Ask Our Albuquerque Lawyer for Help After Spinal Cord Injuries to Motorcyclists in New Mexico Harms You or a Loved One
Victims who have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in New Mexico should ask our experienced Albuquerque motorcycle accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation under New Mexico law. If you or a loved one were seriously injured by a motorcycle accident resulting in spinal cord injuries such as paralysis, ask our experienced Albuquerque motorcycle accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help protect your rights under New Mexico law.
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