Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries: How TBIs Caused by a New Mexico Auto Accident Could be Debilitating
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, could be caused by a New Mexico auto accident. This is because the brain is susceptible to the great forces generated by a motor vehicle crash. As you may know, your brain sits in your skull, which is a hardened bone that protects it. But yours brain is also surrounded by cerebral spinal fluid, which means that your brain is suspended in this fluid. When your head is subjected to a rapid back-and-forth motion (whiplash) or a direct impact, your brain will be violently tossed in your skull which could result in serious personal injury.
Here at the Mark Caruso, our New Mexico auto accident lawyer knows that TBIs caused by motor vehicle wrecks could be debilitating, permanent, and catastrophic. If you or a loved one have suffered any time of brain injury, including a concussion all the way through a penetrating injury, please call our experienced staff by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help you today.
Types of TBIs that Could be Caused by a New Mexico Auto Accident
Any motor vehicle accident, including a low speed collision, could result in significant personal injuries. This includes TBIs. According to the CDC, there are over 2.8 million emergency department visits due to TBIs. The majority of these TBIs are caused by personal injury accidents, including auto accidents.
Some types of TBIs caused by a motor vehicle crash include the following:
- Concussions – not all concussions are mild, as some can have permanent and debilitating symptoms which render a person unable to work, write, speak, or otherwise perform daily activities without great difficulty. Most of the time this difficulty is due to severe headaches and migraines. Concussions, while common and particularly in the news due to the NFL and other sports-related reports about concussions, are still very dangerous and most be taken very seriously.
- Penetrating injuries – this is where the brain is injured due to a penetrating piece of a foreign object, such as a piece of twisted steel or debris from the collision. When this happens, it could cause a range of injuries and disabilities, obviously including death, but also other severe impediments.
- Diffuse axonal injuries – this is a type of injury which is the tearing of brain tissue from the violent movements of the head and the brain suspended therein. This is direct damage to the brain which could create a whole host of issues.
- Coup-contrecoup brain injuries – this is when the brain is hit from one side of the head, sustains and injury, and then slides forwarded in the fluid in the skull and is hurt in the opposite side.
Victims Who Have a TBI From a New Mexico Auto Accident Should Call Our Law Firm
If you have a TBI from a motor vehicle wreck, please call our New Mexico auto accident lawyer at the Mark Caruso today 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.