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Traumatic Brain Injury from a Car Accident in New Mexico

Understanding Your Rights After a Catastrophic Injury Harms You: Auto Accident Lawyers in Albuquerque Explain a Traumatic Brain Injury from a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident is not only frightening, but can also be life-changing or life-ending. While some people who are involved in car accidents are fortunate enough to suffer either no injuries or only minor injuries, others are not as fortunate. Victims who are injured in car accidents often suffer serious injuries, with traumatic brain injuries from a car accident being one of the most common types of injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can cause permanent injury or even death. The unfortunate truth is that most car accidents are entirely preventable, meaning that victims who suffer injuries such as traumatic brain injuries were needlessly injured. Our auto accident lawyers in Albuquerque, NM understand how devastating a traumatic brain injury due to a car accident can be, and also how preventable this type of injury often is. 

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our lawyers are ready to help you recover compensation for your injuries if you suffered a traumatic brain injury from a car accident in New Mexico.  We offer FREE consultations and can help you and your family recover the compensation that you may deserve for your losses, including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.  To learn more about how we can help you, please call our experienced auto accident lawyers in New Mexico to schedule a FREE consultation.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? 

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by impact from a blow or jolt to the head. While mild traumatic brain injuries may cause temporary impairment, more severe traumatic brain injuries can cause severe and even permanent impairment. Severe traumatic brain injuries can cause brain cell or tissue damage, bleeding, or other damage to the tissues. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include headache, loss of consciousness, vomiting, mood changes, drowsiness, speech difficulties, loss of balance, seizures, as well as many other symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. 

Types of Car Accidents That Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

There are many different types of car accidents that can lead to traumatic brain injuries. Some of the most common accidents include head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions, multi-vehicle accidents, rollover accusers, and many other types of car accidents—including trucking accidents. 

Causes of Car Accidents Leading to Traumatic Brain Injuries

Often times, as mentioned above car accidents are entirely avoidable. Often times, car accidents are due to carless, reckless, or negligent acts. Some of the most common avoidable causes of car accidents include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving (i.e. texting, talking on a cell phone, eating, drinking, using a navigational system, reaching for something in a car, etc.)
  • Drunk driving
  • Drugged driving
  • Failure to drive appropriately in inclement weather conditions
  • Mechanical failures due to a lack of proper maintenance
  • Fatigued driving
  • Aggressive driving (i.e driving too closely behind the other driver)
  • Failure to yield
  • Other causes of car accidents leading to TBIs. 

How Our Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You After a TBI from a Car Accident in New Mexico

If you or your loved one was hurt or killed due to a traumatic brain injury from a car accident in New Mexico, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Oftentimes, TBI victims have long-term or life-long impairments which often lead to costly medical bills, a loss of wages if they are unable to work, as well as other costly needs as a result of their injury.  If this sounds like something that you and your family are facing, call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to schedule your FREE case evaluation by dialing (505) 883-5000.

We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico.  We also have a second trucking accident office in California, serving those in Inland Empire County and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed through California.  Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.