Types of Brain Injuries Caused by a New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains
There are many types of brain injuries which could be caused by New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck. These brain injuries, or traumatic brain injuries which are also known as TBIs, can be debilitating, permanent, and devastating. An individual’s daily independence can be ruined by a brain injury. Many times individuals will no longer be able to work at the same job or hold a position in the same occupation. In some cases, an individual may need to fully rely on the complete and around-the-clock care of others. Thus, lost wages may continue to accumulate as medical expenses grow overburdening.
But this does not mean that victims of New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks are without help. Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer has made a career out of helping victims recover from a truck driver or trucking company’s negligence. Our law office has compassionately represented victims of catastrophic brain injuries, and helps families focus on recovering and moving forward. Call us for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help you and your family by dialing (505) 883-5000.
Types of Brain Injuries After 18 Wheeler Wrecks
There are many classifications of brain injuries. Generally, there are closed head injuries (where the skull is not fractured) and open head injuries (where the skull is fractured). There may also be penetrating brain injuries, where debris or an object breaches into the head and physically damages the brain. These types relate the the physical damage of the brain. But it is important to note that, while a penetrating or open head injury sound like a very dangerous type of injury-and they are-a closed head injury could be even worse because the trauma to the brain and cause excessive pressure which permanently damages the brain.
The most common types of brain injuries from a New Mexico trucking accident include the following:
Concussions – While a concussion is a very common type of injury, it is also a very devastating type of injury. We generally know about concussions and sports, particularly football. But imagine that instead of a football player causing a concussion, it is a large box truck or 18 wheeler. The damage caused by a concussion from a trucking accident is significantly worse than from a sport’s injury. A concussion can cause a wide-range of injuries, including complete memory-loss, inability to focus, debilitating headaches/migraines, difficulty speaking, inability to read, and other serious complications. These are the types of concussions that victims of big rig wrecks suffer.
Coup-contrecoup Injuries – The brain sits in fluid inside of the brain, which acts as a cushion to some extent. When the body is impacted in a trucking collision, the brain is launched forward in the collision and then snaps back. In doing so, the brain hits the front and back of the head which results in significant injury to both sides. That is a coup-contrecoup injury.
Diffuse axonal injury – Also known as a DAI, this is an injury which causes physical tearing of tissue within the brain due to the forces pulling and yanking on the brain. This means that nerves, vessels, and other structures in the brain are jostled and damaged. This can result in massive injury which can disrupt pathways and even result in parts of the brain being shut down or damaged to a point where they function improperly. These injuries can result in catastrophic processing and functioning issues for an individual.
Victims of New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks Who Suffer Brain Injuries Should Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured by sustained a brain injury or traumatic brain injury TBI due to a New Mexico trucking accident, call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn what we can do for you 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.