New Mexico Auto Accidents Causing Brain Injuries: Understanding the Different Types of Brain Injuries
It goes without saying that your brain is incredibly important to the normal function of your body. This is why nature has encased your brain in thick bone and wrapped it with nearly impermeable membranes, while floating it in cerebral spinal fluid. Your brain also gets its own supply of blood directly from the heart to give it a fresh oxygen supply. But no matter how well your brain is protected, the brain itself is very fragile. It is made up of a very soft tissue which is prone to bruising and tears. This is why even minor New Mexico auto accidents could result in a very serious brain injury.
Here at the Mark Caruso, our experienced New Mexico auto accident lawyers know that brain injuries are very devastating. Not only could they result in the obvious Wrongful Death of an individual, but brain injuries could result in catastrophic damage which impairs basic function. This means that individuals could suffer debilitating conditions and require nearly around-the-clock care. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or sustained a brain injury, please call for a FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000.
Types of Brain Injuries Caused by Serious New Mexico Auto Accidents
There are many different types of brain injuries that could be caused by an auto accident or motor vehicle collision. Each type may have different treatment and result in different impairments. The most common types of brain injuries which could be caused by a car crash include the following:
- Physical trauma to the brain causing personal injury, such as penetrating injuries, tears, rips, debris, blunt force trauma, and other physical damage;
- Concussions are the most commonly known type of head injury, and most people may believe they are mild, but they can be very severe and permanently affect a person’s ability to work, engage in normal and daily activities, and otherwise care for themselves;
- Brain contusions are simply bruises to the brain, which could result in permanent damage and, if the swelling becomes very severe, result in wrongful death if the pressure of the brain becomes very high;
- Coup-contrecoup brain injuries are when the brain slides to one side of the head/skull and sustains an injury and then bounces back to the other side of the head/skull, both times sustaining injury. This is because the brain is inside of the skull and suspended in cerebral spinal fluid and the force of the impact sends the brain whipping back and forth;
- Diffuse axonal injuries to the brain are when brain tissue is ripped or torn due to the impact and violent movements caused by the collision; and
- Many other types of brain injuries.
Victims of Brain Injuries From New Mexico Auto Accidents Should Call Us Today
If you have been diagnosed with a brain injury, head injury, traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, any of the conditions above, or any other head or brain injury after a New Mexico auto accident, please call our Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer to learn how we can help. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the Mark Caruso by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.