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Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries from Car Accidents

Understanding Your Rights After Traumatic Brain Injuries from Car Accidents Harms You

Traumatic brain injuries from car accidents in New Mexico can result in significant long term consequences, including permanent brain damage. People with traumatic injuries may be entitled to costly damages which is why expert witnesses are needed to prove your case in order to get you the damages you are entitled to. Traumatic brain injury is perhaps one of the worst injuries a person can sustain in a motor vehicle accident. This is because a traumatic brain injury can affect every aspect of a persons’ life. It can effect their cognition (the way a person thinks, learns, make decisions and communicates), emotion and behavior. 

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we handle all types of serious personal injury cases including traumatic brain injuries from car accidents.  We can hire some of the leading experts to prove your case in court, including medical and liability experts.  To learn how you can get started with our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyers, call for a FREE consultation to learn what your rights are under New Mexico law.

Injuries from a TBI in New Mexico 

Deficits a person may face from a traumatic brain injury caused by a car accident includes: 

  • Cognition – the way a person thinks, learns, makes decisions and communicates
  • Emotion and behavior – people with traumatic brain injuries may experience mood swings, depression and emotional outbursts amongst many other things
  • Sensory perception – Changes for people with traumatic brain injury include sight, taste, hearing, etc. 

Some of these impairments may improve over time, but others may be permanent. This is why it is essential to have evidence of fault on the other party as well as strong witnesses to help prove your case was the result of a negligent party. 

Three Types of Experts Needed in TBI Cases

Medical Experts

A traumatic brain injury requires proof of brain damage that will permanently affect the way a person functions. Neurologists are excellent witnesses for these types of brain injury cases as they are experts in how a brain functions and how individuals are affected by TBIs. 

Economists 

An economist is vital for this type of case as economists are able to accurately calculate how much of each damage a person will be entitled to for their lifetime. Economists may calculate lost wages and lost future wages including pensions, retirement plans and social security amongst many other things. 

Care Planners 

Unfortunately for individuals with TBIs due to motor vehicle accidents, they will have long lasting medical issues that will require doctor’s visits, imaging scans, medication therapy and home health care for severe traumatic brain injury cases if long term care is needed for the individual. 

Suffer Traumatic Brain Injuries from Car Accident?  We Can Help

Any type of brain injury is serious, even if a doctor says that it is “mild.”  That is just not true.  They are all devastating and can result in serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of an innocent person if the injury is severe enough or could be aggravated in the future.  This is why and victim or family member who has a loved one seriously injured in a New Mexico auto accident should call our experienced lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C.  Learn how we can help you by dialing (505) 883-5000 for a FREE consultation.

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.  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.