Like other commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers are large and powerful. These vehicles build significant momentum even at low speeds, which means they have extreme force upon impact. One of the most common types of injuries due to an Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck is a brain injury. This is because the brain is susceptible to damage even in low speed collisions with a large box truck because of the force upon impact. Learn the types of different brain injuries and how they could be caused by New Mexico trucking accidents from our New Mexico lawyers here.
There are two general types of brain injuries that could be caused in any auto accident, especially a big rig, tractor trailer, or other 18 wheeler crash. The two general types are the following:
Open head injuries – this is when the skull is fractured and there is damage through the skull and to the brain. This could be from the force of impact breaking the skull, or through a penetrating injury that pierces through the brain and into the skull.
Closed head injuries – this is when the brain sustains injury but the skull is not pierced or fractured. This occurs when the forces upon the body and the brain result in the brain being violently shaken, yanked, twisted, or otherwise injured by the forces exerted upon it.
Whether the brain injury is an open head or closed head injury, a brain injury could result in serious and catastrophic injury to a victim of a serious New Mexico trucking accident. These injuries all depend on the type of trauma to the brain. Some of these injuries are classified as traumatic brain injuries, or injuries which have caused serious damage to the brain. Some of the most common injuries include the following:
Any type of brain injury is a very serious injury. No brain injury or head injury should be taking for granted. All brain injuries should be treated very seriously. If you or a loved one have been serious injured in a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck, please call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Mark Caruso 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. 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.