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  • Brain Bleeds from New Mexico Tractor Trailer Wrecks

    by Mark Caruso | 2020-01-15 | NM Truck Accident Attorney , NM Truck Accident Lawyer , Serious Injuries And Wrongful Death , Traumatic Brain Injury

  • New Mexico Tractor Trailer Wrecks Causing Brain Bleeds: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers

    Head injuries are some of the most devastating types of personal injuries that a victims of New Mexico tractor trailer wrecks could suffer.  This is particularly true when head injuries cause brain injuries.  One of the most common types of brain injuries which could cause a whole host of damage are brain bleeds.  Very serious brain bleeds could result in traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs.  Even worse, uncontrollably brain bleeds could result in the wrongful death of an innocent person.  Learn more about brain bleeds from New Mexico tractor trailer wrecks including why they are so dangerous and the common causes from our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers.

    What is a Brain Bleed and Why is it Dangerous?

    Just as it sounds, a brain bleed is when there structural damage or blood vessel damage in the brain which begins to bleed.  The bleeding could be intense and significant, usually from trauma like in an interstate 18 wheeler wreck on I-10, I-25, or I-40.  Or a brain bleed could be a slow bleed, either through natural processes, stress, or some collisions which do not cause apparent trauma.  The typical symptoms of a brain bleed including headaches, blurred vision, one pupil smaller than the other, dizziness, disorientated, speech problems, and related abnormalities.

    Brain bleeds are very dangerous, even small bleeds.  This is because the brain and spinal cord are incased in the skull and spinal column.  This is a closed system with a certain amount of pressure that the human body and automatically regulate, albeit it can take a long time.  A brain bleed in the skull results in an increase in intracranial pressure.  If that bleed is more significant and faster than the body and naturally regulate the intracranial pressure, brain damage could occur.  If the pressure increases too greatly, the pressure could result in significant personal injury or wrongful death.

    Causes of Brain Bleeds in New Mexico Tractor Trailer Wrecks

    Brain bleeds can occur in tractor trailer wrecks and often occur more often than in auto accidents.  This is because large commercial vehicles like 18 wheeler, tractor trailers, big rigs, box trucks, and other semis are very heavy and generate significant momentum even at low speeds.  This means that more powerful impacts are more likely in New Mexico tractor trailer wrecks.  These more powerful impacts are more likely to damage a person’s brain underneath the strong skull.  

    Some of the most common types of truck accidents and causes of brain bleeds in a New Mexico tractor trailer wreck include the following:

    • Head on collisions;
    • Falling asleep at the wheel, particularly due to HOS violations;
    • Crossing the center line;
    • High speed impacts;
    • Rear end collisions;
    • T-bone crashes;
    • Side-swipe accidents;
    • Running a red light to stop sign;
    • Speeding;
    • Drugged driving or drunk driving;
    • Rollover crashes;
    • Failure to yield; or 
    • Other types of crashes.

    Ask our Experienced Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers for Help in Any Brain Bleed Case

    Victims who have suffered any type of brain bleed in a New Mexico tractor trailer wreck should ask our personal injury lawyers for help.  We have medical, trucking, engineering, and other investigators available to review your injuries and investigate the scene of the truck wreck for evidence.  If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a New Mexico auto accident which resulted in a TBI, as our Albuquerque auto accident lawyers to represent you.  We represent victims injured by negligent motorists, whether you are another passenger driver, motorcyclists, or truck driver.  Call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. 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.