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A New Mexico trucking accident can cause an array of serious personal injuries, particularly a broken back. This is due to the large size and significant force of that a big rig or box truck. A broken back is a very serious injury and is potentially life-threatening. Even if it is not life-threatening, the chance of paralysis is very high. Even if a person is not paralyzed, it is likely a person will have some debilitating effects from the broken back for years if not permanently. This means a lot of care and treatment, usually invasive and complicated surgeries. This equates to high medical bills and expenses, both in the past and in the future.
Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, we know that victims with a broken back from a New Mexico trucking accident have rights to compensation for their medical bills and expenses. Our experienced Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck lawyers will fight for your rights to this compensation and have fought some of the largest trucking companies in the United States like Schneider National, J.B. Hunt, FedEx, Swift Transportation, UPS, and other box truck companies. If you or a loved one has suffered a broken back due to an 18 wheeler wreck, call us for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.
Your back is comprised on a column of individual vertebra stacked on top of each other, known as the spinal column. These are very hard bones which have the incredibly important task of protecting your spinal cord which still being flexible. The spinal cord is a very soft, jelly-life rope which extends from just above your pelvis to the bottom of your brain. This is what sends messages and signals from your brain to the rest of your entire body.
However, these vertebrae are not invincible and in powerful box truck crashes they could fracture or break. When a victim has broken his or her back in a trucking accident, the vertebrae are compromised and the spinal cord could be damaged. This could result in paralysis. Therefore, surgeries and treatment near the site of the broken back and exposed or vulnerable spinal cord must be expertly performed.
Because of this, many broken back cases are going to requires extensive and extreme surgery. This may be a prolonged surgery, requiring the assistance of many different types of doctors to keep you stable. The costs of this surgery alone may be staggering. After surgery, you will need extensive physical therapy and occupational therapy. This will also be costly, as you likely will need to participate in therapy 3-5x a week for several months. If your injuries cause spinal cord damage, you may need assistance ambulating through medical devices. Other assistance in modifying your vehicles or home may be necessary as well.
Under New Mexico law, medical bills and expenses caused by your New Mexico trucking accident may be compensated by the liable truck driver or trucking company. This means any of the above expenses, and any other expenses not discussed above, may be compensated by the liable party. This allows a victim to have his or her bills paid for so the victim and focus on healing and recovery.
Victims of serious trucking accidents suffering a broken back need to hire a trucking accident lawyer to help them get the compensation they deserve, not just another car accident lawyer. Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, big rig, 18 wheeler, box truck, and other large commercial trucking accidents is what we focus our practice on. Call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys today by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn what rights you may have. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.