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There is an infinite number of personal injuries that could be caused by a New Mexico auto accident. The ultimate personal injury is wrongful death. But there are three particularly devastating personal injuries that could result in significant compensation. This is because of the substantial hardship that these injuries place on families, as well as the extreme pain and suffering that they may cause. Our New Mexico auto accident lawyer explains what are likely the top 3 worst personal injuries and what compensation you may be entitled to from these injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured in auto accident or trucking accident occurring in New Mexico, please call the Mark Caruso by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help you today!
The three worst personal injuries after an auto accident or trucking accident in New Mexico are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, and amputations. These three all have in common certain elements which make them the worst types of injuries. These include the following factors:
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are one of the worst personal injuries because they impair cognitive functioning to a degree where a person may be unable to perform his or her customary activities. This could cause issues such as memory loss, migraines, and language impairments, but it could also result in conditions such as mood swings and irrational anger, problem solving difficulties, and vertigo or balance problems. TBIs could also take a very capable person and disrupt that person’s life so significantly that this person may become unable to function independently without 24-hour care. TBIs can occur in any type of New Mexico auto accident, but are more likely in heavy collisions such as with large commercial vehicles like big rigs, 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, and other box trucks.
TBIs and spinal cord injuries share an important point—they both effect the central nervous system. This is because the brain and spinal cord comprise the central nervous system. This is the information super highway to send and receive signals, as well as interpret these signals. An injury could be so significant that it damages or even severs the spinal cord. This cuts of the line of communication from part of the body to the brain. This means that parts of a person’s body may be unable to properly function and shut off. This is known as paralysis, which generally could affect one limb (monoplegia), two limbs (paraplegia), or four limbs (quadriplegia). Spinal cord injuries are considered one of the worst types of injuries in a New Mexico auto accident because a person may lose the ability to carry on his or her normal and customary activities. This is especially true if an individual is permanently bedridden or unable to return to work.
Like spinal cord injuries, amputations shut off the ability for a person to use an extremity. This will effect daily and customary activities, as well as affecting employment. Amputations also typically result in residual pain, known as “phantom limb syndrome,” which could significantly increase the pain and suffering that an individual is enduring. Amputations are permanent and require a vicim to learn a new skill to cope with the new burdens imposed by the injury. Sometimes occupational therapy is needed to help a victim learn new skills.
TBIs, spinal cord injuries, and amputations are just three of possibly thousands of injuries that could be caused in a New Mexico auto accident or Albuquerque trucking accident. These are definitely some of the worst injuries which could allow a victim significant compensation for their injuries. This is why an experienced New Mexico auto accident lawyer like Mark Caruso, Esq. at the Mark Caruso is needed to protect the rights of people after a crash.
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