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  • Understanding How the Spinal Cord Gets Damaged in a New Mexico Trucking Accident

    New Mexico trucking accidents can cause serious types of personal injuries, especially injuries to the spinal cord.  The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system with also includes the brain.  The spinal cord is the messenger super highway between the brain which acts as the processing and control center, and the rest of the body.  The rest of the body uses the peripheral nervous system to sense temperature, pain, heat, pressure, moisture, and other sensations to sent the messages up the spinal cord and to the brain.  The peripheral nervous system can also function the body to make it move or otherwise function.  This is a good system, but when the spinal cord is damaged it can affect how signals are sent from the rest of the body below the damage to the brain and vice-versa.  This is why the spinal cord is well-protected.  But damage can still happen and often times victims ask how the spinal cord gets damaged in a New Mexico trucking accident.

    This is a question that our experienced Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. have been answering for years.  Not only to victims and their families, but also to courts and juries to help our clients recover the compensation that they may deserve in a catastrophic or fatal 18 wheeler wreck.  This is because our legal team has dedicated their careers to representing victims against truck drivers and trucking companies.  We have the experienced, knowledge, and proven track-record of holding insurance companies and trucking companies liable for the reckless, careless, or downright negligent conduct.  If you or a loved one suffered serious spinal cord injuries, ask our law firm for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation today.

    Anatomy of the Spinal Cord and Back

    The spinal cord is a soft, gelatinous but tubular structure in the body.  It is very soft and fragile, but it is still put together and not free-flowing.  It is essentially a soft but fibrous bundle of nerves and neuro pathways.  It is protected by three layers of membranes which help protect it, keep it hydrated, and keep its shape.  It is very vulnerable to being damaged, even minor abrasions or impacts can damage it.  It is not jelly-like, but it is definitely very soft and without a shape other than being tubular.

    This is why the spinal cord is protected by very strong vertebrae.  These bones form a protective layer around the spinal cord.  Between each vertebra is a soft, jelly-like disc which helps to cushion between the vertebra.  These discs also form a location where nerves can exit the spinal cord and become part of the peripheral nervous system.

    How the Spinal Cord Gets Damaged in a New Mexico Trucking Accident

    The spinal cord gets damaged in a New Mexico trucking accident when the force of an impact is too great for the body to block or absorb.  This means that the vertebrae could fracture or compress into the spinal cord and cause damage.  Sometimes the discs could get pressed inwards and severe the spinal cord.  Foreign matter and debris could also pierce through the spinal cord and damage it.  In very explosive collisions, the spinal cord column could also dislocate and suffer an injury.  Inflammation and swelling could also result in serious damage to the spine which could increase the pressure and result in damage.

    Did Your or a Loved One Suffer a Spinal Cord Injury in New Mexico Due to a Truck Driver’s Negligence?  We Can Help

    Spinal cord injuries are always serious cases, even if the injuries appear minor.  This is because damage to the spinal cord is usually permanent and can increase the risk of arthritis or other spinal cord injuries which might be disabling.  If you or a loved one suffered any type of spinal cord injury, call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn what your rights to compensation may be under New Mexico law.  Schedule your FREE case evaluation 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.