Not only is paralysis an incredibly debilitating and disabling injury, it is also a very costly one. The lifetime costs of paralysis are astronomical. Combined with the fact that a victim is less able to work and earn money, any type of paralysis injury burns the preverbal wick at both ends: increases your costs and decreases your income. If you have been injured in a New Mexico auto accident and suffered a paralyzing injury, even if an incomplete or partial paralysis, you may be entitled to lifetime costs and compensation. Ask our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. how we can help you today.
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most complex and debilitating injuries that a victim of a New Mexico auto accident could sustain. This is why you need an experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyer to protect your rights to compensation following any type of spinal cord injury. Learn about the types of spinal cord injuries and how they can affect a victim in the personal injury post from the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. available here.
Rear End Albuquerque Truck Crash Causing Spinal Cord Injuries
Your spinal cord is one of the most important structures in your body that most people do not consider until they have an injury. This is the longest segment of your central nervous system, and originates at the base of your brain/skull and extends down into your lumbar back (lower back). This is the major signal highway between your peripheral nerves and your brain. Your spinal cord is encased in a column of hardened bone which is meant to protect it from the most powerful of impacts. Unfortunately, even a low speed rear end Albuquerque truck crash could result in significant injury to your spinal cord. This could be due to a whiplash injury, or the sheer impact of a heavy 18 wheeler. Coupled with the fact that a rear end auto accident places undue stress on the spine, when a large big rig is involved the likelihood of serious injury if high.