Commercial vehicles are big and heavy which means they generate a lot of momentum, especially on fast moving interstates like I-10, I-40, and I-25. This means a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck is likely going to cause significant damage on impact. This damage is likely to cause catastrophic injuries such as paraplegia which is a type of spinal cord injury. With paraplegia, a victim's lower extremities are affected with sensation, movement, or other functions. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico 18 wheel wreck, ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers for more information how we can help.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries from New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks
A large commercial truck like an 18 wheeler, box truck, semi tractor trailer, big rig, tanker, or other large truck can cause significant injury in even low speed collisions. A common injury is a spinal cord injury, which is common in both high speed and low speed collisions. This is because the spine is very vulnerable in a collision to the violent back-and-forth movement of the impact, commonly referred to as a whiplash effect causing a whiplash injury. But some spinal cord injuries include direct trauma to the spine such as due to rollover, penetration of debris, or crushing injuries. Victims of New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks who suffer a spinal cord injury should call our Albuquerque trucking accident attorney to learn their rights.