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New Mexico trucking accidents causing brain injuries to children are very serious. Any type of traumatic brain injury is very serious. This is because an injury to the brain and cause both physical and cognitive impairments. Even small brain injuries can have big impacts on the way the brain functions and processes information. In fact, brain injuries can shut off parts of the nervous system and motor ability to limbs effectively paralyzing them. Other brain injuries can completely impair memory, problem solving processes, speech, and other functions. All brain injuries will have some impact on the body.
This is particularly true in children. A child’s brain in developing and growing. The convulsions, or wrinkles, inside the brain and forming. It is these convolutions, which are grey matter, where a person’s intelligence and information-storing ability rests. When these are damaged, it can result in very serious and debilitating injuries to a child which are likely permanent. The ramifications of these injuries are also serious, as they can permanently prohibit a child from being able to function in a certain way such as speech or memory.
One of the most common causes of brain injuries are motor vehicle accidents. This is particularly true in children. However, trucking wrecks are the most likely type of motor vehicle accident to cause brain injuries. This is because large commercial trucks like big rigs, box trucks, tankers, semi tractors, and other tractor trailers are incredibly heavy and powerful. This is magnified on interstates and highways like I-40, I-25, and I-10. Even low-speed collisions can result in significant force and injury to victims in smaller, passenger cars. Children are particularly susceptible to these injuries.
Due to the large size of these commercial trucks, the force of the impact does not even need to directly impact a children’s head or brain to cause the injury. The force of the impact could result in a whiplash injury which could go back-and-forth. This violent shake of the head is smashing the brain on the front and back of the skull. This is because the brain is floating in cerebral spinal fluid. The impacts are so powerful that they can damage both ends of the brain without the victim’s even even coming into contact with a part of the car or truck.
The most difficult aspect of a trucking accident case causing a brain injury is determining fair and just compensation to the child. It is easy to assess past medical bills, and the past pain and suffering for reasonable compensation may also be easy to address given what other verdicts have determined. However, determining future pain and suffering, future medical costs, and future lost wages or lost earnings is what becomes very complicated.
This is why you need to hire a law firm that focuses on catastrophic injuries to victims of trucking accidents. Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our lawyers focus on trucking accidents and our staff is trained to work on complex medical and trucking cases. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to prove liability and demonstrate your damages to a court in order to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us today to schedule a FREE consultation by dialing today (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.