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  • What to Know About TBIs from Albuquerque Trucking Accidents

    Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are very serious personal injuries which could be caused by Albuquerque trucking accidents.  In fact, 18 wheeler wrecks are more likely to cause TBIs than other types of auto accidents.  This is because of the heavy weight and significant force behind large commercial vehicles which cause powerful impacts.  TBIs from Albuquerque trucking accidents usually result in debilitating and permanent injuries.  Victims with TBIs may have to spend years in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other types of treatment care.  Unfortunately, the brain does not heal like a broken bone and victims with TBIs may never regain full control and cognitive functioning.

    Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers handle all types of catastrophic personal injury cases.  We handle TBIs from Albuquerque trucking accidents to fight for the rights of victims who have been wrongfully harmed by the negligent conduct of a truck driver or trucking company.  We use leading experts who are able to quickly get out to the scene of an accident to collect evidence.  Our lawyers and staff speak both English and Spanish, and we can come out to meet you wherever you are in New Mexico.  We also represent those from neighboring states you have been injured on New Mexico roadways.

    Symptoms of TBIs from Albuquerque Trucking Accidents

    A traumatic brain injury is a very serious type of personal injury.  In severe cases, a TBI is a very obvious injury with profound symptoms.  Where identifying a TBI becomes more difficult is when the injury is mild or moderate.  Even mild TBIs can result in permanent injuries and have a disabling effect.  Moderate TBIs can result in the loss of employment or difficult with everyday tasks, including basic hygiene.  Thus, level of severity of a TBI should be reported to a healthcare provider and immediately treated in the best way possible.

    But in order to go get treatment, you need to know what the symptoms of a TBI could be.  Here are the four categories of symptoms that could be brought on in TBIs from Albuquerque trucking accidents:

    Physical Symptoms

    The most obvious symptom is the symptom you can easily measure.  Massive headaches and migraines that come and go, or come and stay, are obvious signs that your brain has suffered some type of injury.  Blurry vision is another sign that your brain is injured, particularly in the back (occipital lobe) or middle of your brain in the area of the optic nerve.  Other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, balance issues, and extreme fatigue are also physical symptoms of a TBI.

    Sleeping Issues

    Most people know when they do and do not sleep well.  A TBI can cause a person to sleep abnormally long or have trouble getting to sleep at all.  Any abnormal sleep behaviors should be reported to a doctor after any auto accident. 

    Thinking and Memory Problems 

    This is a subtle symptom that can be difficult to detect, but once you notice it the symptom will be obvious.  Cognitive issues such as trouble thinking, thinking slow, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty remembering new information are all signs of a TBI.

    Emotional and Mood Swings

    If you are having any changes in emotional status such as irritability, anxiety, anger, depression, or other fears, this could be a sign of a TBI.  Any issues with mood swings or difficulty regulating feelings could also indicate serious TBIs.

    TBIs from Albuquerque Trucking Accidents Should be Reviewed by Our Law Firm

    If you or a loved one have been involved in any New Mexico auto accident, especially a semi tractor trailer accident, please ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers how we can help protect your rights to compensation.  We handle catastrophic injuries caused by trucking accidents, semi tractor trailer crashes, and other big rig wrecks anywhere throughout New Mexico.  It does not matter if you are from New Mexico or if you are another truck driver, anyone who suffers severe personal injuries from a NM 18 wheeler wreck could be entitled to compensation for their injuries.  

    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.