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Albuquerque Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Explain How Easily Motor Vehicles can Cause Serious Injuries
Any motor vehicle accident can cause a traumatic brain injury, no matter how small the vehicles involved are or how low the speed of the impact. This is particularly true of tractor trailer truck accidents on the interstate, where these large, bulky vehicle have significant weight and speed to them. Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles are also very vulnerable to sustaining brain injuries, particularly because they have no protection around them to protect their heads in the form of a vehicle shell or a helmet. Similarly, bicyclists and motorcyclists are also vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries even if they are wearing a helmet because they are not protected by airbags or enclosed in a steel shell like other motorists.
Even a mild traumatic brain injury can have significant ramifications and cause debilitating conditions affecting an entire family. These traumatic brain injuries can take months if not years to heal, and sometimes they never do heal. Traumatic brain injuries are also difficult to treat and diagnose, and often cost a lot of money out of pocket to help the victim.
Here are the Mark Caruso, our experienced Albuquerque traumatic brain injury attorneys have the medical and legal knowledge necessary to protect the rights of a traumatic brain injury victim. Contact us today for a FREE case evaluation by calling (505) 883-5000!
Common Types of Brain Injuries Sustained
There are many different types of traumatic brain injuries which could be caused by a motor vehicle accident. These injuries vary widely in severity, but all can cause significant and debilitating effects on a victim. These include the following:
Concussions – These may be the most common type of traumatic brain injury from a motor vehicle accident, but one of the least predictable in how it will affect a victim. This is because the symptoms greatly vary and the impairments can range in duration from just temporary to an entire lifetime. A concussion is simply when the brain receivers trauma from an impact, sudden movement change, or change in momentum or acceleration. Concussions can be caused by whiplash injuries, shaking of the head, or a direct blow to the head. They can be difficult to diagnose because no visible physical injury may be present on the brain, i.e., no fracture, bleeding, or swelling.
Contusion – A contusion is a bruise which is bleeding on the brain. Contusions generally are the result of a direct impact to the brain causing the injury. The larger the contusion, the more dangerous it is and it will likely need to be surgically removed to reduce pressure in the skull.
Diffuse Axonal Injuries – These types of injuries are caused by violent shaking or rotational forces which creates tears, rips, and other damage in the brain structure as the skull shears and rubs the edges of the brain. These types of injuries are very common in severe motor vehicle accidents, particularly rollover accidents or tractor trailer truck accidents. The damage done to the brain can cause severe and permanent brain damage, particularly when vital structures in the brain are torn and damaged.
Contact an Experienced Albuquerque Traumatic Brain Injury Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury in an Albuquerque motor vehicle accident, call the experienced Albuquerque traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.