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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries from New Mexico Trucking Accidents

    by Mark Caruso | 2019-12-30 | Injuries , Serious Injuries And Wrongful Death , Traumatic Brain Injury

  • New Mexico Trucking Accidents Which Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries 

    There are many possible reasons why New Mexico trucking trucking accidents cause serious personal injuries such as traumatic brain injuries.  The main reasons should be obvious, which include a commercial vehicle’s 1) large size, 2) heavy weight, and 3) limited maneuverability.  Since these commercial vehicles are likely to result powerful and devastating impacts, it is no surprise that victims could be seriously injured.  One of the most common serious injury from a big rig crash is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.  Whenever a victim suffers a serious TBI or any other catastrophic injury, victims need to have competent legal representation to ensure that their rights to compensation are protected.

    Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers work with experts who can prove liability or damages.  This includes accident reconstruction experts, trucking ECM (“black box” data technicians), medical experts, vocational experts, economists, and other qualified individuals to help prove your case and protect your rights.  All of these experts are particularly needed and necessary when a victim has sustained a traumatic brain injury.

    Anatomy of the Brain

    The brain is the most complex organ and, quite frankly, it is considered to be the most complex organic compound known to humans.  The full function and ability of the brain is not completely understood.  But we know that the brain performs a myriad of tasks automatically without conscious effort, and that our brain can store, process, and otherwise function with other data that it perceives from the environment through the body’s senses.  The brain is an integral part of not just human thought, but also human movement in that the brain dictates motor movement.

    Despite all of these important functions, the brain is very vulnerable to damage.  It is a soft organ with significant blood vessels to power it with fresh oxygen.  Any damage to either the organ itself or the blood vessels could be catastrophic.  This is why the brain is housed in the skull which is a group of exceptionally hard bones that protect it from damage.  Inside the skull is cerebral spinal fluid which cushions the brain and suspends the brain.

    Traumatic Brain Injuries Causes by 18 Wheeler Wrecks

    Given the anatomy of the brain, large big rigs can cause serious personal injuries to even the brain.  This is because heavy commercial trucks can crush the hard skull bones or send the brain flying inside of the skull as it sits in the fluid.  Because of this, the following are types of injuries that could be caused by New Mexico trucking accidents:

    • Coup-contrecoup injuries – because of a hard impact, the brain slides in the fluid in the brain and hits the opposite side from the impact of the skull and then whips back to hit the side where the impact occurred.  This means there are two impact areas which cause damage to the brain;
    • Diffuse axonal injuries – when an impact is so powerful it can sheer and tear brain tissue, even without penetrating the skull;
    • Penetrating injuries – debris and other objects could strike a person’s head so hard that it could rupture through the head, fracture the skull, and cause damage to the brain;
    • Concussions – even though concussions are usually mild, there is nothing mild about a large commercial trucking accident.  Concussions can be debilitating and result in significant injuries and impairments; and
    • Other TBIs and head injuries.

    Get Help from our Experienced TBI Lawyers

    If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a New Mexico trucking accident which resulted in a TBI, as our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers to represent you.  We represent victims injured by negligent motorists, whether you are another passenger driver, motorcyclists, or truck driver.  Call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000.

    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.