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Concussions Caused by 18 Wheeler Wrecks in New Mexico

Understanding the Different Types of Concussions Caused by 18 Wheeler Wrecks in New Mexico

According to the CDC, a concussion “is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a dump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.”  There are two mechanisms of injury here.  The first is a direct blow to the head and the second is the whiplash injury that can occur even if the head is not impacted.  An injury to the brain such as this is common in a powerful and explosive type of motor vehicle accident such as an 18 wheeler wreck.  In fact, concussions caused by 18 wheeler wrecks in New Mexico can result in some of the worst types of TBIs and concussions.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers know how devastating and destructive that traumatic brain injuries can be.  We handle some of the worst types of personal injuries including TBIs, concussions, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, broken bones, and any other type of serious damage caused by the negligence of another person or business.  We also offer FREE consultations and can help you learn what your legal rights are under New Mexico law.

Grades of Concussions After a Trucking Accident

There are three grades of a concussion after a trucking accident.  Each grade has different symptoms and is correlated to a higher degree of injury.  This also means that each grade will have a different degree of pain and suffering, medical bills, recuperation, and other damages that could be compensated in a personal injury action.  

The three types of grades of concussions that could be caused by 18 wheeler wrecks in New Mexico include the following:

Grade 1 –  mild and low-grade, but still causing injury to the brain.  It causes headaches, difficulty focusing, memory loss, dizziness, nausea, and other types complications.  There can be an increased risk of second injury from grade 1 concussions.

Grade 2 – moderate and mid-grade injury, which causes the same symptoms of grade one but usually cases a brief loss of consciousness that can last up to five minutes.  Victims who suffer this grade of concussion should get immediate medical treatment and may have amnesia, ringing in the ears, irritability, and other related symptoms.

Grade 3 – this is the most severe grade of concussions and it occurs when a victim losses consciousness for more than five minutes.  Symptoms can last months and usually include amnesia for more than 24 hours, vomiting, difficulty seeing, and cause a high risk of reoccurring injury.  

Understanding How We Can Help

Victims who suffer concussions caused by 18 wheeler wrecks in New Mexico have rights under our laws to compensation for their pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company in New Mexico.  Learn how our experienced legal team at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can help protect your rights to compensation under New Mexico law.  

We offer a FREE consultation and handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, Hobbs, Lordsburg, or anywhere else in the state, including Albuquerque where our law office is located. Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help.  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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