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Nerve Injuries From New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Common Nerve Injuries from New Mexico Trucking Accidents: Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck Lawyers

There are many different types of personal injuries which could be caused by a New Mexico trucking accident.  Some of the more common injuries that result in disabling and debilitating injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and nerve injuries.  In fact, while nerve injuries may be the least severe type of injuries listed above, some nerve injuries could have catastrophic consequences.  This includes affecting a person’s daily life which prohibits a person from having the same quality of life, including losing a job, needing extra help at home, and requiring physical therapy or occupational therapy.  Learn about nerve injuries caused by New Mexico trucking accidents from our Albuquerque 18 wheeler wreck lawyers.

Understanding Nerves

Nerve injuries are complex issues.  Generally, nerves originate from the base of the spinal cord which is protected by your backbone.  They extend from the spinal column and down to the extremities, including to the fingers and toes.  Nerves could be for motor function, sensation, or a mix.  Some nerve injuries could only affect motor function but maintain sensation, whereas other nerve injuries could hav ether opposite effect.  Some nerve injuries could result in no sensation or numbness, whereas other nerve injuries could cause extreme pain.

Who Could Get Nerve Injuries?

Anyone could sustain a nerve injury in any type of motor vehicle accident.  Individuals involved in New Mexico trucking accidents are most likely to suffer serious personal injuries such as nerve injuries.  Truck drivers injured in 18 wheeler wrecks by other truck drivers are likely to suffer nerve injuries.  This is because of the extreme forces at play in a collision between two large commercial vehicles.

Types of Nerve Injuries

There are several different types of nerve injuries which could be caused by a New Mexico trucking accident involving either a truck and a passenger vehicle or motorcycle, or a truck and another truck.  Truck versus truck collisions are particularly likely to result in nerve injuries thus truck drivers get nerve injuries a lot.

There are two mechanisms for injury.  The first cause of nerve injuries is due to penetrating injuries, which include twisted steel of wrecks, when debris shreds into a person, or when lacerations are caused by a collision and damage the nerves.  The second cause of nerve injuries is due to the extreme forces which could pull, yank, twist, or otherwise rupture the nerves.  This includes from a seatbelt.

Some examples of nerve injuries include the following:

  • Facial nerve injuries;
  • Erb’s palsy;
  • Klumpke’s palsy;
  • Brachial plexus injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries; and
  • Other types of nerve injuries.

Ask our Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck Lawyers if You Have a Nerve Injury After a New Mexico Trucking Accident

If you or a loved one are seriously injured due to a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent truck driver causing nerve injuries, or if a loved one is wrongfully killed from a negligent motorist, ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers to help you.  Call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000.  

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