Nerve Injuries from Trucking Accidents in New Mexico
Common Nerve Injuries from Trucking Accidents in New Mexico
Large commercial vehicles like semi tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, and big rigs are powerful vehicles. This means that they can cause a whole host of serious injuries. This includes nerve damage, particularly two major groups of nerves. Even though most bundles of nerves and nerve branches are well-protected deep in tissue or along bone, the heavy force of impact in a trucking accident can easily reach nerves and cause serious nerve injuries. These nerve injuries could result in debilitating or permanent damages, including permanent loss of sensation or function. Nerves injuries from trucking accidents in New Mexico could be catastrophic and result in a lifetime of serious personal injuries.
Our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., know how devastating nerve injuries from trucking accidents in New Mexico can be. We represent victims who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed due to the negligence of other motorists. This includes truck drivers and trucking companies who fail to properly protect our rights on the roadways. If you or a loved one were seriously injured, or if a loved one was wrongfully killed, ask our how law firm can help. This is particularly true if you have nerve injuries due to New Mexico trucking accidents.
The Most Commonly Injured Nerve: The Brachial Plexus
The brachial plexus is the most commonly injured nerve in a motor vehicle accidents, especially a trucking accident. The brachial plexus is actually a bundle of nerves which originate off the spine in the neck. The nerves comes together at the base of the neck and combine into one large bundle. This bundle continues down to the shoulder, and down the arm into the fingertips.
The brachial plexus could be injured in a severe trucking accident when the arm, shoulder, or neck are damaged. This could be when the arm and neck are pulled and yanked in opposite directions. The nerve could also be damaged when the nerve is struck by something which results in serious personal injuries, such as debris in a trucking collision.
Damage to the brachial plexus could shut off an entire arm. This could result in catastrophic or serious personal injuries, including permanent disability. This means that a person may be unable to feel, move, or otherwise control his or her arm.
Other Nerve Injuries
Cranial nerve injuries are also common in trucking accidents. This is because cranial nerves are brought out closer to the surface to he skin because there simply is not a lot of flesh on the head or face. This means there is less tissue between the outside world and the nerve. Thus, high impacts and airbags could cause facial nerve injuries. Colliding with anything inside of the vehicle could also result in facial nerve injuries or damage.
Did You Suffer Nerve Injuries from Trucking Accidents in New Mexico? We Can Help
If you have suffered any type of nerve injury due to the negligence of a truck driver, trucking company, or another person, business, or government entity, ask our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers how we can help protect your rights to compensation under New Mexico law. We do not charge upfront because we use a contingency fee arrangement which means we only get paid once you get paid. Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help protect their rights to compensation by scheduling your FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000.
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