Partial Spinal Cord Injury: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers
Understanding a Partial Spinal Cord Injury: Our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers Explain this Catastrophic Personal Injury
Serious New Mexico trucking accidents can cause serious personal injuries. This is because of the large size and heavy weight of commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, and other big rigs. These vehicles crush bone and tear flesh in even low-speed collisions. Victims in smaller passenger vehicles or in other trucks who are hurt by the negligence of a truck driver are likely to suffer significant injuries. A partial spinal cord injury is one such type of injury which could result in a lifetime of serious disability. Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers know how deadly and dangerous New Mexico trucking accidents can be and why partial spinal cord injuries could be life changing.
What is a Partial Spinal Cord Injury?
Your spinal cord is part of your central nervous system which is comprised of your brain and spinal cord. The brain is the processing supercomputer and the spinal cord is a messenger superhighway which relays messages from parts of the body to the brain, and vice versa. The spinal cord is a soft, somewhat jelly-like or sponge-like substance that is in-between a hole in your vertebrae which are stacked on top of each other. These strong bone protect the soft spinal cord.
However, these bone are not impenetrable and the spinal cord is not invincible. Serious personal injuries and accidents such as powerful trucking accidents could damage the spinal cord. If the damage is extreme, it could result in a complete spinal cord injury. This is when the spinal cord is severed and the part above the damage and the part below the damage are not able to communicate or send messages to and from the brain.
A partial spinal cord injury is where only a part of the spinal cord is damaged. This means that the spinal cord may still have some parts of it touching and sending signals below the damage and above the damage. This means that some signals may be relayed to and from the body to the brain, and vice versa. The extent of the messages depends on the extent of the damage and location of the damage.
Why Partial Spinal Cord Injuries Need an Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer
What makes partial spinal cord injury cases more difficult is that they require medical experts, vocational experts, economists, and other experts to establish the level of disability that an individual has from the incomplete or partial damage. This is because a complete severance is easier to assess in that there are no more messages being sent above and below the damage. Whereas a partial spinal cord injury could result different symptoms and injuries depending on the level of damage.
If you or a loved one suffer a partial spinal cord injury, or if a loved one is wrongfully killed, 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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