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Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries from New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks

Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers Explain the Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries from New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks

Spinal cord injuries, or SCI, are devastating and catastrophic personal injuries.  Generally, spinal cord injuries are categorized as either complete (complete severance of the spinal cord) or incomplete/partial (partial severance of the spinal cord, usually damage).  Additionally, spinal cord injuries are classified as paraplegia (affecting the lower torso and legs) or quadriplegia/tetraplegia (affecting from the neck down).  According to government research, the lifetime costs of SCIs could be almost $5 million for young adults injured.  The most common cause of spinal cord injuries are motor vehicle accidents, including New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers help spinal cord injury victims and their families move forward.  We fight for compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, future medical expenses, mobility equipment, lost wages, lost future earnings, loss of society with loved ones, and any other damages possibly caused by the negligence of another motorist, truck driver, trucking company, mechanic, manufacturer, or anyone else who may have contributed to causing your injuries. 

Common Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries

The most obvious consequence and complication from spinal cord injuries would be paralysis.  This paralysis is characterized by an inability to completely move a part of one’s body.  The paralysis could be partial, meaning that the victim may retain some function.  Or the paralysis could be complete, meaning there is no ability for the victim to move the injured and affected part of his or her body.  In addition to the inability to move, paralysis could also mean a loss of feeling and sensation for part of a person’s body, usually a limb.

But there are other complications with spinal cord injuries besides the inability to move or sense a limb(s) or part of a person’s body.  This includes many of the following consequences of a SCI after a New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck such as:

  • Bladder and bowel control – the spinal cord sends messages autonomously between the bladder and bowels and the brain.  Damage to the spinal cord could stop, limit, or scramble these messages which makes it harder to control one’s bladder or bowel movements.
  • Circulatory regulation – the brain automatically controls many crucial factors of your body like blood pressure, pulse, and overall circulation of your blood.  Damage to the spinal cord could cause those messages to get lost or be affected, which could cause serious issues like blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, A-Fib, heart failure, heart attacks, or other serious complications to a person’s circulatory system.
  • Respiratory disfunction – like the circulatory system, damage to the spinal cord can also cause automated messages from the brain relating to breathing to get lost or scrambled.  This means issues such as oxygen saturation, breathing, and other lung problems may be common problems.
  • Reproductive health – individuals with spinal cord injuries may have difficulty having children or other sexual dysfunction;
  • Emotional harm, including cognitive functioning like problem solving and memory, all due to mental illness caused by paralysis injuries such as depression, anxiety, uncontrollably fear, and other serious psychological injuries.

Ask our Albuquerque Trucking accident Lawyer for Help with Your Spinal Cord Injury Case

If you or a loved one suffer a spinal cord injury and have any of the complications above or any other injuries, 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.  

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.

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