Brachial Plexus Injuries in New Mexico Car Accidents


December 17, 2016

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

New Mexico Car Accidents Can Cause Very Serious Brachial Plexus and Nerve Injuries

Our central nervous system is comprised of our brain and spinal cord.  It is critically important to our thought process, autonomy, movement, and sensation.  Both the brain and spinal cord are very fragile, which is why they are both encased in solid bone.  Branching out of the spinal cord are nerves which extend from the spinal cord.

These nerves are more resilient and not as fragile as the brain or spinal cord, but they are just as important.  These nerves carry messages from the extremities to the spinal cord and brain.  These messages include both sensation but also messages to help move the extremities.  These are very crucial to day-to-day life and are necessary to help extremities move and feel.  But they are still susceptible to injuries in New Mexico car accidents.

One of the major parts of the body where the nerves branch off from the neck region to the shoulder.  The bundle of nerves that come off of the cervical vertebrae to the shoulder is called the brachial plexus.  These nerves supply the entire arm’s movement and sensation.  They come through the shoulder griddle and break off into multiple branches and combine, then break off and recombine as they travel down the arm to the fingertips.

Causes of Damage to the Brachial Plexus in New Mexico Car Accidents

While more resilient, the brachial plexus is not immune to injury.  Injuries to the brachial plexus are common in car accidents, particularly trucking accidents, and can cause permanent damage to a person’s arm and nerves for the rest of his or her life.

Common causes of brachial plexus injuries in New Mexico car accidents include the following:

  • Seatbelt injuries;
  • Rear end collisions;
  • Rollover accidents;
  • Trucking accidents;
  • Crushing damage;
  • Foreign objects in the arm;
  • Pulling injuries;
  • Lacerations;
  • Dislocation injuries to the shoulder;
  • Arm trapped in wreckage; and
  • Other similar injuries.

Brachial Plexus Injuries are Very Serious and Cause Permanent Damages

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