Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Albuquerque Trucking Crashes


September 21, 2017

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Albuquerque Trucking Crashes Causing Traumatic Brain Injuries: Common Causes to Know 

Other than wrongful death, which is the ultimate personal injury, a traumatic brain injury has to be the worst type of personal injury that a person can sustain in an Albuquerque trucking crash.  Traumatic brain injuries can have a laundry list of complications, ranging from minor memory troubles and headaches, to significant cognitive functioning ability.  In severe cases, a victim could go into a vegetative state and be unable to consciously function.

Here at the Mark Caruso, we handle traumatic brain injury cases from any type of personal injury accident.  This could be from a slip and fall or something more serious like an 18 wheeler wreck.  If you or a loved one have been seriously injured and sustained a traumatic brain injury, call us today to learn how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve by dialing (505) 308-1556.

Two Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries 

When it comes to brain injuries, there are really two main causes.  The first is probably what you immediately think of when you think of a traumatic brain injury—trauma.  That is a strike to the head caused by a blunt force.  This could result in something like a concussion, or something more serious like permanent damage.  Trauma and physical force is one of the most common mechanisms of brain injuries in Albuquerque trucking crashes.

The second way to cause a traumatic brain injury is due to a lack of oxygen.  The brain is very fragile and demands a lot of oxygen.  When there is a lack of oxygen, or a hypoxic state, the brain can quickly become damaged and die.  This can be caused by some force like twisted metal or debris pressing against the throat to prevent air from going down or against the chest so that the lungs cannot expand.  Or this can be caused by physiological factors, such as extreme blood loss, low pressure, or shock which affect the way that oxygen is transported throughout the body.  This is why trucking wrecks causing traumatic brain injuries are so dangerous.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Albuquerque Trucking Crashes

There are many causes of traumatic brain injuries in trucking crashes occurring in New Mexico, but here are some of the most common causes that all motorist should be aware of.  These include the following:

  • Rear end collisions;
  • T-bone crashes;
  • Head on collisions;
  • Roll-overs;
  • Jackknife tractor trailers;
  • Sideswipes;
  • Improper lane change collisions;
  • Ran a stop side crash;
  • Failure to yield collisions;
  • Improper merging collisions;
  • Unsafe cargo crashes;
  • Excessive speed causing a wreck; and
  • Many other cases.

Victims With Traumatic Brain Injuries from Albuquerque Trucking Crashes Need to Call the Mark Caruso Immediately for Legal Representation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 308-1556 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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