Common Head Injuries in New Mexico Tractor Trailer Truck Crashes


October 18, 2017

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Common Head Injuries from New Mexico Tractor Trailer Truck Crashes: NM Trucking Crash Lawyer Explains

Large commercial trucks such as tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, big rigs, double-trailers, tankers, and other large trucks are very powerful vehicles which can result in devastating injuries.  Victims of large commercial trucking crashes in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe, and anywhere else in New Mexico can be seriously injured or wrongful killed even low speed trucking crashes.  When these trucking crashes result on fast-moving interstates like I-10, I-25, and I-40, victims can be instantly killed or maimed for the rest of their lives.

Here are the Mark Caruso, our New Mexico trucking crash lawyers know how devastating these types of injuries can be for a victim and his or her family.  We have the experience and knowledge necessary to prove liability and explain the medical side of the injuries to ensure you get the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.  If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico trucking crash resulting in a brain injury, call us today by calling (505) 308-1556 to learn more.

Common Head Injuries from NM Tractor Trailing Truck Crashes

Besides wrongful death, head injuries can be the worst types of injuries in a trucking crash.  This is because they can result in physical damage and cognitive damage.  Head injuries include any injury to a victim’s head, face, brain, skull, or scalp.  There are generally two types of head injuries.  One is an open head injury, which is where the skull is fractured.  A closed head injury is where the skull does not break, but there is damage to the brain itself.  Both types of head injuries are very dangerous, particularly closed head injuries which do not allow for blood or swelling to escape and can create extreme pressure on the brain also damaging it.

Below are some of the most common types of head injuries in New Mexico trucking crashes:

Trauma Injuries – When you have a large commercial truck colliding with a smaller passenger vehicle, one of the most common types of head injuries to a victim is a trauma-related injury such as lacerations, cuts, tearing of flesh, foreign objects, and other head damage.  This is physical damage to the head that we usually think of in vehicle crashes caused by the impact.  This can include physical damage to the skull and brain due to the impact.

Concussions – a concussion occurs when the brain bounces against the skull which causes damage to it.  This can result in a loss of cognitive function and cause severe headaches.  These can also cause permanent damage and destroy a person’s ability to function normally and hold a job.

Traumatic brain injuries – these are a type of brain injury caused by the trucking crash, but not necessarily in the acute, physical sense that the first common type occurs.  Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can occur without any physical signs of damage.  The brain can be injured in a jostling motion like a concussion, and be deprived oxygen or blood in a section where it will begin to die or atrophy.  TBIs can also result in permanent loss of memory, ability to speak, ability to even walk or talk, and a loss of control of one’s emotions.  Traumatic brain injuries are very serious damages.

Skull fractures – a skull fracture is a very scary type of head injury because the skull is the protective shell of the brain.  When the skull is fractured, it can leave the brain vulnerable to damage.  When the skull is severely fractured, it can actually do the harm to the brain itself by piercing and damaging the brain.  Skull fractures are always dangerous and need to be guarded against.

Loss of sight, hearing, or taste – head injuries can also cause damage to a person’s senses, particularly the eyes which are very vulnerable to shattered and flying glass, tossed debris, and other shrapnel in a trucking crash.  Victims can also suffer severe damage to their hearing and taste when cranial nerves are also injured.

Injured in a New Mexico Tractor Trailer Crash Causing a Head Injury?  Call Us NOW To Learn What We Can Do to Help You Right Away

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