Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury from a Trucking Accident in New Mexico


January 9, 2021

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Where You Diagnosed with a Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury after a Truck Wreck in New Mexico? We Can Help

Large commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers, box trucks, big rigs, semi tractor trailer, and other trucks are heavy and powerful even at low speeds. This is because of their significantly higher momentum that they generate even at a low speed because of their weight. But on fast moving highways and thruways like I-25, I-40, and I-10, these trucks can generate considerable momentum and that can cause catastrophic injuries in a collision. Some of the most common types of injuries include traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries, as well as wrongful death. But when it comes to brain injuries, one of the most common and most devastating types of brain injuries is a diffuse axonal brain injury from a trucking accident.

Our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers know that a diffuse axonal brain injury is a very serious and catastrophic type of brain injury that could be caused by the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company. If you or a loved one suffered this type of traumatic brain injury or any other type of catastrophic damage, ask the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation to learn what your rights to compensation under New Mexico law may be.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A diffuse axonal brain injury from a trucking accident is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The CDC defines a TBI “as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.” Other government research provides that a TBI is a form of “acquired” brain injury that is caused by sudden trauma that damages the brain.

What is a Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury from a Trucking Accident?

According to John Hopkins Medicine, diffuse axonal injury, or DAI, is a type of brain injury that is caused when brain tissue is sheared or torn. The tissue that is torn is the brain’s long connecting nerve fibers, known as axons, that send messages through electric impulses back and forth. A DAI usually causes permanent damage to the brain and can result in a coma. Sometimes the damage to the brain is not able to be seen in CT scans or MRIs, but the symptoms and damages are apparent.

How to Proof a DAI Case in New Mexico Court?

When it comes to liability, trust our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers to evaluate the vehicle and traffic code as well as the police reports, accident reconstruction (if any), and other evidence of the scene including from photographs or witnesses to establish a claim in negligence or negligence per se. This would be to establish the wrongful conduct of a truck driver such as an illegal left turn, running a red light, rollovers, speeding, or otherwise causing a serious I-40, I-25, or I-10 accident.

But proving liability is only half the battle. The second component is establishing damages. With a diffuse axonal brain injury from a trucking accident, victims need to know that their personal injuries could result in serious damages including permanent disability, decease in functioning, developmental delays in child, the need for permanent nursing care or treatment, and other serious complications including wrongful death. In order to prove these damages, we may have to work with the following:

  • Your medical providers
  • Hire an economist expert
  • Hire a vocational expert
  • Use an accountant
  • Utilize a life care planner to prove you future damages and needs
  • Hire medical experts to explain the damages and your future needs, including a neurologist, and
  • Use other experts to establish damages.

Hire the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for Any DAI After a Truck Wreck

If you or a loved one suffered any type of TBI or diffuse axonal brain injury after a trucking accident in New Mexico, we can help. Call our experienced law firm today to learn how we can begin working on your case to protect your rights to compensation under the law. Get your FREE consultation by dialing (505) 273-2978.

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) 273-2978 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.

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