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Paralysis After an 18 Wheeler Wreck in New Mexico

Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers Explain Paralysis After an 18 Wheeler Wreck in New Mexico

There are many types of spinal cord injuries.  All types are serious, even mild ones.  This is because your spinal cord is part of your central nervous system that is comprised of the brain and the spinal cord.  The brain is the processing center and the spinal cord is the messenger superhighway between the brain and the rest of the body (peripheral nervous system).  Any damage or impairment to the spinal cord will affect how those messages are sent and received.  This includes when there is spinal stenosis or a narrowing of the spinal canal which can impinge on the spinal cord and affect signals.  While is is a significant type of injury, one of the most devastating types of spinal cord injuries is paralysis after an 18 wheeler wreck in New Mexico.

Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers understand that paralysis after an 18 wheeler wreck in New Mexico could result in permanent disability and significant suffering.  Victims and their entire families may suffer hefty physical, emotional, or financial burdens from paralysis and spinal cord injuries caused by an 18 wheeler wreck in New Mexico.  But here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we understand that and know how to protect the rights of innocent victims injured due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company.  If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury such as paralysis after an 18 wheeler wreck in New Mexico, learn how our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers can help protect your rights to compensation today.

Paralysis Due to Truck Wrecks in New Mexico

Victims who have been seriously injured in a big rig, 18 wheeler, tanker, semi tractor trailer, or other type of box truck crash could suffer any range of serious or catastrophic injuries.  One of the most common types of debilitating injuries is paralysis.  There are generally two classifications of paralyzing injuries.

The first is an “incomplete or partial” spinal cord injury, which means the spinal cord is damaged but still connected end-to-end.  This means that there will be some messages going up and down the spinal cord, but there will be some decreased sensation, function, and weakness below the spinal cord injury.  

The second is a “complete or total” spinal cord injury, which means the spinal cord is severed and is not connected end-to-end.  This means that a victim will have total loss of sensation and function below the injury.  It is very unlikely that this will recover.  

Two Types of Paralysis

When a victim is diagnosed with paralysis after an 18 wheeler wreck in New Mexico, he or she may generally have one of the two most common forms of paralysis.  This is because a big and heavy truck could result in serious personal injuries which damage the hard bone around the spinal cord.  The two most common types of paralysis include the following:

  • Paraplegia – this is when the damage is lower on the spinal cord and affects the lower torso and lower limbs.  Injuries here typically mean that a person will have serious trouble walking (incomplete or partial) or be completely unable to walk (total or complete).
  • Quadriplegia – this is when the damage is higher on the spinal cord and affects almost the entire torso and all four limbs.  Injuries here typically mean that a person will have trouble using all four limbs and have decreased sensation and function (incomplete or partial), or will be completely paralyzed from the neck down and without the ability to us any limb (total or complete).

Albuquerque Paralysis Lawyers for Victims in New Mexico

If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries in a New Mexico trucking accident resulting in paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers can help you.  We represent victims who have been catastrophically injured due to the reckless or careless actions of others behind the wheel or commercial vehicles.  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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