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Quadriplegia Caused by an 18 Wheeler Wreck in New Mexico

Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Quadriplegia Caused by an 18 Wheeler Wreck in New Mexico

One the most devastating personal injuries after an 18 wheeler wreck in New Mexico is a spinal cord injury. There are many different types of the spinal cord injuries that could because after a motor vehicle accident. One of the worst kinds of spinal cord injuries is quadriplegia caused by an 18 wheeler wreck in New Mexico. This is because quadriplegia can affect a person’s entire body from the chin down. The damage done to the spinal cord resulting in quadriplegia could affect a persons ability to sense, move, or perform other bodily functions. If you or a loved one suffered quadriplegia caused by an 18 wheeler wreck in New Mexico ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer how to protect your rights to compensation under the law.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer can help protect your rights to compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, property damage, and other injuries related to the 18 wheeler wreck. Insurance companies know how costly spinal cord injury cases such as quadriplegia can be. They have specifically trained their insurance adjusters to minimize your injuries and shift blame to you in an effort to pay less money for your compensation. This is unacceptable and are experienced law firm we’ll fight back to protect your rights in spinal cord injury cases such as quadriplegia.

What is Quadriplegia?

Quadriplegia is a spinal cord injury which results in partial loss of sensation or movement in all four limbs below the neck or chin. It can be partial or incomplete, or total or complete. This refers to the damage done to the spinal cord itself. When the spinal cord suffers a partial or incomplete injury, there may still be some sensation or movement in the limbs or rest of the body under the damage to the spinal cord. This is known as incomplete quadriplegia for partial quadriplegia. 

When the spinal cord suffers a total or complete injury, the damage is extensive enough to the spinal cord that no signals relaying messages for sensation or movement to and from the brain to and from the rest of the body can be made. This means there is a complete lack of signals between the brain and the rest of the body below the spinal cord injury. Quadriplegia is when the spinal cord injury is in the neck, meaning almost all of the body is cut off from the brain’s ability to process and send messages.

Costs of Quadriplegia

According to the National Spinal Cord Statistics Center, the lifetime cost of quadriplegia can be overwhelming. In the first year of suffering quadriplegia a person is estimated to spend more than $1.1 million in care and treatment for this injury. The lifetime cost of a 25-year-old who suffers quadriplegia is $4.9 million. The lifetime cost of a 50-year-old suffering quadriplegia is almost $2.7 million. These cost are particularly overwhelming considering that a person suffering quadriplegia baby unable to work or unable to work in the same line of employment due to his or her injuries. This is why is important to retain an experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer that can help recover compensation when victims suffer quadriplegia caused by an 18 wheeler wreck in New Mexico.

Ask Our Lawyer for Help Today With Your Spinal Cord Injury Case

If you or a loved one suffer a spinal cord injury such a quadriplegia due to a truck driver’s negligence, or if a loved one is wrongfully killed, ask our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers to help you.  We represent victims who have been catastrophically injured due to the reckless or careless actions of others.  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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