Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents like car wrecks, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents are among the most common causes of accidental injuries in New Mexico. Even relatively minor accidents can leave victims with serious injuries. Some victims are also left with long-term medical problems or permanent disabilities. Four of the most common motor vehicle accident injuries are discussed below.
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The force of vehicle collisions can often result in broken bones, including broken arms, legs, knees, and even facial fractures. Broken bones can be incredibly painful and may even require surgery to treat. In some cases, victims may suffer from chronic pain, disfigurement, or permanent scarring as a result of broken bones.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries, often referred to as TBIs, can occur when a bump or blow to the head causes the brain to move around within the skull. Brain injuries can also occur if the head is shaken around with sufficient force. Even a mild TBI can result in significant complications, such as memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and consistent headaches. More serious TBIs can result in long-term problems with problem solving, communication, and other issues.
Severe lacerations can often occur in motor vehicle accidents. People who suffer lacerations may need stitches, staples, or other medical interventions in order to allow their injuries to heal correctly. In addition, when deep enough, lacerations will result in permanent scarring that can change a person’s appearance.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can occur when people suffer trauma to their back or spinal column in a car accident. The brain’s ability to communicate with the rest of the body can be affected when the spinal cord is damaged. This can potentially result in issues like loss of range of motion, loss of sensation, or even complete paralysis below the site of the injury.
Do You Need a Lawyer after a Motor Vehicle Accident?
After a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you may be asking yourself whether you need to retain an attorney. As a crash victim, it’s vital to understand that the insurance company wants to settle your case for as little as possible. They will gladly settle it for less than it is actually worth. For this reason, it’s in your best interest to retain a lawyer as soon as you can. An attorney will be able to determine the value of your case and advocate on your behalf in settlement negotiations. Your lawyer can also file a lawsuit to pursue the compensation you are owed if the insurance company fails to make a reasonable settlement offer.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries in an accident caused by another person, you should retain legal counsel as soon as you can. Attorney Jonathan Garcia is an experienced attorney whose work as an insurance defense lawyer allows him to get his clients the compensation they deserve under New Mexico law. To schedule your free case evaluation with Mr. Garcia, call our office today at (505) 297-1222 or contact us online.