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A broken wrist can require extensive medical care

A car accident can leave you with one or more serious injuries. The exact injuries you suffer depends on the circumstances at hand, including the type of collision, the impacted area of the vehicle, the vehicle's speed, and even the position of your body at the time of the crash. One common type of injury suffered, though, is one that affects the hands and wrists. This may primarily be because drivers often have their hands on the wheel at the time of collision, at which time their hands are forced into the windshield or other part of the car.

Comparative negligence in New Mexico

Anybody can find themselves involved in a car accident. Sometimes, these wrecks are caused wholly by the negligence of another. In other instances, though, there may be more than one party to blame. Although this means that multiple personal injury claims may be brought against multiple individuals, it also means that the victim him or herself may be found to be partially at fault.

Pedestrian accidents may be on the rise

Being the picturesque city that it is, Albuquerque sees its fair share of pedestrians and bicyclists. While taking to foot or bike can be a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the weather, and save money on transportation costs, it can also be extremely dangerous when motorists neglect their duty of care. In these instances, a car accident can leave victims with serious injuries. The worst cases result in death.

New Mexico's anti-distracted driving efforts fall short

If you work in the Albuquerque area, then you've probably found yourself amidst the thousands of commuters who find themselves traveling busy roadways to and from work. In order to get to your destination safely, it is critical that you remain attentive behind the wheel. Yet, regardless of how defensive you are as a driver, there are likely a number of other motorists near you at any given time who are distracted. Whether they are changing the radio, filling with climate control, eating food, talking with passengers, or reading or sending text messages, these drivers' attention is taken away from the road. This, in turn, puts others at risk of being harmed in a car accident.

Car accidents and whiplash

Car accident injuries, like the wrecks themselves, can vary in severity. While many individuals suffer serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, others are left with bump, bruises, and scrapes. Although the more severe injuries require much more medical treatment and can result in excessive damages, even minor harms can leave an individual with significant losses. These loses can include medical expenses and lost wages. Even when seemingly minimal compared to those damages suffered in serious wrecks, these losses can still wreak havoc on an individual's life.

Aggressively advocating for car accident victims

Most New Mexico residents will find themselves at the center of a car accident at some point in their lives. While most of these wrecks are minor fender-benders where minimal property damage is the only thing to be concerned about, some of these car accidents are quite serious, leaving victims with extensive physical pain and suffering, emotional turmoil, and financial losses that can threaten their future. Nobody deserves to be in this position, especially those who were injured by the negligence of another. When this is the case, it might be wise to take legal action against the driver who caused the accident, as a successful personal injury claim could result in accountability and the recovery of compensation.

Albuquerque officer being sued following on-the-job collisions

Just because a person in Albuquerque is a police officer does not mean they are above the law. Just like any other motorist, police officers are tasked with driving with due care for the safety of others. Those who fail to do this and negligently cause an accident may face a lawsuit brought by the injured victims.

Motorcycle accident in Albuquerque kills two

Motorcycling is the preferred way to get from point A to point B for many bike enthusiasts in Albuquerque. However, it can present dangers not present to drivers of automobiles. Motorcycles can be more difficult to see due to their small size. Moreover, motorcycles do not offer the structural protection or devices such as airbags that automobiles have. In addition, the size disparity between a motorcycle and a standard automobile can mean that it is often the motorcyclist that comes off worse if a crash occurs. Unfortunately, this means that many motorists who are not paying attention to motorcycles in their vicinity could cause a motorcycle accident.

Multiple injuries, 1 fatality in Taos car accident

It is always important to drive responsibly. Whether you are stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the freeway, or winding down a rural road, car accidents can happen just about anywhere. Unfortunately, as one accident that took place in Taos, New Mexico, shows, some car accidents prove to be fatal.

Who is at fault for my car accident?

Imagine driving home from work one evening. You are starting to think about what you’ll have for dinner or what you want to do this weekend when in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, everything goes black and then you feel the pain and fear set in as you realize you have just been hit in a car crash.

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