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Truck accident leaves two dead in New Mexico wreck

Although state laws and local, state, and federal regulations attempt to make driving a safe endeavor, the fact of the matter is that it only takes a split second for a mistake to turn tragic. Sometimes these errors take the form of distraction, such as by engaging a cell phone, while other mistakes are caused by something equally serious, like drunk driving. Regardless of how these accidents occur, though, they can leave victims and their families reeling in the aftermath.

What should I do in the aftermath of a car accident?

If you've ever been involved in an accident, then you know that the time period immediately following the crash can be extremely stressful. The mere shock of the accident can leave you confused and lacking clarity with regard to your thinking. Although this feeling is completely understandable, the actions you take following a wreck can actually have a significant effect on your life moving forward.

Proving negligence in a bicycle accident

Albuquerque's enjoys nice weather year-round, allowing individuals to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest extent possible. This means that many people choose to bike, jog, run, and walk for exercise and enjoyment, but also to get to work, school, and social functions. These activities should be safe. Yet, many times these pedestrians' safety is left in the hands of motorists who may be drunk, distracted, or fatigued.

We fight to hold distracted drivers accountable for their actions

Several technology companies are working hard to bring about the end of human-driven cars. These companies promise that self-driving vehicles will be safer and more efficient than those driven by humans. Yet, until these vehicles become the norm on the road, human error will continue to cause serious harm to innocent individuals. To see an example of one such instance, one need only refer to one of our most recent blog posts where a woman suffered loss of limb and extensive hospitalization because of an accident caused by a distracted driver.

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.

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