Car accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence throughout New Mexico. Even a minor crash or collision can end up causing you serious personal injuries. In the aftermath of an accident, it is important to be aware of what you need to do to protect your rights to compensation.
Car Accidents Archives
New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) officials held a hearing for the public recently to hear their thoughts on the redevelopment of the intersection of Courthouse Road and N.M. 314. One of the reasons that they'd scheduled the hearing is to get input from Los Lunas residents about different designs that they'd come up with.
When it comes to traffic accidents, there are three primary types — side, rear-end and head-on collisions. While drivers can minimize their risk of becoming involved in any of the aforementioned types of accidents by learning and practicing defensive driving techniques, unfortunately they can't control the other drivers on the road.
You've heard the cases on the news. Police attempt to pull over a motorist for what's supposed to be a minor traffic infraction. Instead of stopping, the motorist takes off at a fast rate of speed through a residential neighborhood or busy city streets.
As we're prepared to get our driver's permits and then licenses as teens, we all likely spent significant time reading over driving laws and tips and then taking driver's education for practical experience. Our defensive driving skills decline over the years, though, leaving us vulnerable to becoming involved in car crashes.
When you're involved in a car accident and police are summoned to the scene, they tend to ask all parties involved if they are injured and need an ambulance. In more catastrophic collisions, it may be clear that an unconscious or severely battered motorist needs assistance, but other injuries may seem relatively minor at the forefront.
On Wednesday, March 7, the Los Lunas Police Department (LLPD) issued a press release reminding area residents of both the illegality and dangers associated with driving and texting.
Each year, an average of at least 35,000 Americans lose their lives on America's roadways according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Whether it be because of drunk, distracted, reckless or fatigued driving or lack of seat belt use, driver error is often what crash scene investigators determine caused a crash.
Two vehicles collided on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 30, in Red Rock, New Mexico, killing the passenger in one of the cars. The incident happened along U.S. Highway 66, right as you cross into the area of the highway maintained by the city.
Although it may not be one of the most ethical things for an employer to fire you if you are injured in a car crash, it happens. It's especially common in instances where you suffer such significant injuries that you're going to need to be out of work for longer than the sick time that you've accrued or for which you are covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Sometimes, injuries that you suffer in a car crash aren't just physical, but are mentally or emotionally debilitating as well. The concept of pain and suffering applies to both physical injuries as well as their non-tangible ones that you may suffer in a crash.