Albuquerque Rear-End Accident Attorneys
At Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our Albuquerque rear-end accident attorney is committed to providing reliable, results-focused advocacy to injured victims and their families. As a former insurance company lawyer, Mark Caruso understands all sides of the personal injury claims process. If you or your loved one were hurt in a rear-end crash, we will protect your rights. To request a free, fully confidential initial consultation with an experienced New Mexico car accident lawyer, please call our Albuquerque law office today.
Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end accidents are among the most common types of car crashes reported in New Mexico. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 percent of all U.S. car accidents are rear-end collisions. These types of crashes happen for a number of different reasons, including:
- Following too closely;
- Failure to yield;
- Distracted driving;
- Inattentive driving;
- Reckless or aggressive driving;
- Defective brakes
- Bald tires; and
- Broken brake lights or tail lights.
An Overview of Rear-End Accident Liability in New Mexico
In New Mexico, auto accident liability is based on fault. A driver who causes an accident through their negligent actions or inactions will be held liable for the resulting damages. In most rear-end collisions, the rear driver is the responsible party. Under state law, motorists have a legal responsibility to leave adequate braking distance between their car and the vehicle that they are following. The majority of rear-end accidents occur because a driver failed to leave enough space and/or engaged in another type of negligent behavior.
That being said, a lead driver can also be held liable for a rear-end crash. The second driver is not automatically liable for a rear-end collision in New Mexico. Each case must be evaluated on its individual merits. The lead driver’s negligence may cause or contribute to an accident. As an example, imagine that a lead driver had no working brake lights. Based on this fact, they may bear full or partial liability for a rear-end crash.
Compensation in a Rear-End Accident Claim
Following a rear-end collision in New Mexico, you need full and fair financial compensation to pay your bills and support your loved ones. Sadly, insurance companies will not make it easy to get the money you deserve. As an experienced Albuquerque rear-end accident attorney, Mark Caruso knows how to hold insurers accountable. We can help you seek damages for:
- Vehicle repairs;
- Emergency medical care;
- Hospital bills and medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Reduced earning potential;
- Pain and suffering;
- Disability; and
- Wrongful death.
Contact Our Albuquerque Rear-End Accident Lawyer for Immediate Help
At Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our New Mexico auto accident attorney is an aggressive, results-focused advocate for victims of rear-end collisions. If you were hurt in a crash, we can help. For a no-cost, no commitment initial consultation, please contact our legal team today. You can call (505) 883-5000 or fill out a contact form. From our offices in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, we handle rear-end collision claims throughout the region, including in Santa Fe, Los Lunas, Santa Rosa, Belen, South Valley, Moriarty, Edgewood, and Bosque Farms.
I want to thank the Caruso Law Firm and all their kind, courteous staff! I couldn’t be more pleased with their service. I really appreciate all you have done to help my case.
C. Saller, Albuquerque
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Our New Mexico personal injury lawyers are aggressive, result-focused advocates for injured victims. Your free consultation is always with an attorney, not a paralegal. We handle motor vehicle cases throughout the entire state of New Mexico and all pueblos and reservations in New Mexico.
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