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Drunk Driving Accidents on July Fourth: New Mexico Car Accident Attorney Explains

New Mexico Drunk Driver Car Accidents on July Fourth

It goes without saying that July Fourth is commonly celebrated with BBQs, family events, and fireworks, all to celebrate America’s Independence.  Many of these celebratory events involve alcohol.  When the get together is over, many people who have consumed alcohol will get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle to travel home.  While many of these people will have acted responsibility in either having a designated driver or ensuring they are sober before they drive, unfortunately many others will not.

This is why July Fourth is one of the most dangerous days on the road due to drunk drivers.  Many intoxicated drivers will make preventable errors such as running stop signs, not yielding, or speeding which cause serious New Mexico car accidents.  These car accidents can result in debilitating and permanent personal injuries, including paralysis, disability, and death.

If you or a loved one has been serious injured or killed in a New Mexico car accident caused by a drunk driver, contact the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by calling (505) 883-5000.  We understand the frustration that a victim and his or her family will feel after a drunk driver causes a car accident.  We have the experience and knowledge necessary to help the victim of a drunk driver car accident obtain the compensation he or she deserves.  Contact us today to learn how to protect your rights.

Liability in New Mexico Drunk Driver Car Accidents

Generally, when a drunk driver causes a car accident, the drunk driver will be responsible for the car accident and any damages therein.  For a victim to be entitled to compensation, the drunk driver must be have been a cause of the motor vehicle accident.  Meaning, the drunk driver must have somehow contributed to the happening of the car accident.  If the drunk driver contributed to the cause of the car accident, the drunk driver will be liable.

If the drunk driver is not responsible, for instance, if the drunk driver is just sitting at a red light and a vehicle crashed into the drunk driver, the drunk driver will not be liable for the car accident caused by another driver.  Thus, there must be something that the drunk driver did that caused the car accident.

However, if the drunk driver is the one that caused the car accident, liability will usually attach.  This is particularly important because juries usually will condemn a drunk driver at trial and often handsomely reward a victim of a drunk driving accident.

Common Types of New Mexico Drunk Driver Accidents

There are many causes of New Mexico drunk driver car accidents in which the drunk driver will be liable for the accident.  Some common types of car accidents include the following:

  • Running a red light;
  • Failing to yield;
  • Rear-end car accidents;
  • Running a stop sign;
  • Side-swipe car accidents;
  • Crossing the center line;
  • Improper overtaking or passing;
  • Unsafe lane changes;
  • Unsafe speed or excessive speed;
  • Failing to safely merge;
  • Jumping the curb;
  • Improper left-turn car accidents;
  • Head-on collisions;
  • T-bone car accidents; and
  • Many other types of car accidents.

Contact an Experienced New Mexico Drunk Driver Car Accident Attorney for your July Fourth Car Accidents

If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Mexico drunk driver car accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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