Independence Day is one of the most dangerous travel holidays in the United States, including in New Mexico.  Many innocent people are seriously injured or wrongfully killed in serious New Mexico auto accidents.  Learn some of the common causes from our New Mexico auto accident lawyers available here:

Common Causes of New Mexico Auto Accidents on Independence Day

There are many reasons why New Mexico auto accident on Independence Day could result in serious personal injuries or wrongful death.  July Fourth is, after all, celebrated largely with BBQs, family get togethers, and days out with friends.  While these are important social bonds, they also unnecessarily increase many risk factors that could result in a deadly motor vehicle crash.  

Here are some of the most common reasons for motor vehicle crashes on Independence Day:

1) Alcohol use – Many BBQs and family/friend parties will have alcohol, a very dangerous component in most holiday motor vehicle accidents.  This is because alcohol can result in erratic driving, reducing reaction speed, poor judgment decisions, and effect a driver’s ability to control his or her vehicle.  Alcohol is one of the major causes of motor vehicle accidents.  It is also one of the most preventable causes of motor vehicle accidents.  Drunk drivers that cause a New Mexico auto accident are usually liable for any motor vehicle crash.

2) Increased traffic – July Fourth is one of the largest travel holidays.  People may even travel great distances just to go visit family or friends.  This increase in traffic will result in more opportunities for serious or deadly crashes due to the sheer number of vehicles.

3) More inexperienced drivers on the road – Not only will there be increased traffic, but there will also be more inexperienced drivers who do not routinely travel–or travel long distances.  This may include inexperienced college students or elderly people who are traveling to visit family.  

4) More visitors from Mexico – Independence Day is about celebrating America’s Independence with family and friends.  This is a big day for Americans, but also a big day for immigrants who have become Americans and start to celebrate this great holiday.  With Mexico so close, these are commonly the new American’s celebrating in New Mexico.  Family and friends from Mexico may come to celebrate in New Mexico, which increases both traffic and inexperienced drivers who are now driving in a foreign country.  This could result in serious motor vehicle accidents causing fatal collisions.

Were You Injured in a New Mexico Auto Accident on Independence Day?  Call Us

If you or a loved one were injured in a New Mexico auto accident on Independence Day, or traveling home from July Fourth, please call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help you.  Whether you are a resident of New Mexico or just visiting, if your motor vehicle accident occurred in New Mexico you will need a New Mexico lawyer to represent you.  Call to schedule a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help represent you and your family.

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