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Why You Need a New Mexico Auto Accident Lawyer if You Live Out-of-State and Were Hurt in a New Mexico Auto Accident

Many times people are traveling through New Mexico and are hurt in New Mexico auto accidents.  Usually people are from Arizona, Texas, or California and are hurt while they commute back and forth from work, especially oil workers in New Mexico.  Other times people are hurt on their way to and from vacations or visiting with family.  Many truck drivers are injured by other truck drivers or motorists, and most of these injured truck drivers live in California like Upland or San Bernardino and have to travel through New Mexico.  

Causes of Rear End Accidents: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyers

We all know that, generally speaking, the vehicle that rear ends another vehicle is usually at fault.  This means the behind vehicle will likely be liable for personal injuries or damage to the front vehicle.  The law is made this way because New Mexico law requires that following vehicles do not follow too closely and leave another "compromised space" or car-lengths behind another vehicle to safely stop.  Unfortunately, rear end collisions are some of the most common collisions on New Mexico roads, highways, and interstates.  Learn why from our Albuquerque auto accident lawyers here.

New Mexico Auto Accidents on Labor Day: Special Risks Require Special Help from Our Attorneys

Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer.  Most schools restart, most people end their vacations, and most people's work begins to pick up for the rush to the holidays and the New Year.  While many people commiserate Labor Day with BBQs, parties, gathering with friends, and last-minute vacations, Labor Day for others may be marked with tragedy.  This is because Labor Day carries with it special risks and increased dangerous.  Learn more from our New Mexico Auto Accident Lawyers here:

The dangers of distracted driving

Most in Albuquerque are likely already aware of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. Recent years have seen an increased emphasis placed on just how dangerous distracted driving can be as well. Yet most of those efforts have been aimed at getting drivers to stop using their cell phones while behind the wheel (whether it be talking or texting). This seemingly implies that distracted driving equates only to using one’s cell phone wile driving, when in reality there are actually several different forms of distracted driving

Help prevent drunk driving accidents

Car accidents in New Mexico can be devastating in terms of bodily injury and property damage. However, when a crash involves a drunk driver, this is even worse because the driver never should have gotten into the vehicle in the first place. Motorists should be able to identify a potential drunk driver based off certain signs so that they can report the driver to law enforcement to get them off the road.

4 Chicago Residents Killed in New Mexico Auto Accident

On US Highway 54 near Vaughn, New Mexico, four people were killed in a single vehicle accident occurring around 12:30 PM on Saturday.  All four were from Chicago and related to each other.  There were six passengers in the vehicle, plus the driver.  New Mexico State Police believe that the vehicle crossed the centerline and the driver swerved back into the correct lane but lost control and the vehicle went into a roll.  Police said that all passengers were ejected from the vehicle except for the driver who was the only person wearing a seatbelt.  Two passengers and the driver survived.  The other four passengers were pronounced dead at the scene in Guadalupe County, New Mexico.  Police identified these individuals as Francisco Salazar (41), Daniel Salazar (17), Natalie Salazar (10), and Ramon Morales (69).

Have fun while avoiding a DUI

Most drivers understand that it is illegal to drive under the influence in New Mexico, but many people do not understand exactly how many drinks it takes to reach the legal limit of .08. There are different factors involved in how the body absorbs and metabolizes alcohol, which means one person may only be able to drink one alcoholic beverage before hitting the limit, while another driver may be able to drink two or three. If someone is planning on drinking, the best way to avoid a DUI is to not drive at all and use public transportation, a designated driver or cab. It is also helpful to understand how to drink responsibly.

Compound Fracture in a New Mexico Auto Accident

One of the most traumatizing, painful, and potentially permanently disabling type of injury that a victim of a New Mexico auto accident could sustain is a compound fracture.  This is a horrific breaking of the bone which shreds nearby tissue and breaks through the skin.  When a negligent driver causes a victim a compound fracture, it is guaranteed that there will be immense pain and suffering.  There is also a high likelihood that surgery will be required to fix the damage done.  Learn more about compound fractures in the latest post from our New Mexico auto accident lawyers.

Heart Injuries Due to New Mexico Auto Accident

It goes without saying that your heart is a major organ.  It is well-protected behind bone, muscle, and significant tissue.  Motor vehicles further protect your chest and heart from injury with seat belts, air bags, and size cushions.  But this does not mean that your heart is impervious to damage.  Heart injuries caused by a New Mexico auto accident are common, especially in New Mexico trucking accidents.  This means that victims could suffer irreparable and permanent damage to their heart which could create a lifetime of disability.  In severe cases it could result in the wrongful death of a victim. 

Independence Day Auto Accidents in New Mexico: What to Do Next

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:

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