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Accidents soar in the weeks following the end of DST

Many New Mexico residents enjoy having an extra hour of sleep when they set their clocks back by one hour to mark the end of daylight saving time, but many road safety experts dread the annual change. Any disruption in sleep patterns can affect the body's circadian rhythm and impair concentration during the day, which can be extremely dangerous when darkness begins to fall just as commuters are heading home.

Cell Phone Causing New Mexico Auto Accident: Albuquerque, NM Auto Accident Lawyers Explain the Law

For many people, cell phone use has become something that controls them.  Unfortunately this includes while operating a motor vehicle, such as immediately responded to a text message, making phone calls, or even checking emails while driving.  These are all very dangerous habits that a motorist could engage in.  These dangerous habits could cause or contribute into a serious New Mexico auto accident which results in personal injuries or a wrongful death.  If you or a loved one have suffered injuries because of a cell phone causing an auto accident, please call our Albuquerque, NM auto accident lawyers to learn what rights to compensation you may have.

Serious Shoulder Injury from New Mexico Auto Accident: Albuquerque, NM Lawyers Explain

One of the most common injuries from a New Mexico auto accident is a shoulder injury.  This can also be one of the most debilitating types of injuries because a person's shoulder controls so much in terms of daily activities.  This includes obvious things like carrying groceries, getting dressed, or driving a vehicle, but it also includes activities that many people may overlook like standing up or laying down comfortable, caring for children, brushing teeth, eating, and other basic tasks.  Learn about serious shoulder injuries from our Albuquerque, NM lawyers and what damages victims may be entitled to.

1 dead, 2 injured in Rio Rancho collision

For as common as car accidents in Albequerque may seem, most believe themselves to be able to avoid them by following safe driving practices. That may be true, but only to a certain extent. Unfortunately, people cannot plan for the actions of others. Oftentimes, the reckless or careless decisions of drivers on the road put the others around them at risk. Then there may be cases where a simple mistake by one person behind causes catastrophic consequences for others. Whatever goes into causing a car accident, the victims of such an event are often left facing financial challenges that they alone may not be able to overcome. 

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).

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