Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains New Mexico Christmas Auto Accidents
The holidays are a special time of year. Families engage in generation-long holiday traditions, families reconnect, and coworkers can learn more about each other over a holiday meal or drink rather than over a laptop or telephone. With Christmas Eve today and Christmas tomorrow, many people will be traveling and engaging in these festivities. But as an Albuquerque auto accident lawyer, we know that this also means that there will be more motor vehicle accidents than most days of the year. It is true that major holidays, such as Christmas, unfortunately result in many more serious motor vehicle accidents than other days of the year. In fact, December is a dangerous month for motorist as New Year’s and Christmas rank amongst the most dangerous holidays for auto accidents. According to statistics, both New Year’s and Christmas have significantly increased days of auto accidents compared to other days in December.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Christmas auto accident in New Mexico, please call our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyer at the Mark Caruso by dialing (505) 883-5000. Learn how we can help represent you and your family in your personal injury action to protect your rights to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earnings, medical bills, property damage, and many other types of compensation.
Causes of Christmas Auto Accidents in New Mexico
There are many reasons why Christmas auto accidents can result in serious personal injuries more than other days of the year. This includes some of the following reasons:
- Increased traffic on the roadway – With more people traveling for their destinations, especially this year with extremely low gas costs since oil barrels are below $45 a barrel, the roadways will simply be more congested which means more chances for an auto accident;
- More inexperienced drivers on the roadway – More people will be on the roadway that do not normally drive or have less experience, such as elderly drivers who only go out on the holidays or young drivers returning from college for the first time at the end of their first semester. Less experience means less ability to safely operate a motor vehicle in certain conditions;
- Cold weather – This morning on Christmas Eve is is 27 degrees in Albuquerque. While the temperate will increase, this morning icy conditions could be present in Albuquerque which could result in dangerously slippery conditions. Coupled with more vehicles on the roadway and more inexperienced drivers, this is a recipe for a serious auto accident.
- Drunk driving – With so many people reacquainting with family and friends, alcohol is a frequent medium used. Even though most drivers are good about getting a designated drivers, some motorists will believe they can drive after having a few drinks. But a motorist could be debilitated after even just one drink. Unfortunately, these motorists will cause many serious New Mexico auto accidents resulting in personal injuries or wrongful death which should not have occurred.
Injured in a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Auto Accident in New Mexico? Ask How We Can Help You
Our law firm wishes your the warmest and safest Holiday season and a Merry Christmas. Unfortunately, many people may be seriously injured or a family may have a wrongful death due to a holiday travel auto accident. If this happens to you, call the experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyers at the Mark Caruso to help them. You may call us for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000, or you can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.