Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents. Although most rear end collisions are just a nuisance such as a bumper tap, that is not always the case. They can result in significant pain and suffering, high medical bills, and extreme lost wages. As a result, a rear end collision could cause a family to have significant physical, emotional, and financial repercussions for a victim and his or her entire family. This is why a victim hurt in an Albuquerque rear end collision should always ask our experienced auto accident lawyers at the New Mexico law firm of the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for help.
Our experienced Albuquerque rear end collision lawyers know how important it is for victims and their families to have a knowledgeable and skilled law firm protecting their rights to compensation. This is because insurance companies frequently try to fight back to deny valid claims or try to undervalue them. But having an experienced lawyer such as ours, including one who previously worked in insurance decision and knows their tricks and tactics, can really help a family recover the compensation that they are entitled to under New Mexico law. Learn more by calling for a FREE case evaluation.
Proving liability in a rear end collision can be one of the more easier types of cases. This is because a vehicle hitting another vehicle from the rear most establish a non-negligent reason for the collision. The failure to do so may result in instant liability, meaning that a victim will only need to prove causation and damages.
This finding is because of NM Stat Section 66-7-318. This section governs following too closely and is the applicable section of law in rear end collision cases in New Mexico. This section clearly provides under subdivision (A) that “[t]he driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.”
If a vehicle is following too closely and causes a rear end collision, it will likely violate this section. The violation of a section of law could result in automatic liability under the doctrine of negligence per se.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured or if a loved one was wrongfully killed in any type of motor vehicle accident, especially if you were hurt in an Albuquerque rear end collision, learn how our experienced auto accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. We will work with your treating medical providers and may hire other experts to help prove your damages and establish liability against a negligent party.
We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.