Fatal Accidents on I-25 and in NM: New Mexico is No. 2 for Dangerous Drivers
According to a new study by Zutobi Drivers Ed, New Mexico is the second worst for dangerous drivers behind only Wyoming. The study reviewed and ranked the states where you are most likely to be involved in a fatal car accident, including Wyoming to have 55 fatal crashes per 100,000 people. New Mexico was 48 fatal crashes per 100,000, just ahead of Mississippi which had 45.7 fatal crashes per 100,00 people. Part of the contributing fatal to New Mexico’s dangerous drivers and second spot was the fact that New Mexico has one of the country’s highest rates of drunk-driving deaths. Our Albuquerque, NM car accident lawyer knows how dangerous and why New Mexico is No. 2 for dangerous drivers.
At the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we handle all types of serious or catastrophic personal injuries caused by the negligence of another motorist, company, government agency, or other defendant. We work hard to investigate our client’s cases to establish liability and prove your damages. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a New Mexico auto accident, ask our experienced lawyers for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation under the law.
Why New Mexico is No. 2 For Dangerous Drivers
The statistics do not lie. They are, however, shocking. At least for most people. Unfortunately as personal injury lawyers, we see these statistics all too often and know that they accurately reflect what we see in our cases.
For instance, some of the most dangerous components of New Mexico include the following:
Drunk Driving – New Mexico has one of the highest rates of drunk driving accidents in the United States. Drunk driving is incredibly dangerous, which everyone knows. Unfortunately, far too many people try to get away with it anyway. This is a recipe for disaster. The most dangerous thing about drunk driving is that it can impair a person’s judgment and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. This can affect how a person controls their vehicle, slows reaction speed, and otherwise makes driving significantly more dangerous.
I-25 and I-40 – Interstates I-25 and I-40 are the main arteries going north to south and east to west. They meet in the largest cities in New Mexico at Albuquerque at the Big I interstate exchange. This is where large trucking changing directions from a north and south position to an east or west position meet up with some of the busiest city traffic and residential traffic in the state. This road is also fast, and motorists regularly eclipse the speed limit at 75-85MPH or more. This leads to very serious personal injuries in an auto accident.
Districted Driving – While everyone knows that drunk driving is dangerous, unfortunately not everyone has realized how dangerous distracted driving is yet. Distracted driving takes your eyes off the road, your mind off of driving, and your hand off of the wheel, creating a trifecta of danger. This is why so many rear end collisions, head on crashes, and other types of motor vehicle accidents are caused by negligent operation.
Injured in New Mexico? We Can Help
New Mexico is No. 2 for dangerous drivers for these reasons above. If you were injured on New Mexico roadways, ask our experienced New Mexico auto accident lawyers how we can help protect your rights to compensation. New Mexico is No. 2 for dangerous drivers for a reason, and we can help protect your rights after a collision. Learn how we can help you by dialing (505) 883-5000 for your consultation.
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.