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According to statistics from AAA, more pedestrians are struck and killed on New Year’s Day than any other day of the year. This is because more people are out celebrating the New Year, both on foot and in vehicles. More people out and about means more hazards for motorists. With the combination of alcohol and late nights, motorists may be impaired and fatigued which is a bad combination when it comes to avoiding a New Mexico auto accident. When a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows that it is very likely that serious personal injuries will occur. These injuries could be Traumatic Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, amputations, nerve injuries, ruptured organs, and Wrongful death.
Here at the Mark Caruso, we handle pedestrian knockdown cases where pedestrians are hit by a car or other motor vehicle. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured, or if your family lost a loved one due to a motor vehicle collision, please call our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.
Unlike the occupants of motor vehicles, pedestrians have no seat belts or safety equipment to protect them from a collision. There are no airbags. There are no side curtains and walls. There is also no steel shell of the car to wrap around them. The only thing between a pedestrian and another vehicle about to hit them is whatever the person is holding or wearing. This means that pedestrians struck by a car will be seriously injured and more likely to be wrongfully killed.
This is particularly true for pedestrians who are struck unexpectedly. This could be pedestrians standing on a corner sidewalk or who are in the middle of a crowd of people when a car comes barreling through. Even if a pedestrian is nicked or grazed, it could still break bones or cause other serious injury. This is why side mirrors could be particularly destructive.
There are many common injuries which could be caused by an Albuquerque pedestrian auto accident. Some of the most common injuries and damages include the following:
Very serious injuries or wrongful death could occur in a New Mexico pedestrian auto accident. This is a type of damage for pain and suffering, but victims may also have other damages such as lost income, lost earnings, high medical bills, loss of services of a spouse, property damage, and many other damages. 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.