Even drivers with excellent habits behind the wheel can become involved in an auto accident. Whether as the victim or the driver who is at fault for the crash, every New Mexico motorist must practice safe driving techniques to avoid being involved in a wreck, and even then there is no guarantee that another drivers negligence wont cause one.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 353 traffic accident fatalities in 2011, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that the total cost of crash-related deaths in New Mexico in one year is $435 million.
If you or someone you love was involved in an auto accident and they were injured or killed because of another persons negligence, you may have a personal injury claim that could entitle you to compensation for the pain and anguish you experienced.
The Phillips Law Group legal team has the resources and the drive to fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to you for your accident, and we fight for the rights of victims of a New Mexico auto crash.
Causes of Auto Accidents
The reasons for negligence and distraction can be many, but in many situations there are factors that repeatedly contribute to car wrecks in New Mexico. Some of the most common causes of auto accidents include:
- Texting and driving
- Manual distractions
- Visual distractions
- Cognitive distractions
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or DUI
- Fatigued drivers
- Poor visibility
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Defective parts
- Tire blowout
- to name a few.
The main issue in many of these scenarios is that the negligent driver who is performing the reckless behavior does not have time to avoid the accident, or may be too inebriated or distracted to be aware that an accident is about to take place.
Injuries from Car Accidents
The severity of an auto accident will vary depending on the circumstances, though in situations where a driving is speeding or driving intoxicated it is very likely that they will be more serious.
Several of the most common injuries associated with vehicle accidents include:
- Airbag injuries
- Facial disfiguration
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb, or amputation
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Seatbelt trauma
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Wrist injury
- and many others.
Always seek medical help immediately following an auto accident to ensure that any conditions are diagnosed and that a proper course of treatment can begin as soon as possible.
Contacting our New Mexico Auto Accident Law Firm
At Phillips Law Group, our lawyers are dedicated to helping auto accident victims fight for their rights. If you or a loved one has been injured through no fault of your own, you may have cause to pursue legal recourse.
We want to help you and your family by assisting you in understanding your rights in cases of auto accident injury claims.
We are proud to represent New Mexico clients in the following cities:
- Las Cruces
- Red River
- Santa Fe
- and most of the other surrounding towns and areas.
To find out how Phillips Law Group can help you understand your rights and bring much needed peace of mind, call us nationwide at (800) 706-3000.
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