Many people in New Mexico understand that driving can be a dangerous activity. After all, motor vehicles are large, very heavy objects travelling at high speeds. Due to the laws of physics, when these objects attempt to occupy the same space at the same time, the forces that are created are substantial. When these forces are applied to the human body, the result is often serious injury.
Drunk driving has gotten a lot of attention over the last 30 years or so. Since at least the 1980's, there has been a push to educate people about the dangers of driving while intoxicated, as well as to stiffen penalties for doing so. Things have improved, but many people would argue we still need to do more. While, in general, the number of people driving drunk appears to have dropped statistically, there are still families that are torn apart every day by these preventable accidents.
Education has not been powerful enough to stop driving behaviors leading to car accidents such as texting and driving, impaired and drowsy driving and aggressive driving, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's Culture Index. In 2016, the AAA, for the ninth straight year, surveyed a sampling of drivers who drove at least once within the 30 days before they completed the survey. These drivers reportedly reflected the makeup of the national population.
A young mother of four and resident of New Mexico was on her way back from working her shift when tragedy struck. Drunk driving accidents are reported to cause 1 or 3 deaths on roads across the nation - this woman's early death looks to be another tragedy related to this statistic.
It's the phone call that gives people the shivers. One call can irreparably change the life of a loved one and the lives of everyone around that person. When you or a loved one receives a call that there has been a terrible accident, it can be shocking and life-altering. Many accidents, like car crashes, could have been avoided had another driver operated their vehicle with more care for themselves and others around them.
Disaster struck a New Mexico neighborhood last week when a surprising and uncharacteristic car accident left a family forever changed. Not all car accidents are due to a negligent driver. Some are due to reckless drivers who operate a vehicle with a disregard for their safety or the safety of others around them. In this scenario, the police are seeking the location of the two suspects who fled the scene of the accident just after the car crash occurred.
Few things in life can be as surprising or as jarring as injuries suffered in a car wreck. Since there can be many levels of severity of car accident, and the corresponding injuries, there are more advanced levels of compensation one can seek if there was a negligent party or parties involved in the crash. Those injured always worry about the cost associated with medical expenses, and rightly so with today's cost of healthcare. However, it is also true those who have suffered emotionally can collect for a different type of damage.
With technology today, people we love are usually in fairly constant contact. Cell phones, social media and other technology allow us to stay in touch with those who are important in our lives. When a person doesn't answer and doesn't show up on time, many get nervous about their well-being. Most of the time, they are just running late or are otherwise occupied. Other times, they may have been the victim of a terrible accident.
There is never a convenient time for yourself or a loved one to be involved in a serious car accident that results in injuries. Life's obligations make themselves even more pronounced at times when a person becomes unable to meet those obligations due to accident injury. Financial obligations, child care obligations and work obligations can make an injured person feel overwhelmed and helpless. The good news is that a portion of these obligations can be compensated for by a negligent party, if such party exists in reference to car accident injury.
When a traumatic incident like a car accident happens to yourself or a loved one, there can be a variety of questions that need answering. Of the most pressing of these questions is surrounding the health and well-being of the injured. Medical treatment and their resounding expenses and access to top-quality medical care is always high on the list for those who have suffered car accident injury. If you are wondering if your car accident injury is atypical, read on.