Driving after dark always requires extra caution because it poses a greater risk to even experienced drivers. Albuquerque, New Mexico, road conditions may not be easy to gauge at night, and there is always the possibility of being blinded by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle. Victims of a crash at night on poorly lit roads are in greater peril because the crash may not be discovered until after dawn. Some drivers rarely venture out after dark unless absolutely necessary, especially in more rural areas.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, recently, a two-car crash resulted in one person being taken to a local hospital with non-fatal injuries. Police described the accident as a rollover, but did not provide information on its cause. The incident also caused a slowdown in traffic for a short while, but no other injuries were reported. No details were released about the hospitalized person.
Such accidents usually leave behind a puzzle for the victims and their families because they might not have realized at the moment of impact that a rollover was imminent. While this crash did not result in any fatality, there is the lingering sense of its possibility. The victim can hopefully recover quickly and completely without much psychological damage. If it is clearly established that liability lay with the other driver, the victim may file a lawsuit to claim compensation to address the injury’s physical aftermath and related suffering.
Any damage to the car may be recompensed through the insurer of either of the cars involved, given that New Mexico law requires drivers to carry liability insurance. Victims are required to report the incident to the insurer in a timely manner, with as much accurate recollection as possible. Seeking legal counsel might be useful in speeding up the process of claiming compensation.
Source: ABC News Radio, “One Hospitalized After Saturday Night Rollover Crash“, March 31, 2014