Car accidents are among the most frightening events in people's lives. Anyone who has survived one knows how everything can change in just a fraction of a second. Unfortunately, every year many people in New Mexico are seriously injured or killed in traffic accidents.
Even an experienced and cautious driver can be involved in a car accident if someone else is driving negligently. Even the best defensive driver cannot see around blind corners or anticipate other drivers speeding or running red lights at intersections.
Fortunately, cars are becoming safer and better able to withstand crashes. Safety features such as airbags and seatbelts often mean the difference between death and a serious but non-life-threatening injury. Still, thousands of people die every year across the country in accidents caused by negligent drivers.
Any driver who is involved in a car accident, especially one that injures, has the right to seek legal recourse by engaging the services of experienced personal injury lawyers. The attorneys at the Jaffe Law Firm have a solid track record of recovering compensation for New Mexico car accident victims.
Those who are injured by a negligent driver can recover damages for medical expenses, lost income, and pain, suffering and disfigurement. The next of kin of someone who is killed can also file suit against any party responsible for causing the accident. In a wrongful death action the victim's next of kin can present evidence as to the losses they have suffered due to the accidental death. The jury can award damages for loss of companionship, loss of financial support, medical and funeral expenses.