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.
Thus, venturing out onto New Mexico roads can be hazardous. Also, with the many distractions of modern society, there is a good chance that those travelling in motor vehicles will encounter drivers that are not fully focused on their task. Whether it be texting, eating, or applying make-up, distracted drivers can cause accidents at alarming rates. And, this does not even take into account the dangers posed by drunk drivers or those using other mind-altering substances.
However, hazards other than negligent drivers can also result in an accident that causes injuries to drivers and passengers. Defects in the very vehicles used to traverse the roadways can be the root cause of a collision. Poorly constructed roads or bridges, or badly maintained sections of these features can also be the catalyst for a tragic occurrence.
So, just because another driver wasn’t at fault for a car crash, doesn’t mean that someone injured in such an accident has no legal recourse. A suit against a car manufacturer or builder, or against a governmental entity responsible for the creation and maintenance of a roadway, may be a way for a victim to receive the compensation he or she needs to recover from an accident.