There are many dangers on the road in New Mexico from drivers who are under the influence, distracted or are otherwise negligent. Another risk is when people decide to drag race. Often, they involve those who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. With a collision, there can be serious injury and death. For people who have been affected by an auto accident of this kind, having legal advice is necessary.
A 39-year-old woman died when she was hit by a car that was apparently involved in a drag race. According to the investigation, the woman was walking home when she was hit. There were two vehicles that were believed to be taking part in a drag race. One hit the woman when she crossed the street and then hit a nearby group of apartments. Those in the vehicle that hit her were airmen from a nearby Air Force base. Three of the four passengers were hospitalized. The investigation into the incident is continuing.
Any auto accident will inevitably cause problems in a person's life. With medical costs, the inability to work and the need for medical care, it can be costly in a personal and financial way. When there is a fatality, a family is left behind to try to pick up the pieces and move on. It might not be easy to think about after a crash, but a legal filing is often the only way to receive sufficient compensation.
If you have been involved in a car accident, a law firm that is experienced in a variety of personal injury cases should be contacted immediately. This is the wise course of action after an automobile accident for anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one.