When people think of a car accident, many might think about the minor fender-benders that can cause traffic to backup in New Mexico and elsewhere. And while minor accidents do make up a good portion of car accidents that occur across the nation, the unfortunate reality is that some accident victims suffer serious and even fatal injuries as a result of a major collision.
Responsible adults who choose to drink alcohol may know that it is incredibly dangerous to drink and drive. Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can pose many risks to the health and safety of a New Mexico resident, as well as all of the other individuals that they encounter while out on the road. To avoid these hazards, individuals can get rides, call cabs, assign designated drivers and take other proactive steps to avoid drunk driving.
It is not rare to feel tired at any point of the day. Maybe you didn't get much sleep, and you are waking up very fatigued. Others might have a packed day, enhancing his or her exhaustion. For others, tiredness sets in when they are up late finishing up their busy schedule. No matter the reason for feeling tired, the reality is that when a person is tired, they should not be operating a motor vehicle.
There are areas that are considered more dangerous than others for motorists and other travelers. For example, an interstate has a higher risk for accidents during rush hour traffic than it does in the late night hours. Additionally, certain factors could lead to a serious or fatal automobile crash. This includes, but is not limited to, distracted driving, intoxicated driving, speeding, failing to signal a turn and inclement weather. Following an accident, it is important to understand the cause, as this can help pinpoint the cause and liability of the crash.
We all experience a time where life gets busy. And in order to manage a full schedule, we attempt to cram as much as we can in one day, multitasking when we can. Unfortunately, multitasking has become second nature for many motorists in New Mexico, even when a hectic schedule isn't driving this conduct. Advancements in technology tend to create distractions in motor vehicles, causing a driver to take his or her eyes off of the road.
In New Mexico and elsewhere, getting around by foot is not uncommon. Residents will walk in the cities, on sidewalks, in residential areas and other areas throughout the state. While this is a great form of exercise, it is also an activity that poses many risks. Pedestrians are likely to share the road with motorists, and if a driver is not attentive or cautious, this could result in a pedestrian accident.
In New Mexico and across the nation, it is a natural concern that teen drivers will put other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians at risk. This is understandable. Simply being new will cause potential hazards. When adding risky behaviors into the mix, the danger is made exponentially worse. Studies are frequently conducted to assess why teens might cause an auto accident. A recent research project from WalletHub listed the best and worst states for teen drivers and New Mexico came in among the 10 worst. After a crash, this can be a key factor when seeking compensation.
While many New Mexico teens welcome the summer months as time to relax and take time off from studying, police officers consider this time important for another reason. The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the 100 deadliest days for traffic crashes. This time is especially dangerous for teen drivers.
After a car accident takes place, victims often decide to hold the negligent driver who caused the car crash accountable for their behavior. One way they do this is by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver. This can often result in an accident investigation and collection of evidence in the form of depositions and interrogatories.
Not every accident that happens is the fault of one driver. Often, a number of factors combine together to cause a crash and, at times, both drivers involved are responsible for causing the accident. The question then arises: what happens if the accident victim is also at fault?