In the wake of a fatal automobile accident involving a commercial vehicle in New Mexico, one family has filed suit against both a trucking company and the branch of the state in charge of maintaining the roads.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, law enforcement officials, legislators and other concerned citizens have paid a lot of attention to the dangerous of texting and driving of late, and it is no surprise that they are. After all, taking one's eyes off the road, even for a split second, to make a call or send a text can cause serious and even fatal car accidents.
Recently, an Albuquerque pre-teen died as the result of a pedestrian accident, which took place close to her middle school. Following this fatal automobile accident, city officials are now discussing ways of making the crosswalk where the accident happened safer.
About two years ago, a motorist killed a noted physician who practiced at the medical school in Albuquerque as an internist. At the time of the fatal car crash, she was also an associate professor at the medical school.
Winter weather affects road conditions in New Mexico's higher elevations and just recently a deadly car accident occurred in one of those locations. The accident happened in Romeroville and involved around 20 different vehicles. Around 30 people were taken to local hospitals and two individuals died from their accident-related injuries.
In many situations the facts surrounding a vehicle accident may be black and white. One driver may have been completely at fault while the other injured party was acting reasonably and without contributing to the crash. In a case such as this the injured party may be able to recover all of their damages.
The holidays have arrived and New Mexico families have undoubtedly spent memorable moments with their loved ones. While some may have been able to stay home to celebrate the festivities, others may have had to brave the roads to reach their family members and friends who live farther away. As individuals leave their communities and venture out onto the state's freeways they may encounter traffic, difficult road conditions and irresponsible drivers.
While some may choose to stay home and enjoy the upcoming holidays under their own roofs, a number of people will take to the roads to visit with friends and family members who live great distances from their own homes.
Collisions between vehicles on New Mexico roads happen when drivers fail to pay attention to what they are doing and make dangerous misjudgments about how to handle their cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles. Accidents can happen when drivers plow through red lights and stop signs, fail to yield to oncoming traffic, make dangerous passes on freeways and from a myriad of other preventable causes. When accidents happen it is not uncommon for victims to suffer injuries, and injuries to victims' necks can be some of the most common types of harm suffered.
Most New Mexico drivers have experienced near-misses and other close calls when they have been out on local roads and highways. All it takes is a moment for drivers to miss a stop sign, fail to yield, or take their eyes away from that which is in front of them to cause a dangerous car accident. While vigilance and safe driving practices allow most drivers to avoid the collisions and crashes that threaten their safety when other motorists act irresponsibly, some careful motorists are nonetheless harmed when their vehicles are hit by others.