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New Mexico Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

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To understand the severity of auto crashes, consider these New Mexico traffic accident stats from 2019:

  • 48,124 traffic crashes occurred
  • 119,118 people were involved
  • 20,415 people suffered injuries
  • 425 people were killed

These numbers highlight the severe problem facing drivers on roads throughout the state of New Mexico. In fact, New Mexico's fatality rate is higher than the national average and almost half of all fatalities involved alcohol in some capacity. Five percent of the population and four percent of licensed drivers were in a crash.

Were you involved in a motor vehicle accident? Take this opportunity to talk to a New Mexico car accident attorney at our firm: (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free and confidential!

Common Causes of Car Accidents in New Mexico

Per the New Mexico Department of Transportation, top factors in traffic accidents are:

  • Driver inattention
  • Failure to yield
  • Following too closely
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Excessive speed

The following are additional causes and contributing factors:

  • Dangerous roadways
  • Animals in the road
  • Heavy weather
  • Defective auto parts
  • Driving while tired
  • Inexperienced drivers

Some accidents have more than one cause. Determining what caused your car accident is important because it will influence who can be held responsible. For example, if another driver was tailgating you and rear-ended your vehicle, they should be responsible for paying for the damage to your car, your medical bills, and any other losses or expenses you've been left to deal with. The driver's insurance company would likely pay. If an 18-wheeler merged into your lane without warning because the trucker was inexperienced or reckless, the truck driver and the trucking company could be responsible. Finding all sources of fault and compensation will be crucial.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Any car accident can cause injury. Whether it's a minor "fender bender" or a high-speed crash with a large truck, the driver and any passengers may be left with serious and even life-changing injuries. Factors like speed, the size of each vehicle, seat belt use, the location of impact, how quickly emergency services can respond, and the age and health of a driver or passenger will all influence what injuries they experience.

Potential car accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Airbag injuries
  • Facial trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and bruises

No matter the extent of your injuries, our New Mexico personal injury attorneys are confident in our ability to help.

After an Albuquerque Motor Vehicle Accident

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Albuquerque or anywhere in New Mexico, you need to take a few steps to protect yourself. Every situation is unique, but doing the following ensures your health and your legal rights are put first — which might not happen if you don't act quickly.

  • If the accident is blocking traffic or someone has been seriously injured, call 911.
  • Exchange information with the other driver, including contact, insurance, and license info.
  • If you can, take pictures of your vehicle, the scene, your injuries, and more.
  • Get contact information for any witnesses and badges/names of emergency personnel.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as you can, even if you feel your injuries are minor.
  • Be careful about what you say. Don't admit fault or apologize for the accident.
  • Contact a New Mexico car accident attorney to learn your legal options.

Types of New Mexico Motor Vehicle Accident Cases We Handle

Our firm represents workers, drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. We also help families file wrongful death cases after losing loved ones in collisions.

Our New Mexico motor vehicle accident firm can take on cases involving:

Some of our notable motor vehicle accident case results include:

  • $117 million settlement for a pregnant woman who was injured in an ambulance accident.
  • $12 million settlement for a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo.
  • $10 million settlement for a family that lost 2 loved ones in a collision with an 18-wheeler.
  • $10 million settlement for a family that lost their father in a crash with a large commercial truck.
  • $4 million settlement for a man who suffered permanent injuries in a traffic accident.

Get Help from a Skilled New Mexico Car Accident Lawyer: (888) 493-1629

If you are one of the those who have been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident, it is important to know that you are not without hope. By hiring an experienced trial attorney, you can work toward recovering the full and fair compensation that you deserve to put your life back on track once more. At Arnold & Itkin, we are proven trial attorneys who have what it takes to help you recover the financial compensation that you deserve. If you have been injured in a car accident, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.

You may be entitled to recover compensation that covers the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any other losses experienced

Regardless of what caused your accident, you should not have to suffer in silence. By getting the help of our Albuquerque motor vehicle accident firm, we can evaluate your case to determine who is liable and begin our fight to recover compensation that is comprehensive in nature for past, current, and future costs.

Call (888) 493-1629 to learn more about how we can help!

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $193 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $125 Million Settlement Won for Widow of Dredge Worker Offshore lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a nine-figure settlement for a woman who lost her husband in a pipeline explosion. By pushing the case toward trial, our firm pressured the defendant into settling with our client, allowing her to rebuild ...
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
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