New Mexico Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Choose Top Albuquerque Car Accident Attorneys to Handle Your Case

Car accidents have ruined more lives than we’ll ever know. Motor vehicle accidents are a well-documented source of tragedy and pain during holidays, at work, on vacation—wherever there are negligent drivers, there’s a sad story. What makes these accidents worse is how difficult it is to recover what you need from insurers or at-fault drivers, leaving survivors or families without income or a way to afford necessary medical care. 

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
  • 424 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!

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Common Causes of Car Accidents in New Mexico

The key to good driving is sustained attention. Unfortunately, car and mobile phone technology has made it more difficult for drivers to sustain their attention. For commercial drivers, merciless work schedules leave them with inadequate breaks, increasing the likelihood of a crash due to fatigue or exhaustion. Our Albuquerque car accident attorneys have investigated hundreds upon hundreds of car accidents, and they all have common features. 

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

Resolving Complex Car Accident Claims in New Mexico & Beyond

Some accidents have more than one cause, and in fact, it’s not always the driver who’s at fault. These car accidents are typically far more complex than normal crash injury claims because plaintiffs have to bring cases against car manufacturers, employers, or—in rare cases—municipal authorities. 

The following are additional causes and contributing factors:

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

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:

The Premier Car Crash Law Firm in Albuquerque, NM

Arnold & Itkin has won more than $20 billion in verdicts and settlements, and we’ve gone to trial more in a year than some lawyers go in their entire lifetimes. What makes us effective is that we’re proven trial lawyers. We’ve got a history of winning massive results for our clients against some of the toughest defendants in the world, from ExxonMobil to Johnson & Johnson.

How does a relatively small firm beat global titans of industry and their armies of lawyers again and again?

We hold nothing back. It’s a rare thing for a firm to prepare any case for trial; we prepare every case that way. It’s the only way to ensure the defendant will offer whatever you need to avoid a jury trial. So we throw all our resources into every case, ensuring our clients have the strongest possible chance of recovering what they need.

No matter what.

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!

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