Accidents happen, especially motor vehicle accidents. In fact, motor vehicle accidents, including semi-truck and motorcycle crashes, are the leading cause of injury and death for New Mexicans under the age of 24. Car accidents are also one of the most common ways to be injured, regardless of your age.
With the popularity of mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, crashes caused by texting and distracted drivers are becoming much more common. Also, alcohol is involved in one out of three fatal car crashes in New Mexico, which is plagued by drunk drivers.
In addition, many car accidents happen because of result of defective products (tires blowing out or ignition switches turning off while the car is in motion), or the failure to safely maintain roads and highways.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may have the right to recover money for your property damage and your injuries, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and more.