motor vehicle accidents Archives

The risk of a crash while running late

There are many different reasons why drivers accidentally cause motor vehicle wrecks. Some may be careless, such as those who use their smartphone on the road. Other drivers cause accidents because they are intoxicated after drinking or using drugs. Even people who think of themselves as responsible drivers may find themselves in a position where they are driving dangerously, including those who are running late for work or an important appointment. If you ever find yourself short on time, be careful and avoid speeding or any other type of dangerous driving.

Do not let kids interfere with safe driving

Distracted driving is a huge issue in New Mexico, but changing music, putting on makeup and even cell phone use are not the biggest causes. It turns out that driving with kids in the car is actually riskier than many of the other talked-about distractions. If you are a parent this probably does not surprise you. If you have an infant or child in the car, make sure to follow certain safety protocols to decrease the chance of getting in an accident.

Non-physical consequences of car accidents

Drivers in New Mexico who are involved in car accidents know that injuries and physical damage to the vehicles are just some of the consequences. Many accidents also result in non-physical effects such as emotional distress and post-traumatic stress. These can be short-term outcomes, but they can also last a long time, resulting in physical pain and debilitating mental issues.

Keep motorcyclists safe on the road

Motorcycle riders in New Mexico are at higher risk of getting in accidents, and they also suffer more serious injuries than other drivers. While motorcyclists are often at fault, drivers of other vehicles are the cause of more crashes. Both motorcycle riders and drivers need to practice certain safety protocols in order to keep everyone safe on the road.

Speeding is no joke

Drivers in New Mexico who think they can drive a few miles per hour over the posted speed limit without consequences need to think again. Not only does speeding increase the chances of accidents and place others in danger, the state also has strict penalties for driving too fast. 

How to reduce accidents as the school year approaches

With the start of school upon us, drivers in New Mexico need to be extra cautious on the roads. The school year means there are more kids walking or riding their bikes to school, and there is a batch of new drivers who are still learning the nuances of navigating a car. There are a number of precautions children and drivers can take to keep accidents to a minimum.

How to proceed if your car accident claim is denied

Drivers in New Mexico pay for car insurance coverage and, for good reason, there is an expectation that damages will be paid for when there is a car accident. Unfortunately, insurance companies would rather hold on to their money and will sometimes deny a claim. While there are times when denials occur because drivers commit insurance fraud, this is rare. If you have a legitimate claim and have been denied, there are a couple routes you can take against the insurance company.

Effects of prescription drugs on driving

Drivers in New Mexico who are taking medication prescribed by their doctors need to be aware of the side effects of these substances and the consequences of driving under their influence. While most know not to drive after drinking, studies have shown that nearly not as many realize the negative reactions that prescription drugs can produce. This can result in an increase of accidents on the road as well as stiff penalties for the driver.

Car accidents can result in delayed symptoms

If you are in a car accident in New Mexico, it can be a stressful situation. Even with minor wrecks, you have to deal with exchanging information with the other driver, making a police report, scheduling repairs and possibly missing work. Especially if it was a fender bender, you may not notice any pain or other symptoms after the accident. However, it is not unusual for symptoms to start showing up hours or even days after the crash, and it is important to get the proper care so it does not turn into something more serious.

Fog and the risk of a car accident

From driver fatigue to intoxication, there are countless reasons why motor vehicle wrecks occur. However, some are caused by factors that are out of human control, such as fog and other examples of poor weather. Whether you are worried about the risk of a crash while driving during a foggy morning or you have already been involved in a collision caused by poor visibility, it is essential to keep these risks in mind. Sadly, some reckless drivers do not and they endanger other lives by ignoring common sense traffic laws and driving erratically.

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