motor vehicle accidents Archives

Even after a crash that causes a minor bump to the head, medical attention is important

You're driving down the street at a leisurely pace. As you approach the stop sign ahead of you, you begin to slow down. Unfortunately, the distracted driver behind you doesn't notice the stop sign--and rear-ends you.

After a car accident, always consult a lawyer before settling

You're driving home from work one Thursday afternoon. Suddenly, another car plows into you from the side--sending you spinning into oncoming traffic. Miraculously, you survive--but the damage to your car and your person is considerable.

How partial fault impacts accident compensation in New Mexico

It's dawn, and the roads are clear. You decide to take your Harley out for an early morning joy ride. As you coast down the highway--enjoying the sun rise--you notice a car approaching in the lane to your left. As the driver passes you, they simultaneously drift into your lane--forcing you to go tumbling off the road.

Dangerous Ds of Driving: Beware them during holiday travel

Regular readers of our blog know that we often share information about road dangers to be aware of. Because the holidays are typically when more Americans are on the road than at any other time of year, we’re going to take a quick look at the dangerous Ds of driving: drinking and drugs, distractions, drowsiness.

New Mexico DOT takes action on dust storms

Dust storms are a dangerous hazard for New Mexico drivers, and it has led the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to make specific efforts to reduce interstate deaths. The NMDOT said they have shut down the interstate 15 times since January due to dust or high windows, but no lives have been lost.

The mental battle involved after a car accident

Drivers in New Mexico may think that if there are no physical injuries due to a car accident, then it is back to business as usual once any property damage is fixed. Unfortunately, this is not the case for some accident victims.  Many suffer from mental and psychological responses that result in feelings of anxiety, fear and nightmares surrounding the accident.

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.

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