Types of Car Accidents
On average, a motor vehicle accident occurs every 11 minutes in New Mexico, according to a recent Annual Traffic Crash Report prepared by the New Mexico Department of Transportation. A motor vehicle collision’s sudden force can cause catastrophic injuries, death, and drastic consequences to accident victims.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, the Albuquerque car accident attorneys at Parnall Law can help you get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Attorney Bert Parnall is a former Albuquerque Bulldog who brings that same energetic spirit and ferociousness to negotiations and the courtroom. Our team fights aggressively to win the financial recovery our clients deserve.
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Most Common Types of Car Accidents
Some of the most common types of car accidents in New Mexico include:
Rear-end accidents – When a driver follows another motorist too closely or is not paying attention, a rear-end collision can occur. The injuries that result can be substantial. This type of accident commonly results in whiplash, back injuries, and facial injuries.
Head-on collisions – Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of accidents that can occur. This type of accident commonly results from a driver going the wrong way down a street or from a distracted or fatigued driver crossing the median. Oftentimes, head-on collisions lead to catastrophic injuries or even death.
T-bone accidents – Also referred to as side-impact crashes, T-bone accidents often occur when a driver does not yield to another car at an intersection. T-bone accidents also often result from a driver making an improper turn. Because there is less structural reinforcement on the sides of a car, T-bone accidents often result in serious injuries.
Rollovers – A rollover happens when a car rolls over onto its side or ends up on its roof. Rollovers are among the most dangerous types of car accidents and tend to have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes. While rollovers often involve just a single vehicle, frequently, another driver is responsible for the accident. For example, a driver could suddenly swerve or change lanes to avoid hitting a careless driver, only to wind up rolling over.
Single-vehicle – Single-vehicle accidents are accidents that damage only one vehicle. As with rollover accidents, the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident is not always responsible for the accident. An accident could be caused by another driver’s negligent actions, or by other circumstances, such as a road defect or a defective vehicle. Passengers who are hurt in a single-vehicle accident may be able to make a claim against the insurance policy that covers the driver.
Hit-and-run – A hit and run occurs when a driver involved in an accident flees the scene without stopping to provide their information or offer assistance to those involved. These incidents can leave accident victims in a vulnerable position, requiring legal assistance to seek compensation and hold the responsible party accountable.
Interstate and highway accidents – Interstate and highway accidents in New Mexico tend to be particularly severe due to the high speeds and heavy traffic involved. These incidents often lead to catastrophic injuries and require thorough investigation by authorities to determine fault and ensure road safety.
Rideshare accidents – Rideshare accidents, including companies like Lyft and Uber, are common. Drivers are often distracted by their phones while using maps or speeding down roadways. Passengers are able to make claims against these companies for any injuries they may have sustained.
How a Car Accident Lawyer at Parnall Law Can Help You
Accidents will happen, especially in Albuquerque. According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Albuquerque, by far, had the highest number of crashes of any city in New Mexico. If you were injured in a collision, the highly knowledgeable car accident lawyers at Parnall Law can help by:
- Conducting a full investigation into the accident.
- Determining the cause of the accident, who is at fault, and what sources of compensation are available.
- Assembling and reviewing all available evidence, such as police reports, medical records, and eyewitness testimony.
- Hiring experts who can provide opinions and testimony that support your case.
- Negotiating with all parties involved and their insurance companies.
- Representing you in court, if necessary.
You have a limited amount of time to take legal action if you were hurt by someone else’s negligence. In New Mexico, you only have three years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. It can be even shorter in some circumstances, such as if you need to make a claim against a government entity. An experienced New Mexico car accident lawyer can review the circumstances surrounding your claim and explain what compensation might be available to you.
Hurt? Call BERT Today
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the New Mexico car accident lawyers at the Parnall Law are ready to help. We will evaluate your case, determine what you are owed, and fight for fair compensation at the negotiating table or at trial. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to see that justice is served. Call or contact us online now for a free, no-obligation consultation.