According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more people die in collisions with cars in New Mexico than anywhere else in the country. Nearly four out of every 100,000 people in 2020 died from getting hit by a car in New Mexico, double the national rate.
Drilling into the numbers, The New Mexico Traffic Crash Annual Report says in 2020, nearly 500 pedestrians in New Mexico got hit by a car; 81 of them died, and 374 are still dealing with their injuries today.
Hit-and-run accidents in New Mexico are rising, reaching a high of 6,400 in 2020, killing thirty people and injuring over 1,200. With a massive difference in size and force, drivers must watch out for pedestrians. When they cause an accident, they must stay at the scene and call for help.
Finding a source of compensation can be tricky if you were hit by a car out of nowhere and left on your own. We can explain your options if you do not know who hit you.
We will work with law enforcement to identify the driver using clues from security cameras or eyewitnesses. If police gather enough evidence, we can also pursue criminal charges.
Often, a driver’s insurance company will blame the pedestrian for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Do not let this happen to you.
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What can Weems Hazan Law do for me in a pedestrian crash lawsuit?
As your legal representative, we will listen to your story, get to know you, and learn how your injury affected your life. We will investigate the crash and identify who is responsible. This information will be the basis of our legal strategy to get you the most considerable compensation. We will negotiate with insurance companies for a fair settlement or gladly take them to court.
We are here to advocate for you so you can save your energy for healing.
We’re ready to help you get your life back. Contact us now tell us more about your situation for a prompt evaluation. You can always call or text us at 505.247.4700.