Once having the title as being the largest county in the entire United States, Lincoln County was the epitome of the term “wild, wild west”. In the late 1870s, numerous disputes erupted between ranchers and the owners of the area’s largest general store.
After the employer, and friend, of the notorious William Bonney (a.k.a. Billy the Kid) was killed in a dispute, Bonney sided with the ranchers and killed the deputy responsible for the death of his friend as well as another deputy, a county sheriff, and numerous bystanders. The area was eventually settled and brought under control by Union General Lew Wallace in 1878 and the county has enjoyed a far more peaceful existence ever since.
The majority of the nearly 20,500 residents of Lincoln County live within the Greater Rudioso Area with the town of Carrizozo serving as the county seat. While the majority of residents still use passenger vehicles to travel, a handful of individuals choose to cruise the streets by motorcycle.
Less Motorcyclists Dying on Our Roads
New Mexico’s temperate climate allows riders to enjoy riding their motorcycles year ’round. But traveling by motorcycle is inherently more risky than driving a passenger vehicle. Without a shell of metal and other protective materials surrounding riders, what may otherwise be a seemingly harmless bump to a passenger vehicle can prove to be fatal for a motorcyclist and their passengers.
The US Department of Transportation released some good news about motorcyclist fatalities in this country. From 2012 to 2013, there was a 6.4% decrease in the number of motorcyclist fatalities in the United States. This is also the very first decrease in motorcyclist fatalities since 2009 (the only other decrease was in 1997). But the number of fatalities involving motorcycles in our country is still alarmingly high, and statistics still show that drivers of other vehicles are largely at fault.
Protecting Riders on New Mexico Roadways
There are a number of things which riders can do to try to stay safe on our roads. This includes wearing a helmet (although not required for riders and passengers over the age of 18), staying alert and being wary of reckless or careless drivers.
Unfortunately, not all accidents are preventable. At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our attorneys have protected the health and safety of countless motorcyclists in the southern United States.
Our highly experienced team of personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to prove your case and to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident due to another party’s negligence, we invite you to contact us at the Ruhmann Law Firm today for a free consultation at (575) 525-8542.
Directions to our New Mexico Personal Injury Attorneys from Lincoln County
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Lincoln County, NM
Total Est. Time: 4 h 15 mins
Total Est. Distance: 176 mi
- Head west
- Turn right
- Turn left onto Co Rd B001
- Merge onto NM-246 W
- Turn right onto US-380 W/Smokey Bear Blvd
- Turn left onto US-54 W/Central Ave
- Slight right onto US-54 W/US-70 W/St Francis Dr
- Turn right onto Charlie Lee Memorial Relief Route
- Take the US-70 W ramp to Las Cruces
- Continue onto US-70 W/S White Sands Blvd
- Keep left to stay on US-70 W
- Turn right onto W Picacho Ave
- Turn left onto N Armijo St
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
837 North Armijo Street
Las Cruces, NM 88005