The city of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico is home to 6,411 individuals and sees several thousand more tourists each and every year. Being home to numerous natural hot springs, tourists from around the United States and beyond travel to this 12.8 square mile city to soak in these hot springs and to enjoy the year-round mild climate.
The town is easily accessible by the Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport, I-25 Business, Interstate 25, as well as numerous New Mexico state roads.
The city’s name has garnered it a lot of attention over the years and has made several global lists of towns and cities with unusual names. Previously known simply as “Hot Springs”, the city changed its name to Truth or Consequences after radio show host Ralph Edwards (the radio quiz show host of Truth or Consequences) announced that the first city to be named after his show would have his program aired from it. Edwards continued to visit the city the first weekend of May for over 50 years, and the town still holds a Fiesta annually to celebrate this during that week.
Tourists Mean an Increase in Road Traffic Crashes
Tourists destinations mean a heightened risk for car, motorbike and trucking accidents to occur. There are a number of reasons why this is:
- Tourists are not familiar with the roads or the road conditions
- The cars which the tourists are driving may be poorly maintained
- Travelers may be subject to travel fatigue
- Tourists may be influenced by alcohol
According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute, there were 274 fatal vehicle accidents in New Mexico in 2013 resulting in 310 deaths. While these fatalities numbers may seem low, when compared to the population of other states and the number of fatal vehicular accidents they had suffered, these numbers are actually quite high.
Your Insurance Agent is Not Your Friend
Apart from calling the police or an ambulance to attend the scene of an accident, the next phone call an injured party often places is to their insurance company.
Vehicle owners must remember that the insurance industry is a “for profit” industry. This means that where ever they can scrimp and save they will, and where they save the most is offering injured parties low ball compensation for their vehicle damage and injuries.
This is where our experienced team of personal injury attorneys at the Ruhmann Law Firm will step in.
Not only have we helped those who have been injured in the United States receive fair compensation for their injuries, but we are experts in handling international accidents and injuries. Whether you are an American injured in a vehicular accident in Mexico or Mexican citizen who has been injured in the United States, our attorneys are here to help.
We invite you to call us today to discuss your situation at (915) 845-4529.
Directions to our New Mexico Personal Injury Attorneys from Truth or Consequences
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Truth or Consequences, NM
Total Est. Time: 1 h 10 mins
Total Est. Distance: 75.1 mi
- Head east on N Broadway St toward S Pershing St
- Turn left toward Main Ave
- Merge onto Main Ave
- Continue onto N Broadway St
- Merge onto I-25 S
- Take exit 6 for US-70 toward Las Cruces/Alamogordo
- Turn right onto US-70 W/N Main St
- 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