Passenger Dies in a Fatal Car Crash
During the last week, officers from the New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of a single car crush. The driver was traveling to southbound when the vehicle exited the main road and hit a light pole.
According to the report, the driver wasn’t wearing a seat-belt and was ejected from the vehicle. The other two passengers sustained injuries and were rushed to a nearby medical center. Further details about the crush are yet to be released although alcohol has been ruled out.
Injuries from the Car Accident
Car accidents may cause serious injuries, including those to their neck and spine, and in some cases may result in death. Significant injuries like paralysis, broken bones, brain damage, head injury and permanent scarring also constitute car accident injuries eligible for a lawsuit.
Victims of fatal car crashes that have been caused by another’s negligence are entitled to compensation for injuries suffered. Negligence by the driver may include cell phone usage, reckless driving, failure to use signals, speeding and underage driving.
Pursuing a Car Accident Case
The first thing one should do following a car accident is to seek medical attention. After receiving medical care, the victim can pursue the case. Talking to insurance companies without legal advice can affect a case, as insurance representatives could use the information you provide against you and other victims.
An exception would be to provide the name of the car accident attorney handling your case.
Contacting an attorney after an accident is highly recommended. At the Ruhmann Law firm we have a team of compassionate personal injury lawyers who are always available to their clients.
Discussing your injury from a car accident with a Ruhmann lawyer will ensure that you meet any set deadlines to progress the case – which could take up to six years.
All car accidents in New Mexico are governed by the general personal injury statute of limitations. Under the statute, any lawsuit has to be filed within three years. It is highly recommended to take a legal action earlier to allow for thorough investigation.
Compensation for car accidents can cover medical bills, general damages, emotional distress, pain and suffering and loss of earnings.
Our attorneys at the Ruhmann Law Firm have many years experience in obtaining compensation for car accident victims, and we are always available to provide a genuine opinion on the merits of your car accident case. Furthermore, we are always available to assist you.
We invite you to contact us by calling us on (575) 525-8542 today for a free, no obligation consultation.
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