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Roadrunner Law Firm has the best lawyers to handle pedestrian accidents in New Mexico. We are a local Albuquerque law firm very familiar with the traffic issues of our city. Our sole area of focus is motor vehicle fatalities and accidents, pedestrian accidents being among those. Because pedestrian accidents can be some of the most serious and fatal types of motor vehicle accidents, a good lawyer is necessary when making your case to the insurance company.
The Statistics Show a Serious Issue
The first eight months of 2019 have New Mexico on pace for 90 pedestrian fatalities this year, according to preliminary data provided by the Traffic Research Unit at UNM. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are a serious matter in the United States as a whole. There were almost 129,000 pedestrians treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal crashes and 5,900 pedestrian fatalities in 2016 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There are local organizations that try to work with the City of Albuquerque and New Mexico Department of Transportation to improve our community’s walking pathways. If you are interested in learning more about these organizations and groups, visit Vision Zero Albuquerque, Better Burque or Complete Streets Albuquerque.
Drivers Are at Fault When They Break Traffic Rules
There are a number of different ways a vehicle can be at fault for causing harm to a pedestrian. Some of the few ways include:
- Running a red light
- Driving carelessly
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding or running through a crosswalk
- Failing to take sufficient care at school areas or bus stops
If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident in New Mexico, it is important to obtain and access the evidence to prove liability, or fault. Our experienced team of lawyers can access your particular case and gather the necessary evidence. Things such as witness statements, video, and roadway conditions are crucial items of evidence to obtain and preserve quickly.
Yes, the Driver’s Car Insurance (Or Your Own Car Insurance) Will Cover Your Damages
The driver who hit you should have vehicle insurance to cover your injuries and other damages. If they do not, your own auto uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance will cover you EVEN IF you are a pedestrian at the time. But be careful, we caution our clients not to have initial conversations with any insurance company until they’ve sought the advice of competent counsel.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney like Roadrunner Law Firm right away!