Driving on roadways in New Mexico can be hazardous regardless of how much experience you have. On an almost daily basis, you’ll encounter distracted drivers, poor road conditions or low light conditions that can significantly reduce your visibility. These hazards and others contribute to a variety of different types of car crashes.
Wrecks involving a single vehicle
A motor vehicle accident can occur without the presence of a second or third car. For instance, you might hit a tree after swerving to avoid a person crossing the road or hit a median after spinning out on a patch of ice. These types of crashes may be more likely when drivers are impaired, distracted by their phones or are relatively inexperienced. Statistically, drivers under the age of 25 are most likely to get into a crash compared to other age groups.
Although not as common as rear collisions, frontal car accidents can have serious consequences for drivers and passengers alike. They are often caused by driver who are going the wrong way on the way or are turned around after avoiding an object in their own lane. A driver may also drift out of their lane while using a cellphone or otherwise taking their eyes off of the road. It’s worth noting that your car can travel up to 100 yards in just five seconds, which is the amount of time it takes to glance at something and then back at the road.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle wreck, you have the right to take legal action against whoever caused it. You may receive money to pay medical bills, replace your vehicle or cover other costs related to another party’s irresponsible behavior.