Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Rear End Collision


April 18, 2016

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Albuquerque Rear End Accident Attorney

One of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents is a rear end collision.  These crashes can be caused by a variety of factors, such as districted driving, following too closely, or speeding.  Due to the nature of the collision, rear end accidents can cause serious injuries, particularly to the neck and back.  Even at low speeds, rear end collisions can be dangerous and cause debilitating injuries.

Of course, the bigger and heavier the vehicle the more catastrophic the injuries.  This is why Albuquerque rear end accidents caused by large trucks, tractor trailers, commercial trucks, buses, or other large vehicles can cause significant injuries.  The shear momentum of these types of vehicles causes such destructive force that personal injuries are almost always the result of a truck rear end collision.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a rear end accident, contact the Mark Caruso to speak with an experienced Albuquerque rear end accident attorney for a FREE consultation by calling (505) 847 3206.  We understand what it takes to protect your rights and ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Proving Liability in Rear End Accidents

Generally under New Mexico law, the vehicle that crashes into the rear end of another vehicle is negligent and liable for the accident and any injuries related to such accident.  This negligence is both through common law, which is judge made law, and through a violation of a statute, known as negligence per se.

The applicable statute is NM Stat Section 66-7-318, which governs following too closely, and provides under subdivision (A) that “[t]he driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.”  When a vehicle crashes into the back of another vehicle, generally it is considered to have followed too closely than is reasonable and prudent thus creating liability.

Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Rear End Accidents

The victim of a rear end collision, even at low speeds, can suffer significant and debilitating injuries.  This is because the force of the impact and momentum is coming from behind, and can create whiplash injuries stressing the spine.  Some common types of injuries caused by rear end include the following:

  • Whiplash injuries;
  • Herniated discs;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Facial disfigurement;
  • Lacerations;
  • Spinal Cord Injuries;
  • Broken bones;
  • Nerve impingement;
  • Ruptured discs;
  • Paralysis;
  • Death; and
  • Other related injuries.

Contact an Experienced Albuquerque Rear End Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Albuquerque rear end accident, call the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 355-2969  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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