Were You Injured in an Intersection Auto Accident in Albuquerque, NM? Call Our Lawyers Today
Intersections are very dangerous places. This is why New Mexico law requires all vehicles approaching an intersection to exercise care and yield to the right-of-way of other vehicles which have already entered the intersection from a different highway. Although most drivers do so, unfortunately far too many drivers are careless, reckless, and downright negligent in driving through intersections. An intersection auto accident in Albuquerque, NM can result in serious personal injuries and the wrongful death of an innocent person. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in any type of auto accident in New Mexico, please call our experienced auto accident lawyers for help.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our compassionate and experienced team of lawyers can help you and your family recover the compensation that you need and deserve after an intersection auto accident in Albuquerque, NM. We know how to handle aggressive insurance carriers and overreaching defense lawyers who will try to minimize their client’s liability and your injuries, while maximizing the blame on you. This just isn’t fair. To learn how we can fight back to protect your rights to compensation, call us today to schedule a FREE consultation.
Why Intersections Are So Dangerous
Intersections are one of the most dangerous – if not the most dangerous – part of a roadway. This is because vehicles travel across the right-of-way and lane of travel of other vehicles, hence the name “intersection.” As a result, vehicles are crossing over exactly where other vehicles may be traveling. This can result in head on collisions or t-bone crashes.
In addition to this, intersections are also common places where pedestrians and cyclists cross the road. This means it can be dangerous for them to cross too. Some drivers do not pay enough attention to the roadway and can cause serious accidents when they are not watching for other vehicle and for pedestrians, cyclists, and other people on or near the roadway. Since intersections combine the riskiest parts of driving with bringing other people to the roadway to cross, it creates a serious danger.
Common Causes of an Intersection Auto Accident in Albuquerque, NM
There are many common causes of an intersection auto accident that may be due to the reckless or negligent conduct of another person, business, or government entity. Some of the most common causes include the following:
- Failing to yield
- Improper left turns
- Jumping the curb
- Improper signage (government liability/municipal liability)
- Following too closely
- Truck driver errors causing serious injuries
- Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Drugged driving
- Driver inexperience
- Mechanical defects or malfunctions (could be a business’ liability issue too), and
- Many other common causes of intersection auto accidents in Albuquerque, NM
Were You Injured in an Intersection Auto Accident? Call Our Auto Accident Lawyers in Albuquerque, NM for Help
If you or a loved one were seriously injured or if a loved one was wrongfully killed in an intersection auto accident, please call our experienced auto accident lawyers in Albuquerque, NM for a FREE consultation to learn more about how we can help you and your family after a crash. Our compassionate team of skilled lawyers and professional staff can help you maximize the amount of compensation that you may be entitled to under the law. To learn more, please call (505) 384-7865 to schedule a FREE consultation with our lawyers.
We handle cases in Inland Empire County and San Bernardino County, California, as well as throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Our second trucking accident office in California serves those in Inland Empire County and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed through California. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 384-7865 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.