Killed During the Holidays: When New Mexico Car Accidents Cause Traffic Fatalities


December 29, 2016

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Holiday New Mexico Car Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries and Fatalities

The holidays are meant to be joyous and full of love and family reunions.  For a large part, that is absolutely true.  However, the holidays bring increased traffic on the roadways.  As discussed last week, this increased traffic can bring out less experienced, less competent, and more distracted drivers.  And as noted earlier this week, the holidays can also bring out intoxicated drivers.  All of these factors can result in horrific New Mexico car accidents.

Unfortunately, many of these car accidents will result in fatalities.  This places intense emotional, physical, and financial burdens on the entire family of the deceased.  Here are the Mark Caruso, our experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys have handled many unfortunate wrongful death cases wherein a loved one was lost due to the negligence of another.  This can be no harder than during the holiday season.  We know how to work with experts and investigators to ensure your family can get the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to for your lost loved one.  We will work to lift the emotional, physical, and financials burdens from your family so you can focus on recovery, while we work on protecting your loved one’s rights.  Call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 407-0458.

Dangers of Holiday New Mexico Wrongful Death Car Accidents

Most people traveling for the holidays will drive significant distances.  This means that most of the travelers will use highways and interstates to travel to and from their homes to their family and holiday traveling locations.  These types of roads are more dangerous than local roads for several reasons, particularly the speed at which vehicles can travel and due to the massive tractor trailers which can result in catastrophic trucking accidents.

Given these two factors, coupled with the other unique factors of holiday traveling such as drunk driving, inexperienced driving, and weather-related dangers, holiday travel can result in New Mexico wrongful deaths.

What is a New Mexico Wrongful Death Case?

When a holiday New Mexico car accident causes the death of a victim, the victim is unable to commence an action against the negligent party.  Like most states, New Mexico law also has created laws which allow the surviving spouse and other dependents or family members to commence an action for the wrongful death of their loved one.  This is meant to hold the person or persons who caused the victim’s death responsible financially to help compensate the victim’s family for their loss.  This can be in the form of pain and suffering, or in lost wages, support, and related benefits the victim contributed to the family.

Holiday New Mexico Car Accidents Can Kill, and You Can Obtain Compensation for Your Loved One’s Loss!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 407-0458 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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