New Mexico Car Accidents on New Year’s Eve: Serious Personal Injuries in Negligent Accidents


December 31, 2016

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

New Year’s Eve is a Time for Celebration, but it can Result in Serious New Mexico Car Accidents Causing Catastrophic Personal Injuries and Even Death

As another year comes to a close, many people will visit family and friends or got out to ring in the New Year.  It is customary to have a glass of champagne to toast to the end of one year and the introduction of another.  But some people have more than just a toast of champagne and overdo it.  This puts drunk drivers on the road.  Since most people wait until after midnight to depart for home, sometimes the roads can be icy, slippery, or slick late at night.  This combination of drunk drivers and slick roads can be a recipe for serious New Mexico car accidents on New Year’s Eve.

Here at the Mark Caruso, our New Mexico car accident attorneys know how dangerous the holidays such as New Year’s Eve can be for motorists.  We have handled several cases involving New Year’s Eve crashes resulting in serious personal injuries, permanent disabilities, and wrongful death.  Call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 407-0458 to learn how we can help represent victims of devastating and debilitating New Mexico car accidents.  We have the resources necessary and the experience investigating car accidents to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to.

Causes of New Year’s Eve New Mexico Car Accidents

Statistically, New Year’s Eve is one of the most dangerous times of the year with a significant increase of motor vehicle accidents between 6PM on December 31 through 6AM on January 1.  There are several contributing factors which make New Year’s Eve one of the leading days for traffic accidents, this includes the following:

  • Drunk driving and alcohol impairment;
  • Drug use and driving while impaired;
  • Snow, ice, and slick roads;
  • Darkness of night making it harder for drivers to see;
  • Increased traffic at night;
  • Fatigued or tired driving;
  • Nighttime animals;
  • Drunk or impaired pedestrians on the roads or trying to cross;
  • Nighttime trucks causing trucking accidents; and
  • Other similar causes.

These are unique factors to causing car accidents on New Year’s Eve.  There are other factors which always apply, such as inexperienced driving, running red lights, speeding, and related causes which further increase the risk.

New Mexico Car Accidents Caused on New Year’s Eve Injured, Maiming, or Killing Families 

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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