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Have you Sustained a Head Injury as a Result of a Auto Accident?

Many people involved in a traffic accident sustain some type of head injury. In many situations, head injuries can be invisible and are not apparent without diagnostic testing, so it is critical for any car accident victim who might have a head injury to seek a full medical evaluation right away.

How do Vehicle Ejections Happen?

Passenger vehicles come with many safety features, including seat belts, airbags, roll bars, crumple zones, and more. Unfortunately, none of these safety features can protect you from injuries if you are ejected from a vehicle in a crash.

You have the Right to See Your Own Doctor When Injured Whether at Work, in a Automobile Collision or in a Personal Injury Claim.

It can be difficult to know what to do after an injury. Those responsible do not want to take responsibility, so they downplay the injuries or ignore them. This is a mistake, as you should always get medical attention and a formal diagnosis of your injuries as soon as possible after a accident. Doing so can help preserve your rights and seeking medical help.

Accidents Due to Distracted Drivers

Distracted drivers often fail to notice when traffic is slowing down or stopping, resulting in collisions on a regular basis. Drivers who are not paying attention also commonly miss people who are walking, jogging, or cycling, and can cause deadly, often tragic injuries.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Car accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence throughout New Mexico. Even a minor crash or collision can end up causing you serious personal injuries. In the aftermath of an accident, it is important to be aware of what you need to do to protect your rights to compensation.

N.M. 314 and Courthouse Road to be redeveloped to reduce crashes

New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) officials held a hearing for the public recently to hear their thoughts on the redevelopment of the intersection of Courthouse Road and N.M. 314. One of the reasons that they'd scheduled the hearing is to get input from Los Lunas residents about different designs that they'd come up with.

What the most common car crash types are and how to avoid them

When it comes to traffic accidents, there are three primary types — side, rear-end and head-on collisions. While drivers can minimize their risk of becoming involved in any of the aforementioned types of accidents by learning and practicing defensive driving techniques, unfortunately they can't control the other drivers on the road.

Who do I sue for injuries or a death caused by a police chase?

You've heard the cases on the news. Police attempt to pull over a motorist for what's supposed to be a minor traffic infraction. Instead of stopping, the motorist takes off at a fast rate of speed through a residential neighborhood or busy city streets.

How can you avoid becoming involved in a car crash?

As we're prepared to get our driver's permits and then licenses as teens, we all likely spent significant time reading over driving laws and tips and then taking driver's education for practical experience. Our defensive driving skills decline over the years, though, leaving us vulnerable to becoming involved in car crashes.

You should be concerned when your health declines after a crash

When you're involved in a car accident and police are summoned to the scene, they tend to ask all parties involved if they are injured and need an ambulance. In more catastrophic collisions, it may be clear that an unconscious or severely battered motorist needs assistance, but other injuries may seem relatively minor at the forefront.

Reckless driving habits should be abandoned to avoid a crash

Each year, an average of at least 35,000 Americans lose their lives on America's roadways according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Whether it be because of drunk, distracted, reckless or fatigued driving or lack of seat belt use, driver error is often what crash scene investigators determine caused a crash.

Can I be reimbursed for losing my job after an accident?

Although it may not be one of the most ethical things for an employer to fire you if you are injured in a car crash, it happens. It's especially common in instances where you suffer such significant injuries that you're going to need to be out of work for longer than the sick time that you've accrued or for which you are covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Can I be compensated for emotional distress caused by a wreck?

Sometimes, injuries that you suffer in a car crash aren't just physical, but are mentally or emotionally debilitating as well. The concept of pain and suffering applies to both physical injuries as well as their non-tangible ones that you may suffer in a crash.