Pedestrians vs. Motor Vehicles
Anyone who crosses a street, walks through a parking lot or goes for a morning jog is at risk for being involved in a pedestrian collision. Children and the elderly are particularly susceptible, but anyone can be injured by a careless or distracted driver. Unfortunately, due to pedestrians’ vulnerability, these types of accidents frequently have tragic results, often resulting in serious injuries or death.
In the U.S. during 2015, 5,376 people were killed in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes. That’s nearly 15 lives lost every day.
The New Mexico pedestrian accident attorneys at McGraw & Strickland, LLC, have substantial experience helping injured pedestrians and the families of wrongful death victims obtain compensation from negligent drivers and their insurance companies. To talk to a lawyer about your concerns regarding a pedestrian accident, please call 575-523-4321.
Causes Of Pedestrian Injuries
Driver negligence is the most common cause of pedestrian accidents. Examples of negligent driving that frequently result in pedestrian accidents in New Mexico include:
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Ignoring crosswalks
- Talking on the phone, texting or eating while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
While many of these examples are violations of New Mexico law, it is not necessary for a driver to break the law in order to be liable for injuries caused in an accident.
Sometimes, pedestrian injuries are the result of inadequate or poorly marked crosswalks, improperly timed lights and other problems with the roads themselves. We are skilled at analyzing the circumstances involved in pedestrian accidents as well as bicycle accidents, and we can help you determine from whom you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses.
Let Us Help You
The lawyers at McGraw & Strickland, LLC, hope you never need an attorney, but if you do, you need to hire a lawyer that will do everything possible to get you the compensation you deserve.
When you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you can be out of work for weeks, possibly even months. It is an unfortunate fact: Insurance companies make more money when they deny a claim. If you say the wrong thing at the wrong time, you may lose your right to make a claim. You also have a limited time to make a legal claim. You need an accident lawyer who knows the laws in New Mexico, a lawyer who will everything possible to help you recover as much money as possible under the law.
The personal injury attorneys at McGraw & Strickland, LLC, are experienced trial attorneys. We understand the profound effect such accidents can have on both the injured person and their family. We realize that many times people are unable to work, unable to pay their bills and have trouble dealing with insurance companies because of pedestrian accident injuries. We can answer your questions and work with insurance companies and their attorneys to obtain compensation for your injuries and missed work. For a free consultation, call us at 575-523-4321 or contact us online.