Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Fatally Hit at Menaul Blvd & Cagua Dr
Albuquerque, NM (December 29, 2021) - A deadly hit-and-run accident was reported in Albuquerque on Tuesday night, December 28. The fatal crash was reported at the intersection of Menaul Boulevard and Cagua Drive at around 10 p.m.
A pedestrian was traveling at the crossroads when they were hit by an oncoming vehicle. The at-fault driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the injured party. Emergency responders arrived to assist the wounded pedestrian. The crash victim sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in New Mexico
Pedestrians are more vulnerable to road hazards, making them more likely to suffer serious injuries in car accidents. In New Mexico, pedestrians and motorists frequently cross paths on the road. Since 2016, the state has had the country's highest rate of pedestrian deaths. Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in the United States, with pedestrians 1.5 times more likely than passengers in passenger cars to die in a car accident.
When a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed to compensate the surviving family members. On the other hand, getting that compensation is frequently easier said than done. The fact that the victim died does not absolve the wrongdoer of responsibility. When a fatal accident occurs, insurance companies for those who are at fault frequently try to shift blame. Instead of compensating the deceased's family members after a fatal car accident, the defendant should compensate the deceased's family members to help with accident-related expenses. Only an Albuquerque personal injury attorney with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims can assist you.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in New Mexico
Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one is probably the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, you don't have to pursue a claim on your own. Will Ferguson & Associates understands that no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one. Our car accident attorneys in Albuquerque understand that a fatal accident can result in significant financial losses. Following the death of a loved one, our legal team will fight tooth and nail to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to, and we will never stop fighting to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
To speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Albuquerque about your case, call (505) 243-5566 today.
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Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.