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Capitan, NM - Rosalva Valenciana Dies in Motorcycle Crash on NM-37

September 25, 2021
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Capitan, NM (September 25, 2021) - A motorcycle accident south of Capitan on Saturday, September 18, left one person dead and another injured. 

Local reports indicated that the accident took place on NM-37 near mile marker 1. Initial sources revealed that a 2009 Harley Davidson was traveling eastbound on the highway. The operator lost control when trying to avoid hitting another motorcycle in the same lane. 

This caused both the rider and their passenger to be ejected from the bike. The passenger, 52-year-old Rosalva Valenciana of El Paso, Texas, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator was treated at the scene for sustained injuries. No further updates have been provided at this time. 

An ongoing crash investigation is in progress. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Rosalva Valenciana at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly New Mexico Motorcycle Accidents

Capitan, NM - Rosalva Valenciana Dies in Motorcycle Crash on NM-37Around 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or serious injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motorcycle riders face a 27-to-1 fatality risk premium over passenger car passengers, according to the data. The safety of motorcycle passengers and drivers is very important. Motorcycling-related traffic deaths are disproportionately high across the country due to these and other variables.

Wrongful death lawsuits are meant to make amends for the loss of a loved one as a result of the negligence of another party. However, securing such remuneration is not always as straightforward as it sounds. Even if the victim died as a result of the accident, the responsible party should still be held accountable. It is not uncommon for the insurance companies of individuals responsible for a fatal accident to attempt to place responsibility elsewhere. After a fatal car accident, the defendant should instead compensate the deceased's family members to aid with accident-related expenses. Only a Capitan car crash attorney with extensive experience in representing the families of victims in wrongful death lawsuits would be able to achieve this.

Albuquerque Motorcycle Crash Lawyers

After the loss of a loved one, filing a lawsuit may be the last thing from your mind. However, you do not have to do so on your own. We at Will Ferguson & Associates know that no amount of money will ever be able to make up for the loss of a beloved family member. A fatal vehicle accident can have substantial financial ramifications, as our Albuquerque motorcycle crash lawyers know firsthand. After you've lost a loved one, our legal team will battle to get you the money you deserve. We will fight to the death to ensure that the person or entity responsible for the incident is brought to justice.

To speak with a New Mexico wrongful death lawyer, call (505) 243-5566 today.

Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

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.

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