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Portales, NM - Wendy Marquez-Martinez Dies in Collision on NM-206

October 13, 2021
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Portales, NM (October 13, 2021) - On Tuesday, October 12, a car accident near Portales ended in a fatality. 

The accident took place late that evening on NM-206 at Roosevelt County Road 8. Local reports revealed that 20-year-old Wendy Marquez-Martinez was riding in a Ford Escape driven by a 23-year-old male driver. The vehicle rear-ended a trailer being towed by a 2019 Ford F-250. 

Marquez-Martinez was reportedly killed in the accident. The driver and a 17-year-old passenger in the Escape were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The two occupants of the pickup were not injured in the crash. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is being handled by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Wendy Marquez-Martinez at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Crashes in New Mexico

Portales, NM - Wendy Marquez-Martinez Dies in Collision on NM-206According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, New Mexico has one of the highest rates of fatal car accidents in the country. A car collision occurs every 12 minutes, according to data from New Mexico. Approximately 40,000 people are injured in car accidents across the state each year. Every time you get behind the wheel of a car, your risk of injury or death increases. Automobile accidents are the main cause of death and serious injury in the United States.

Accident victims may be able to hire a Portales personal injury lawyer to help them get full compensation for their losses.

Wrongful death lawsuits seek restitution for a loved one's death as a result of someone else's negligence. Getting compensation isn't always as simple as it appears. The culpable party should be held liable even if the victim perished as a result of the mishap. It's not unusual for people whose insurance companies are at fault in a deadly accident to try to blame someone else.

The defendant should compensate the families for the costs incurred as a result of the accident. This could only be done by a Portales car crash attorney who has considerable expertise representing the families of victims in wrongful death lawsuits.

Car Accident Attorneys in Portales

Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one may be the last thing on your mind. You are not, however, required to do so on your own. Will Ferguson & Associates recognizes that no amount of money can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one. As our Portales wrongful death lawyers have seen personally, a tragic vehicle accident can have enormous financial ramifications. Our legal team will fight to obtain you the money you deserve after you've lost a loved one. We will fight to the bitter end to hold those responsible for a serious accident accountable.

Call (505) 243-5566 right now to talk with a wrongful death attorney in New Mexico.

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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