Albuquerque, NM - Major MVA on I-40 near NM State Road 333
Albuquerque, NM (December 24, 2022) - Police responded to a car crash on Friday morning, December 23 on an interstate in far east Albuquerque. Information provided by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office shows the accident happened on Interstate 40.
Responders were sent to the crash scene to render aid shortly after the accident occurred. The westbound lanes of the interstate were impacted near mile marker 70 and State Road 333 near Carnuel.
Officials with the BCSO arrived at the scene at around 10:40 a.m. At this time, few details are available concerning the collision. All westbound traffic was forced into one lane while the crash scene was active with responders.
At least one person was in need of emergency medical care on-site. Paramedics treated injured parties and transported them to local hospitals as necessary.
By approximately 11:43 a.m., the scene was cleared by emergency crews and the roadway was reopened. Authorities continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
Car Accidents in New Mexico
Close to 3 million individuals are hurt in car crashes in the United States each year. On average, about 6 million auto accidents take place in the United States yearly. Luckily, more than 70% of these collisions only result in property damage. However, approximately 27% result in injuries, and about 6% result in death.
Speeding is currently one of the leading causes of car accidents in New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment sees tens of thousands of car crashes on average per year. Thousands of people are hurt in these accidents and hundreds lose their lives.
When you or a loved one has been hurt in a car wreck, you may feel overwhelmed and stressed. You may be suffering from serious injuries while dealing with depression, anxiety, and possibly even PTSD. Additionally, you may worry about how you will cover the expenses related to your accident.
An experience like this is not easy. To make matters more complicated, your crash may have resulted from another driver’s negligent actions. Driver negligence is responsible for more than 90% of the auto accidents reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and distraction.gov report that 40% of car crashes in the United States that end in injury or fatalities are caused by intoxicated driving. Approximately 30% are the result of speeding, and 33% happen due to reckless driving.
When you sustain injuries due to the negligent actions of another driver, New Mexico law states that you deserve to be compensated for your damages. Compensation can cover some or all of the expenses associated with your crash and injuries.
A car accident lawyer in Albuquerque knows what needs to be done in order to help you financially recover when you’ve been injured by driver negligence. Once you’ve received the proper medical care, you should contact a lawyer who can inform you of your legal right toward compensation. An attorney can help you collect compensation if you’ve been hurt by a negligent driver.
The law office of Will Ferguson & Associates works hard to ensure that our clients are able to recover in every aspect after they’ve been hurt in a crash. We’ll help you get the medical care you need for your injuries, mental health treatment if you’re suffering emotionally, and financial compensation so you can pay for everything you need without having to break the bank.
Call our law firm at (505) 243-5566 to be connected with a skilled and dedicated personal injury attorney.
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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.