Albuquerque, NM - Update: Kevin Vigil Fatally Struck on I-25
Albuquerque, NM (November 6, 2021) - Local authorities have revealed the identity of the man who was killed in a pedestrian accident in Albuquerque on Wednesday night, November 3. The deadly crash reportedly took place on Interstate 25 near Tramway Boulevard at around 10:13 p.m.
Reports from the Albuquerque Police Department later identified the deceased party as 34-year-old Kevin Dwight Vigil of Albuquerque. Vigil was reportedly traveling southbound on the roadway when he was hit by a black sedan. The driver failed to stop and fled the scene.
He was pronounced dead by attending medical personnel. Local authorities are currently seeking information regarding the identity of the at-fault driver.
An ongoing accident investigation is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Kevin Dwight Vigil at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico
Many New Mexicans prefer to travel by foot. It may be to enjoy a beautiful day or to reduce their carbon footprint. Pedestrians, on the other hand, are more likely to sustain serious injuries in the event of a car accident. Walkers are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car accident, according to national statistics. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in car accidents in the United States.
Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate surviving family members when a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence. Unfortunately, obtaining that compensation can be easier said than done. Those responsible for a deadly accident deserve to be held accountable. Insurance companies will frequently try to shift blame for a fatal accident. The at-fault party should pay compensation to the family members of the deceased to assist with accident-related expenses. Only an Albuquerque personal attorney with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims can help you recover due compensation.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Albuquerque
After the death of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. You don't have to pursue a claim on your own. Will Ferguson & Associates recognizes that no amount of money can bring a loved one back. Our Albuquerque car accident lawyers understand that a fatal accident can result in significant financial losses. Our legal team will fight tooth and nail to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to following the death of a loved one, and we will never stop fighting to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
Call us today at (505) 243-5566 to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Albuquerque about your case.
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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.