Cedar Crest, NM - One Killed, Another Hurt in Rollover on Sandia Crest Rd
Cedar Crest, NM (February 3, 2022) - A deadly rollover crash was reported in the Cedar Crest area on Wednesday, February 2. The accident was reported on Sandia Crest Road at around 2:50 p.m.
The roadway was icy at the time of the incident. A vehicle with two occupants lost control and fell 100 feet down the side of a mountain. One person reportedly suffered fatal injuries, and another victim sustained critical injuries and was hospitalized for treatment. The identities of the involved parties have not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Rollover Crashes in New Mexico
The occupants of a car that flips over are likely to sustain serious injuries. In the United States, rollover accidents kill a disproportionate number of people. In 2010, nearly 69% of rollover deaths involved unrestrained occupants. In that year, approximately 7,600 people were killed in rollover accidents. Rollovers were involved in nearly 35% of fatal collisions in 2010, despite accounting for less than 2% of all traffic accidents.
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, with the goal of compensating the surviving family members. Getting that compensation, on the other hand, is frequently easier said than done. The victim's death does not absolve the perpetrator of responsibility. Insurance companies for those who are at fault frequently try to shift blame after a fatal accident. Rather than compensating the family members of the deceased after a fatal car accident, the defendant should compensate the family members to assist with accident-related expenses. Only a personal injury lawyer in Cedar Crest with years of experience assisting victims with wrongful death claims can help you.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Cedar Crest
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, fortunately. Will Ferguson & Associates recognizes that money cannot compensate for the loss of a loved one. Our Cedar Crest car accident lawyers recognize 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 (505) 243-5566 today to speak with a Cedar Crest wrongful death attorney 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.