Clayton, NM - Four-Car Collision with Injuries on Ranton Hwy
Clayton, NM (December 4, 2022) - A serious car accident happened between four vehicles in Clayton on Friday morning, December 2. Emergency crews were dispatched to the crash scene shortly after the incident occurred in order to render aid and investigate.
Police stated that a couple present in one of the vehicles was transported to the hospital with injuries. Other injuries were also reported.
Authorities also reported that the incident occurred during the mid-morning while the wind was blowing at dangerous speeds. Paramedics treated injured victims at the scene while other responders worked to clear the wreckage from the roadway.
Local drivers were asked to use different travel routes for the time being. The crash is still under investigation by police in Clayton.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
New Mexico Car Accidents
Tens of thousands of car crashes happen in New Mexico every year. These wrecks sometimes result in injuries for those involved. Per year, there are over 20,000 auto accidents that injure tens of thousands of people. These wrecks end the lives of over 400 people per year. There are many reasons these accidents occur. Currently, the main cause of accidents in New Mexico is currently driver distraction. Driver distraction leads to hundreds of thousands of auto accidents per year in the United States. Usually, there are approximately 400,000 car wrecks reported annually in the US.
Speeding, driver distraction, intoxication, and fatigue lead to millions of auto collisions per year in the United States. When you or a loved one have been injured by the actions of a negligent driver, you deserve to be compensated for the injuries and damages you face.
Depending on the severity of the collision caused by a negligent driver, they may be required to pay steep fines and even spend time in jail. Those victimized by negligent drivers are often eligible to collect financial compensation that can help them pay for medical costs, repairs to their car, and more.
If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a car wreck caused by driver negligence, you should contact a car accident lawyer as soon as you can. An attorney can help you learn more abovut your legal right toward financial compensation in the event that you were injured by a negligent driver.
Even if you were partially at fault for an accident, you may still be eligible to collect financial compensation to help you recover. For example, if the court finds you to be 30% responsible for the accident, you can still collect about 70% of the compensation available for your injuries and losses.
The law office of Will Ferguson & Associates has decades of experience helping injured crash victims fully recover from their injuries and the difficult experience of being hurt in a car wreck. You can call our law office at (505) 243-5566 to learn more about your legal options from a skilled Clayton car accident lawyer.
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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.