Can I Recover Compensation for a Single-Car Accident in New Mexico?
There are many different types of vehicle collisions that occur in New Mexico. There are also many different causes of auto collisions. When you’ve been hurt in an accident, New Mexico law permits you to file a claim to recover compensation from a negligent person who caused the accident.
In two-car collisions, it’s a little easier to see that someone was responsible for that crash. Typically, another driver would be to blame. However, not every collision involves two or more vehicles. So, who is responsible for a single-car accident? You are probably wondering, “Can I recover compensation for a single-car accident in New Mexico?”
Understanding What Caused Your Single-Car Accident
It is possible to recover compensation for an auto wreck in which no other drivers were involved. However, it depends entirely on the situation, meaning the cause of the collision. For example, if you crash into a tree because you were driving while intoxicated, you won’t be able to blame anyone but yourself.
However, what if you crashed into a tree for another reason? What if there was a pothole in the middle of the road that caused you to lose control of your vehicle and crash? The government could be responsible for your accident then.
What if your brakes, which you just had replaced, failed you, and you crashed because of that reason? A mechanic or vehicle repair shop could be liable for your damages.
Get in Touch with a Single-Car Crash Lawyer
As you can see, different factors can cause a single-car accident. So long as you weren’t the one who caused the accident, you have the potential to recover compensation for a single-car accident in New Mexico. Call a vehicle crash lawyer at Will Ferguson & Associates at 505-633-0750 to discuss your claim. You can also reach us through the free case consultation form on this page.