Carnuel, NM - Fatal Car Accident on I-40 near NM-233

Carnuel, NM (August 16, 2023) - There was a deadly car accident reported outside of Carnuel on Tuesday night, August 15. 

The incident took place late that night at around 8 p.m. on Interstate 40 near NM-233. One person was reportedly killed in the collision. Emergency responders were dispatched to render aid to the involved parties, and the area was temporarily closed for several hours. 

At this time, the circumstances leading to the incident have not been determined. It is unknown if anyone else was involved in the crash or suffered injuries.

No further updates on the accident have been provided at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is in progress. More information will be provided as it progresses. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Car Crashes in New Mexico

Carnuel, NM - Fatal Car Accident on I-40 near NM-233A serious car accident can completely change your life in a matter of seconds. That is all it takes for you or a family member to be seriously injured in a collision. Sadly, auto accidents are incredibly common in New Mexico. A car crash was reported every 11 minutes on average in the state in 2018. That year, there were 46,738 collisions reported that year which contributed to 19,790 injuries and 392 fatalities. You need to be ready to protect your rights if you or a loved one was seriously hurt as the result of a reckless motorist. 

When the wrongful act or negligent behavior of another person results in the death of another person, it is known as wrongful death. Families of the deceased may be able to have a representative of the decedent pursue a wrongful death claim. These claims are a civil action that is filed against the at-fault party in order to provide a monetary benefit to the surviving family members. There are many New Mexico state laws that could impact your case, and you need to work with someone who has years of experience handling these types of claims. 

It can be hard to fully comprehend the legal system on your own. Your attorney will be able to help you navigate the claims process and collect relevant evidence to back up your claim. There is a strong chance that the defendant will also hire a legal team, and this type of case can quickly become complicated. You need to have someone fighting for your rights to make sure that you are able to get the full amount of compensation you are owed after a fatal car accident. 

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, and you need to know that you are not alone. The Carnuel wrongful death lawyers at Will Ferguson & Associates know how to pursue wrongful death claims and ensure the success of our clients. Our goal is to make sure those who unfairly lost a family member are able to make at least a financial recovery. If you have any questions about your eligibility to pursue a case, give our offices a call today at (505) 243-5566. 


Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.
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.

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