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Santa Fe, NM - James Coriz Dies in Pedestrian Accident on I-25

February 2, 2022
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Santa Fe, NM (February 2, 2022) - A man from Santo Domingo Pueblo was killed following a pedestrian crash in Santa Fe on Monday morning, January 31. The deadly crash took place on Interstate 25 near mile marker 280 at around 2:42 a.m. 

A pedestrian was reportedly traveling along the highway when they were hit by a motor vehicle. The driver fled the scene, and the victim’s body was later found by authorities at around 6 a.m. The man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. 

The deceased party was later identified as 40-year-old James Coriz. Authorities are currently seeking information concerning the identity of the at-fault motorist and the vehicle involved in the crash. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of James Coriz at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM - James Coriz Dies in Pedestrian Accident on I-25Pedestrians are more vulnerable to road hazards, increasing their chances of serious injury in car accidents. Pedestrians and motorists frequently cross paths on the road in New Mexico. Since 2016, the state has had the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the country. Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in the United States, with pedestrians 1.5 times as likely to die in a car accident as passengers in passenger cars.

When a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed to compensate the surviving family members. On the other hand, getting that compensation is frequently easier said than done. The fact that the victim died does not absolve the wrongdoer of responsibility. When a fatal accident occurs, insurance companies for those who are at fault frequently try to shift blame. Instead of compensating the deceased's family members after a fatal car accident, the defendant should compensate the deceased's family members to help with accident-related expenses. Only a Santa Fe personal injury lawyer with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims can assist you.

Pedestrian Crash Lawyers in Santa Fe

Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one is probably the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, you don't have to pursue a claim on your own. Will Ferguson & Associates understands that no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one. Our car accident attorneys in Santa Fe understand that a fatal accident can result in significant financial losses. Following the death of a loved one, our legal team will fight tooth and nail to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to, and we will never stop fighting to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.

To speak with a Santa Fe wrongful death lawyer about your case, call (505) 243-5566 today.

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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