Santa Rosa, NM - One Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-40
Santa Rosa, NM (February 4, 2022) - There was a fatality reported following a pileup crash in the Santa Rosa area on Wednesday, February 2, on Interstate 40 EB.
Both lanes of the highway were reportedly closed due to the accident. Emergency responders were present to provide aid to the involved parties. At least one person at the scene sustained fatal injuries in the crash.
The identities of the involved parties have not been revealed at this time. No additional information has been provided.
An ongoing crash investigation is being handled by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Car Crashes in New Mexico
In New Mexico, one out of every 130 vehicle accidents results in death, according to state statistics. A variety of factors can contribute to serious car accidents in New Mexico. Driver distraction and speeding are two of the most common examples. A car accident occurs every 26 minutes on average, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Every year, over 40,000 car accidents occur in New Mexico, injuring approximately 25,000 people.
When a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed with the goal of compensating 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 perpetrator of blame. After a fatal accident, insurance companies for those who are at fault frequently try to shift blame. Instead of compensating the deceased's family members following a fatal car accident, the defendant should compensate the family members to help with accident-related expenses. Only a Santa Rosa personal injury lawyer with years of experience assisting wrongful death victims can assist you.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Santa Rosa
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 make up for the loss of a loved one. Our car accident attorneys in Santa Rosa 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 Rosa wrongful death lawyer about your case, call (505) 243-5566 today.
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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.