Throughout New Mexico there has been a recent rash of pedestrians being struck by cars, and this includes in the city of Albuquerque. The CDC reports that pedestrian deaths occur most frequently in the more urban areas around the city, during low visibility at night and at non-intersections.
For this reason Lerner and Rowe pedestrian accident attorneys make ourselves available 24/7 around the clock, seven days a week so that injury victims who need our legal representation can reach us at a moment’s notice.
If you or a family member has suffered injuries by being struck by a car, you are in immediate need of a specialized Albuquerque pedestrian accident attorney to advise you of your legal rights and recover your medical expenses and the compensation you are legally entitled to.
Why Cars in Albuquerque Hit Pedestrians
Most pedestrians who are hit by cars had no way to get out of the way and avoid being hit. Pedestrians are more likely to sustain life-threatening injuries that people in other types of car accidents.
Many of the Albuquerque pedestrian accidents are caused by:
- Distracted drivers not paying attention
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Reckless and/or speeding drivers
Non-Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 70,000 non-fatal pedestrian accidents occurred in the U.S. in 2010. Non-fatal pedestrian accidents can result in fairly minor injuries like bruises and scrapes or in major life-altering injuries.
Life-altering injuries resulting from a non-fatal pedestrian accident might affect your life for a very long time, as well as the lives of your loved ones, physically, emotionally and financially.
The kind of life-altering injuries often sustained when a car strikes someone include:
- Broken and/or fractured bones
- Head injuries
- Long-term mental or emotional trauma
- Temporary or long term disability
Pedestrian accident injuries involving a major personal injury should be taken very seriously. As soon as the accident happens, you must call for the medical attention you need for your injuries. Once you’ve been stabilized you would be well advised to call an experienced Albuquerque pedestrian accident attorney.
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