According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, New Mexico now holds the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the United States. Per the report, our home state had double the national average per capita. In 2018, there were 83 pedestrian deaths in New Mexico, up from 75 deaths in 2017.
If you've suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one due to a vehicle-involved pedestrian accident, our experienced lawyer, Rob Baskerville, may be able to help. He has successfully resolved pedestrian accident cases throughout the state of New Mexico. Call or text us at (505) 247-2774 to get a free no-obligation case evaluation to see if we can help with your auto injury claim.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
In Albuquerque, we’re lucky to have 310+ days of sunshine each year. Given our often gracious weather, it can be appealing to take advantage of sunny days by walking to work or school or just around your neighborhood. It is a great way to get some exercise, a little vitamin D, and a reason not to use up gas in the tank.
Like drivers, pedestrians have a responsibility to follow laws and exercise reasonable care. Unfortunately, many accidents are caused by driver error each year.
Some of the common causes of pedestrian accidents by driver error include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Driver fails to stop appropriately at a stop sign or red light
- Driver fails to see pedestrian when backing out of a parking space
- Driver fails to follow traffic signals
Since pedestrians do not have the protection of a vehicle, the risk of catastrophic injuries increases dramatically.
Common Motor Vehicle-Involved Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Often, pedestrian injuries are severe and may include:
- Head trauma, which may include brain injury
- Broken bones
- Back injury
- Neck injury, including whiplash and other serious injuries
- Road rash
- Fatal injuries resulting in wrongful death
How Our Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one were recently injured due to a careless driver, an experienced personal injury attorney may be needed to fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Our founding attorney, Rob Baskerville, understands the many important deadlines and priorities that follow a pedestrian accident. He is experienced in handling the claims process, as well as working with insurance companies and your medical providers to obtain the fairest compensation for you.
Baskerville Law provides trustworthy, reliable legal representation in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and surrounding areas in New Mexico. Call or text us at (505) 247-2774 to discuss the details of your pedestrian injury case today.