This piece was originally published 2/15/2020, and has been revised and updated on 10/6/2022.
According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, 72% of children killed in motor vehicle crashes were occupants of a vehicle. (Pedestrians and bicyclists made up 17% and 3%, respectively.) While even one death is too many, it is worth noting that between 1975 and 2020, the total number of “occupant deaths” for children 13 and younger decreased by 61%. The main difference between the 1970’s and now? The introduction of seat belt laws, and moving children to the back seat and into car seats or booster seats.
Statistically speaking, New Mexico is one of the safer states to live in. But that doesn’t mean that no accidents or personal injuries occur here. Personal injuries happen all the time, and they may not look what you’d expect them to be. Here are seven of the most common personal injuries in New Mexico, and what you should do about them if they occur to you or a loved one.
3 Things Personal Injury Lawyers Know that Can Help You After an Accident
A lot is going on at once when you’re in an accident. It can be challenging to deal with all the moving parts in the situation, such as insurance, legal reports, and any injuries you or your loved ones have sustained.
A demand letter is the first step for a victim of a slip and fall accident to get fairly compensated for their injuries. The demand letter serves to notify the person that caused the injury (or their insurance company) how much it will take to satisfy the victim’s claim.
Moving Truck Accidents: What to Do if You Are in an Accident
Moving trucks can be up to 26 feet long, eight feet high, and weigh up to 26,000 pounds, making them difficult for the average driver to maneuver. If you happen to be in a nearby vehicle when a moving truck is turning or switching lanes, you could become the victim of a moving truck accident. Whether you sustain bodily injuries or have damage to your vehicle, The Samuel Kane law office can help you get the compensation you deserve.