Authorities in Albuquerque are actively investigating a pedestrian accident that occurred in early December.
The incident, which involved a pedestrian and an automobile, occurred in Northwest Albuquerque at night. The victim was walking alone in the dark along the road before allegedly being struck by the car, which was traveling westbound.
Though it is known that the incident was not fatal, authorities also did not reveal the extent of the victim’s injuries. The driver involved in the accident had also not yet been charged
While unfortunate, pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in communities across the country, especially built-up or urban environments, where pedestrians and automobiles may share the roadways.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico
Often pedestrian accidents involve automobiles that are being driven by negligent or distracted drivers. Texting and driving, for example, is an increasingly common cause of auto accidents involving pedestrians because it distracts the driver to the point that they fail to observe people on sidewalks or crosswalks.
It also leads to drivers missing traffic signs or signals, and this type of negligence can carry devastating consequences.
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents occur in communities across the country, all the time, with the most irresponsible being ‘hit and run’ where the driver of the at-fault vehicle fails to stop and render assistance.
Injuries can also result from a driver failing to yield right of way, or colliding with pedestrians on a sidewalk. The injuries inflicted from these accidents vary, with some victims suffering minor cuts and bruises, while others may lose their life, or live with life-altering disability.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident that resulted in some form of injury, it is important that you reach out to an attorney who specializes personal injury.
Qualified legal counsel can advise on your state’s personal injury laws, and recommend a course of action to pursue compensation or other damages.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane specialize in all forms of personal injury, including pedestrian accidents. Our team has helped clients successfully recover compensation from the driver, other parties, or insurance companies, depending on the situation.
We are very familiar with the laws governing these types of claims in New Mexico, and can help you build a case that delivers the settlement you deserve.