Albuquerque Pedestrian Accident Attorney
In a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the pedestrian always loses. It is up to drivers to always pay attention to the road, obey traffic laws, and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians when necessary to protect their safety. Unfortunately, thousands of negligent and reckless drivers endanger the lives of pedestrians every day.
If you or a family member has suffered an injury in a pedestrian accident in Albuquerque, contact our accident lawyers at the Fine Law Firm to discuss your case against a negligent driver and/or another party in New Mexico. We want to help you achieve fair results for your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Call today.
Why Choose Us?
The Fine Law Firm understands the complexities of pedestrian accident law in New Mexico. We have been in practice in the state since 1975. We bring more than 100 years of combined experience to the cases we cover.
- We have a 99% success rate representing victims of personal injury.
- We maintain close, personal contact with all our clients.
- We keep a consistent fee of 33% or lower if necessary to ensure we don’t make more than our clients.
- We only collect attorney’s fees if we are able to secure a settlement for our client.
- We have plenty of experience in personal injury trials against major corporations.
Why Do You Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
As an injured pedestrian, you could have serious or even permanent personal injuries. Broken bones, neck or back injuries, internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries are all common in pedestrian accidents. They are also severe injuries that deserve full financial compensation. Hiring an Albuquerque pedestrian accident attorney to represent your case maximizes your odds of obtaining fair financial recovery from the at-fault driver or other party. It also lets you focus on healing while your lawyer navigates case legalities.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
New Mexico has the highest pedestrian death rate in the country. The state’s pedestrian fatality rate in 2016 was 3.45 deaths per 100,000 population. The second-highest was Florida, with a rate of 3.22. The majority (84%) of fatal pedestrian accidents in New Mexico occurred after dark. In 2016, 35 pedestrians in New Mexico lost their lives in traffic accidents. Hundreds of others suffered injuries in collisions with vehicles. Throughout the country, almost 129,000 pedestrians visited emergency rooms from auto accident injuries in 2015.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Human error causes pedestrian accidents. Driver inattention, negligence behind the wheel (e.g. driver distraction or drowsiness), and pedestrians failing to wait for the cross signal are the main reasons pedestrian collisions occur in Albuquerque. Despite drivers having a duty to reasonably prevent accidents to vulnerable road users, many fail to pay attention and drive prudently. Speeding, drunk driving, and ignoring right-of-way can be fatal for pedestrians.
Damages I Can Recover
If you succeed at a pedestrian accident claim in New Mexico, you could recover damages such as past and future hospital bills, lost income, the lost capacity to earn, pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost quality of life, and wrongful death damages (if you lost a loved one). The total value of your case will depend upon the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life.
Contact Us Today
The skill of your Albuquerque pedestrian accident attorney can also determine how much you receive for your claim or lawsuit. Hire a lawyer from The Fine Law Firm to maximize your odds of securing compensation. Contact us today for your free pedestrian accident consultation in Albuquerque.