Motor vehicle accidents involving semi-trucks or other large commercial vehicles can be some of the most horrific on New Mexico roads and highways. A person in a typical passenger vehicle, on a motorcycle or on foot does not stand much of a chance against a big rig. According to the records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck accident fatalities in 2017 represented more than 18 percent of all vehicular deaths in New Mexico.
People who live in New Mexico and who have purchased or leased new vehicles in the last few years have likely noticed that more and more of these vehicles are including features that allow vehicles to be more proactive in helping drivers avoid collisions. You have probably at least seen ads for cars with features like automatic emergency braking or lane departure alerts. All of these features are touted as being able to improve safety but it is important to know that some might do the opposite.
With Roswell (and the rest of New Mexico) deep in grip of the winter season, ice-covered roads may be a daily expectation. With such hazardous road conditions may come an increased need for the roadside assistance of first responders to help those who have either sild off the road or been involved in accidents. These brave individuals may often be required to put their own safety at risk in order to help others. Motorists can do their part to keep first responders safe by using added caution when passing the scene of an accident. Sadly, that does not always happen.
Roswell residents are strongly encouraged to practice defensive driving in order to avoid accidents. While such advice may certainly be sound, one cannot completely negate the potential of being involved in a collision due to the fact that they cannot control the actions of others. Indeed, it is when those actions are negligent that people are placed in the position of needing to seek compensation following a car accident. Such a decision typically does not arise from any sense of bitterness, but rather the need for assistance in dealing with the expenses associated with an accident.
People who struggle with vertigo may be negatively impacted by this condition in all sorts of ways. For example, their performance in the workplace may be adversely affected by vertigo, and they may not be able to participate in certain sports and activities that they used to enjoy. To make things worse, some may not be able to drive any longer. Unfortunately, there are many drivers who disregard the safety of themselves and others by driving with debilitating vertigo.
People in New Mexico should know by now that drinking after consuming alcohol is dangerous. On top of that, drinking and driving can put a person at risk for criminal charges and a series of unpleasant criminal penalties, including a lifelong criminal record. Unfortunately, these realities seem to be unable to stop some drivers from making what is a well-known risky and negligent choice.
If you are like most people in New Mexico, you have at least heard about accidents involving semi-trucks or other big rigs. It might seem as though these types of crashes are not common because you may not see them often, but these wrecks have the potential to be very serious. The size and weight of large trucks can put motorists in other vehicles at a serious disadvantage when a collision does happen.
Most may assume that in the event of a car accident in Roswell, the insurance providers of those involved will cover all of the expenses associated with the accident. That may be true in cases involving simple fender-benders, yet more severe accidents can yield extensive damage to vehicles and cause significant injuries. Such injuries might require people to take time off work in order to recover, or even result in death (which furthers the financial impact through funeral expenses and the potential loss of income). In such cases, whatever amount an insurance company might pay may come nowhere near what is needed to covering the total cost.
Many drivers in New Mexico have experienced a few little bumps and crashes in their time on the road. Rear-end crashes can be somewhat common and may occur anywhere, from rural areas to highways. However, this type of crash can also cause whiplash.
Most people in New Mexico have no doubt heard reports about autonomous vehicles being tested and some even being involved in accidents, including a fatal accident that left a pedestrian in neighboring Arizona dead earlier this year. With so much media attention focused on this technology, it is important for consumers to better understand it so that they can make informed decisions about their views on the matter.