New Mexico ranks in the our country's top 10 states for pedestrian deaths. In fact, annual totals for our state have at times exceeded 500 deaths involving a person on foot and an automobile. And these numbers become even more grim when we consider that New Mexico's population is much less than the majority of other states.
Depending on the details surrounding a pedestrian accident, the person struck by the vehicle may be entitled to recover compensation from the at-fault driver. Because these accident types often leave a pedestrain with traumatic injuries and a lengthy recovery process, our attorneys seek out all possible sources of recovery for our clients.
For example, if a pedestrian is struck by a driver that is found to be uninsured or flees the scene, we will contact the accident victim's own insurance company to determine if their coverage will pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages that the at-fault driver would otherwise be responsible to pay. (To be compensated in this scenario, the pedestrian's insurance policy will need to contain uninsured motorist's coverage.)
Another source of compensation and/or liability may include New Mexico's city, county or state government. We have handled cases for clients where our investigation determined that a stop sign was missing, or a city light was malfuntioning, thus opening up the potential to a much larger source of recovery for the victim.
When you hire us to help you with your accident case, we start working on your case that same day. It's critical that evidence and witnesses are secured before they disappear. In addition, we begin laying the groundwork for a demand strategy that will request compensation for some or all of the following damages:
- Hospital and Doctor Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Stress
- Punitive Damages
Depending on the severity of your injuries, we may also ask the insurance company to pay for future damages related to ongoing medical care and/or rehabilitative needs.
A large number of the accidents we've handled for injured pedestrians involved serious, sometimes life-altering injuries. Because there is a potential for significant exposure, the insurance company heavily scrutinizes these claims. Rare is an accident case involving a pedestrian where an insurance company will not try to place some percentage of fault on the pedestrian in an attempt to reduce the amount they have to pay you.
Factors such as accident location, autmobile speed, cross walk usage, drug and alcohol use, etc. will be examined by your attorney to help place 100% or the majority of fault on the driver of the vehicle.
Put simply, if you were hit by a car while on foot, we recommend that you immedaitely contact a New Mexico accident lawyer that focuses strictly on personal injury claims and has handled several pedestrian accident claims.
Local Albuquerque Lawyers for Injured Pedestrians
Keller & Keller's Albuqueruqe accident lawyers handle pedestrian accidents throughout the entire state of New Mexico. We have more than 75 years experience helping injured people recover what was taken from them, and many of those cases have involved pedestrian accidents.
The sooner you call our offices to begin investigating your claim, the more likely it is we can increase the strength of your case. And with our Zero Fee Guarantee, there's no reason you shouldn't call to speak with us today.
To speak to an attorney immedaitely, you can dial 1-800-253-5537, or you can write to us by using our free contact form.