The leading contributor to all types of auto accidents in New Mexico is driver inattention. If you have suffered because of someone else’s distracted driving, you should not have to bear the financial burden of recovery. The personal injury attorneys at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC have the skill and experience to help you get the compensation you deserve.

How New Mexico Defines Distracted Driving

In 2014, New Mexico passed Statute § 66-7-374, which clearly prohibits using a hand-held device to talk or text while operating a vehicle. However, texting and driving is not the only type of distracted driving that can lead to an accident.

Drivers may also be found liable for an accident if they were distracted by:

  • Behaviors not required to safely operate their vehicle, like eating, drinking, grooming, etc.
  • Other passengers
  • Other electronic media or capabilities, including a navigation or stereo system

Distracted driving can occur without anyone or anything causing the distraction. If a driver was simply not paying attention, that lapse in concentration on the road may be considered distracted driving.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

At-fault drivers and their insurance companies are not going to readily admit their liability. That means it is up to you, the one who suffered injuries and damages, to prove distracted driving caused your injuries.

Proving liability for distracted driving may require getting access to:

  • Cell phone records
  • Video footage from traffic cameras or other surrounding security surveillance systems
  • Eye witness reports

At a time when you may be undergoing physical treatments and recovering emotionally, you should not have to bear the additional stress of navigating administrative red tape and the legal system. You should not have to worry if a settlement offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company will really cover the costs of your medical bills and lost wages.

That is why you need a personal injury attorney—to properly value your personal injury claim, to prove distracted driving and to fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.

Let Us Help You Recover from a Distracted Driving Accident

If you have suffered an auto accident resulting from distracted driving in the greater Albuquerque area, you should pursue legal action right away. The sooner you get Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC on your side, the more effective we can be in gathering the evidence we need to build a strong case for full compensation.

Call us today to interview our personal injury team and learn about how we can help you get the best results.

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