Hurt By A Distracted Driver?
Driver distraction is a leading factor in a majority of car accidents nationwide, including in New Mexico. A driver who is not paying proper attention to the road, whether due to texting or another diversion inside or outside the vehicle, puts other motorists, pedestrians and road users at risk of serious injuries.
Attorney Paul Dominguez represents people who have been injured in crashes, seeking the compensation that they are entitled to receive for the harm that they have suffered. Our firm is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation in the aftermath of a collision, taking time to make sure that victims understand their legal rights and options.
If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, contact a lawyer at Dominguez Law today to find out more about how we can help.
New Mexico’s Distracted Driving Laws
Unfortunately, New Mexico has some of the most lenient laws regarding distracted driving nationwide. There is no statewide ban on texting and driving, although novice drivers (drivers under age 18) are prohibited from any kind of cellphone use while behind the wheel.
Additionally, certain cities, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces and Espanola, have enacted regulations prohibiting any driver from texting or talking on a cellphone. However, the relative lack of statewide restrictions increases the potential for drivers to use their phones irresponsibly while driving, since no ticket or legal consequence is deterring them.
Despite the lack of statutory prohibitions, distracted drivers may still be held liable for injuries that they cause.
What Can You Recover?
All drivers owe others on the road a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would act under the given circumstances. At Dominguez Law, we are devoted to pursuing justice and benefits for you when you are injured because of someone else’s choices on the road.
You may be compensated for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering damages
When a distracted driver causes the death of another person, the relatives of the victim may pursue a wrongful death action against the responsible party to seek damages for burial and funeral costs, as well as loss of support.
Contact A Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a distracted driving crash, the staff at Dominguez Law is available to guide you. We understand the confusion and pain that follow a severe car accident, and we can work with you to protect your interests during the aftermath of such a trauma.