The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports thatin 2015, motor vehicle crashes involving passenger vehicles like cars, SUVs, and light trucks, cost the lives of more than 22,000 people in the United States, an increase of 6.6% over the previous year. The number of people injured in motor vehicle crashes involving passenger vehicles also increased in 2015, with an eye-popping number of 2,181,000 injuries recorded by the NHTSA, well over 100,000 more than were reported in 2014.
If, like millions of other Americans, you or someone you love suffered injuries because of a car crash, contact the law firm of Will Ferguson & Associates to schedule a free consultation today. As the largest and highest rated personal injury law firm in New Mexico, we pride ourselves on our record of success in crash litigation involving cars and othermotor vehicles.
Common Injuries Resulting From Car Crashes
The severity of injuries sustained in a car crash will vary depending on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the speed of the vehicles at the time of impact, the size of the vehicles involved in the collision, seatbelt use, road conditions, and point of impact. Some common injuries resulting from car accidents are:
- Wrongful death;
- Head injuries including skull fractures, concussions, and traumatic brain injury;
- Herniated disks and other back injuries/li>
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia
- Internal organ failure; and
If you believe your car crash may have been caused by the negligence, recklessness or wrongful act of another, contact the law firm of Will Ferguson & Associates to have one of our expert car crash attorneys review your case.
Do Not Delay Your Attorney Consultation
Victims of car crashes can suffer severe injuries, and the days, weeks, and months that follow can be trying and overwhelming. While it is important to focus on your recovery during that time, if you believe that your car crash may have been caused by the negligence, recklessness, or wrongful act of another, you should consult with an attorney as soon as you possibly can.
Under the New Mexico statute of limitations, an action to recover damages for injuries sustained in a car crash must be commenced within three years after the date of the crash. While this may seem like a long time, do not take it as an invitation for procrastination. Meeting with an attorney shortly after your crash can make sure that critical evidence does not get lost and crucial deadlines are not missed.
It is also extremely important to speak with an experienced car crash attorney prior to filing an insurance claim or accepting an offer from an insurance company. Insurance companies will often use their complicated and bureaucratic procedures as a basis to avoid paying you what they owe, and you deserve to have a skilled attorney vigorously advocating for your interests.
Why choose Will Ferguson & Associates?
Will Ferguson & Associates is known for providing excellent legal representation and top-notch customer service with a level of professionalism that earns high marks from clients and adversaries alike. At Will Ferguson & Associates you will get the advice you can trust and, because we accept clients exclusively on a contingency basis, you won’t pay anything until you win. Call us to book your free consultation now!