A tragic accident out of Australia highlights the need for a dedicated New Mexico truck accident attorney, should a similar accident occur and injuries be sustained within our state. Earlier this month in Western Australia, a young mother and her ten-year-old son were killed in a fatal truck accident. According to a local news report covering the tragic accident, the mother and son were among a family of six that was traveling across the country in a motorhome that was struck from the rear by a passing semi-truck.
Evidently, the family’s motorhome ran out of gas. The woman’s husband was driving the motorhome and got the vehicle safely to the side of the road. He then left his family in the motorhome while he went out in search of gas.
While the husband was searching of gas, a passing semi-truck towing two trailers collided with the rear of the family’s motorhome. At the time, the wife and all four of the couple’s children were inside the vehicle. The mother and her ten-year-old son sustained fatal injuries in the accident and were unable to be revived by emergency responders. The couple’s other three children were all injured in the accident as well, although each is expected to survive. The woman’s husband was found about five miles away from the scene of the accident.
The article does not discuss where the motorhome was parked at the time of the accident. However, after the fatal truck accident the driver of the truck was arrested and charged with several serious offenses including dangerous driving resulting in death. Thus, it would seem that authorities believe the motorhome was legally parked off the side of the road.
Determining Liability in New Mexico Roadside Accidents
New Mexico has thousands of miles of open highway. Inevitably, at some point vehicles will break down in desolate areas. When this happens, it is important that motorists take precautions to ensure that their vehicle is safely off the road in the event they need to leave it for a period of time. However, even when motorists take the necessary precautions, some accidents cannot be avoided.
In these situations, motorists injured or killed in a New Mexico truck accident may be able recover for their injuries through a New Mexico truck accident lawsuit. In order to succeed in a personal injury lawsuit against another driver, an accident victim must be able to establish that the other driver’s negligence caused the accident that resulted in their injuries. A dedicated New Mexico personal injury attorney can help accident victims with the preparation of their case.
Have You Been Injured in a New Mexico Truck Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a New Mexico truck accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. The dedicated New Mexico personal injury lawyers at the Fine Law Firm have extensive experience representing injury victims in a wide range of personal injury cases, including New Mexico truck accident cases. We provide free consultations to accident victims to help them assess their case and evaluate their options. Call 505-889-FINE to schedule your free consultation today.
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