Albuquerque is a pedestrian-friendly city, with warm weather and miles of paths, trails and sidewalks. However, the presence of pedestrians on or near roadways increases the chances of a hit-and-run accident occurring. If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run accident, Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Pedestrian Rights on the Road
Under New Mexico law, pedestrians have the right of way regardless of where they are on the road. This means that drivers are responsible for being alert to their surroundings and maintaining normal speeds to avoid causing accidents. If a driver is negligent or distracted, they may not see a pedestrian in time to stop.
After a car has struck a pedestrian, it’s against the law for the driver to leave the scene of an accident. However, many do, fearing legal repercussions. Whether the driver was speeding, intoxicated, distracted or dealing with poor weather conditions, there is no good excuse for a hit-and-run accident.
Get the Justice You Deserve
If you or a loved one has been involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, you’re entitled to justice. The financial hardship of recovering from such an accident includes:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earning potential
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Drivers have to yield to pedestrians; if you’ve been struck by a car that left the scene of the crime, you’re not at fault. So why should you be responsible for financial burdens someone else has caused? Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation!