Pedestrians automatically have the right of way when crossing a street. By New Mexico law, vehicles must yield to pedestrians regardless of where they are on the road. But what if you’re struck by a driver while you’re on the sidewalk? Or in a driveway? Negligent drivers are responsible for the pain and suffering they’ve caused, and Hinkle Law Offices, LLC., can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Driving is an activity licensed by the state, requiring an individual to demonstrate an understanding of New Mexico and federal laws. Anyone behind the wheel of a car is responsible for their actions, including driving while intoxicated or tired, and if a driver is negligent and causes an accident, they are responsible for the results.
Pedestrians struck by cars suffer hundreds of thousands of dollars of injuries and many face years of recovery from their injuries. The financial hardships go beyond paying for that medical care. Loss of earning potential and lost wages can put a greater burden on a family already struggling to deal with a sudden tragedy.
There’s no reason for you to pay for someone else’s negligence. Drivers found responsible for hitting pedestrians often face criminal charges, but this won’t cover your medical bills. To get relief from your financial hardships after a negligent driver has struck you or a loved one, you can turn to Hinkle Law Offices, LLC. for support.
We’ll go to work on your behalf to get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to get started!