Albuquerque, NM (March 23, 2023) — All westbound lanes of I-40 were blocked for a few hours on Wednesday afternoon after three different collisions along the interstate. According to New Mexico State Police, the crashes happened around mile marker 203 just west of Clines Corners.
One car crash east of Albuquerque involved a commercial vehicle, while another involved three semi-trailers. At this time, there is no additional information about the first two crashes or any details about the third. So far, authorities have not confirmed if there are any injuries as a result of these collisions. The closed lanes of I-40 have since reopened and the accidents have been cleared from the road.
Our Attorneys Wish the Best for Those Affected by These Accidents
The attorneys of Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C. hope the best for the potential victims of these accidents and their families. While there weren’t any injuries reported, it is clear that these collisions were quite serious, especially the ones involving semi-trucks. If injuries did happen, they are likely to be severe and have long lasting complications. We hope that those responsible for these accidents are held accountable for their negligence.
Know Your Potential Damages
With multiple car accidents on I-40 east of Albuquerque happening every month, it’s important that drivers know their rights if they’re injured in a crash. If another person’s negligence leads to a crash in New Mexico, victims may make a personal injury claim with the other driver’s insurance company. While most people think about immediate losses such as medical treatment costs as the basis of their claim, there are other damages they may pursue. This includes:
- Vehicle repair costs,
- Physical rehabilitation,
- Prescription medications,
- Future surgeries due to the injury,
- Reduced quality of life,
- Disability or disfigurement,
- Loss of earning capacity, and
- Pain and suffering.
Even though these damages don’t apply in every case, it’s worth speaking to an experienced car accident attorney about your unique situation. Oftentimes, insurance companies know that victims are desperate for money to help pay for their recovery. This means they sometimes offer a low settlement in the hope that you won’t hold out for more. A knowledgeable attorney knows this and will advocate for you during settlement negotiations and, if necessary, at trial.
Have Questions About Filing a Claim? Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C. Is Here to Help
Whether you were injured in one of these multiple car accidents on I-40 east of Albuquerque or one similar, it’s essential that you know your options. At Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C., our New Mexico car accident attorneys understand what is physically, emotionally, and financially at stake for victims. With recognition from Super Lawyers and The National Trial Advocates, we aren’t afraid to tirelessly fight for your wellbeing. From day one, we will handle your case personally and keep you informed every step of the way.
To schedule a free consultation, please call us at 575-222-1000 or send us a message. We proudly serve clients throughout New Mexico from our offices in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, and Las Cruces.