Distracted Driving Laws
Distracted driving laws reflect that driving while distracted is unacceptable in the state of New Mexico. Every year, thousands are injured in distracted driving accidents that may have been completely preventable. If you were injured in an accident during which the other driver was distracted, you may be entitled to compensation under distracted driving laws.
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Distracted Driving Statistics
In 2009, about 20% of injury crashes involved reports of distracted driving. Sadly, 16% of fatal crashes that year involved distracted driving. According to distracted driving laws, some examples include:
- Cell phone use
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Using a GPS
- Watching a movie
- Adjusting the radio
If you were injured in an accident involving distracted driving, the car accident attorneys at Berenson & Associates, PC can help. For more than a decade, we have assisted accident victims in obtaining compensation for their injuries inside and outside the courtroom.
Texting While Driving Laws
According to New Mexico texting while driving laws, it is illegal to text while driving within Albuquerque or anywhere in the state and with good reason. Statistics show that text messaging ups the risk for an accident 23 times. Of course, not all drivers follow texting while driving laws, resulting in serious accidents and serious injuries.
Certified in accident reconstruction, Rachel Berenson can assess the scene of your accident and offer insight as to why it occurred. To learn more about distracted driving laws, or to sit down with one of our auto accident attorneys for a free consultation, contact us today.