New Mexico Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
We Are Here to Fight for the Victims of Severe and Catastrophic Injury
The rate of fatal pedestrian accidents has been rising for decades, but policies and practices that could decrease the risk of such incidents have still not been enacted in many cities across the U.S. Pedestrian accidents are not always caused by inattentive drivers, though they are of course a factor. Poorly maintained and badly lit roads can conceal pedestrians and/or oncoming traffic from each other until it is too late. This results in over 100,000 pedestrians ending up in the emergency room each year.
If you or a family member was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, turn to McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry for help filing a claim. Our attorneys are here to fight for justice and compensation for you. We have been serving New Mexico families for over 35 years, helping injury victims gain the financial support they need to recover after a life-changing injury. Let us advocate for you while you focus on your well-being.
The High Toll of Pedestrian Accidents
No matter who is at fault in an accident, the pedestrian—not the driver—will suffer the worst trauma. As cars have gotten larger and heavier, pedestrians have become more likely to sustain catastrophic injuries like:
These injuries can stand in the way of a victim being able to care for themselves and provide for their loved ones. In cases like these, it is important to have a skilled attorney on your side. The losses caused by catastrophic injuries can stretch far into the future, not to mention the hardships an accident victim and their loved ones will face. Every one of these needs should be accounted for in your settlement request.
We are also here to take on the work of filing a claim so you can conserve your energy for the things that matter most. Our lawyers can assist you with everything from the insurance paperwork to identifying your expenses to helping you access the care you need. You deserve justice, and you deserve a strong, experienced team to help you pursue it.
There is a reason you can lose your license if you flee the scene of an accident: Without immediate assistance, victims are more likely to suffer serious injuries or die before help arrives. Hit-and-run accidents are increasing, and pedestrians and bicyclists are the two hardest-hit groups. Together, they account for 65% of hit-and-run fatalities. When victims do not know the cause of an accident, where can they look for compensation? Our attorneys can explain your options if you do not know the identity of the driver that hit you or your loved one.
Working with law enforcement, our attorneys can investigate an accident to find clues to the perpetrator’s identity. Security cameras or witnesses may be able to help us track down the irresponsible driver who made the choice to flee from your accident. They are likely to face criminal charges if the police can gather enough evidence. At the same time, you can file a civil suit for damages requesting compensation.
Because criminal and civil cases are evaluated differently, it can actually be easier to achieve justice through an injury claim. Bringing a claim after a hit-and-run may be more difficult, but our attorneys are here to fight for justice, no matter what it takes.
See How Filing a Claim Can Increase Pedestrian Safety
Some pedestrian accidents are caused solely by drivers acting irresponsibly. Others have additional factors, including poorly designed roadways. Our attorneys have fought cases that resulted not only in fair compensation for our clients but also removed pedestrian hazards that could have caused future accidents were they left in place.
Estate of Q. M. v. City of Albuquerque
When the government uses tax dollars to provide public roadways and public facilities, there is an obligation—just like any ordinary citizen has—to make sure the property is safe for its expected use. The city of Albuquerque advertises itself as a bike-friendly city and promotes and encourages citizens to use its network of bike and walking paths. It spends public funds on contractors who are paid to make recommendations on necessary safety design improvements.
Unfortunately, even when they pay for safety advice and warnings about areas of concern, city officials do not always act on what they have learned. Consequently, at the intersection of Paseo del Norte Trail and Wyoming Boulevard, where there was a 45-mph zone with no light, no crosswalk, and virtually nonexistent signage, the safety warnings were ignored, and the danger was never fixed.
Q.M. was walking on the trail one morning and was not seen by a high-speed motorist. In fact, the motorist did not even realize there was a path crossing the road. At his speed, his collision with Q.M. resulted in fatality. Q.M.’s family came to us because they wanted to ensure both the driver and the city were held accountable so a similar accident would not happen to someone else. Improvements to the path were made before the scheduled trial, and the case settled.
Medical Malpractice $67.3 Million
Wrongful Death $52 Million
Trucking Accident $18.9 Million
Medical Malpractice $9 Million
Medical Malpractice $7.8 Million
Wrongful Death $6 Million
Wrongful death $3.7 Million
Medical Device Defect $2 Million
Wrongful Death Amount is Confidential
When legal advocacy leads to positive changes, it is impossible to say how many lives might be saved. However, we are proud of our part in requiring New Mexico to do better for its pedestrians. Our attorneys are nationally recognized for our skill as personal injury litigators, which has helped us prevail even in difficult cases. We work on each claim as a team, preparing for trial to show how serious we are about finding justice.
Pedestrian accidents can disrupt you and your loved ones’ lives unexpectedly. During this time, you need all-around support from a firm like ours. We are as compassionate as we are tough, using our care for each client to inspire the fight for compensation. We also understand the difficulties you are facing and are ready to do all we can to help you through them. Let us explain your legal rights and options in a free consultation.
It's All About the Mission
Our goal is to use the law as a force for good. We not only want to achieve the best possible results for our clients, but we strive to create lasting change that makes our world a safer place.
Prepare Every Case for Trial
We believe when you lead with confidence, you've won before you started; therefore, by fighting from a position of strength, we know that cases are more likely to settle for a fair amount.
Because every case is unique, we never apply a one-size-fits-all approach. We take the time to know our clients and prepare personalized strategies that yield the greatest success.
35 Years of Experience
Since 1985, we have been helping ordinary citizens hold insurance companies and corporate wrongdoers accountable, while securing the compensation our clients deserve.