Common Types of Accidents

When collisions with other motorists leave you suffering serious injuries, Albuquerque car accident attorney Ed Chavez, Jr. helps you get the compensation you need to recover.

Car accidents can happen to even the most experienced of drivers. There are a variety of different ways in which crashes and collisions can occur, all of which can leave you suffering serious injuries. The Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. is here to help in these situations. Ed is an experienced Albuquerque car accident attorney who has been serving clients throughout the area for more than 30 years. He provides trusted legal guidance and aggressive representation to hold at-fault drivers accountable, so you can get the compensation you need to recover.

Defending You When Car Accidents and Injuries Happen

According to statistics from the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Bernalillo County ranks first in the state when it comes to car accidents. In our area alone, nearly 20,000 people are seriously injured in crashes and collisions on local roads each year. In more than 100 of these cases, the injuries suffered proved fatal for those involved.

As an experienced Albuquerque car accident attorney, Ed Chavez, Jr. acts as a strong advocate on behalf of victims and their family members in these situations. Among the most common types of crashes to occur in cases he represents include:

  • Rear end collisions : These are the most common type of car accident and can happen anytime there are heavy traffic conditions or when sitting at intersections or in parking lots.

  • Side impact accidents: Also known as t-bone collisions, these often occur at traffic signals and when making turns, jeopardizing both you and your passengers.

  • Sideswipe accidents: These happen when another driver engages in improper passing or swerves out of a lane, colliding into the side of your vehicle.

  • Rollover crashes: These often involve trucks, SUVs, or other larger vehicles and can end up resulting in multi-vehicle pileups.

  • Head on crashes: One of the least common but most potentially dangerous types of crash, these can happen on highways, at entrances or exit ramps, and on one-way streets.

Get the Compensation You Need to Recover

The above types of car accidents are generally caused by the reckless and negligent actions of other motorists. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advises that these types of behaviors are likely to include:

  • Speeding and going too fast for conditions;

  • Disregarding traffic signs and signals;

  • Aggressive driving, such as tailgating;

  • Distracted driving;

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances.

In these situations, Albuquerque car accident attorney Ed Chavez, Jr. is here to help hold those at fault accountable. While you focus on your recovery, he focuses on defending your rights in a car accident claim.

Get an Experienced Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney on Your Side

The Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. are dedicated to fighting for the rights of car accident victims. To ensure you get the maximum amount you are entitled to in a claim, get Ed fighting on your side. Call or contact his office online today and request a consultation.