Deadly Weekend For Albuquerque Motorcycle Driver and Pedestrian

June 26th, 2014 | by RON BELL

Friday night a motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a car.  Montgomery Boulevard was closed down while investigators searched the accident scene.  Then Sunday a woman walking on the northbound side of Carlile Boulevard and was struck by a hit-and-run driver.  Authorities reported the female died instantly and are still searching for a white pickup truck.  Witnesses at the scene stated they saw a white pick-up truck hit the woman and speed off without ever stopping.

Car collisions, truck accidents, motorcycle wrecks, and hit-in-runs happen all too often in New Mexico.  Drivers are not always careful and can be distracted by their cell phones or the radio, looking away for only a few seconds before a life changing car accident occurs.  An Albuquerque motor vehicle accident can result in the untimely death of an innocent driver or pedestrian.  Many motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries which can require a lifetime of costly prescription medications and medical treatments.

Injury victims involved in car accidents or truck accidents can take legal action against the negligent driver who caused their injuries.  This is a personal injury lawsuit and in such injury cases, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can seek to be compensated for their injuries and damages.

In the event, a person dies and a wrongful death lawsuit is filed, compensatory damages and punitive damages can be requested within the injury lawsuit.  Compensatory damages in New Mexico are damages recovered as payment for an actual injury or economic loss.  These damages are awarded by the court to repay the family of a victim killed in a car crash for the costs of medical care, funeral and burial and other expenses as a direct result of a wrongful death.  Immediate family members may also seek out lost wages for any income they lost due to the wrongful death.  Punitive damages are awarded damages by the court as punishment for a negligent person intentionally, recklessly or negligently committing an act that resulted in a death.

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