Distracted Driving Accidents

Hobbs Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Advocates Against Distracted Driving in Hobbs, NM

When drivers allow distractions to take their attention away from the road, accidents can happen, leading to severe injuries and even fatalities.

At Zebas Law Firm, L.L.C., our Hobbs distracted driving accident attorneys are committed to representing victims of distracted driving accidents in Hobbs, New Mexico. We understand the challenges you face, and we are here to pursue justice on your behalf.

What Constitutes Distracted Driving in New Mexico?

Distracted driving involves any activity that diverts a driver's attention away from the primary task of operating a vehicle. Common forms of distracted driving include:

  • Texting and Driving: Texting while driving is a significant and dangerous form of distraction. It takes the driver's eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and focus away from driving.

  • Talking on the Phone: Holding a conversation on a handheld phone, even with a hands-free device, can lead to distracted driving.

  • Eating and Drinking: Consuming food or beverages while driving can cause a driver to take their hands off the wheel and divert attention.

  • Using GPS or Navigation Systems: Fiddling with a GPS device or navigation system can lead to distracted driving as the driver's focus is on the device, not the road.

  • Adjusting Controls: Changing the radio station, adjusting climate controls, or other in-car adjustments can lead to distraction.

  • Talking to Passengers: Engaging in intense or animated conversations with passengers can divert a driver's attention.

In New Mexico, distracted driving is a serious offense, with laws specifically targeting the use of mobile phones and electronic handheld devices while driving.

New Mexico's Distracted Driving Laws

In New Mexico, there are specific laws aimed at curbing distracted driving:

  • Handheld Ban: The use of handheld devices for texting, calling, or other purposes is prohibited while driving in New Mexico.

  • Texting Ban: All drivers are prohibited from texting while operating a vehicle.

New Mexico law prohibits drivers from reading, writing, or sending text messages while driving, except in cases of emergency. It also prohibits drivers from accessing the internet or emails on their phones while their vehicle is in motion.

How Can a Distracted Driving Attorney Help?

Victims of distracted driving accidents often face medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. A distracted driving attorney can help victims navigate the complex legal system, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and pursue compensation either through settlement negotiations or trial.

Our attorneys at Zebas Law Firm, L.L.C. are experienced in handling these types of cases. We work diligently to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Why Choose Zebas Law Firm, L.L.C.?

Choosing a distracted driving attorney from Zebas Law Firm, L.L.C. means choosing a team that is committed to your case. We have a deep understanding of New Mexico's distracted driving laws and a proven track record in securing favorable outcomes for our clients.

We offer personalized service, keeping you informed every step of the way and treating your case with the care and attention it deserves. From gathering evidence to representing you in court, we will be by your side, fighting for your rights.

Contact Zebas Law Firm, L.L.C. at (575) 214-3888 to fight for justice on your behalf. You can also schedule a free consultation using our contact form.

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