A fiery crash in Taos County, New Mexico near Pilar has claimed the life of two victims and injured many others. According to accounts, there were a total of six vehicles involved in the New Mexico car accident that occurred on Highway 68. Immediately following the collision, some of the accident victims were transported by helicopter while others were sent to hospitals in Espinola, Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The accident resulted in a two hour closure of Highway 68 while it was investigated by police.
Multi-vehicle accidents in New Mexico can result in confusion as well as the denial of claims by insurance companies. New Mexico accident law allows for comparative fault. This means that each person involved in an accident is responsible for the same percentage that they were at fault. When there are multiple vehicles involved in New Mexico car accidents, there is more opportunity for insurance companies to point the finger at other people. As the Albuquerque car accident lawyers at the Fine Law Firm are aware, New Mexico multi-vehicle accidents such as the one that occurred in Taos County, often require a familiarity with New Mexico accident law to determine if insurance companies are following mandatory rules or instead attempting to hide behind the confusion.