Espanola Motorcycle Accident & Punitive Damages

April 22, 2010

New Mexico accidents are common. New Mexico motorcycle accidents unfortunately are also prevalent. Often with New Mexico motorcycle accident cases, it is important to overcome prejudices and show that the motorcycle driver is not at fault. Sometimes this can be difficult, while other times it is exceedingly easy.

Bizarre facts are surfacing of a recent New Mexico motorcycle accident that occurred near Espanola. The Espanola motorcycle accident occurred moments after a police officer clocked a driver racing over 100 mph. As the officer was preparing to pull over the driver, he ran a red light and struck a motorcyclist.

Other than making liability an easier task to prove, the facts leading up to this New Mexico motorcycle accident provide an example of when outrageous conduct can lead to punitive damages following a car accident.