An auto accident can be as severe as life-threatening one to simple property damage, but all one needs to do immediately after an accident is to report and consult the insurance providers to obtain coverage for the damages.
General Legal obligations:
- Any person involved in New Mexico auto accident should first inform the police and obtain a report explaining the accident.
- If the auto accident resulted in injuries, death, and some property damage, one should file a report within five days.
- Never leave the place or scene of an accident without stopping after the crash, i.e.,
never hit and drive because this will be subjected to criminal prosecution.