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March 25, 2021 in

New Mexico Wrongful Death Laws

Losing a loved one is a very painful and emotional experience. This loss feels even more overwhelming if the death occurred due to another person’s negligence. While no amount of compensation could ever replace your loved one, you may have the right to hold the person responsible for his or her death accountable in...
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March 15, 2021 in

What To Do After a Slip and Fall at the Grocery Store

Accidents can happen at any time, in any place—including New Mexico grocery stores. While grocery store owners have a responsibility to maintain safe premises, not all of them uphold this duty of care. If you slip and fall at the grocery store, you may have grounds to file a premises liability claim against the...
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March 3, 2021 in

Understanding Premises Liability and Personal Liability

If you sustain an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds for legal action. However, the specific type of lawsuit or insurance claim you pursue will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident. After an accident, you will need to determine if your case qualifies as premises liability or personal liability....
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February 22, 2021 in

Determining and Proving Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident

According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, a motor vehicle crash occurred every 11 minutes during 2018. Of these New Mexico crashes, many involve T-bone, or side-impact, collisions. These accidents are very severe, leading to serious injuries and fatalities each year. If you are in a T-bone car accident, you may be eligible...
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February 15, 2021 in

Signs of Truck Driver Fatigue

New Mexico truck drivers are subject to strict regulations. Specifically, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) limits the number of hours a driver can operate without taking a mandatory break. If a driver violates these rules, he or she can fall asleep while operating his or her large, heavy-duty truck—leading to a serious...
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February 4, 2021 in

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you are in an accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Personal injury lawsuits allow New Mexico residents to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions, receiving an award to pay for their accident-related damages. However, navigating the complex litigation process can be a challenge without an attorney on your side. Albuquerque...
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January 26, 2021 in

Time Limits on Car Accident Claims in New Mexico

When you are in a car accident with a negligent driver, you can experience significant hardship. You may need to pay for expensive medical care, and it may take weeks or months to recover from your injuries—leading to lost wages or a loss of future earnings. In addition, you can experience emotional trauma and...
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January 14, 2021 in

What to Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident as a Passenger

  New Mexico follows a fault-based car accident system, which means that drivers who cause accidents must pay for the damages of all of the victims involved in the collision—including passengers. If you suffer injuries while riding in a vehicle as a passenger, you have the right to collect this compensation by filing an...
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January 8, 2021 in

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Charge?

After an accident, it can be difficult to know if you should hire an Albuquerque personal injury attorney to represent your case. Legal fees are notoriously expensive, and you may not have the ability to pay a lawyer upfront if you also have medical bills, lost wages, and property damage to worry about. Most...
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January 2, 2021 in

Types of Damages in a Car Accident Claim

A car accident can impact our lives in several ways. You may need to pay for medical care, repair or replace your vehicle, and take time from work to seek treatment and recover from your injuries. If you are a New Mexico driver, you do have the right to collect compensation for certain losses,...
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