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Albuquerque, New Mexico, Personal Injury Blog

Know the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury

When a person in Albuquerque suffers a brain injury, it can be either mild, moderate or severe. Keep in mind, that even mild brain injuries are still serious injuries and require medical attention. Therefore, it is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury so that the victim can receive the necessary medical care as soon as possible.

Those with a mild traumatic brain injury may display a variety of symptoms. They may have pain in their head, they may be tired or they may find they have a hard time sleeping. They may experience unpleasant sensitivity to light or noises and feel irritable, depressed or anxious. In addition, a person with a mild traumatic brain injury may have trouble keeping their balance and they may feel like they have to vomit. Their ability to concentrate may go down as may the speed at which they are able to think. They may have trouble remembering things, and they may suffer from mood swings.

Pursuing a wrongful death claim after a loved one's death

Most people in Albuquerque hope that their loved ones will live to a ripe old age and will pass away after having a long, fulfilling life. Unfortunately, sometimes a person's life is cut short due to the negligence of another. Whether it is a fatal car crash, a workplace accident or an act of medical malpractice, when a person's demise is caused by another person's actions, this can be a difficult pill for the person's loved ones to swallow. They may want answers and accountability with regards to their loved one's death. And, on a more practical note, they may be suffering financially due to their loved one's death.

When this happens, it may be possible to pursue a wrongful death suit. New Mexico, like all other states in the nation, have laws that dictate how such a suit can be brought. Unlike criminal cases, which must be proven "beyond a reasonable doubt" a wrongful death suit is a civil action, and therefore the burden of proof is lowered to a "preponderance of the evidence."

Multiple injuries, 1 fatality in Taos car accident

It is always important to drive responsibly. Whether you are stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the freeway, or winding down a rural road, car accidents can happen just about anywhere. Unfortunately, as one accident that took place in Taos, New Mexico, shows, some car accidents prove to be fatal.

A 65-year-old Taos man was killed and his wife suffered injuries that have been described as "critical" after the car they were in was struck head-on by another car. An additional four people were also hurt in the crash, some of who had to be extricated with the jaws of life. The driver of the car that struck the Taos man and his wife is facing criminal charges. His wife and two children were riding in the vehicle when the crash occurred.

Spring and summer hazards that put kids in danger

Summer is just around the corner, and kids across New Mexico are just weeks away from the freedom of summer vacation. As exciting as this is for them, it can be more stressful than exciting for parents. Without kids out of school, they are spending more time on their own or in the care of people other than teachers and parents.

With all this in mind, it can be a good idea to brush up on some of the possible hazards kids face during the spring and summer months. 

Who is at fault for my car accident?

Imagine driving home from work one evening. You are starting to think about what you’ll have for dinner or what you want to do this weekend when in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, everything goes black and then you feel the pain and fear set in as you realize you have just been hit in a car crash.

If you have recently been in a crash, you don’t have to imagine this scene; it is unfortunately a reality. In these situations, you probably have far more questions than answers right away. And while it may take a little time to find answers, it is crucial that you get them. This is especially true when it comes to the question of who is to blame.

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