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January 2018 Archives

Proving negligence in a bicycle accident

Albuquerque's enjoys nice weather year-round, allowing individuals to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest extent possible. This means that many people choose to bike, jog, run, and walk for exercise and enjoyment, but also to get to work, school, and social functions. These activities should be safe. Yet, many times these pedestrians' safety is left in the hands of motorists who may be drunk, distracted, or fatigued.

Wrongful death claims involving children and the elderly

We've talked about wrongful death lawsuits on this blog before, but usually in the context of a working adult being killed due to the negligence of another. While this is frequently the case for New Mexican families, sometimes wrongful death strikes the most vulnerable amongst us, namely children and the elderly. Even though these individuals may not be working and earning a wage at the time of their passing, their families may still be able to recover damages if they succeed on a wrongful death lawsuit.

We fight to hold distracted drivers accountable for their actions

Several technology companies are working hard to bring about the end of human-driven cars. These companies promise that self-driving vehicles will be safer and more efficient than those driven by humans. Yet, until these vehicles become the norm on the road, human error will continue to cause serious harm to innocent individuals. To see an example of one such instance, one need only refer to one of our most recent blog posts where a woman suffered loss of limb and extensive hospitalization because of an accident caused by a distracted driver.

Competent legal representation for premises liability claims

A few weeks ago on the blog we discussed the duty of care owed to individuals who enter onto the premises of another. The entrant's classification can affect how the applicable duty of care is applied, which means it could make it easier or harder to succeed on a premises liability claim. Regardless of one's status, though, pursuing one of these claims can be difficult, especially when the defendant is a business. These entities, in an effort to protect their money and their reputation, oftentimes go to great lengths to put these matters to rest. This may mean taking the case to trial, or it may mean offering a settlement that is much less than the case is worth.

Can I sue the government after an injury on federal property?

Imagine you enter a federal office building, and while you're riding in an elevator things go haywire. The elevator lurches upward so fast that you take a serious tumble and injure yourself. Such an accident was clearly not your fault, but can you sue the federal government to recover damages?

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