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February 2018 Archives

Compassionate lawyers competently handling wrongful death claims

Losing a loved one is never easy. Yet, the ordeal can be even more heart-breaking when the incident that caused a loved one's passing was preventable. For many New Mexico residents, this is a sad reality that leaves them and their families reeling. Whether a death is caused by a car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect or abuse, or an incident that occurred on the property of another, surviving family members can be left with emotional pain. This pain can be exacerbated by the sudden jolt some suffer in their finances when medical expenses and funeral costs come due, and the reality of their loved one's lost wages takes hold.

What is an attractive nuisance?

Previously on the blog we have discussed the elements of premises liability. In short, those who own property have a duty to keep the premises safe from hazards when individuals are invited onto the property. Generally speaking, those who trespass onto the property of another are owed no duty of care, which means that if they are injured by a dangerous property condition, then they probably won't be able to succeed on a premises liability lawsuit. However, there is one major caveat to this general rule.

What should I do in the aftermath of a car accident?

If you've ever been involved in an accident, then you know that the time period immediately following the crash can be extremely stressful. The mere shock of the accident can leave you confused and lacking clarity with regard to your thinking. Although this feeling is completely understandable, the actions you take following a wreck can actually have a significant effect on your life moving forward.

Wrongful death and nursing home neglect

As our loved ones age, we oftentimes must make a decision about how to care for them. Sometimes, we or our other family members are able to step in and provide housing and medical care as needed, but many times such involvement isn't feasible. Therefore, many New Mexico residents turn to nursing homes to help care for their elderly loved ones. While these institutions carry a heavy responsibility, most of them live up to the duty of care imposed upon them. Sometimes, though, negligence occurs, and the results can be deadly.

The 'reasonable person' in premises liability cases

New Mexico residents who enter a business expect to carry out their task without having to worry about their safety. In fact, this idea is so ingrained in us that we don't even think about how to protect ourselves when entering into the premises of another. However, every year many New Mexico residents wind up injured in preventable slip-and-fall accidents. The resulting injuries can be so severe that they leave victims with extensive physical pain and suffering, as well as financial damages in the form of medical expenses and, if they need to take off work to recover, lost wages.

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