Even though hospitals are often thought of as places of healing, they are sometimes places where the unthinkable happens. Some patients are subjected to negligent, reckless, or intentionally harmful care. This substandard care can come in many forms, including failure to diagnose, surgical errors, and medication errors. When this negligent care results in the death of a patient, his or her family can be left facing significant damages that are emotional and financial in nature.
As tragic as it sounds, a car accident can be a defining moment in an individual's life. A wreck can leave a victim with serious injuries, some of which can be debilitating in nature. Some of these individuals are even left with permanent disfigurement. Additionally, accident victims are oftentimes subjected to financial losses that they didn't expect, including, but not limited to, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages. Taken together, these damages can take quite a toll.
Although state laws and local, state, and federal regulations attempt to make driving a safe endeavor, the fact of the matter is that it only takes a split second for a mistake to turn tragic. Sometimes these errors take the form of distraction, such as by engaging a cell phone, while other mistakes are caused by something equally serious, like drunk driving. Regardless of how these accidents occur, though, they can leave victims and their families reeling in the aftermath.
Most Albuquerque residents don't think twice before stepping onto the property of another. Whether it be a grocery store, a friend's house, or an entertainment venue, most of us simply assume that the property is safe. In the vast majority of instances, these premises are kept safe from hazardous conditions. In many other cases, though, property owners fail to remedy dangerous conditions that they either knew about or should have known about. When this happens, unsuspecting visitors can wind up suffering extensive harm.
When you hop in your car or SUV on a sunny afternoon, you're not thinking about getting involved in a fatal car accident. You know the possibility exists, but it feels remote. It's something that happens to other people.