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Woman sues city and school system after child's death

Unexpectedly losing a loved one is nothing short of traumatic. When that death involves a child who never had a chance to live the full life he or she deserved, surviving family members can be utterly devastated. At a time when these families are struggling to cope with the emotional damage that has been dealt to them, they oftentimes don't want to think about the legal action and the logistics involved. However, qualified legal professionals can help with this process in hopes of ensuring that accountability is found, justice is obtained, and compensation is recovered.

Car accidents and the family car doctrine

Any driver on the road can be dangerous when they are inattentive, intoxicated, or otherwise negligent behind the wheel, but young people can pose risks based on their sheer inexperience. These drivers may quickly become overwhelmed by traffic, road, and weather conditions, which can cause their judgment to become muddled. These drivers may also engage in risky behaviors such as speeding.

Personal injury lawsuits and the discovery process

Those individuals who have been injured in a car accident can file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused the accident if it is believed that negligence on that person's behalf caused the wreck in question and any resulting damages suffered by the victim. On its face, a personal injury lawsuit sounds relatively easy: a victim must merely show negligence and causation by a preponderance of the evidence. However, the reality is that many of these cases are hotly contested, which is why it is important to be fully prepared before moving forward with settlement negotiations and litigation.

Car accidents and calculating lost wages

There are a number of ways in which a car accident can affect an individual. While one's car may suffer damage, an Albuquerque car accident victim may also suffer significant physical harm as well as emotional turmoil. In turn, these damages can result in financial losses, primarily in the form of medical expenses and lost wages. It is possible to recover compensation for these damages, provided that one is successful on a personal injury claim, but imposing liability and demonstrating the full extent of one's losses can be challenging.

Vicarious liability claims may help cover full extent of damages

Many New Mexico residents find themselves driving in close proximity to semi-trucks on a daily basis. Fortunately, these individuals are usually able to avoid getting into a truck accident, but others are not so fortunate. Fatigued, intoxicated, and distracted truckers can swerve into oncoming traffic, fail to yield to oncoming traffic, or fail to stop in time to avoid a rear-end collision. Regardless of how these accidents occur, if negligence plays a role, then an accident victim may be able to recover compensation for his or her losses via a personal injury lawsuit.

Emotional distress after a car accident

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.

Truck accident leaves two dead in New Mexico wreck

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.

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.

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.

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