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Accident with a Commercial Vehicle in New Mexico? Here Is What to Know

Being involved in any car accident can be frightening and stressful. However, accidents involving commercial vehicles, like trucks, buses, and delivery vans, can be even more complex. Due to the dimensions and weight of these vehicles, injuries sustained in a commercial vehicle accident are often more severe. Determining who is liable can also be trickier, as multiple parties may...

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Broken Hip Compensation Payout Amounts

Hip injuries are some of the most painful and severe injuries you can sustain in an accident. They impede mobility, and even simple actions like sleeping can become impossible. Hip fractures typically require surgical intervention, followed by a significant recovery period. If someone’s negligence caused your broken hip, you have the right to bring legal action against the responsible...

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Recklessness vs. Negligence – The Difference Explained

Civil lawsuits typically involve demonstrating that one party is liable for damages to another. The law calls these civil claims torts. Statutes and case law define tort claims, and these definitions typically include a level of culpability. The two most common levels of culpability are negligence and recklessness.  So when is someone’s conduct recklessness vs. negligence? These terms may...

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What Is a Bobtail Truck?

It’s impossible to drive anywhere in the country without seeing a semi-truck on the highway. Some of these trucks have trailers attached, while others do not. A bobtail truck refers to a large semi-truck that is on the road without a trailer attached to it. Many people don’t realize a bobtail truck can be just as dangerous as a...

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When Is It Important to Hire a Lawyer After an Oilfield Accident in New Mexico?

When is it time to hire a lawyer? New Mexico’s oilfields are hazardous work environments characterized by heavy machinery, high-pressure equipment, and volatile substances. The fast-paced nature of oilfield operations, coupled with the complexities of drilling and extraction processes, inherently increases your risk of accidents and injuries if you work in such an environment.  From explosions and fires to...

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Woman Killed and Four Others Injured Following Crash on Loop 20

Laredo, Texas (February 12, 2024) — One woman was killed, and another four people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash early this morning in Laredo, Texas.  Laredo police reported a 25-year-old woman died at the scene. Further reports indicate that the other four injured people were transported to local hospitals. The crash occurred at 2:30 AM this morning near...

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New Mexico Auto Accident Attorney Fees | What You Should Know

No one ever expects to be in a car accident. Not only are you suddenly faced with serious and potentially life-changing injuries, but also the cost of treatment for those injuries and time away from work. It is reasonable to be concerned about your next steps and how to receive the compensation you deserve. If someone else’s negligent action...

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How to Increase Settlement Value in New Mexico

When you are seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it is natural to feel powerless. You may feel as though you are at the mercy of insurance companies as you navigate the complicated and wearisome claims process. While these feelings are aggravating, there are steps you can take to remain in control of your situation...

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I Got Hit by a Car While Walking in El Paso, Texas | Steps I Should Take

Whether taking a casual stroll, walking across the street, or on your daily commute, getting hit by a car is probably not something you are actively concerned about. Unfortunately, it does happen. The latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 7,388 pedestrians died in traffic crashes occurring on public roads in 2021. Knowing what to do...

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New Mexico Dram Shop Laws & Dram Shop Cases

Intoxicated drivers are a threat on roadways across New Mexico. If a drunk driver causes an accident, the victim usually sues the driver. That said, victims can sometimes sue the establishment that gave alcohol to the drunk driver. The government recognizes these establishments as dram shops and has passed dram shop laws to hold them accountable in these scenarios....

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