What Is the Lifetime Cost of a Spinal Injury?

A serious car accident can damage any part of the body, but injuries to the spinal cord are particularly devastating. As WebMD explains, the spinal cord is composed of nerve cells that transmit messages throughout the body. Because the spine plays an integral role in so many of the body’s functions, a spinal cord injury (SCI) can cause a range of symptoms from bladder incontinence to respiratory problems and paralysis. […]

8 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Driving Performance

A 2014 report by the Santa Fe New Mexican examined the results of a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers used various statistics to compare the prevalence of drunk driving in each state. According to the study, New Mexico ranked number-one in the category “Contribution of Excessive Alcohol Consumption to Death and Years of Potential Life Lost.” […]

What Duty of Care Do Drivers Have toward Pedestrians?

Despite traffic laws and designated paths for walkers and bikers, pedestrian accidents are still common in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4,735 pedestrians died in motor-vehicle accidents in 2013. That means one pedestrian died every two hours on average. […]

Top 5 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Claims

You may already be aware that insurance companies are businesses and it is in their best interests to deny or undervalue claims. There are several strategies that insurers use to avoid paying fair compensation. For example, the insurance adjuster may try to coerce you into admitting fault or making other harmful statements during a recorded phone call. […]

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Who Is Liable for Damages after an Uber Accident?

Uber has become one of the most powerful commercial transportation companies in the world. According to Forbes, Uber’s value reached $50 billion in 2015. By mid- 2016, its drivers had given more than 2 billion rides. However, the rising number of Uber vehicles on the road has increased the risk of getting in a rideshare accident. […]

Can I Claim Punitive Damages If I Was Injured by a Drunk Driver in New Mexico?

If you were hurt in a motor-vehicle accident that another driver caused, then you may be entitled to various damages including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In some personal-injury lawsuits, the plaintiff has a right to claim punitive damages, which are intended to punish the defendant and to prevent others from committing similar offenses. […]

3 Factors That Contribute to Car Accidents on Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect excuse to enjoy delicious food and quality time with friends and family. Even if your plans do not involve alcohol, it is important that you are cautious if you drive home after the Big Game. […]

8 Safety Tips for Kids Who Walk To and From School

If you live near your children’s school, then letting them walk is a practical, healthy way to introduce independence. However, all it takes is one negligent driver to cause a pedestrian accident – and these tragedies happen more often than you might think. […]

Driver Who Caused Fatal Crash Was Allegedly High on LSD at the Time

Albuquerque resident Michael Nwora was killed when another vehicle slammed into his car at a red light. According to KRQE, state police say they have reason to believe that the driver who allegedly caused the crash, Robert Bosanko, was under the influence of LSD. […]