March 2017 Archives

Recovering from a hit-and-run crash

When it comes to motor vehicle crashes, each incident is unique. For example, a car or truck accident victim may be left with permanent mental and physical challenges because a drunk driver chose to operate their vehicle while intoxicated. Unfortunately, people find themselves involved in hit-and-run accidents in New Mexico, and across the nation. If you were struck by a driver who fled the scene, Almanzar & Youngers can understand the unique difficulties you may be facing.

Nightclubs and bar fights and inadequate security

Bar and nightclub violence are on the rise in New Mexico. Many establish bar and nightclup owners understand that fights and assaults are going to occur - and also that can lead to inadequate security issues. Once alcohol starts flowing, patrons may become aggressive, inebriated and confrontational. Some intoxicated bar customers start fights. Bar fights and altercations that are not broken up can escalate into more serious issues that can affect everyone's safety.

Overview of premises liability, Part 2

Premises liability involves claims where persons are injured on the property belonging to someone else. As discussed in a previous post, premises liability actions are based on injuries suffered by someone while on the premises of another. A prior post discussed the generic rules which could hold a property owner held liable for the injuries that someone sustains while on their property. This post will discuss these concepts as they apply to New Mexico law.

The development of products liability claims

Before the advent of products liability, persons injured by defective or dangerous produces were forced to rely on traditional tort (usually negligence) claims to be compensated. Those type of claims worked in an era when everyone knew with whom they were interacting. For instance, the person who bought bread bought it from the individual who baked it, not a downstream retailer that purchased the food in bulk.

AAA Says Millennials Are Worst Drivers

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently announced that 88 percent of young millennial drivers engaged in at least one incident of risky behavior in the last month while behind the wheel. This earns them the dubious honor of being the drivers that are most likely to get into accidents or cause them.

Traffic crashes, work accidents and other wrongful death causes

When it comes to wrongful death cases, there are many factors that must be considered and each case will have unique details. If you have recently lost a loved one because of another person's negligence, you may be facing a wide variety of upsetting challenges. At Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., our law firm is very familiar with the emotional pain and other hardships that entire families in New Mexico may face following the death of a loved one.

Study find universal helmet laws reduce TBIs in motorcyclists

A study released by the American College of Surgeons, compared rates of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in states that passed mandatory helmet laws against states that have no helmet laws for motorcyclists. The study found that states with mandatory helmet laws enjoy substantially reduced rates of TBIs among motorcyclists. This post will go over the findings and how they may apply to you.

Slip and falls and traumatic brain injuries

Slip and falls sometimes make people ask why someone would sue over something as simple as tripping. You might be surprised, but slip and falls often result in substantial injuries that impact people for the rest of their lives. This post will go over one particular type of injury associated with slip and falls, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

An overview of wrongful death claims for drowning

Drowning is one of the most surprising and devastating ways for a family to lose a loved one. Drowning, unfortunately, is still a common occurrence in the United States. Drowning affects thousands of families a year. But, while all of these accidents result in death, not all of them give rise to legal liability. This post will go over the nuance of investigating and litigating a wrongful death suit over a drowning accident.

Overview of premises liability, Part 1

Personal injuries are cases that are based on injuries to the plaintiff (you). You may sue for your injury when the injury is caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another person. A common type of personal injury suit is premises liability-based claims. Premises liability suits proceed under the theory that the owner of certain premises (business, venue, etc.) is responsible for ensuring that their property is safe for visitors. This post will go over premises liability claims.

Traffic deaths rise for the second year

Traffic fatalities have been on a steady downward trend for the past half century. So, while the death toll has shockingly jumped for two years straight, it is important to remember that overall trends have them going down. But that does little to address the immediate concern of how and why these figures jumped so drastically in two years.

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