personal injury Archives

Protect your loved ones from elder abuse

Elder abuse is a tough subject, and no one in New Mexico wants to hear that something horrible has happened to a vulnerable loved one. However, it happens more often than people realize. There are ways to catch or even prevent this abuse, but when it is not caught, the results can be horrifying.

Hazards from Livestock on Highways

The primary way that livestock - cattle and horses in particular - present a hazard to New Mexicans is by their presence on highways and roads. Often cattle are not seen on the road until it is too late, particularly when an unsuspecting driver comes upon a cow on a dark road at night. Under most circumstances, ranchers and livestock owners have a legal responsibility to keep livestock off the road. The New Mexico Department of Transportation also has a duty to build and maintain fences so that livestock do not get on highways.

Sexual assault and inadequate security

If a public or private property in New Mexico does not have proper security measures in place, and someone is sexually assaulted because of it, the owner can be held responsible. Property owners must be aware of potential dangers in the area and take appropriate measures to prevent injury or assault from occurring.

Protecting victims of abuse

Victims of domestic abuse in New Mexico may suffer from a number of different behaviors, including physical, emotional, sexual, psychological and economic actions, or threats related to any of these. Acknowledging the issue and protecting victims is important in order to prevent future actions from the abuser. Doing so improves not only the life of the victim, but also his or her family members, friends and others in their community. 

Seeking justice for an injury through civil litigation

After you have been hurt by someone else, your first thought may be about getting the medical attention you need at a New Mexico hospital. Following closely on the heels of that concern may be the cost of the care you need. If your injuries were caused by a person who acted carelessly, recklessly or negligently, the law might side with you in thinking that the one at fault should pay. We at Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., have experience working with clients who want to seek compensation through litigation.

Why seniors are more likely to suffer in fall accidents

Many elderly seniors living in New Mexico are not aware of the slip-and-fall dangers they face in and outside of their homes that can result in severe injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older people are more likely to sustain severe injuries and die from fall accidents than any other type of incident. Slip-and-fall accidents are not always avoidable. But property owners can take measures to prevent them.

How many pedestrians are hurt in traffic crashes?

From large truck collisions to head-on accidents, traffic wrecks take many forms. However, accidents which involve a pedestrian can have an especially disastrous outcome and often result in a fatality or severe injury. If you are a pedestrian who walks in any part of New Mexico, it is essential to understand the risks and be alert at all times while walking. Sadly, these accidents happen for many reasons, such as drunk or careless drivers. If you have been struck by a negligent driver, you should immediately examine your choices and have them held responsible.

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