June 2018 Archives

Jobs that pose the highest risk of death

Depending on the industry in which they work, employees in New Mexico may be risking their life every day. Certain jobs are found to consistently be dangerous, resulting in serious injury and even death. Workers and employers in these working environments need to take extra precautions to make sure safety protocols are being followed in order to prevent fatalities.

What to do after a hit-and-run accident

Most drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists in New Mexico practice safety on the road and are responsible in the event they are involved in an accident. Unfortunately, not all drivers stop if they hit another vehicle or person. Fleeing the scene is a serious offense. New Mexico has a high rate of hit-and-run incidents. If you are the victim of one, it is important to know what steps to take.

What are the minimum requirements for car insurance?

As any safe driver knows, you must have car insurance in order to legally be allowed to drive. Requirements in different states are not always the same, however. So what are the minimum state requirements for insurance in New Mexico, and what do those requirements cover in the event of personal injury or death?

What about my job after a car accident?

When you are in a bad car accident in New Mexico, there is a lot you have to deal with. Along with damage to your vehicle, you probably have injuries that need medical attention. Even with minor injuries, some work may be missed due to doctor's appointments and time for healing. For more serious injuries, you may need to take off an extensive amount of work. What happens to your job and the wages you lose due to time off?

What can be done to decrease texting and driving?

Many drivers in New Mexico use their cell phones while in their car, and this increases the chances of getting in a car accident. While distracted driving is a problem in general, texting has been shown to be one of the most dangerous of activities while driving a motor vehicle. The state has put laws into place that prohibit certain phone use, and there are other strategies that can help decrease accidents due to texting.

What is the New Mexico Wrongful Death Act?

If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you may have heard of the New Mexico Wrongful Death Act. Yet how does the Wrongful Death Act affect you, and what rights does it grant you to pursue compensation and justice for the loss of a loved one due to negligence or other potentially actionable conditions?

Are "lemon" cars covered under defective product laws?

Whether you have bought a new or used car from a New Mexico dealer, the expectation is that the car will perform according to standard from the moment you purchase it through a reasonable amount of time for the car's operating lifespan. If the vehicle immediately causes problems that render it defective and inoperable after sale through no fault of your own and nothing related to a motor vehicle accident, that car may be what you call a "lemon." So if your car is a lemon, are you covered by laws regarding defective product liability?

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