A few years ago, a video made by guests at a New Mexico hotel made local news and was widely viewed online.
New Mexico is one of the more restrictive states when it comes to legal fireworks sold to the public. However, there are still many firework-related injuries that occur each year, particularly in the month surrounding the July 4th holiday.
A broken lock. A poorly-lit parking garage. A door that doesn't close properly. All these things put everyday people at risk in public places. Whether you enter an apartment complex, a bar or a convenience store, the owner of that establishment is at least in part responsible for your safety.
If you were injured in a bar—whether it was from slipping on a wet floor or from an alcohol-related incident—you may feel embarrassed or that it was your fault. But certain factors could actually make the bar responsible.
You and your spouse have been together for a long time. You share a home, a family, friends and many hobbies together. Virtually everything in your lives is intertwined.
If you are injured by someone who was overserved at a bar, you can seek damages against the liquor seller by using New Mexico’s dram shop laws.
In a recent post, we discussed some of the serious dangers of slip-and-fall accidents for older adults. Slip-and-falls are the most common cause of emergency room visits, and such injuries disproportionately affect adults age 65 and over. In addition, slip-and-falls create an increased risk of traumatic brain injury in this subset of the population.
The holidays have passed, but the danger posed by children's toys has not. Every year in the U.S., millions of children receive presents for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other celebrations. Unfortunately, some children will suffer injuries due to dangerous toys or other products. Recently, the consumer watchdog group U.S. PIRG released its annual guide of potentially hazardous children's toys. Did your child receive something on the list?
When you were young, you could handle almost anything. If you took a tumble while riding your bike, you'd just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move on with your life.
When your mother started having trouble remembering her address and her late husband's name, you realized she couldn't live on her own anymore. It was time to find her the support she needed. So you researched all of the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in your area, and you moved her into an apartment with a comprehensive dementia treatment program.