personal injury Archives

Are farm workers covered under New Mexico liability laws?

Sometimes, under New Mexico law, certain classes of employees may worry their employment sector excludes them from protections under employer liability laws regarding personal injury in the workplace. One such class of employees is farm workers and laborers, and if you are employed on a farm you may fear that in the event of a farm accident, your employer would not be held liable for any damages or losses associated with your injury.

Do you have a right to detain livestock if they injure you?

It may be a little far-fetched to imagine, but it can happen. You may be minding your own business on private or public New Mexico land only for a horse, cow, even a duck or chicken to injure you with a stray kick, flapping wings or a stabbing beak. Someone's livestock has run out of control, and you have just been the victim of an animal attack. The question is, do you have the right to detain that livestock until their owners can claim them and be held accountable for your injuries or damages to your personal property?

Pursuing action after sexual abuse

The pain and suffering you face in the event of sexual abuse in New Mexico communities can be catastrophic. No matter if the abuse was a one-time incident or a series of repeated incidents, you may deal with repercussions impacting your mental and physical health, capacity and happiness for the rest of your life. At Almanzar & Youngers, PA, we want nothing more than to see you receive the justice you deserve for such a heinous incident.

Know your rights when it comes to on-premises security

Whether browsing the mall, entering an empty parking garage at night or visiting a bar or nightclub, or on other premises open to the public, you have a reasonable expectation of safety. In an ideal situation, the owner of a business or premises open to the public in New Mexico is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of persons on their property. But what happens when that responsibility falls short? At the law firm of Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., we understand the losses inherent when a dangerous or violent crime occurs due to inadequate on-site security. We have handled wrongful death and sexual assault (rape) cases that arose out of inadequate security. 

Understanding charges of elder abuse

Elder abuse charges can be levied against individuals or corporations, and FindLaw notes that this could involve charges of behavior that negatively impacts the health and well-being of senior citizens. This type of abuse takes many forms, including general or widespread neglect and abandonment.

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.

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