wrongful death Archives

Are limousines safe to ride in?

If you are attending a special event in New Mexico, there is a chance a limousine is involved. These luxury vehicles hold larger groups of people and are popular for nights out and celebrations of all kinds. Unfortunately, not all limos meet, or are even required to meet, safety requirements like other vehicles are and this puts passengers at greater risk of injury or death in the case of an accident, fire or other emergency. 

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 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?

Is a partial-birth abortion considered wrongful death?

There is no doubt that abortion is a complex and sensitive topic, one that many, including you, may have strong feelings about. New Mexico law regarding abortion is equally complex, considering older laws banning abortion that are often considered unenforceable due to Roe vs. Wade and federal law regarding rights to choose. Even more fraught, though, is the case of partial-birth abortion, which is often late-term. But is partial-birth abortion legal in New Mexico, and if not is the death of the fetus considered wrongful death?

How common are fatal work accidents on farms?

As a farm worker or other agricultural employee working on a New Mexico farm or ranch, you likely are concerned about your safety. You are often working around extremely dangerous equipment, not to mention working with animals who can be volatile and unpredictable. Just how safe are you, when working on a farm? How frequent are fatal farm accidents?

What can you do if you lose a loved one in a fatal car accident?

You never want to get that call. Someone you love -- a partner, friend or family member -- has been involved in a fatal car crash on a New Mexico street or highway. Their loss may impact you in many ways, from emotional trauma to the loss of companionship and loss of income or financial support. Although nothing can ease your grief, you may wish to take legal action to help your family. You may have the option to pursue a wrongful death suit and hold the other driver or their insurance company responsible for your harms and losses.

Wrongful death lawsuit names Santa Fe Senior Living Facility

Making the realization that you can no longer care for a loved one at home is not easy. Choosing the right senior living or assisted care facility can be a difficult decision. You want to make sure that your loved one is being placed in a safe, secure, and hospitable facility. You also want to make sure that your loved one's health care needs will be met.

Suing multiple defendants for wrongful death

Losing a loved one is always tragic, most of all due to the negligence or another. In New Mexico, the law offers options for wrongful death suits in the event the death could have been prevented had appropriate actions taken place. While compensation cannot return a loved one to life, awards in a wrongful death claim may defray any costs from funeral arrangements, damages to property or lost family income. At Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., we are deeply sympathetic to the pain of your loss, and understand that making choices in a wrongful death suit can be extremely stressful and difficult.

Factors involved in fatal traffic accidents in New Mexico

Driving takes a lot of concentration. Drivers in New Mexico should be aware of the most common factors that are involved in fatal accidents in the state. Knowing this data can help drivers take preventative action to keep themselves, other drivers and pedestrians safe on the road.

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