Posts tagged "Personal Injury"

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.

New Mexico still ranks high for fatal pedestrian collisions

The number of fatal pedestrian accidents in New Mexico has been consistently high in recent years. In fact, when you consider the number of pedestrian deaths per capita, New Mexico ranks third in the nation for fatal pedestrian accidents.

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.

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. 

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