Posts tagged "Personal Injury"

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. 

Seeking justice for an injury through civil litigation

After you have been hurt by someone else, your first thought may be about getting the medical attention you need at a New Mexico hospital. Following closely on the heels of that concern may be the cost of the care you need. If your injuries were caused by a person who acted carelessly, recklessly or negligently, the law might side with you in thinking that the one at fault should pay. We at Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., have experience working with clients who want to seek compensation through litigation.

Why seniors are more likely to suffer in fall accidents

Many elderly seniors living in New Mexico are not aware of the slip-and-fall dangers they face in and outside of their homes that can result in severe injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older people are more likely to sustain severe injuries and die from fall accidents than any other type of incident. Slip-and-fall accidents are not always avoidable. But property owners can take measures to prevent them.

How many pedestrians are hurt in traffic crashes?

From large truck collisions to head-on accidents, traffic wrecks take many forms. However, accidents which involve a pedestrian can have an especially disastrous outcome and often result in a fatality or severe injury. If you are a pedestrian who walks in any part of New Mexico, it is essential to understand the risks and be alert at all times while walking. Sadly, these accidents happen for many reasons, such as drunk or careless drivers. If you have been struck by a negligent driver, you should immediately examine your choices and have them held responsible.

How many people are hurt in distracted driving crashes?

Each day, motor vehicle accidents take place for a myriad of reasons. Some are the result of a driver failing to stop at a stop sign, while others are caused by people getting behind the wheel after drinking too much alcohol or while under the influence of drugs. That said, distracted driving is a serious problem in New Mexico and across the country. Unfortunately, some people do not realize how widespread or dangerous distracted driving actually is.

Study: New Mexico Has Highest Rate of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

Compared with other states, New Mexico has a high rate of pedestrian accidents. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that in recent years the average number of pedestrian deaths per capita in New Mexico was two times higher than the national average.

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