When an injury is caused by a dangerous or defective product, it is important to understand the liability laws in New Mexico. The person who is injured can pursue a claim against the responsible party for breach of warranty, strict liability or negligence.
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.
The sexual abuse of a child or other vulnerable person is one of the most heinous acts a perpetrator can commit. It has long-lasting consequences beyond what the criminal justice system can remedy. Survivors of sexual abuse in New Mexico should know their civil legal options as well.
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.
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.
The elderly population in the United States is growing more rapidly now than ever before, and the problem of elder abuse has received increased attention in recent years.
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.
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.
While workers in all fields face an array of risks on-the-job, those who are employed in the construction industry often work in a particularly hazardous environment. Across the state of New Mexico, construction workers may be injured on job sites in many different ways. From dangerous equipment to ladder falls and other accidents, Almanzar & Youngers understands how devastating these injuries can be for workers as well as their families.
From missing work to intense physical pain and lifelong disabilities, those who are injured in a motor vehicle accident may encounter a variety of challenges in the short-term and years down the road. In New Mexico, it is critical for victims of traffic accidents to examine their options and take advantage of resources that are available afterwards. Unfortunately, these injuries are far too prevalent and drivers should realize the risk of suffering an injury every time they drive.