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3 important rules for New Mexico wrongful death lawsuits

Those harmed by others may have the right to take action and legal court. In New Mexico, statutes allow for personal injury lawsuits when one party hurts someone else. Wrongful death lawsuits are an important subset of basic personal injury lawsuits. A wrongful death lawsuit…

Truck driver pay and the pressure to drive unsafely

Many truck drivers focus on safety. They know that their vehicles can pose a risk on the road, and they know how important safety is for commercial drivers. This is why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) prohibits the use of handheld devices, for…

Signs that a laceration is infected

Recognizing whether a cut is infected is necessary for proper wound care. It also helps individuals who have been injured in this way to avoid serious complications. After all, some infections can be much worse than the initial injury that inspired them. It’s important for…

What leads to wrong-way accidents?

Wrong-way crashes typically happen when a car gets on a divided highway in the wrong direction, often mistaking an off-ramp for an on-ramp or the other way around. Since these wrecks are usually head-on collisions at high speeds, they are often fatal. Unfortunately, they’re becoming…

3 Things To Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury can stem from a catastrophic incident, such as a car crash, sporting mishap or a serious fall. While there are many protections now to help minimize the chance of these occurring, there’s still a chance that a TBI will occur. Spotting…

What is covered under the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act?

Fraud is a crime that involves lying or misrepresentation for financial gain. Those accused of fraudulent financial activity may face either federal or state prosecution. The Federal False Claims Act is relatively similar to New Mexico’s Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. The Fraud Against Taxpayers Act…

3 traumatic motorcyclist injuries

While motorcycles are an enjoyable luxury, they are dangerous. Motorcycles don’t have the same protective outer layers as cars. This means that motorcyclists are more likely to suffer from severe injuries than other drivers. Furthermore, motorcycles are lighter and smaller than cars and can be…

Who is liable for T-bone accidents?

When two cars collide at a perpendicular angle, this scenario is commonly referred to as a T-bone accident. These accidents often occur at intersections and can result in serious injuries due to the limited protection the side of a car provides. These collisions can be…

Why are fatal accidents more likely on rural roads?

Fatal accidents are more likely to take place on more remote, rural roads. This fact is often surprising to people who drive in rural areas frequently. These roads may feel safer because they are less populated, but statistics show that they are affected by a…

Tips for driving in heavy traffic

Driving in heavy traffic can be a nerve-wracking experience, even for seasoned drivers. The close proximity of vehicles, frequent stops, and slow pace can make it a stressful ordeal. Add to that the unpredictability of other drivers, and it’s easy to see why heavy traffic…

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