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Police Suspect DUI Caused Fatal Truck Accident on New Mexico Freeway

- Samuel Kane

In the wake of a fatal freeway collision between a Freightliner truck and a SUV transporting a young family, authorities have found increased evidence that alcohol played a role in the accident, including statements from surviving passengers.

According to the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office, three passengers of the commercial truck who survived the incident admitted that they had been consuming alcohol before fatal crash. The group of men had been traveling home from work and were hauling large landscaping equipment at the time of the wreck.

Although toxicology results are pending to confirm whether or not the driver of the truck had been drinking, authorities indicated that current investigations currently point to the young family being the victims.

Court records also revealed that the driver of the truck had a history of DUI-related offenses, including a charge for driving under the influence while operating an off-highway vehicle. At the time of that incident, the man was also carrying a firearm, a violation of a previous felony drug conviction.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Because commercial trucks dwarf typical automobiles in size and weight, trucking accidents often carry severe, if not fatal, consequences. That’s why the trucking industry is so closely regulated, and why drivers are typically held to a much higher standard of care than other motorists.

In addition to DUI, there are a variety of factors that can contribute to a trucking accident. Some of the most common include:

  • Driver Fatigue – long hours behind the wheel and/or insufficient periods of rest leave drivers unable to stay awake on the road. This is the most common cause of truck accidents.
  • Faulty Equipment – accidents can be caused by blown out tires, loose bolts, improperly fastened cargo or large parts flying off trucks. It’s important to be sure a truck has undergone the appropriate preventative maintenance to operate on the road.
  • Poor Weather – heavy rain, hail, dust storms and snowstorms can make it very difficult for drivers to safely operate large trucks.

The most important thing in any truck accident situation is to seek the appropriate medical attention at the earliest possible opportunity. Only a qualified medical professional can diagnose personal injuries and recommend the best course of treatment or rehabilitation.

If you or someone you love have been involved in a truck accident and have sustained personal injury, you may be eligible to file a legal claim against the individual or organization responsible for your injury.

Truck Accident Attorneys in New Mexico

In New Mexico, the dedicated attorneys at the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane are proud to serve as legal advocates for victims of personal injury, including those who have been involved in accidents with large commercial trucks. Our firm has years of proven experience in personal injury litigation, at both the state and federal level, and is committed to supporting you and your case every step of the way.

To learn more about our personal injury representation, or to schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a member of our legal team, contact the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane at (575) 526-5263.

Keys to Winning a Slip and Fall Injury Case

- Samuel Kane

Slip and fall injuries can occur anytime, anywhere. That’s why the law requires property managers and owners to maintain a hazard-free environment for any patrons or tenants.

Where Slip and Fall Accidents Happen Most Often

Unfortunately, accidents do happen, including slip and falls involving:

  • Railways
  • Staircases
  • Sidewalks
  • Floors in commercial or residential premises

Generally, slip and fall injuries come down to some degree of negligence on behalf of the property owner or manager. However, proving negligence in personal injury cases can be complex. Even in cases where an injury occurred, the victim may not always be eligible to receive compensation.

In order to have a successful personal injury claim, the injured individual will need to prove that the property owner or manager was the negligent party, and that they themselves did not contribute to the injury-causing accident.

Chick-Fil-A Example

Recently, Georgia’s Court of Appeals announced an opinion that provided further insight on the factors necessary to win a slip and fall injury case:

  • Prove the proprietor or owner being sued knew or should have known about the hazard
  • Ensure the injured party’s testimony does not contradict an earlier deposition

In announcing the decision, the court ruled against an injured party, determining that her case failed to meet those two core criteria. The woman had suffered a back injury after slipping and falling on water in a ladies’ room at a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

According to the court’s decision, a property owner or proprietor is not necessarily liable for slip and fall injury even if the injured party can provide proof that a fall occurred. The court ruled that a plaintiff must show that the owner or proprietor had actual or constructive knowledge of the injury-causing hazard.

Have you or someone you know suffered personal injury as a result of a slip and fall incident? If so, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Only an attorney specializing in this area of law can assess your injury and current state laws to determine the best legal strategy.

The Personal Injury Attorneys at the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane

That’s where the highly skilled legal team at the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane comes in. Our firm specializes in representing clients dealing with a wide variety of personal injury matters, including those who have been injured as a result of slip and fall. We can help sort through the legal issues surrounding your case and recommend a course of action for a civil claim and the full recovery of damages.

Do not delay – our attorneys are standing by, prepared to help you and your case today. To schedule your free initial consultation with a member of our legal team, contact at the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane at (575) 526-5263.

Texas Woman Suffers Spinal Injury in Severe Three-Vehicle Collision

- Samuel Kane

A Texas woman suffered an upper spinal injury late last year after the vehicle in which she was a passenger collided with a semi-truck and a motor home on a busy Washington interstate.

According to police, the motor home was traveling southbound on the Interstate and swerved to avoid colliding with another car when it struck the passenger vehicle, propelling it it underneath a large box truck. Although the driver of the passenger vehicle escaped on his own, the Texas woman was pinned in the burning car until first responders were able to extinguish the flames.

After the victim was freed from the vehicle, she was airlifted to an area medical center, where she was classified as being in critical condition with a spinal injury.

Although authorities determined that alcohol did not play a role in the accident, a preliminary investigation indicated that the driver of the motor home was liable for the accident and any subsequent injuries.

Common Causes of Spinal Injury

A spinal injury can be caused by something as small as a trip, slip or call. However, most spinal injuries occur as a result of a more severe incident, such as a motor vehicle accident or an act of violence. Both continue to rank as leading causes of such injuries.

Negligence is also a key contributing factor in spinal injuries. When an individual or organization behaves in a negligent manner, it can cause devastating accidents, like those that result in severe personal injury.

What to Do If You Have Suffered a Spinal Injury

Due to the severe nature of these injuries, it is critical that, if you have suffered spinal trauma, you seek medical help immediately to assess the extent of your injury. Failure to seek medical assistance at the earliest possible opportunity can have negative consequences for any recovery, as well as reduce the chances that you can successfully recover compensation and other damages from a personal injury claim.

Once a doctor has assessed your injury, an attorney specializing in personal injury can evaluate your case and recommend a course of action that offers the best possible chance for recovering financial compensation and damages related to your injury. Such compensation is critical in helping to cover:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

Have you suffered a spinal injury due to an accident or another person’s negligence? If so, you should not delay seeking the wise legal guidance of a qualified attorney, as you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim.

Seeking Help at the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane

For those residing in Las Cruces and the nearby areas of Doña Ana County, the legal team at the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane can provide the legal expertise you need when dealing with severe personal injury. Our firm has a wealth of experience in representing clients dealing with severe personal injury, including spinal trauma, and can work with you to build a strong case that delivers the best possible results.

As a convenience to new clients, we are proud to offer a complimentary preliminary consultation to help assess your case as quickly as possible. Contact the dedicated personal injury team at the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane today – (575) 526-5263.

Celebrating the 4th of July in Elephant Butte, New Mexico

- Samuel Kane

There’s no better place to be over the 4th of July weekend than Elephant Butte, New Mexico. With crowds reaching over 100,000 people, and a stream of donations pouring in throughout the year for a fireworks’ show that tops the $20,000 mark, Elephant Butte is the place to be.

With beaches, campgrounds, boating and water sports at the disposal of guests, great times await as crowds arrive with family and friends throughout the long, holiday weekend. With so many people traveling and enjoying the festivities, July 4th also shares the weekend with injurious conditions and safety concerns.

Deadly Statistics

In fact, July 4th carries the unwanted designation of being the deadliest holiday of the year, surpassing New Year’s Eve in alcohol-related fatalities.

  • Over the past 25 years, 51% of all deadly crashes over the 4th of July weekend were alcohol related
  • Highway fatalities increase 37% over the 4th of July weekend
  • Independence weekend accounts for 41,200 injuries and 385 deaths throughout the US
  • Approximately eight deaths and 11,400 injuries are from fireworks accidents

Travel Safely This 4th of July Weekend

Getting to Elephant Butte, New Mexico is half the fun. Traveling by car allows passengers to take in the scenery and beauty of the area, but it is not without safety concerns. While traveling by car, safety should be a top priority.

  • Always buckle safety belts
  • Maintain proper speeds
  • Do not use cellphones while driving
  • Use proper child restraints, where applicable
  • Never drink and drive
  • Load and unload all towed items properly, including campers, trailers and boats

Boating Safety

Once you arrive at Elephant Butte, and are planning to go boating, be sure to:

  • Wear life jackets
  • Stay hydrated
  • Ensure all equipment is working properly
  • Be prepared for an emergency
  • Swim in designated areas
  • Maintain safe speeds
  • Keep a look out for other boats and people on and in the water
  • Never drink and drive a boat

Firework Safety

Finally, before enjoying the amazing Elephant Butte fireworks show at the end of the weekend, be sure to practice firework safety of your own by:

  • Ensuring an adult is supervising any child near fireworks
  • Wearing eye protection
  • Lighting fireworks in a clear area, away from debris, vehicles or buildings
  • Keeping a bucket of water nearby, in case of a spark or fire
  • Disposing of used fireworks properly, to avoid fires
  • Reading the directions carefully, to avoid injury

Maintain a Fun & Safe Environment

While enjoying the extended weekend, it is important to be aware of the dangers around you while traveling long distances, and sharing the road with other travelers. You oversee your well-being throughout the weekend, and even though you may practice safety as a priority, it is wise to assume that others may not.

Should you find yourself enduring injurious circumstances due to someone else’s negligence, please contact the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane for help. Our attorney group can help you understand your rights, and how you can hold another responsible for injuries suffered in an auto, boat, camping or fireworks accident. The 4th of July is a weekend you want to remember, but not for the wrong reasons. Contact us today at (575) 526-5263 to discuss your injuries, and learn how we can help.

Dog Bites on the Rise for Mail Carriers

- Samuel Kane

Dog bites can be a serious problem for anyone who is unfortunate enough to run into a mean or frightened dog showing aggressive tendencies. However, one particular group of people is at an even higher risk for dog bites – the people who deliver our mail every day.

Risky Deliveries

In fact, postal workers are even more at risk today than they were a few years ago. Evidence shows that dog attacks on mail carriers are on the rise. This increase can be traced to the massive increase in online retail sales, meaning more and more package deliveries.

According to the Chicago Tribune, dog attacks on mail carriers rose to 6,755 last year, over 200 more than the previous year and the highest rate in three decades. As more and more people turn to the internet to do their shopping, and as consumers increasingly expect seven-day-a-week deliveries, these postal employees have more potential interactions with aggressive dogs.

The top three cities for postal worker dog attacks are Los Angeles, Houston, and Cleveland. The United States Postal Service released these annual numbers in April as an important part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week.

Linda DeCarlo, the U.S. Postal Service Safety Director, urges dog bite prevention training and continued education to keep pets, owners, and visitors safe. She suggests that owners place their dogs in a separate room in the home before opening the door, and to avoid taking mail directly from the postal worker in front of a dog, because this interaction can be viewed as a threatening gesture by the dog.

Dog Bites Aren’t Cheap

For the postal service alone, medical expenses and workers’ compensation for dog bites costs millions of dollars every year. Unfortunately, postal employees are not the only people at risk for dog bites – an estimated 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, mostly children.

The medical expenses and other related costs of being a victim of a dog bite can be challenging for any family. If you or someone in your family has experienced a dog bite, you may be entitled to legal compensation. It is important for you to speak with an experienced dog bite attorney to help you determine whether you have a potentially actionable claim.

Here in New Mexico, the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane have years of experience litigating dog bite cases and are here to help injured clients receive justice in the form of maximum compensation. Call us today at (575) 526-5263 to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys.

US Pedestrian Fatalities Continue to Increase

- Samuel Kane

A new study released in March by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that the number of pedestrians killed in the United States rose by 11% in 2016.

Why the Increase in Pedestrian Deaths?

According to experts, there are several factors to which we can trace the increase in pedestrian fatalities. These include:

  • An increase in total cars on the roads because of the rebounding economy and lower gas prices
  • A surge of popularity in walking for health reasons and to benefit the environment
  • A drastic increase in smartphone usage for both drivers and pedestrians, causing major distractions for both groups

What Are the Best Ways to Avoid Being a Victim of a Pedestrian Accident?

  • Put the phone down! Keep your cell phone in your pocket when waiting at an intersection and when crossing the street.
  • Keep your earbuds at a lower volume. Listening to excessively loud music on your headphones or earbuds can make you oblivious to the world around you and prevent you from hearing a car coming behind you.
  • Be extra alert and make sure to look both ways before you cross the street.
  • Use caution when walking after drinking. Just like with driving, alcohol impairs your judgment, sense of direction, and reaction time when you are walking. Have a sober person walk you home or call a cab.
  • Wear reflective clothing if you are walking at night so drivers are more likely to see you on the road. Cross the street near a light whenever possible.

Personal Injury Attorneys Specializing in Pedestrian Accidents

Unfortunately, New Mexico sits within the top five worst states for pedestrian deaths per capita, and injuries sustained as the result of pedestrian accidents can be devastating for victims and their families.

If you or a family member has suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, it is vital for you to sit down with an experienced attorney to discuss your case and your game plan for moving forward.

Here in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane have years of experience litigating a wide variety of personal injury matters, including pedestrian accidents. Our team of dedicated attorneys is ready to help you protect your rights and get the justice you deserve for your injuries.

We invite you to call today to schedule a free consultation with our team about your case at (575) 526-5263.

Memorial Day Safety in Elephant Butte, NM

- Samuel Kane

Memorial Day weekend signals the start summer, welcoming the warmth with a three-day weekend. Long weekends are perfect for a getaway to Elephant Butte, New Mexico, where fellow campers, boaters, and sun-seekers await. These weekend revelers travel in droves to reach the beautiful destination that allows them to forget about work and worry, if only for a few days.

Holiday Weekened Crowded Conditions

As the Elephant Butte, NM Memorial Day weekend celebrations are being planned, keep in mind that thousands of other individuals and families are hitting the road and waterways at the same time. These crowded conditions can be evaluated ahead of time by knowing what you are getting into.

  • Park officials estimate nearly 90,000 boaters and campers visit Elephant Butte Lake over Memorial Day weekend
  • Another 19,000 visitors are estimated at Caballo Lake
  • Over 36 million drivers travel 50 miles or more from home to reach a destination like Elephant Butte, NM over Memorial Day weekend
  • Almost two million travel by bus to similar locations from Wednesday – Monday over the same weekend across the US

Beware of Accidents & Injuries

The increased traffic at Elephant Butte, and across the country, leads to safety issues on the roadways, on the water and at campgrounds and beaches alike. Common accidents, injuries and fatalities over the long weekend are caused by several circumstances, including:

  • Inexperienced boating
  • Impaired driving, boating or ATV driving
  • Fireworks
  • Campground falls
  • Fire pits, grilles and outdoor cooking stoves
  • Increased traffic accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Drownings
  • Equipment failures

The statistics that accompany Memorial Day weekend injuries are startling, and provide proof that safety should always come first, especially during busy travel weekends.

Memorial Day Weekend Statistics

While the entire month of May is not immune to accidents, Memorial Day weekend-only statistics provide a glimpse at just how busy the kickoff to summer can be.

  • An average of 46,300 car crash-related injuries occur over the weekend in the US
  • On average, 397 traffic deaths occur, accounting for 12.45% of all traffic deaths in the entire month of May
  • 40% of the 397 deaths are alcohol related
  • 76% of fatal boating accident victims drown, 85% of that number are not wearing life jackets
  • Insurance boat claims average 69 per day through the year, but triple over this holiday weekend to 207 per day

In 2015 alone, the Coast Guard counted 4,158 accidents that involved 626 deaths, 2,613 injuries and approximately $42 million dollars of damage to property from recreational boating accidents throughout the United States.

Staying Safe this Memorial Day Weekend

Practicing safety as a priority will help keep you and your family safe this Memorial Day weekend. Here are a few tips to avoiding injury:

  • Always wear life jackets when boating, skiing or enjoying water sports
  • Seat belts are always required while traveling in a vehicle
  • Be sure to properly load/unload and tow ATVs, campers, boats and bicycles
  • Appoint designated drivers for all transportation modes, on and off the water
  • Know the rules of the water when boating, and respect them

It is important to your safety, and that of your family or guests, to stay alert at all times. While you can control your safety practices to avoid injury, you cannot control the behavior of others. Be alert, and keep an eye on unsafe conditions around you.

If you or a loved one is injured due to the negligence of another over the Memorial Day weekend, contact the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane at (575) 526-5263. Our attorney group may be able to help you access compensation you weren’t aware existed from the injurious party.

Woman Facing Manslaughter Charges Four Months after Fatal Motorcycle Accident

- Samuel Kane

In October 2016, a Ford Escape swerved into the path of 18 motorcycles, instantly killing a woman and severely injuring her husband. Four months later, the driver is facing criminal charges, including second-degree manslaughter.

The driver was also charged with assault in the third degree, tampering with evidence, interfering with an officer and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

According to authorities, the victims were riding on the same motorcycle when the accused collided with them. This caused the first victim to fall off the motorcycle and go up and over the Ford Escape. She landed on the roadway and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband sustained serious injuries at the scene and was transported to a local hospital, where he was considered to be in critical condition.

The accused’s vehicle also struck other motorcycles, injuring other riders. As a result of her charges, she was held on a $1 million bond.

Personal Injury from Motorcycle Accidents

Like any motor vehicle accident, motorcycle crashes can happen at virtually anytime. Although many motorcycle incidents are caused by driver error – perhaps the motorcycle operator failed to recognize a traffic signal or collided with a road sign – there are many motorcycle accidents that involve other motor vehicles, like cars and trucks. Because these vehicles are much smaller and offer far less protection than other automobiles, it is incredibly important for drivers to be aware, at all times, when sharing the roadway with motorcycles.

One key difference between motorcycle incidents and other types of accidents is the fact that injury tends to be more severe. Because motorcycle operators are more exposed than other motor vehicle drivers, it is not uncommon for operators to suffer injury like cuts, bruises and broken bones, as well as damage like:

  • Disfigurement
  • Neck, back or spinal cord injuries
  • Permanent brain damage
  • Hand, finger, toe or elbow injuries
  • Nerve and soft tissue damage
  • Damage to joints, including knees and hips

Many of these types of injuries can be permanent, if not fatal. In many cases, victims require ongoing medical or rehabilitative care. Unfortunately, this kind of care can be a significant source of financial stress, due to escalating medical expenses and the fact that many victims must endure temporary or permanent disability.

If you or someone you know have been injured in a motorcycle accident, especially one caused by another party’s negligence, then it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney as soon as possible, as you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. Consulting with an attorney at the earliest possible opportunity can also help ensure that any medical expenses or bills stemming from the accident are taken care of.

Personal Injury Attorneys Specializing in Motorcycle Accidents

That’s where the dedicated team at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. comes in. Our firm specializes in representing clients dealing with personal injury matters, including cases where injury has occurred as the result of a motorcycle accident. Our team of highly-skilled attorneys has a wealth of experience in handling these types of cases, and can even help connect you with medical and insurance providers, to ensure that your immediate and lasting medical needs are adequately met. If you have suffered personal injury, our team is ready, willing and able to help protect you and your rights.

To schedule a preliminary consultation with our personal injury team, we invite you to contact the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. at (575) 526-5263.

Texas METRORail Trains Involved in Two Fatal Bicycle Accidents in One Week

- Samuel Kane

As Houston transformed into Super Bowl Central in early February, new concerns were raised over the city’s METRORail system, after trains were involved in two fatal accidents involving bicyclists.

According to local authorities, the first accident on February 3 involved a Rice University professor who had, according to investigators, crossed into the train’s path while riding near a local park. The second incident, which occurred on the Sunday of Super Bowl LI, occurred after a cyclist turned off the local service road into the path of a moving train. Though the cyclist survived the initial impact, he was transported to Ben Taub Hospital, where a METRO spokesperson confirmed that he had died as a result of his injuries.

No charges have been filed in either accident. However, local nonprofit groups have expressed renewed concerns over bike safety on the city’s increasingly congested roadways, calling for an investigation into accidents. These groups also confirmed that they would further press the City Council on proactive safety measures in the coming weeks.

Personal Injury from Bicycle Accidents

Safety is a key concern for bicycle riders taking to the roads today, especially in urban or other high traffic environments. Generally, when bikes collide with cars and other motorized vehicles, it is due to reckless operators, like those using cell phones, texting behind the wheel or failing to look out for other vehicles on the road.

In New Mexico, an automobile must maintain a minimal distance of five feet form a bicycle rider when they share a common roadway. Vehicles that breach this five foot margin may be held accountable for negligence behind the wheel and a criminal act.

The fact is that, when bicycle accidents occur, they tend to result in severe personal injury, including:

  • Head injuries
  • Broken or fractured arms, shoulders and/or legs
  • Spinal injuries

Other less serious injuries, including cuts, scrapes, bruising and road rashes are also common in bicycle accidents. However, the severity of injury will depend on a number of factors, such as:

  • The location of impact
  • The speed of both vehicles
  • Whether or not the bicycle operator was wearing safety gear, like a helmet

Have you or someone you know been involved in an injury-causing bicycle accident? If so, it is in your best interest to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney. Only an attorney specializing in personal injury can assess your individual case and determine the best possible strategy for a personal injury claim.

Legal Representation for Bicycle Accident Injury

In New Mexico, the highly-skilled legal team at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. works closely with victims of personal injury, including those who have been injured in bicycle accidents.

We work exclusively in personal injury law and have a wealth of experience in representing clients who have been injured due to another party’s negligent actions. Our team can work closely with you to conduct an in-depth investigation into your case and determine the best avenue for the recovery of compensation and other damages, which can help offset the many financial challenges posed by personal injury.

Do not delay – we invite you to schedule an initial consultation with a member of our team to assess your case as soon as possible. To get started, call the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. today at (575) 526-5263.

When to Call a Personal Injury Attorney

- Samuel Kane

Not every personal injury claim requires the expert handling of a personal injury attorney. Sometimes the claims process is simple and straightforward, the compensation is fair and structured, and there is no threat of long term or permanent disability.

But there are situations when the skills of an experienced personal injury attorney are worth your time and resources.

A Long-Term or Permanent Disabling Injury

If you are facing a long-term or permanently disabling injury, it is time to call a personal injury attorney. Determining how much your injury is worth is no easy feat, with many different factors needing to be considered to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.

A Significant and Severe Injury

The amount of compensation which is received for a personal injury case is largely determined by the severity of your injuries. These will be measured by a number of factors, including:

  • The type of injuries you have sustained
  • Your medical bills
  • The length of time it will take for you to recover

As the potential amount of compensation increases, the greater the range in the amount of compensation you may receive. In these situations it is in your best interest to hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to ensure that the compensation you receive is at the highest end of this range.

The Insurance Company Is Offering Little or No Compensation

There are situations where an insurance agency or a government agency will offer an unfair settlement or will outright refuse to compensate a victim for his or her injuries. Insurance companies and government agencies are backed by their own team of lawyers who are well-versed in offering the lowest amount of compensation possible to injured victims. In situations such as these it is imperative to seek expert legal assistance to protect your rights and your financial future.

The law offices of Samuel I. Kane P.A. are proud to consistently achieve record-breaking compensation for injured victims. Whether you just want to discuss your case, or are prepared to take on an insurance company, we will advocate on your behalf and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best and fairest compensation for your injuries.

Samuel I. Kane, P.A. offers free case evaluations to anyone. To arrange for your complimentary consultation, contact us today at (575) 526-5263.