Semi-Truck Crash Kills Four in Southwestern New Mexico

- Samuel Kane

A multiple-vehicle pileup involving two big rigs and a pickup truck led to the death of four people outside Lordsburg on a recent Sunday.  Large truck crashes, especially those involving fatalities, have been on a steady rise over the last decade, and the latest statistics demonstrate that the problem is only getting worse.  Read on […]

New Mexico Worst State for Pedestrian Fatalities, Hit-and-Runs

- Samuel Kane

An Albuquerque man was walking in the Four Hills at around 6:15 p.m. on a recent Wednesday when he was suddenly struck by a vehicle, later identified from security footage as a Chevrolet pickup.  The driver of the Chevrolet sped off from the scene, leaving the man to his injuries. He was pronounced dead at […]

Teen Driver Causes Accident Injuring Three Teens

- Samuel Kane

A 17-year-old high school student has recently been charged with multiple crimes as the driver during a crash that injured his three young passengers. The crash poses an example of the dangers that can be posed by teen drivers. Read on to learn about the accident and the reasons why teenaged drivers have a high […]

Suspected Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Crash in Southern New Mexico

- Samuel Kane

On November 15, a suspected drunk driver crashed into a parked truck, leaving one woman dead and two other people injured. The accident occurred on Interstate 10 near Vado, NM. The victims were waiting for a tow truck to arrive, and the allegedly intoxicated driver was heading east on the highway when he, “for unknown […]

Distracted Driving On the Rise, and New Mexico Drivers Are No Exception

- Samuel Kane

Researchers are increasingly reporting that distracted driving, and in particular cell phone usage, is a growing threat to the safety of American drivers. A recent report analyzed driving patterns in 2017 and found that drivers use their phones more than 33% of the time, despite the constant reports of the risks associated with cell phone […]

Experts Say There’s More that Trucking Companies Can Do to Make Fleets Safer

- Samuel Kane

There are few vehicles that can do as much damage when involved in a crash as a loaded tractor-trailer. These massive vehicles can weigh many times what a passenger vehicle weighs—well over 80,000 pounds when fully loaded—and require substantial skill and attention to drive safely. Despite this fact, most late-model passenger vehicles have far more […]

Jury Awards Victim $1.2 Million After Crash With Stolen Car

- Samuel Kane

A New Mexico woman was just awarded over $1.2 million in damages in a lawsuit against the Santa Fe Police Department due to injuries she suffered in a car crash involving a high-speed police chase with a stolen car. Learn more about the case below, and contact an experienced New Mexico personal injury lawyer if […]

Researchers Discover High Rate of Crashes Caused by Drowsy Drivers

- Samuel Kane

Drunken driving is not the only sort of impairment that makes drivers a danger on US roadways. While seemingly less morally wrong than driving drunk, driving while drowsy can have just as dangerous or deadly results. A recent study from a team at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows just how big a threat […]

$165 Million Verdict for Wrongful Death Victims Upheld by New Mexico Court

- Samuel Kane

A jury award in favor of the victims of a tragic accident involving a semi-truck has recently been upheld by a New Mexico Appeals Court. The ruling affirms the $165-million award of personal injury and wrongful death damages Las Cruces made by a jury after a 2015 trial, which made headlines as the largest-ever jury award […]

Pedestrian Accident Takes Life of Young Woman

- Samuel Kane

An accident in Las Cruces involving two separate vehicles has resulted in the death of a young woman. Members of the city government are calling for changes to be made to the intersection to prevent future such accidents. Fatal pedestrian accident on Del Rey Boulevard The recent local accident occurred on the 4200 block of […]