There is nothing scarier than being in a car accident with a child in tow. But even after the dust has settled and everyone is healed, it’s easy to wonder if your child could be in danger just by getting back into the same car seat.
Texting and driving is one of the most alarming and dangerous trends of our time. The problem is worse in New Mexico than in any other state. Distracted drivers had more accidents and caused 41% of all fatal crashes in New Mexico in 2021, more than in any other state for three years in a […]
Clients often seek clarification about the treatment of car accident claims in New Mexico. When accident victims begin to worry about who is responsible for the damages, one common question is, “Is New Mexico a no-fault state?” The short answer is no. New Mexico is not a no-fault state. In no-fault states, drivers each file […]
Bodily injury is a term commonly used after an accident to denote any harm a person suffers, like bruises, broken bones, or even serious conditions. Originating from the insurance industry, it differs from property injury, which pertains to damage to physical possessions. The term bodily injury does not determine liability, meaning you could crash your […]
It only takes a split second for a car crash to happen. Sadly, a victim of a car accident can feel its effects for weeks, months, or years to come. And in some cases, their physical impairment or emotional distress might never go away.
Trauma after a car accident can make you miserable for years. You may have nightmares, flashbacks, insomnia, or fear of driving a car. You are not alone. Within one month of a serious car accident, an estimated 25% to 33% of people in crashes suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder—PTSD. More than 7% struggle with PTSD […]
It’s not uncommon to be party to an accident and leave the incident seemingly uninjured. Then it happens: Sometime later, your back hurts, you have headaches, or your leg tingles. Those symptoms might be revealing an injury from the accident.
A fender bender, by definition, is a minor accident. But even a minor accident can cause a serious injury. A person hurt in any car crash that is not their fault has a right to compensation for their injuries, even if the car is barely damaged.
Parents are understandably upset if their child sustains personal injuries—for example, while walking or riding their bike. Adding to their worry is whether their child may have done something wrong. If the child contributed to the accident by, say, darting into traffic, what does that do to a claim and compensation for medical bills?
You’ve probably heard that lawyers can be very expensive to employ. That might be the case in many situations, but not all. If you or a loved one has been in a serious car accident, it’s important to understand how much you might be on the hook for when retaining a lawyer. Will it be […]