Celebrate the New Year Without Causing Harm

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Making a commitment to celebrate the New Year without causing harm to yourself or others is one of the best ways to ring in 2022. Staying safe and having fun with family and friends are not mutually exclusive. Here are some tips to protect you and…

Hurt at a Hotel? You Can Sue.

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No one plans to get hurt at a hotel. With 63 percent of Americans stating they intend to stay in a hotel this holiday season, injuries can and do happen. From Christmas vacations to hotel stays while visiting relatives, whatever the reason for you…

Should I Sign a Pre-Surgery Release Form?

Signing a pre-surgery release form is common practice for hospitals in New Mexico and across the U.S. Surgeons and hospitals ask patients to take this step to ensure they understand the risks associated with having an operation. Most release forms…

How to Drive Safer During the Holidays

Sometimes car accidents happen, even when drivers take all the necessary precautions to avoid them. Other times, drivers engage in some reckless behavior behind the wheel, all in the name of getting where they need to go faster. Certain times of t…

I Was Fired After a Workplace Injury

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No one plans to become the victim of a workplace injury. Yet, according to the National Safety Council, 2.5 million Americans are permanently injured in workplace accidents each year. In 1970, the United States Congress passed the Occupational Saf…

Can I Sue My Relative?

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Suing a relative might seem like the ultimate faux pas, but there may be times when it is the right thing to do. When a family member’s negligence or careless behavior causes serious injuries or death, suing may be the only recourse. If there is c…

Can You Sue for a Vehicle Recall?

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A vehicle recall can happen for any number of reasons, including defective components and improper manufacturing. Any time a manufacturing defect poses a potential safety hazard, it is in the best interest of automakers to recall and repair the is…

When doctors breach the duty of care

When most people think about medical malpractice claims, they envision patients suing medical practitioners for causing harm during a medical or surgical procedure or treatment. Surgery is the second most common cause for medical malpractice claim…

The Benefits of Attorney-Client Privilege

Talking to an attorney can be scary, even if you are the victim in a personal injury case. It can be difficult to trust a stranger with sensitive information about yourself, including medical histories and details about the specifics of your curre…

Suing for injuries from ADA violations

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People with disabilities rely on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to grant them equal, safe access to businesses and other public spaces. Unfortunately, not all public entities follow the guidelines in the ADA. Sometimes it is due to misi…

How to Access Medical Records After Death

No one likes to think about what would happen if they lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence. Whether through medical malpractice, a drunken-driving crash, or a workplace accident, tragic deaths can and do happen every day. In New…

How Most Employees Get Hurt at Work

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Employees can get hurt on the job anytime, anywhere. While some types of employment – construction, law enforcement, healthcare – increase the risk of suffering on-the-job injuries, no workers are immune from the possibility of getting hurt while …

How Does a Legal Retainer Work?

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Most attorneys who work on an hourly rate require an up-front payment known as a retainer. The amount of the payment depends on the kind of case the lawyer is pursuing on your behalf and how many hours of work they anticipate spending on the matter.

Mediation Checklist: 5 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer

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Hiring a mediation attorney is one of the most effective ways to settle a disagreement outside the courtroom. Lawyers skilled in the art of mediation can protect your legal rights and interests throughout the mediation process. If you have agreed …

How Do Truck Accident Lawsuits Work?

A glance at truck crashes in New Mexico can make you never want to get behind the wheel of your automobile again. New Mexico is the number three state in the nation for dangerous driving. Only Texas and Mississippi ranked higher for reckless drive…

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