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December 2016 Archives

Accident deaths from drunk driving on the rise nationally

The consequences of driving drunk, or high, are so devastating that most drivers are deterred from getting behind the wheel when they are impaired by alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, some drivers still choose to risk the safety of themselves and others around them by driving under the influence of alcohol. A drunk driver can be both civilly and criminally liable for the harm to other people caused by a motor-vehicle accident resulting from the impairment. In the worst case scenario, the victim of a drunk-driving accident could die from the crash.

New Mexico governor announces holiday drunk driving crackdown

We look forward to the holidays as a special time with family and friends and, for many, as a time for religious observance. While driving to and from those events, such as on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and other special days, an insecure feeling may come over you because you know that some people are drinking alcohol. Unfortunately, sometimes those folks make the dangerous decision to get behind the wheel, putting themselves and others on the road at higher risk of injury or death in car accidents.

Part 2: The choice between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy

We recently began a discussion of the choice most consumers who file for bankruptcy relief have between Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy and Chapter 13 reorganization. Despite some economic improvement across the country, many individuals and families still struggle to stay solvent financially through no fault of their own and may wonder whether bankruptcy should be considered.

Does riding a motorcycle have to be so dangerous?

Over the past few months, Albuquerque has had more than its share of serious motorcycle accidents. There are more motorcycles on the road than ever. You might have seen the bumper sticker "Start Seeing Motorcycles." That's because when cars don't see motorcycles, serious and deadly injuries can occur-to the people in the car but especially to the rider.

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