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Dangerous Albuquerque bus stop illustrates accident liability issues

Here at Giddens, Gatton & Jacobus, P.C., we fight for justice and recovery for our New Mexico clients who have been the victims of motor vehicle accidents of all kinds. Our representation includes those who have been hurt in pedestrian accidents, which can be particularly dangerous given the fragility of the human body in the face of forceful contact with a heavy vehicle.

Peripheral nerve damage from a motor vehicle accident

Here at Giddens, Gatton & Jacobus, P.C., we fight for just compensation for the victims of car accidents. Part of any claim for damages is of course for medical expenses, past and future, as well as for pain and suffering caused by the collision.

Study shows high rates of phone-use distraction while driving

At our law firm, we represent the victims of motor-vehicle accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. We have discussed New Mexico's ban on texting while driving in a previous post. Today, we share the startling findings of a new national study on mobile-phone distraction while driving.

New Mexican motorcyclists: proceed with caution

With summer approaching, New Mexicans, and visitors to the Land of Enchantment who love their motorcycles, will hit the roads in high numbers. Who can blame them? Our state offers natural beauty of such variety and when you explore it on a motorcycle, the wind and sunshine add another dimension to the experience.

Fatal I-25 crash attributed to alleged drunk driver

On a late February Friday night, a drunk-driving suspect tragically rear ended a car containing three young women on I-25 near San Felipe Pueblo. The young women were on their way from Colorado to Arizona. According to KRQE News 13, the driver allegedly was driving with three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system, and may have been driving as fast as 100 mph.

Do not assume that whiplash is not serious

Most people have had the experience of being involved in a fender bender. After those seemingly minor car accidents, some people may think they are unharmed because they feel no pain immediately. Where whiplash is concerned, it is smart not to ignore what happened. Check in with your doctor just to be safe.

Wrongful death suit filed in wrong-way I-25 crash in Santa Fe

The Albuquerque Journal reports that a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed for damages in the September death of a 23-year-old man from a fiery head-on crash when a drunk woman drove the wrong way on I-25 through Santa Fe. The mother of the victim, who reportedly had filed to become her son's personal representative for purposes of bringing a wrongful death suit under New Mexico law, sued three types of defendants for compensatory and punitive damages:

New Mexico lawmakers may raise fines for texting behind the wheel

State Senator Steven Neville, R-Aztec, has introduced a bill that would increase fines for texting while driving, if enacted. Last month we explained in detail New Mexico's existing state law against texting while driving.

Santa Fe T-bone accident kills two; driver faces charges

The Albuquerque Journal reports that vehicular homicide charges have been filed against the BMW driver who allegedly ran a stop sign at high speed, hitting a car and killing two on December 16. While the criminal proceedings are significant, when a driver negligently, recklessly or even aggressively causes an accident that kills another person, he or she may also become the subject of a civil suit for wrongful death or related claims.

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