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.
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.
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.
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.
A driver's worst nightmare is the thought of a collision with a semi truck. ElPasoProud.com reported about two New Mexico crashes involving big rigs on I-10 in the last month:
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.
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.
We regularly represent clients who have suffered trauma, including head trauma in motor vehicle crashes. We are committed to the client's comprehensive medical care now and in the future. We fight for money damages in personal injury lawsuits against parties who drive negligently, recklessly, aggressively, illegally, or while drunk or high.
If you're a New Mexico motorcyclist, do you sometimes feel like a second-class citizen?
New legislation that went into effect on July 1 provides for harsher DWI-related penalties in some instances than previously existed in New Mexico. Specifically, the new law brings the potential for a 12-year prison term for any DWI defendant who is convicted of an eighth or subsequent DWI offense.