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.
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:
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.
New Mexicans usually enjoy warm, dry weather. Last week, however, Albuquerque city employees began preparing for winter road maintenance. KRQE reports that road crews drove their winter routes to check equipment, do some training and look for any issues.