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.
There is nothing that can bring back a loved one who passed away, but when you are experiencing this type of loss due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person, there are certain steps that you can take to protect your rights and hold liable parties accountable for wrongful actions.
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.
If a serious auto accident has caused you to be injured, physical suffering is expected. It takes the body time to heal, and there are no guarantees of a full recovery, as every body is different in how it will react to certain injuries. What people do not expect, however, are the psychological effects that car accidents can have on them. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a relatively common problem among those who survive severe collisions, whether they occur in New Mexico or elsewhere.
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.
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:
Since July 1, 2014, New Mexican law has banned texting while driving. Some cities in the state also ban the action by ordinance. Despite this, accidents still happen in which drivers have been texting in violation of the law.
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.
Heavier construction just took off on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit or ART project to create a dedicated nine-mile bus lane on busy Central Avenue. Last week, we shared information about the dangerous Central-San Mateo intersection. As we said, Central Avenue is part of historic Route 66, serving as a major east-west corridor.