New Mexico Injury Attorney Blog

Hazardous Crosswalks/Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that in 2017 alone, 5977 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents and another 137,000 were treated in emergency rooms. Pedestrians are much more likely to be killed in an auto accident than anyone in the vehicle. The risk is greatest among the elderly and children. There are a…

Medical Personnel in NMCD Face Challenges in Claims for Failed Response to COVID-19

Question: Do medical providers working in New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) correctional facilities have possible legal claims for lack of preparation and response to COVID-19? Answer: Its possible but they would be very difficult with a number of challenges. Summary: Medical personnel, typically working under contract with a third-party company, are faced with a few…

NMCD Guards and Staff: Legal Claims for Lack of Preparation and Response to COVID-19

Question: Do New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) correctional guards and staff have possible legal claims for lack of preparation and response to COVID-19/Coronavirus? Answer: Perhaps but it depends on the whether the measures below were taken by NMCD and its medical provider. Summary: Guards and staff will not be able to sue NMCD or the…

New Mexico Corrections Department Unfit to Handle COVID-19 Crisis

Question: Is New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) fit to handle COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in its facilities? Answer: As with any question dealing with the competence of NMCD or its contractors, this was purely hypothetical. Of course, they are not. NMCD cannot handle basic medical care under the best of circumstances. As COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic spreads throughout the…

Utter Indifference and Incompetence at NMCD Endangering New Mexicans

Question: Is the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) of taken appropriate precautions to protect against spread of Coronavirus in the prisons? Answer: Of course not. That was a purely rhetorical question. NMCD can never be counted on to do the right thing nor can the people of New Mexico expect even a nominal level of…

Legal Claims for Bad Faith or Malicious Reporting of Child Abuse

FAQ: Can you sue for false reporting of child abuse. Answer: Yes you can sue for bad faith or malicious reports of child abuse but it will not be easy and there are critical deadlines that must not be missed. Qualified Immunity for Reporting of Child Abuse Bringing a lawsuit for deliberately false reporting of…

Driver’s Duty to Pedestrians

FAQ: What is driver’s duty to pedestrians? A driver in New Mexico has a duty to keep a proper lookout for dangers and hazards. This means a driver must pay attention to the road, other vehicles, dangerous road conditions and specifically pedestrians . The basic standard is a standard of ordinary care which in the…

Negligence Per Se in New Mexico Auto Accidents

Negligence in an auto accident may be based on the violation of ordinary care. Ordinary care has a bit of a circular definition which the care that an ordinary driver would use in similar circumstances and conditions. Ordinary care is always an issue in negligence cases whether auto related or other types of cases as…

Immigrant Workers Have Same Rights as Others in Work Accidents

Immigrants suffer significantly higher rates of on the job injuries and death.  There are a number of reasons for this which will discussed below.  Unfortunately, many immigrants do not know their legal rights when a work injury or death occurs.  Immigrants Work in Dangerous Industries Immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, tend to gravitate toward dangerous jobs. …

Ride-Hailing Accident Claims

Ride-hailing has taken the U.S. by storm. As of the fall of 2018, 36% of U.S. adults used ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft or their innumerable offshoots. That is a lot of passengers, a lot of trips, and inevitably a lot of accidents. To some degree, a ride-hailing accident can be treated much…

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