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New Mexico Injury Attorney Blog

New Mexico Leads the Nation in Uninsured Motorist

The Insurance Research Council (IRC) has found that New Mexico leads the nation in uninsured motorist. Twenty-nine percent of New Mexico Motorists have no insurance. This does not reflect the true scope of the problem as many more are underinsured. The IRC predicts that by the year 2010, 16.7% of drivers nationally will be uninsured….

Driver Inattention: Mobile Phones and Texting Major Cause of Auto Accidents

The Obama administration has issued a report indicating that almost 60,000 people were killed and 515,000 were injured in 2008 in auto accidents as a result of driver distraction. Driver inattention was involved in 16% of all fatal crashes in 2008. The largest percentage of those accidents involved drivers under the age of 20. The…

The Power of an Apology: “Sorry Works” in Medical Malpractice Claims

An apology works in medical malpractice claims in 35 states. In fact, the “Sorry Works” program has been put into legislation in 35 states. Unfortunately, New Mexico is not among them. Instead, New Mexico often takes same hard-line on medical malpractice against its states facilities and other medical providers. It is not quite as harsh…

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