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New Mexico Injury Attorney Blog

$54 Million Awarded to Victim of Rape in Group Home

An Albuquerque jury delivered a huge $54 million verdict on December 1, 2009 sending a message to ResCare, Inc. that their behavior would not be tolerated. The case involved a severely mentally disabled man who was raped by of the staff members working at the facility where he lived. Compensatory damages were awarded in the…

Bar Held Liable for $1 Million in Damages for Negligently Serving Intoxicate Patron

Dram shop lawsuit in results in $1 million damages verdict against a bar that served the intoxicated driver that struck and killed a bicyclist while returning home from the bar. The driver, Melissa Arrington, had been drinking at Berky‘s bar prior to the accident. At the time of the accident, Ms. Arrington was driving while…

Huge Verdict In Trucking Accident Involving Texting Truck-Driver

Huge Verdict In Trucking Accident Involving Texting Truck-Driver A 21 year old college student was awarded $49 million in damages to a Santa Clara verdict for brain injuries he suffered in an auto accident. Drew Bianchi was traveling with friends on a camping trip when two trucks collided on the center line sending one of…

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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