Car Crash Case Questions

Some people are lucky and can go their entire life without being involved in a car crash — then there is the rest of us who are not mercifully free from having someone drive right into our car while we are sitting in it. When that happens you realize that car accidents are more complicated than you ever imagined. Here … Read More

Dog Attacks And The Health Effects Of Dog Bites

Dog attacks are more common in New Mexico than in some parts of the country. This is mostly because people tend to have houses and yards where many dogs are kept. Throughout any given year, the attorneys at Whitener Law Firm regularly see dog bite claims. WHO IS AT RISK OF A DOG ATTACK? The most common type of dog … Read More

Why Do Truckers Almost Always Deny Liability?

I was recently contacted by a friend who was struck by a semi-truck driver. His car was in the area designated to turn right. The semi-truck was in the center lane for through traffic with no turn signal. There was an empty space for the semi-truck to turn. What happened next was unbelievable. The semi-truck driver began turning right and … Read More

Insurance Claim Process in New Mexico

Car accidents are a daily occurrence in New Mexico. Even if you are a good driver, you can’t prevent a bad driver from rear-ending you or swerving into you. The reality is that most New Mexicans will be in one or more motor vehicle crashes in his or her lifetime. This means that you will probably make an insurance claim … Read More

Christmas Tip #1: You Don’t Have to Win the Argument!

Merry Christmas From Whitener Law Firm! Whitener Law Firm will be closed on December 25, 2017, and December 26, 2017. We hope that most of you get to take some time off as well. It is our hope that everyone in New Mexico has a safe holiday. We would also like to remind our fellow New Mexicans about some important … Read More

4 Personal Injury Myths

Car crashes, slip and falls, DUI wrecks or trucking accidents are all likely to end up with someone getting hurt. When a victim has sustained a personal injury as a result of someone’s negligent, careless or reckless conduct, that person is probably going to make a claim for personal injuries. There can be no doubt that you have heard friends, … Read More

Happy Chanukah from Whitener Law Firm

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah. It is the festival of lights that celebrates the triumph of the Maccabees over Antiochus IV. The Maccabees had rebelled against the Syrian king because he tried to force them to worship the Greek gods. According to the story, the temple was rebuilt but there was not enough oil to consecrate the temple. … Read More

Is There a New Mexico Personal Injury Settlement Formula?

When you are injured due to the negligence of another person, it can be difficult to know what a fair settlement is under the particular circumstances of the case. Pursuant to New Mexico law, the injury victim has the right to compensation that will make her whole again. It is no easy matter to determine the value of your New … Read More

Can You Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?

After you are injured due to the negligence of someone else, you will probably need to retain an attorney to represent you, advise you about your legal rights, help protect your rights. This holds true for car crash cases, slip and fall incidents, dog bites, and medical malpractice claims. The question then becomes, how do you pay for a personal … Read More

Are You an Auto Accident Victim?

Are you an auto accident victim? You are if you were injured by another individual driving some type of motor vehicle. A crash may involve a motorcycle, regular car, truck, semi-tractor trailer, or some type of commercial vehicle. The process of making a claim is often so difficult that it is easy to see why an accident victim doesn’t even … Read More