ABQ Auto Accidents: Breakdown

At Whitener Law Firm, we believe a good driver is anyone who understands and carries out their responsibilities each and every time they drive. While this certainly includes general laws and rules of the road, it also includes a specific level of knowledge—knowledge that will not only help keep you safe while driving, but others, too!  To expand your knowledge … Read More

NM Medical Malpractice Act & Its Effects on Your Case

Established in 1976 was the New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act, making professional liability insurance available for healthcare providers in New Mexico. The state maintains that the Act promotes the health and welfare of the people of New Mexico through increased trust in the medical system—but ultimately, the Act provides healthcare providers with an added extent of security. In over 45 … Read More

Hernia Mesh Attorney ABQ

Hernia surgeries are extremely common, with more than one million performed each year in the U.S. Complications, however, have also become increasingly common, with hernia surgical mesh being the subject of numerous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls. Hernia surgical mesh is intended to strengthen the surgical site throughout the recovery process and minimize the chance of a hernia … Read More

How Do I Choose the Right Attorney for My Car Accident?

Finding the right lawyer to work with you on a car accident lawsuit or personal injury claim is important. You want a lawyer who is experienced and well-versed in the kind of law involved, so they can navigate the process efficiently and intelligently. You also want someone who can explain your legal options to you clearly and concisely, every step of the … Read More

5 Common Mistakes When Filing a Car Accident Claim

When you’re injured in a car accident, you may expect to receive compensation from the other party for your injuries or property damage. But if you’ve never been in a car accident before, you may not know how the process works, who to speak to, and what your rights are. Lawsuits can be a frustrating and lengthy ordeal, which is … Read More

How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated?

When you’re injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligent actions, you may expect to receive compensation when you file a lawsuit. However, calculating a fair amount of compensation for your injuries can be difficult, especially when it comes to factors like pain and suffering. In this post, we explain how pain and suffering damages are calculated in New … Read More

Zantac Lawsuits

In 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received reports alleging low levels of n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) found in Zantac, a popular heartburn medication. According to the FDA, NDMA is a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer). In April 2020, the FDA requested the immediate removal of Zantac from the U.S. market and discontinued existing prescriptions and … Read More

Do I Have A Slip and Fall Case?

Accidents and injuries are a fact of life. Everyone has slipped, tripped, or fallen in one way or another, thousands of slip and fall accidents happen every day. But if this accident happens on someone else’s property, you may wonder whether you have a slip and fall case. Wet floors, defective stairs and rough or uneven patches of the ground are … Read More

Sleep Deprivation and Auto Accidents

According to a recent study conducted by the American Council on Science and Health, “severe sleep apnea was associated with a 123 percent  increased crash risk, compared to no sleep apnea,” and that “sleeping 6 hours per night was associated with a 33 percent  increased crash risk, compared to sleeping 7 or 8 hours per night.” It is well known … Read More

Tips On Documenting Personal Injury Expenses

Car accidents can be very traumatic experiences. In addition to the injuries you may sustain after the accident, you may have to deal with medical bills, auto insurance deductibles, and lost wages. Good documentation can go a long way to strengthen your personal injury claim. If you are injured in a car accident, you will want to document the following: Photographs – Pictures … Read More