Motorcycle Crashes – Drivers Are Not Looking For Bikers!

When you hear about a motorcycle crash, the image conjured in your mind is often one of catastrophe. Motorcycle riders are more likely to suffer serious injuries due to their lack of protection from other vehicles. They are exposed – unlike the occupants of a car, truck or semi-tractor trailer. These unfortunate accidents often result in more serious injuries or death … Read More

The Car Crash Trip to The Circus

After a car crash, your first thought is how you are going to pay your medical bills and fix your car. Once you figure out who the other guy’s insurance company is, you call to set up the claim. Now, nobody will return your calls or inspect your car. Next, you get a form letter that they are “investigating” your claim. You didn’t … Read More

18-Wheeler Accidents May Be Getting Worse

Accidents with commercial vehicles, semi-trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, and tractor-trailers are all too common in New Mexico. Even though they make up less than five percent of the vehicles on the roadway, they are involved in a disproportionate number of car accidents. For example, they are involved in more than 12 percent of traffic fatalities. Because of the tremendous forces involved, … Read More

Damages: The Fourth Element in a Personal Injury Case

In the previous four blogs, we discussed the 3 parts of a personal injury case: 1) duty, 2) breach of duty and 3) causation of harm. This brings us to 4: DAMAGES. Obviously, without damages, there is no point in filing a personal injury lawsuit in the first place. ALMOST HARMED If you weren’t harmed by the other person’s negligence, then … Read More

Causation as an Element of a Personal Injury Claim

The third element of a personal injury claim is causation. This is often the most difficult part of a claim for an injury victim to understand. However, once it is carefully explained, the victim usually understands what is meant when an attorney tells her that a victim must prove causation before a jury will make a monetary award of damages. Once it … Read More