Choose an Albuquerque Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

Motor vehicle accidents can be life-altering events, leaving victims with physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial burdens. When faced with such challenges, having the right legal representation can make all the difference in obtaining the compensation and justice you deserve. In Albuquerque, Whitener Law Firm stands out as a trusted resource for those navigating the aftermath of motor vehicle accidents. … 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

When You Can Sue For PTSD After An Auto Accident

Being involved in an accident on the road can be very traumatic and can cause a lot of suffering. Most likely, you will be entitled to receive compensation for damages to yourself and the vehicle. In some circumstances, an injury victim can be entitled to recover after suffering an emotional, or mental health injury, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is … Read More

What To Do If You Are In An Auto Accident

Being involved in an accident is a traumatic experience and it is important that you remain calm. The following is a list of important steps you should take after an automobile accident: CHECK FOR INJURIES Immediately after an auto accident, and if you are able to do so,  you should check to see if anyone is hurt. If you suspect … Read More

Common Mechanical Issues Leading To Car Accidents

There are over 19,000 auto accidents in Albuquerque each year (New Mexico Department of Transportation). The main cause of these accidents is distracted driving (National Highway Safety Traffic Administration). However, this is not the only factor that can result in a crash. A considerable number of accidents are caused by mechanical issues, which if they are not checked, could leave … Read More

What Do You Mean He Has No Insurance?

When someone else causes a car crash, you assume that his insurance is going to pay for the damages. Legally speaking, you are correct. The other driver is liable for the damages caused by another driver’s negligence whether the damages be property damage, diminished value damages, medical expenses or pain and suffering. Unfortunately, in New Mexico, you may find that many … Read More

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 are some … 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 pursue an … Read More

After a Crash… Who’s Going to Pay Your Medical Bills?

It should be pretty obvious that the leading cause of personal injury is a car accident. Injuries range from whiplash and minor contusions to broken bones and permanent paralysis. As an injury victim steps out of the urgent care or emergency room, the thought of how he or she is going to pay his medical bills. Who is responsible for paying … Read More

Car Insurance and Single-Car Crashes

Single-car accidents are far too common in New Mexico even if not as frequent as two or three car crashes. They are often as dangerous as two car accidents and frequently have similar injuries. Single-car accidents often involve vehicle crashes with fixed objects. It may be a car that strikes a tree, traffic light or involves a rollover when a car … Read More