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Trench Collapse | Construction Worker Representation

Excavation and digging trenches are integral parts of most construction projects. Buildings must have proper drainage, and pipes and cables must be laid. Digging trenches has numerous hazards, which can put workers’ lives at risk. Workers could be trapped, injured, or killed when a trench collapses. If you are a construction worker who suffered injuries in a trench collapse,...

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Broken Hip Compensation Payout Amounts

Hip injuries are some of the most painful and severe injuries you can sustain in an accident. They impede mobility, and even simple actions like sleeping can become impossible. Hip fractures typically require surgical intervention, followed by a significant recovery period. If someone’s negligence caused your broken hip, you have the right to bring legal action against the responsible...

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Slip and Fall Settlement Amounts in New Mexico 

Slip and fall accidents happen when you least expect them and can cause serious injuries. Their unpredictability is made all the more frustrating because most are preventable and usually caused by negligent property owners. If you were involved in a slip and fall accident, you are probably curious about how much your case might be worth. It’s crucial to...

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Average Settlement for Being Injured By a Drunk Driver in New Mexico 

There are few things scarier than being hit by a drunk driver. While countless “what if’s” run through your mind, it’s important to remember that New Mexico provides you the right to recover compensation from the driver who caused your injuries. You may be curious about the average settlement for a drunk driving accident. Although any offer of compensation...

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Average Settlements for a Broken Leg in New Mexico 

Worrying about the compensation you can expect after suffering a broken leg in an accident is normal. A broken leg is a serious injury. While the pain and rehabilitation are stressful, you may be even more concerned about how you’ll recover what you’ve lost. There are a few factors that will impact how much compensation you get for a...

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Can You Sue a Deceased Person’s Estate?

When a negligent party injures you, you could have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim. However, what happens if the responsible party passes away before you can file a claim? Can you sue a deceased person?  Claims involving a deceased defendant can be rather complicated. If you have questions on pursuing a claim when the defendant...

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New Mexico Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Law

New Mexico also requires that insurance companies offer their clients uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance, also known as “UM/UIM” coverage. This insurance steps in and will cover damages caused when someone else is at fault but, for whatever reason, doesn’t carry sufficient liability insurance. Based on a 2021 study from the Insurance Information Institute, an estimated 21.8% of drivers in New...

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New Mexico Personal Injury Settlement Calculator

Even though you are injured, you may feel hesitant about taking action on a personal injury lawsuit. Indeed, not only is a personal injury lawsuit a big financial and emotional undertaking, but knowing how much your suit may yield is impossible. At the law offices of Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C., one of the questions we hear most frequently...

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What Is the Average Settlement for a Traumatic Brain Injury in Texas?

We are often asked, “What is the average settlement for a traumatic brain injury?” We wanted to answer that question in this article. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating for both the injured person and their loved ones. If you or someone you love has experienced a TBI due to the negligent actions of another party, it...

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How to Prove Pain and Suffering from an Accident

When it comes to personal injuries, not all of your losses are financial. The pain that you experience, both mental and physical, is just as devastating. So, you may be wondering, how can I prove my pain and suffering? Thankfully, there are a few methods that might help show these losses. Defining Pain and Suffering Pain and suffering is...

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