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Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2011 – Even those in positions of authority have moments they regret. This hit and run case is one such example. Hit and run crashes are horrendous, particularly if the offender is not caught. In this case, the perpetrator was caught. It turned out he was an off-duty firefighter. The man had been speeding and texting at the same time when he hit and killed a Guatemalan immigrant. He hot-footed it away from the scene and abandoned his SUV just a block from his home. “When he got home, he then called firefighters […]


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Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2011 A wrongful death is one that happens as the result of another’s negligence. Wrongful death actions are by Statute to recover compensation for the death. “When someone comes to see me about a wrongful death case, they are generally here to ask me what they can do about the death of a loved one. They don’t realize that the death may be categorized as a ‘wrongful death.’ They just want to know what to do,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico injury lawyer and New Mexico wrongful death lawyer with the Atkinson […]


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Not a day goes by when the news does not carry word of yet another defective product. One wonders what happened to the reliable way things used to be made. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2011 – While there is no question that the world today is a place where anyone can get anything just about instantaneously, there is an inherent problem with that. More often than not, with the instant gratification most consumers demand, comes shoddy products; defective products that can cause us untold grief in the form of injury or death. People do not stop and […]


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A startling number of wrongful death lawsuits are the result of equipment gone haywire. This may be due to manufacturing or design defects. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2010 – “It’s surprising the number of wrongful death lawsuits that are brought as a result of run amok heavy equipment that killed someone. Often, the reason for the accident was due to a manufacturing or design defect, but it may also be the result of negligent maintenance or negligent equipment operation,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer with the Atkinson Law Firm, LTD. One example of […]


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Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2010 – “Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents have increased over the last five years, largely due to the fact that many people have given up their expensive cars to save money,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer and wrongful death lawyer with the Atkinson Law Firm, Ltd. “Whether or not the riders are wearing helmets doesn’t seem to matter. What matters is that the increase in wrecks appears to be a result of inattentiveness and carelessness, usually on the part of other vehicles that don’t see the biker until it’s too late.” […]


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Multiple bones fractures are often a consequence of a motorcycle crash. The biker may not be able resume the same life he or she had before being injured. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2010 – “It’s one of those givens, that when a biker is involved in a motorcycle crash, that they tend to get ejected and thrown great distances. The result of the force of the impact and the impact of a hard landing usually results in multiple bone fractures, or worse. It’s not just being thrown that may break bones either. If the biker has to […]


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Once upon a time, they made reliable products that lasted. That’s not always the case today. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2010 – “You’d think that when the 21st century arrived, it would usher in a new era of reliable and in demand products that people use daily. That those products would be well made thanks to the advent of the latest in technology and that when you bought the product or service in question, you would have no trouble with it,” said Scott Atkinson, admitted to practice in New Mexico in 1989 and who is a New […]


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Protection from dangerous protects on the market these days is just about non-existent. Hardly encouraging for the consumer. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2010 -“Pick up just about any newspaper these days and there is yet another story about a defective product that was recalled because it poses a danger to consumers. It’s not just one type of product either; it runs the gamut from cars to kid’s jewelry, from food to tires, and from baby accessories to furniture. No wonder consumers are starting to ask some very pointed questions about government involvement in protecting them from harm,” […]


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Amputations may result from defective products. If the amputation happens because of a personal injury, it is called a trauma-related amputation. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2010 – Shockingly, nearly 1.7 million people a year are living with the loss of a limb; probably far more than we would ever have thought about. “Generally speaking, when it comes to trauma related amputations, it’s an upper limb lost. An amputation may be the result of injuries at work, car crashes, due to dangerous conditions on a property, or as the result of someone else’s negligence. When negligence is involved, […]


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It used to be that we could trust the products we bought in the marketplace. That is not the case today. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2010 – “Every time we open a newspaper, watch TV or listen to the radio, we’re often bombarded with yet another product recall. For example, the Freshway romaine lettuce recall (potentially contaminated with Escherichia coli O145 bacteria); 2006 to 2010 Hummer H3 vehicles for fractured hood clip tabs (may cause hood to fly off) or the Best Friend’s charm bracelet for children recalled for high levels of toxic cadmium,” recounted Scott Atkinson, […]


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Motorcycle riding is fun, but watch out for the head injuries. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2010 – Those who love motorcycles do so for various reasons, and most of them know that while they are out biking they are running the risk of being injured in a collision or other mishap of some kind. This doesn’t stop a whole lot of dedicated bikers from being out on the road as often as possible. “Many people have even sold their cars and are riding their motorcycles to work. Nothing wrong with any of that, but honestly, it would […]


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