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September 2016 Archives

New Mexican cyclists face grave danger in bicycle-car collisions

New Mexicans love their bicycles with good reason. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful place to hit the open road while getting some exercise. Use of bikes in our urban areas for commuting and errands is ecologically friendly and a healthy alternative to our usual cars, SUVs and trucks.

Bankruptcy may not be as bad for your credit as you think

Some New Mexicans may shy away from bankruptcy because they believe it will be devastating for their credit. While a Chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy remains on your credit report for 10 years, many lenders are still willing to extend credit to a recently bankrupt borrower. Because you cannot receive another Chapter 7 discharge again for eight years, you are not likely to have new debt discharged.

Take brain injury very seriously after a car accident

We regularly represent clients who have suffered trauma, including head trauma in motor vehicle crashes. We are committed to the client's comprehensive medical care now and in the future. We fight for money damages in personal injury lawsuits against parties who drive negligently, recklessly, aggressively, illegally, or while drunk or high.

How to avoid distracted driving and stay safe

The CDC estimates that 18 percent of all car accidents involve a distracted driver. That's 424,000 people injured in crashes because a driver was distracted. States have banned cell phone use while driving to prevent this dangerous behavior but distracted driving is more than just texting while driving.

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