A car accident can change the life of a victim in an instant. Indeed, the serious injury that commonly stems from car accidents includes broken bones, traumatic brain damage, back and neck injuries and serious burns. With regard to burn injuries, these can be some of the worst from which New Mexico car accident victims suffer.
A young paralyzed woman was burned while riding in the backseat of a Chevrolet Suburban. Unbeknownst to her, the seat warmer on her seat had been activated. She fell asleep and woke up the next morning with a serious injury to her skin. The incident, which happened in 2012, resulted in a palm-sized blister on her backside. Although this case did not occur in New Mexico, numerous individuals are hurt by automotive defects in this state as well.
In-N-Out Burger has been sued by a 23-year-old woman who says she was burned by a cup of coffee. The woman claims that the scalding coffee fell in her lap after she went through a drive-thru in April 2013. Allegedly, the burger restaurant also refused to telephone 911 on her behalf following her serious injury. This case may appear familiar to some New Mexico residents, who may remember a 1992 lawsuit against McDonald's regarding a scalding hot coffee spill.
New Mexico residents may or may not have heard last year about the three-month-old baby on the West Coast who suffered a third-degree burn at the hands of an emergency room nurse. The nurse was attempting to view the baby's veins in order to start an IV when the serious injury occurred. The hospital has been fined by the family's home state and the child's parents have filed a civil action.
Readers of this blog may remember a personal injury lawsuit dating back to 1992, which was filed against McDonalds with regard to customer who was burned by a cup of scalding hot coffee. The New Mexico woman who filed that burn injury case alleged that she suffered serious injury and McDonalds was liable. Ultimately, she was awarded $2.9 million in damages.