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Avoid New Mexico car accidents and serious injury

At the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping the victims of car accidents seek justice, but we are equally passionate about preventing accidents from occurring in the first place. In this respect, there are some important steps that every New Mexico driver should be taking in order to reduce the risk of being involved in a potentially deadly car accident. Although these steps will not guarantee that an individual will avoid collisions, they can make one's ride a great deal safer. In fact, drivers who are parents may want to adhere to the advice that follows in order to avoid a serious injury to their child or children. 

New brain injury detection app for serious accident victims

Everyone knows how incapacitating and costly a traumatic brain injury can be. Every year in New Mexico, numerous individuals suffer from brain injuries after being involved in a serious accident. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an app that could help in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury.

Catastrophic injury help after Albuquerque accidents

Albuquerque residents are just as vulnerable to catastrophic injury in an accident as people in other areas of the country. Often, those who suffer a catastrophic injury in a serious accident never fully recover, and they must learn to deal with the debilitating conditions from which they may suffer for the rest of their lives. They may also be faced with having to pay for long-term medical care and face others costs associated with their injuries. 

Morgan accuses Wal-Mart of stalling over catastrophic injury case

Whether it's a bus, taxi or passenger car, many people in New Mexico travel in some type of vehicle at least once a day. While most might feel relatively safe behind the wheel or in a passenger seat, a catastrophic injury is an unfortunate possibility from even a relatively minor accident. Receiving compensation for this type of injury can seem straightforward enough, but it's not uncommon for the insurance company or another liable party to attempt to give victims the run around.

Researchers list causes of serious injury to children's brains

Parents spend countless hours watching over their toddlers as they learn to navigate through their world, in order to prevent harm from befalling them. According to a recent study, parents have good reason to worry, since the majority of children under two who suffer a serious injury to their brains may do so through falls. Parents in New Mexico and across the country may be interested in learning more about the researchers' findings.

New Mexico strip club shooting leads to serious injury and death

A fight at a New Mexico strip club became deadly when one man pulled a gun and shot two other men. What seemed like a friendly arm wrestling match -- that ended with the men hugging and making amends -- later escalated in the parking lot. One man pulled his gun and discharged it. The shooting left one man dead and another man with a serious injury requiring hospital care.

Have you suffered brain damage from a serious accident?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious and debilitating condition that can have permanent negative consequences. Recently, a great deal of attention has been brought to TBI and its numerous symptoms by professional athletes who have suffered from the condition. This has helped individuals who do not work in the medical field -- and individuals who have not suffered a serious accident involving TBI -- to understand the condition.

Severe head trauma may lead to permanent damages or fatality

Brain injuries are a serious issue that affect well over 1 million people a year all across the country, including some here in New Mexico. Traumatic brain injuries are responsible for multiple deaths, hospitalizations and even permanent damages that may result in disability. As this issue is so widespread, it is important to understand what qualifies as a brain injury and how to get medical, legal and financial help when needed.

Is CarMax putting its customers at risk of catastrophic injury?

A group of consumer advocacy organizations is asking serious questions relating to CarMax and its marketing strategies. Namely, the consumer groups have called out CarMax for ignoring recall issues relating to the previously owned cars it sells to consumers in New Mexico and the rest of the country. Allegedly, CarMax is touting the quality and safety of its used cars, many of which may actually have dangerous and unfixed defects, and this is putting CarMax customers at risk of suffering a catastrophic injury in an auto defect-caused accident.

Serious injury to the brain has caused a spike in ER visits

New Mexico traumatic brain injuries can be scary for the victims and their loved ones. Serious injury to the brain can result in life-altering side effects. According to a recent report, it appears that the rate of TBI in the emergency room has spiked 30 percent. The data examined in the study was compiled between 2006 and 2010.

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