Drunk Driving Articles

effect on drunk driving accident victims

Depression after DUI Accidents: Understanding the Triggers When someone is involved in a DUI accident, whether as a driver, passenger, or innocent bystander, the trauma of the event can trigger or worsen symptoms of depression. The overwhelming sense of helplessness, fear, and the loss of control experienced during and after…

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As a prominent sponsor for MADD New Mexico, Bert Parnall of Parnall Law has zero tolerance for drunk driving. Bert is an advocate on behalf of drunk driving victims and their families and wants to bring attention to the dangers of drunk driving in his home state. Here, the Parnall Law…

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 10,000 people die annually in drunk driving accidents nationwide. In New Mexico, 1,085 people died in alcohol-related traffic accidents over a ten-year period. Behind these tragic numbers is another class of drunk driving victims in Albuquerque: those the deceased leaves behind. The…

Most Dangerous Holidays for Drinking and Driving in New Mexico

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 people in die in drunk driving accidents each day. This statistic amounts to one death every 50 minutes. While national deaths related to drunk driving have decreased over the years, these numbers are still extremely concerning. Unfortunately, New Mexico is no…

dui with property damage

If a drunk driver damages another driver’s vehicle, the drunk driver’s insurance company must pay either the repair costs for the other driver’s vehicle or the market value to the other driver’s vehicle. Impaired drivers present a hazard to other drivers, pedestrians, and even people who are not on the…

drunk driving law

Drunk-driving crashes kill more than 10,000 people a year. That’s one person every 50 minutes. Many states, including New Mexico, have taken steps to keep drunk drivers off the roads. Here is a summary of the primary drunk driving laws in our State. Blood Alcohol Limits The national standard for…