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Car insurance systems are different in each state. How your claim is handled will ultimately come down to whether you live in an at-fault or a no-fault state. New Mexico is an at-fault insurance state where the at-fault party is responsible for the damages they cause in an accident, usually…

A recent Law.com article discussed several important legal principles that can affect personal injury cases. Here, we discuss them and how they may impact your case. Dram Shop Dram shop laws help hold tavern owners liable for injuries that intoxicated adults cause to others while negligently driving motor vehicles. The rationale behind…

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…

Two Drivers Arguing After Traffic Accident

Car crashes caused approximately 38,800 deaths in the United States in a single recent year, according to the National Safety Council. These crashes also caused more than 4 million serious injuries. The fact is that most car accidents are preventable. Most drivers understand that risky behavior, such as driving while…

lane splitting

Some people continue to be confused by laws regulating how motorcycles can be used on the road, and sometimes this confusion extends to motorcyclists themselves. One particular area of confusion is the practice of lane splitting, which is when a motorcycle travels down the broken line between two lanes of…

top workplaces 2020

Albuquerque Journal recognizes Parnall Law as one of the best small-sized workplaces in the state. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (June 3, 2020) – Parnall Law is one of the top places to work in New Mexico, the Albuquerque Journal announced last week. As the only law firm on this year’s Top Workplaces list, Parnall Law is honored…

what is the average settlement for a personal injury

While victims of severe injury accidents could be entitled to significant compensation from the at-fault party, people often wonder what a typical settlement might be. If you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit for an injury you suffered due to someone else’s negligence, the following tips can help you figure out what…