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Peralta grandfather loses life after being struck by police car

A long-time veteran of the Los Lunas Police Department struck and killed a 69-year-old man the afternoon of Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The School Resource officer had been dispatched to Valencia Elementary School that a day after it had been reported that shots had been fired there. The decedent was returning from picking up his three grandchildren, two 6-year-old boys and a 17-year-old girl, at the time.

Los Lunas' DWI program attempts to reduce DWI-related fatalities

When it comes to reducing the rates of fatal car accidents caused by drunk drivers, many grassroots organizations advocate for increased educational efforts and stiff penalties for those found to be driving drunk. It's believed that, in working to educate citizens about the dangers of driving drunk, including the risk of causing bodily harm to both themselves and others, that it can shape their choices and reduce unnecessary deaths.

Fiery crash kills 1, injures 4, driver facing charges

A 24-year-old man from Santa Fe, which is a little over an hour from Los Lunas, has been charged with two counts of great bodily harm by vehicle and vehicular homicide. The man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he turned in front of another vehicle.

Estimates for damages are crucial in car accident cases

Proving negligence in a car crash claim is a big factor in claims for compensation. We discussed some methods that you can use to prove this in your claim. This is only one factor that comes into the picture for a car accident injury case. We can help you to learn about what other points you need to address in your case.

Think about how you can prove negligence in your injury claim

Being involved in a car crash can significantly change your life. You might face injuries that mean you can't live your life in the manner in which you are accustomed. If someone else caused the accident, you might decide that you are going to seek compensation for the injuries you suffered. There are several things that you must consider if this is the case.

How long do I have to file a car accident lawsuit in New Mexico?

Being severely injured in a car accident turned your life upside down. While you were focused on your medical appointments and your recovery, you didn't have the mental energy to deal with the insurance companies or focus on the legal aspects of your accident. But now that you're well on your road to recovery, you'd like to explore your options for a lawsuit for your injuries.

What kind of injuries can you sustain in a car accident? Part 1

Car accidents are probably the most common accidents in the United States. There are hundreds of thousands of accidents a year, tens of thousands of serious injuries and thousands of deaths. Motor vehicle accidents are so prolific that there are entire government agencies, non-profits, and research facilities dedicated to reducing the number of car accidents. This post will go over the nature of the injuries you can incur in a motor vehicle accident and how it may impact your life moving forward.

Teens vs. trucks: not a fair fight

With the number of large truck and car accidents seemingly on the rise these days, parents are more nervous than ever about handing car keys to their teens. Teens tend to have older, smaller cars and will be sharing the road with large commercial trucks. Yet there are plenty of good reasons for teens to drive-they need to get to school, sports or work. They might be helping do some of the family errands, too.

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