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  • 8-Sep-2017

    Delayed Injuries Following an Accident

    If you were involved in a minor accident, you may feel fine shortly afterward and think that you are uninjured. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you are injury-free, however. Some injuries can take several days or weeks to manifest. What ...
  • 24-Aug-2017

    What's Next After an Amusement Park Accident?

    Each year, thousands of people are injured at amusement parks, whether from water slides, roller coasters, slip-and-fall incidents, bumper cars, or some other reason. If you are harmed at a park or one of your family members is injured, it is ...
  • 7-Aug-2017

    Host Liability: The Dangers of Over-Serving Alcohol

    Did you know that as a social host, you have an obligation to act responsibly when serving alcohol to your guests? Much like the way a bartender may be held liable for over-serving someone who then drives intoxicated, the host of a house party is ...
  • 27-Jul-2017

    Why Night Is the Most Dangerous Time to Drive

    Driving is dangerous at any time of day, but the darker it gets, the more likely you are to experience an accident on the road. The biggest factor is the lack of light; as the sun retreats, it becomes harder for many people to see in the dark, even ...
  • 5-Jul-2017

    4 Ways to Promote Safety on the Road

    Driving is an incredibly dangerous activity, especially since there are more people on the road than ever before. In 2016, around 40,000 people died in car crashes, and millions more were injured or disabled in the United States alone. The biggest ...
  • 28-Jun-2017

    Tips for Preventing Workplace Injuries

    Workplace injuries, though preventable, are growing increasingly more common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, more than 13 people died a day while doing their jobs. At Berenson & Associates, ...
  • 14-Jun-2017

    Why Teen Drivers Crash

    Teen drivers are some of the most inexperienced, dangerous, and reckless drivers on the road. Fatal car accidents are one of the top causes of death amongst teens in the United States, which is a frightening statistic for parents and all other ...
  • 24-May-2017

    AAA Survey Finds Millennials Are the Worst Drivers

    The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety sent out a survey to 2,511 licensed drivers. Based on this sample, the researchers found 88% of drivers between the ages of 18- to 24-years-old reported engaging in risky behavior, such as texting and driving, ...
  • 9-May-2017

    Ban on Child Lunch Shaming

    New Mexico just passed a law banning “lunch shaming,” one of the first U.S. states to do so. Lunch shaming is defined as punishing or humiliating a student who cannot afford school meals. Before the ban, schools were doing things like ...
  • 10-Apr-2017

    Reasons To See a Doctor After an Accident

    When you’ve been in an accident, one of the most important things you should do is see a doctor as soon as possible. Many people make the mistake of either delaying treatment or not seeking treatment at all. Even if you feel fine at the scene ...
  • 3-Apr-2017

    Can I Sue If I Was Injured at a Sports Game?

    Spectators and fans of sporting events know that injuries are common for athletes competing at an event. But what happens when a spectator is injured on the property? Owners and operators of stadiums and sports facilities have a responsibility of ...
  • 27-Mar-2017

    Why Is Uninsured Motorist Coverage So Important?

    In New Mexico, over 30 percent of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents are caused by drivers without state-required minimum liability coverage. In response to this statistic, New Mexico required insurance companies to offer ...
  • 9-Mar-2017

    New Mexico Cell Phone-Related Car Accidents & Laws

    Across the state of New Mexico, distracted driving is a widespread, dangerous habit many drivers on road possess. 3,129 people lost their lives in 2014 in distracted driving-related car accidents. According to a statistic released by the National ...
  • 27-Feb-2017

    What Happens When a Child Has Been Injured in a Car Accident?

    Despite the protection offered by youth car and booster seats, there is still a chance a child may still suffer injuries in the event of a car accident. When a child is injured by the negligence of another party, parents and their attorneys are able ...
  • 13-Feb-2017

    EMDR and Post-Traumatic Stress Caused from Traffic Accidents

    One of the most common causes of traumatic stress in the United States is auto accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, accidents were shown to be the traumatic event most frequently experienced by men (25%) and the second most ...
  • 20-Jan-2017

    Reasons Your Airbag Might Not Deploy

    An unfortunate but common scenario in a vehicle accident is when an airbag does not deploy in a vehicle accident. You should feel confident when you enter your vehicle that your airbags will deploy and help decrease the injuries suffered during an ...
  • 19-Jan-2017

    Should I Say "Sorry" After an Accident?

    After involvement in a motor vehicle accident, is it a good idea to say, “I’m sorry?” We understand that it may be instinctual to apologize, whether or not you feel that you are to blame. For many, this word has come to mean ...
  • 23-Dec-2016

    Attorney Berenson, President of Governing Amy Biehl High School Board

    Attorney Rachel Berenson of Berenson & Associates, PC has always been known throughout Albuquerque and all of New Mexico as being a personal injury lawyer with a plan. Every case that she approaches is meticulously studied and researched so that ...
  • 23-Nov-2016

    What Is a Split Liability Agreement?

    Determining liability after a car accident is rarely a clear-cut matter. In fact, many car accident claims involve heated disputes between involved parties and their insurance companies regarding which driver is responsible for the collision. While ...
  • 9-Nov-2016

    I Did Not Know I Was Injured - Can I Still File a Claim?

    We all know the devastation that a traumatic event such as a car accident can have on a person’s body. From minor fender benders to major pileups, drivers and passengers can suffer a wide range of serious injuries such as broken bones, soft ...
  • 17-Oct-2016

    Why Brain Injuries Need to Be Taken Seriously

    The brain is arguably the most important organ in the body. Since it is the main processing center for all nervous, memory, and sensory activity, any sort of damage to the brain can be a serious matter and potentially have life-altering consequences. ...
  • 9-Sep-2016

    What Should I Ask My Doctor after a Car Accident?

    The actions you take after experiencing a car accident can be critical to the success of your personal injury claim and a timely visit to the doctor is no exception. In addition to protecting your health, establishing medical records and ...
  • 3-Aug-2016

    Strengthening Your Soft Tissue Injury Claim

    Soft tissue injuries (STI) such as whiplash, sprains, strains, and contusions are some of the most common injuries sustained in traffic collisions. Upon impact, the resulting force can cause damage to the body’s muscles and tendons in the neck, ...
  • 14-Jul-2016

    Can a TBI Cause PTSD?

    Despite their similar symptoms, people oftentimes talk about the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as if they were mutually exclusive conditions – which, in many cases, they are. But did you know ...
  • 29-Jun-2016

    Child Brain Injuries: What You Should Know

    Children tend to be more susceptible to serious injuries than adults due to their youth, frailty, and inexperience. Out of all the injuries they can experience, brain injuries pose the greatest threat to their health and happiness. It is our ...

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