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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22-Jun-2016

    Dram Shop Laws: Do They Apply to Your Injury Case?

    Every single ad for alcohol you see these days has one thing in common: the tagline that says “Please drink responsibly” at the end of it. Clearly too much alcohol consumption is a dangerous thing, and one person’s intoxication can ...
  • 16-May-2016

    What You Need to Know About Concussions

    Concussions are one of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries. Concussions occur when a person’s head strikes a hard surface or is otherwise exposed to a significant whipping motion, causing the brain to shake or twist within the ...
  • 6-Apr-2016

    Keep in Contact With Berenson & Associates, PC

    At Berenson & Associates, PC, our Albuquerque personal injury lawyer is backed by over 15 years of legal experience and has successfully handled complex cases involving accidents, employee harassment, and victims of sexual abuse. Certified in ...
  • 11-Dec-2015

    What Should You Do If You've Been Hit By a Drunk Driver?

    There are thousands of car accidents in New Mexico State every year, and intoxicated motorists play a large part in the problem. When a drunk driving accident occurs, it can be incredibly stressful for the victims, especially if the liable party is ...
  • 16-Nov-2015

    Hiring a Car Accident Attorney

    Everyone needs a little help sometimes, especially after they have been in a debilitating or damaging car accident. A properly handled personal injury claim can mean you recover comfortably, knowing that all of your expenses are covered by the ...
  • 30-Sep-2015

    Five things Not to Say to Your Insurance Company

    Avoid saying the wrong things to your insurance company. “A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.” – Phillips Brooks You were in a car accident and are about to call your ...
  • 30-Sep-2015

    What is Comparative Negligence?

    Imagine a pedestrian accident in which the victim was hit by a car while crossing the street, but when he crossed the street, he did so outside of a nearby crosswalk. How much responsibility does the victim have in the accident? Can he still sue the ...
  • 30-Sep-2015

    Why Cold Weather Causes More Personal Injuries

    For many, the winter months are a time of celebration and cheer. But, it is important to be aware that there are more risk factors for personal injuries in the winter than any other time of year. Berenson & Associates, P.C. specializes in New ...
  • 30-Sep-2015

    Accident Tips for Teen Drivers

    Recently, a study found that it is less expensive to insure teen drivers in New Mexico than anywhere else in the country. While this may be good news for a parent’s monthly budget, there are still many risks associated with teenage drivers. ...
  • 30-Sep-2015

    Avoiding Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season

    The holidays are a time for celebration. For many people, this includes drinking alcohol. New Mexico continues to have a high number of DUI-related auto accidents around the holidays. But, there are ways to lower your risk of being out on the road ...
  • 9-Sep-2015

    When Should You Accept Your Insurance Company's Settlement?

    An auto accident is upsetting, but the process of dealing with insurance companies can make the situation even more confusing and frustrating. Insurance companies negotiate with the intention of settling your claim for the lowest amount possible. ...

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