New Mexico motorists are facing a greater risk on the roadways, as traffic fatalities have grown significantly over the last few years. A number of contributing factors have been ascribed to this, including the greater number of drivers as well as the popularity of smartphones increasing distractions among both drivers and pedestrians. On the other hand, a National Transportation Safety Board posits that speeding is the primary factor in the upswing in fatalities.
After decades, Americans have started to let their guards down when it comes to banks. More than likely you have a checking or savings account at your bank’s local branch -- but not all people feel that banks are trustworthy.
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in New Mexico and across the nation. Responsible motorists may still end up in a car crash caused by a drunk, distracted or reckless driver. In addition to possible injury, an auto accident often causes great inconvenience and financial burdens. To avoid adding insurance payoff problems to the litany of issues that can be caused by a negligent driver, it's important to report a car accident as promptly as possible.
New Mexico residents who travel often may be interested to learn that a family filed a lawsuit against Alaska Airlines after an elderly woman suffered a fatal fall down an airport escalator. According to the report, the 75-year-old woman was in a wheelchair when the fall took place. She died three months following the incident.
If you are involved in a car accident, you have a reasonable expectation that your vehicle will protect you. That is most often the case, but a historic recall of millions of cars indicates that an accident may cause more injury.
Workers in New Mexico received a strong message that the law considers companies liable for damages when they retaliate against employees who report unlawful activities. A jury has sided with a man fired by his company, an asbestos removal company, after he blew the whistle on improper asbestos handling.
Employers generally cannot discriminate against their employees. However, roughly half of claims submitted to the EEOC are related to what happens after a discrimination claim is made. If an employee in New Mexico or anywhere else is subject to adverse action after taking part in a protected activity, that behavior may constitute discrimination. Generally, there must be a link between someone partaking in the protected activity and his or her employer's materially adverse action.
Reporting injustice or illegal activity in the workplace can be intimidating. There's a fear of retaliation or losing your own job for advocating for your rights or the rights of your coworkers.
Car accidents are an all too common occurrence. In New Mexico in 2016, there were 358 fatal car crashes resulting in 402 deaths, a significant increase from only 298 deaths in 2015. Numerous factors can lead to accidents, and as impaired and distracted driving increases, fatalities from car accidents will also rise.
Car manufacturers love to tout safety ratings and crash prevention features to potential buyers, but have you ever wondered how car safety is measured?