During the times of year when people like to socialize – Independence Day, Thanksgiving, the Christmas/New Year’s holiday – it’s important to remember not to drink and drive or to make sure you arrange for alternative transportation if you do plan to imbibe.
Some people in Arizona may have heard about the 2018 Camp Fire in California, and Pacific Gas & Electric is facing a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a victim. The fire started on November 8 and resulted in more than 80 deaths along with the loss of thousands of homes and hundreds of businesses. According to the lawsuit, this fire occurred because PG&E failed to maintain its equipment properly.
Teenagers in New Mexico and elsewhere are most likely to engage in distracted driving, according to a recent study. The study was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in September.
The surviving family of a deceased 53-year-old man who worked for Amazon.com, Inc. has filed a lawsuit that claims the company's mishandling of disability benefits resulted in the man's death. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon lost the man's final appeal for disability benefits. The legal filings assert that the company found his paperwork fives months following his death.
Court records indicate that the Thanksgiving holiday is a time of increased drunk driving in New Mexico. From Wednesday to Sunday around Thanksgiving 2018, law enforcement arrested 53 people for drinking and driving in Bernalillo County. During the same four-day period in 2017, 49 arrests were made. One 26-year-old man was allegedly seen by police going 115 mph on I-40, racing another car, when he was stopped and arrested for DWI.