Articles Posted in Pedestrian Accidents

New Mexico Court Dismisses Personal Injury Claims Against Neighbor for Lack of Proximate Causation
Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C.

Sometimes a person is not liable for the payment of damages resulting from an accident. Even though the person’s conduct was among the causes of the accident, the conduct at issue is considered by a court to not have been the accident’s proximate cause. A recent ruling by a federal district court granted a defendant’s…

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New Mexico Personal Injury Suit to Proceed in Federal Court Following Denial of the Plaintiff’s Motion to Remand
Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C.

New Mexico personal injury lawsuits often proceed in New Mexico’s state courts. A personal injury lawsuit can be removed from state court to federal court if it meets criteria set forth by federal law for removal. It is also possible, in some instances, to remand a case that was filed in state court and removed…

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New Mexico Gets Ready for Autonomous Vehicles
Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C.

New Mexico’s Department of Transportation recently held a summit on autonomous vehicles. The theme was that New Mexico needs to be ready. Semi-autonomous vehicles are operated with a driver behind the wheel. Some semi-autonomous vehicles are already on the roads. Fully autonomous vehicles are anticipated to hit roads in the coming years – cars and…

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New Mexico Federal Trial Court Rules Personal Injury Case Should Proceed to Trial
Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C.

Courts can rule for or against parties as a matter of law by granting motions for summary judgment. If a motion for summary judgment is granted, absent a reversal on appeal, the issues it decides will not be presented to the trier of fact, which in New Mexico personal injury cases is often a jury.…

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Weather Conditions and Premises Liability for Resulting Slip and Fall Accidents in New Mexico
Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C.

In early January 2018, the continental United States experienced record-breaking weather conditions. Snow came down in parts of the country that usually enjoy mild winters, including Florida, where, reportedly, the cold caused iguanas to lose their grips and fall out of trees. Inclement weather and the hazards it poses to health and safety can be…

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