Bicycle accidents have the potential to seriously injure or kill a victim. In many cases, a bicyclist hit by a larger vehicle can suffer life-changing impairment or disability. Often medical attention is needed for years to come. This ongoing treatment can result in exorbitant medical bills due to long-term rehabilitation and necessary surgeries and medical procedures. Often, severely injured victims and their families consult personal injury attorneys for assistance in compelling the responsible party to pay damages for the injury suffered.
Motorcycle riders are among the most vulnerable people on New Mexico roads. Unlike automobile and truck drivers, motorcycle riders do not have the benefit of airbags, seat belts or the surrounding structure of a car or a truck to protect them in the event of a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accident victims often suffer from traumatic brain injuries, neck and head injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures and internal bleeding.
A forceps delivery is a common form of childbirth delivery that is used by medical practitioners in New Mexico and other parts of the country. In a forceps delivery, forceps, which resemble tongs, are placed around the infant's head in order to assist with a vaginal delivery. Sometimes, the medical practitioner might insist on a forceps delivery during the second stage of delivery.
Car accidents have caused injuries and fatalities to several Bernalillo County residents in the last few decades. There are various causes of car accidents. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Distracted driving can include driving while texting, driving under the influence, driving while talking on the phone and even driving while intoxicated. Additionally, driver fatigue can become a large contributing factor in car accidents, which can result in serious injuries and fatalities.