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Court Determines Landowner Does Not Have a Legal Duty to Trim Trees Near Intersection in Recent Car Accident Case

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Recently, a state appellate court issued an opinion in a personal injury case involving an accident victim’s claim that the defendant landowner’s failure to trim the trees on their property was the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. Ultimately, the court concluded that the defendant landowner did not owe the plaintiff a duty of care to... read more
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Insurance Stacking Is Permitted by Default in New Mexico

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In many New Mexico car accident cases, courts are tasked with interpreting the written language of an insurance policy. This is because insurance policies are essentially written contracts, and are governed by contract law. However, due to the complex nature of the insurance business and the fact that all motorists must obtain car insurance, most... read more
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Government Immunity in New Mexico Car Accident Cases

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Historically, the state and federal governments were presumed to be immune from liability involving the negligence of government employees. Over time, however, this broad grant of immunity left many injury victims without any way to recover for their injuries, and the injustice of the rule became evident. Thus, the federal and state governments passed a... read more
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