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Your rights after a work-related accident

Even though there are some lines of work and jobs that are inherently more dangerous than others, it is important that you remember that you can be injured on the job regardless of where you work and what job you perform. Many New Mexico residents experience work-related accidents or even develop illnesses due to a situation or environment at work across a spectrum of industries. Knowing what to expect if this happens is important.

Reviewing New Mexico's implied consent law

Like many in Roswell, you likely believe that law enforcement officials cannot compel you to do anything that you do not consent to. That includes offering a blood or breath sample for testing to see if you might be under the influence of alcohol. Several of the clients that we here at the Sanders Law Firm have worked with in the past have shared this same assumption. What they (and you) might not realize is that through your actions, you have already consent to be tested to determine whether or not you might be impaired while driving. 

What is the cy pres doctrine?

As the personal representative of the estate of a family member, friend or client in Roswell, you might take great pride in the testator's altruism evidenced by the contributions made through whatever charitable trusts he or she has established. Yet organizational circumstances can often change over time, and ultimately the tax distinctions or charitable aims of a group might be altered to the point of conflicting with your testator's original intentions. What is to then be done in order to ensure that the funds allotted to a charitable trust are not wasted? 

Examining the implications arising from drug overdoses

People in Roswell will often roll their eyes at the "wrong place, wrong time" defense. For them, the idea of you innocently walking into a situation where criminal activity may have been occurring may just seem too far-fetched. Yet you might be surprised at just how many of the clients that we here at the Sanders Law Firm have worked with have found themselves in such scenarios. Often, whatever criminal issues they face have less to do with what they may have been doing where they were arrested than the fact that they were there at all. 

The attractive nuisance doctrine explained

The heat of the summer may prompt many in Roswell to look for relief by taking a dip in a swimming pool. While pools offer users untold fun and diversion, one cannot overlook the fact that they can also be very dangerous (especially for those that are poor swimmers). Young children in particular are at a heightened risk of suffering injuries (or worse) in swimming pool-related accidents. Indeed, information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that of one out of every five people who die from drowning in the U.S. are age 14 or younger. On top of that figure, for every one child that drowns, five more require emergency medical treatment for submersion injuries. 

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