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CHOOSING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

Choosing a personal injury lawyer should not be done on the basis of who has the most memorable billboard. Ron Bell, a very well advertised "billboard" lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico is now being sued by a former client.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND COOPERATING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT

When a person accused of a crime chooses to cooperate with law enforcement, he or she should, above all else, be protected from criminal reprisal. Unfortunately the Whitey Bulger trial in Federal Court is proving that sometimes the law enforcement agents are corrupt and cannot be trusted to do what's right to keep informants safe.

CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS HAVE A RIGHT TO A PUBLIC JURY TRIAL

The New Mexico Supreme Court recently ruled that, consistent with the constitutional requirement of public trials, a trial may only be closed when "an overriding interest based on findings that closure is essential to preserve higher values and is narrowly tailored to serve that interest." See State v. Turrietta

SPEED AND TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Many semi-trailer truck accidents involve excess speed. Because trucks are heavy (the maximum allowable weight without special permit is 80,000 pounds while the average car is 5,000 pounds) even a small increase in speed exponentially increases a large truck's velocity and can result in devastating accidents and injuries.

CAR ACCIDENTS ON HIGHWAY 70 AND INSTALLING CABLE BARRIERS

Everyone knows that car accidents can cause serious injury and even death. Many serious car accidents result in lawsuits to make sure that the injured, and families of loved ones who have been killed, are fully compensated. But the power of protests from the public and the threat of lawsuits can also force the government and private corporations to improve the safety of our roadways.

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