Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Your Insurance Company Is Not Always Acting in Good Faith.

There is an understatement for sure.  Do you think that they spend millions on advertising based on their generosity?  Dealing with insurance companies after a mishap has proven to be frustrating and difficult for people in The Great Southwest.  Do you just take what they are willing to pay out…or do you fight back?

By law, insurance companies are required to investigate and then settle claims in good faith.   
Here are some examples of bad faith –

1.  Deny without a reason
2.  Not conducting a thorough investigation
3.  Dragging their feet on paying you
4.  A misrepresentation of their policies
5.  Even threatening the claimant

This time is stressful enough without being intimidating!  You can hold your insurance company liable for bad faith in court.  Insurance companies know us.  We are The Ken Wagner Law Firm located in Albuquerque New Mexico and serving all of The Great Southwest.  Our founder is an attorney who helped win the famous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case.  Please keep our phone number handy (505) 242-6300.

Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 Friends & Lovers Balloon Rally, Albuquerque

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Friends and Lovers is the second biggest Balloon Rally in the Country! Come and join us for this Free Event and experience the unbelievable sites and sounds of Hot air Ballooning.

Feb 9 - 10th, 8am
Balloon Fiesta Park - Multi-Use Facility

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

When to Call a Car Accident Attorney.

The short answer is immediately.  As soon as you know that you have sustained an injury you DO NOT procrastinate!  But, be careful about whom you call.  Many personal injury firms bombard the TV and radio airwaves.  These firms could be no more than “mills” that shoot for a quick settlement without fighting for your cause.

These settlement mills tend to leave money on the table at the moment of truth as they are more concerned with resolving a volume of cases each month to pay their expensive advertising budget.  The best method may well be hiring a personal injury attorney based on experience, reputation, and time spent listening to your particular side.

All of this, and much more applies to The Ken Wagner Law Firm serving Albuquerque and The Great Southwest.  If you are unfortunate enough to have been involved in a car accident on these winter roads call Ken Wagner immediately.  They will pay immediate attention to your situation.  That number is always (505) 242-6300.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Albuquerque New Years Eve 2019

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"Albuquerque is known for the Chile Drop on New Years Eve, the New Mexico answer to the more traditional ball drop, while across the city there will be parties and celebrations a plenty to help you welcome the new year in style."

Friday, December 14, 2018

The History of Personal Injury Law.

We know that its roots go back thousands of years.  Even going back to Biblical and ancient times, the roots of what are now known as tort law and personal injury law were established.  The law of retribution meant someone who harmed another was required to repay the person harmed.  It was in its simplest form in those days.

Fast forward to the late 18th and early 19th century.  The first factories were built and populations grew.  To put it mildly, the Industrial Revolution changed the way people lived their lives.  Workers were injured or even killed on the job because the legal system had not yet caught up and there were relatively few remedies available for injured workers.

Today, attorneys are seeing strong personal injury claims all over America.  New Mexico and The Great Southwest are certainly no exceptions.  We at Ken Wagner Law are always a phone call away when you feel that you have a personal injury case.  From our patriarch Ken Wagner and his caring staff to all of you, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

5th Annual Holiday Market, Albuquerque, Dec 14-16

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"The Holiday Market will be THREE Days this year: Friday-Sunday! Keep it local for the Holidays, enjoy a historic experience, and discover the best of Burque's local small businesses."

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Liebeck vs. McDonald’s Restaurants.

You may know it as the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case, but chances are you DO know of it.  This was a landmark case in American history.  It was a 1994 product liability lawsuit in which a civil jury awarded 2.86 million dollars to plaintiff Stella Liebeck.  She suffered third-degree burns to her pelvic region when she spilled hot McDonald’s coffee in her lap.

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley (look him up) has declared the claim a “meaningful and worthy lawsuit”.  We don’t wish to take this small space to sum up the case, but suffice to say Mrs. Liebeck was in no way greedy.  She sought just $20,000 to cover her actual and anticipated expenses.  Instead, McDonalds offered a paltry $800!

When a tough defender of human rights was needed to help defend Stella Liebeck an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer was called in to help Mrs. Liebeck get a fair and equitable settlement.  That man was (and is) Kenneth Wagner.  Today Ken Wagner serves The Great Southwest from his office in ABQ.  Call the firm anytime at (505) 242-6300.