Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Avoid Ethics Violations from your PI Attorney.

When you hire a personal injury lawyer in The Great Southwest, you are placing your legal, financial, and perhaps even medical future in their hands.  Unfortunately, attorneys are only human, and some are capable of making critical mistakes.  When an attorney blatantly disregards legal ethics, they are liable for facing serious disciplinary action.

Here are some of the ethical pitfalls –

1.  Undisclosed conflict of interest.
2.  Theft or misuse of client funds.
3.  Dishonesty in a fiduciary capacity.
4.  Lack of due diligence, in missing the deadline to file a lawsuit.
5.  Hiding evidence or failure to disclose relevant facts.

Ken Wagner is an AV Preeminent Lawyer.  That means he and his staff at Ken Wagner Law in Albuquerque meet very the high criteria of general ethical standards.  That’s comforting…isn’t it?  Ken Wagner Law has been helping people involved in personal injury cases in The Great Southwest for decades.  Contact the Albuquerque office at (505) 242-6300.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

That's A Moray! Adults-Only Valentine's Day Dinner & Tour

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Join this special sea-themed love dinner and tour.
Feb 14, 2020
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
ABQ BioPark Aquarium
2601 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Be Careful…It’s Scary out There!

In a perfect world, we’d all be safe from incidents such as stubbed toes and paper cuts, broken bones and oven burns.  Sorry, it’s not a perfect world, and Americans seem to be constantly at risk.  Household products cause millions of injuries in the U.S. each year.  These injuries are the result of accidents and can’t always be avoided.

Just a tiny example of potentially defective products includes –

1.  Garden tools
2.  Ladders and stools
3.  Cleaning products and fertilizer
4.  Pools and hot tubs
5.  Power tools
6.  Even plastic containers

The list goes on and on.  Who knew 30 years ago that hot coffee could be a hazard to your well-being?  Ken Wagner knows.  Look up the famous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case.  Suffice to say that if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product in The Great Southwest call Ken Wagner Law of Albuquerque at (505) 242-6300.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Cruelest Cut of All.

When an injury or death occurs to an unborn baby and/or the mother during labor in the delivery process, in many cases the harm may have been unavoidable under the circumstances.  In other situations, the course of treatment chosen by the doctor may have been inappropriate, or the physician may have failed to use proper skills and care before or during childbirth.

Certain events may occur such as caput succedaneum, which is the swelling of a newborn’s scalp, typically caused by pressures on the baby’s head during a difficult or prolonged head-first delivery.  Cephalohematoma is another type of birth injury that can be the result of vacuum extraction.  There are so many more things that can go horribly wrong.

If you have suffered from someone in your family being the victim of a birth injury or death it is important to call a qualified birth injury attorney in The Great Southwest.  You can rely on The Ken Wagner Law Firm of Albuquerque to investigate it thoroughly to see if you have a case.  Please call (505) 242-6300.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Now That’s Just Bad Faith.

Every insurance company out there is required to investigate, negotiate, and finally settle claims in good faith.  It automatically exists in every insurance contract and is known as the implied covenant of good faith and dealing with each claimant fairly.  When insurance companies violate this duty NOT autonomous.  They can be held liable in a court of law.

Here are some examples of insurance company’s bad faith –

1.  They deny your claim without any good reason.
2.  Payment on a valid claim seems to take forever.
3.  When they finally do settle, they offer significantly less money than you deserve.
4.  They wave their sabers and make threatening comments.
5.  No documentation of their decision is provided.

They may be big and have huge advertising budgets, but they are not above reproach.  If you feel that you have been aggrieved by an insurance company, please call Ken Wagner Law of Albuquerque right away.  Ken and his team will bring decades of experience in dealing with “the big boys” to aid you in The Great Southwest.  Just call (505) 242-6300.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The History of Personal Injury Law.

Have you ever thought about it?  Some form of law addressing personal injury has been around literally for thousands of years.  If we go back to Biblical and ancient times, the roots of what are now known as tort law and personal injury law were established.  What was known as the law of retribution meant someone who harmed another was required to repay the person harmed.

Beginning in England in the early 1500’s Common Law prevailed.  In this type of law, which was NOT related to church law, precedents and past rulings determined legal issues.  The courts had the power to interpret law.  The system was, more equitable for those who were not part of the ruling classes.

Even as recently as a century ago personal injury law was not common.  The nature of personal injury law today in the United States and The Great Southwest allows the average person to seek restitution.  Ken Wagner Law in Albuquerque is just such a law firm.  From our family at Ken Wagner Law to yours Happy Holidays and a very prosperous New Year.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Defective Products are out there…Everywhere.

Defective products come in all types such as vehicles, the tires they run on, medicines you take, equipment used in manufacturing, children’s toys, appliances you use every day, food that you eat confidently in a restaurant and yes, even items without proper warnings.  If you don’t believe that, check out The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case.

Product liability comes in three specific categories –

1.  The design is defective
2.  Poorly manufactured items
3.  Warnings about possible harm

Defective Products and the damage they do are something that should never be tolerated in America today!  Ken Wagner of Ken Wagner Law in Albuquerque knows all about defective products.  He was one of the lead attorneys on The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case.  Call Ken and his team today to investigate your case in The Great Southwest at (505) 242-6300.