Monday, March 13, 2017

Sloppy Medical Practices.

We have all heard about the really dumb stuff.  A surgeon operates on the wrong leg or leaves a something in the patient’s body.  These days, thank goodness, those incidents are becoming more rare.  Blunders still occur though.  For example, a surgeon may be operating on the wrong vertebra because of an unclear X-ray.

The bigger issue may be whether or not the treatment plan is even right in the first place.  There was actually a U.S. study that revealed nearly HALF of the patients surveyed did not receive the recommended care for their particular conditions!  Humans are not cranked out of some assembly line and one treatment does not necessarily fit all.

All of this is simply to say that you or a loved one may have been given shoddy medical treatment.  If that is the case, then you may have a case against a physician or medical center.  If you have received improper medical care in the Great Southwest please call (505) 242-6300.  The office of Ken Wagner headquartered in Albuquerque may be able to get you the compensation that you deserve!

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

What to do as a Victim of a Hit-and-Run.

A hit-and-run accident is probably more common than you think.  In this day and age with camera phones and other surveillance you would think that those days may be behind us.  A surprising 15%+ of all pedestrian car accidents are hit-and-runs.   

After you experience the panic and anger as a victim you need to take carefully measured steps.

1.  Immediately call for help.
2.  Try to identify the other driver in any way possible.
3.  Look around for witnesses.
4.  Call your insurance company.
5.  Call an attorney!

All of these steps are important in coming out of this experience whole.  When you deal with this type of accident you would do well to remember the name of Ken Wagner.  Ken Wagner Law has been helping victims get their proper compensation in the Great Southwest for 40+ years.  Call on the services of Albuquerque hit-and-run accident attorney Ken Wagner at (505) 242-6300.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Car Seat Safety.

When the Baby Boomer generation was growing up we did not know about car seats.  Then the Gen-X’rs started having kids and car seats for the little ones not only became smart, but mandatory.  It can be a safe new world as long as you play it safe with kids in cars.  Choosing the right car seat is as important as choosing the correct ride for your growing family.

The right car seat will significantly reduce the chance of serious injury in an accident.  The type of seat depends on such variables as age, size, weight, etc.  If a car seat is 6 or 7 years old it may have expired and one that has been involved in a crash may no longer meet the proper safety standards.  Did you know that?

Above all, not every car seat is created equal.  There may be a flaw in the manufacturing of this particular one.  If your child is ever injured while sitting in one that may be defective, please take immediate legal action.  Contact Albuquerque car accident attorney Ken Wagner.  Ken and his staff serve all of the Great Southwest.  Discover your options by calling (505) 242-6300.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Nursing Home Abuse in the Great Southwest.

It is a painful subject.  Nursing home abuse is an epidemic in this country.  Make no mistake about it, the vast majority of individuals and facilities are first rate and treat their patients like family.  However, the sad truth is about 10% of all residents of nursing homes are mistreated in one way or another.

The first issue is facing the truth.  You are not there to see the up-to-the-minute care that the person who helped raise you to adulthood is getting.  Even speaking with them may not give you a clear picture.  Sometimes you must rely on visual evidence.  The next time that you visit look for scrapes or cuts or any other malformities and start asking questions.

If the answers you receive from both the patient and the staff do not mesh, then it is imperative that you take steps to correct the problem.  Your first action may be to call the office of Ken Wagner.  Ken and his staff have protected nursing home patients in the Great Southwest for decades.  Please don’t wait another day.  Give the Albuquerque office a call at (505) 242-6300.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Accident Liability with Uber and Lyft.

Just a few years ago we did not even know what those terms meant.  Now they are billion dollar business in the United States.  With auto accidents involving Uber and Lyft increasing as quickly as these businesses are growing you need to become aware of their liability.  Many of you reading this will hire one of these rideshares in 2017.  We hope that every trip is a safe one.

Maybe the most important thing to know at this point is that drivers of Uber and Lyft are not employees like taxi drivers.  Of course, both companies do background checks and don’t just let anyone drive for them.  Both Uber and Lyft offer one million dollars of liability insurance, but there are limitations as to whom it covers.

This new gray area is definitely something that you need to be aware of.  If you or a loved one is involved in an Uber or Lyft car accident do not take anything for granted!  You must treat this with your full attention moving forward.  Contact Great Southwest car accident attorney Ken Wagner at his Albuquerque office to discover the next step at (505) 242-6300.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Inside the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case.

Here is a clip from Adam Ruins Everything.  If you ever had a pre-conceived notion about the historic McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case this could change your perspective forever.

Back in the 1990’s the victim Stella Liebeck was widely criticized and parodied on late night television about her supposedly “frivolous” law suit.  We were bombarded with speculation and half-truths about the incident.  In the long run (a quarter century later) people still have strong opinions not only about the case, but its implications on the judicial system.

After you have viewed this three minute video clip you will probably have more knowledge about the case than you have ever had.  The bottom line is this…Ken Wagner of the Wagner Law Firm located in Albuquerque NM was one of the attorneys who won Mrs. Liebeck’s case.  Now that you know more of the facts it is very comforting to know that this courageous attorney still serves the Great Southwest.  If you have a possible personal injury claim call his office at (505) 242-6300.