Friday, September 15, 2017

I’ve Been Hurtin’ on the Railroad.

No mistake here, the headline refers to the hazards of railroad accidents in America.  It is still a very real situation.  In The Great Southwest trains are traveling at high speeds every day.  Did you know that in 2016 there were more railroad injuries than any year in the last decade?  You would think that it is getting safer, but it’s not!

Why is this?  Well, train usage continues to increase in New Mexico and the surrounding states.  Here are some of the main reasons for train accidents –

1.  The structure and maintenance of the tracks
2.  The equipment of the railroad company and its age
3.  A faulty signal
4.  Of course, human error

Railroad accidents whether fatal or not should be represented by a personal injury attorney.  One of the very best railroad accident lawyers in the Great Southwest is Albuquerque’s own Ken Wagner.  Ken and his staff will get to the root of the matter and prosecute your case aggressively.  Call the office of Ken Wagner today at (505) 232-6300.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Downtown Growers Market- Sundays now thru Nov 4th

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"Visit the Downtown Growers Market and experience local food at its finest and freshest! Over 50 produce vendors offer fresh from the field fruits and veggies, food artisans offer over 2 dozen products, and a variety of artists provide a glimpse of Albuquerque's diverse arts community. Every Saturday features live local music, community organizations, and special events." - ABQ 365 Events





Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Even the Best Make Dangerous Mistakes.

No matter how qualified someone is at doing their job, life or death mistakes may occur.  When you hire a pro to do a job you expect it to be done properly and ethically.  That could be a fatal mistake!  Sometimes the service provided is below industry standard.  This is known by many as professional negligence.

Professional negligence occurs in-

1.  The medical profession
2.  Among accountants…The IRS holds YOU responsible
3.  Insurance Agents where fraud is a real possibility
4.  Priests and the clergy…we hear stories of sexual abuse all the time

There are many ways that a trusted professional can abuse that trust.  When that occurs in the Great Southwest the answer is to call professional negligence attorney Ken Wagner.  Ken and his staff have protected people in our area for decades from the main office located in Albuquerque.  Call to discuss your case as soon as possible at (505) 242-6300.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Back to School Albuquerque! Mark your calendars!

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It's Time for Back to School!  Mark your calendars with important dates not to be missed! 



Hire a Lawyer? Yes, yes, and yes!

Why hire an attorney when you want to settle a personal injury case to you or a loved one?  Can I really end up with more money AFTER paying the attorney?  The answer is a resounding YES!  It boils down to the obvious…if someone who knows their way around a personal injury case for decades represents you they will find ways to increase the settlement well beyond your aptitude.

Here are just a few of the reasons why that is true-

1.  They know insurance companies and you don’t.
2.  They normally work on contingency.  If you do not get more then neither do they.
3.  The mind-numbing amount of paperwork.
4.  Hiring private investigators.
5.  Choosing the right things that should be arbitrated or mediated.

Personal injury may never occur in your lifetime.  If it does, please do not go into the process without a professional by your side.  In the Great Southwest many have turned to the winner of the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case.  The Albuquerque personal injury law firm of Ken Wagner.  Call Ken and his staff to review your case today at (505) 242-6300.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Upcoming Events and Things to do in Albuquerque - August 2017

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"The summer calendar starts to wind down as families prepare for the back to school switch in mid-August. August has many special events, to include August fairs and festivals."

Feel the Summer Burn.

Did you know that over a million Americans a year suffer some sort of burn injury?  Summertime is a particularly susceptible time for painful and often disfiguring burns.  Commonly, a burn injury of severity may be caused by an auto accident.  Carelessness around boiling water is another.  There are also electrical and industrial accidents.

Burn injuries have three classifications –

1.  In a first degree burn only the outer layer of your skin is affected.
2.  In the second degree type blisters containing fluid and much more pain are involved.
3.  Third degree burns are the ones we hear most about.  They may require hospitalization and a long period of rehabilitation.

In the case of third degree burns someone may need to be compensated for loss of income and huge medical bills.  To try a personal injury case involving negligence causing severe burns you need a specialist.  In the Great Southwest that firm is Ken Wagner Law.  They are Albuquerque’s burn injury attorney law firm.  Call them right away at (505) 242-6300.   

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Defective Products are Everywhere.

There is one mantra to live by…if you did not make it yourself, then it could be defective.  Since that applies to nearly everything, there are defective products all around us.  It could happen for a number of reasons including a design flaw, or an improper warning label.  Dangerous products kill thousands of people every year in this country.

A defective product could include, but is certainly not limited to  -

1.  The tires on your vehicle
2.  The very vehicle that you are driving
3.  Toys that your kids play with
4.  Medications that you and your family take every day…and on and on it goes.

If you or a loved one has been victimized by a defective product in the Great Southwest you cannot do any better than contacting the man who won The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case!  That man and his firm are right there in Albuquerque defending our area against the experience of a defective product.  Call the ABQ office today at (505) 242-6300.  

Route 66 Summerfest Albuquerque

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"Come On, Let's Go" to Route 66 Summerfest in Historic Nob Hill! Join the City of Albuquerque, Nob Hill Main Street, and the New Mexico Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 22 from 3-10 p.m. for the biggest Summerfest of the year.”




Monday, July 3, 2017

Look out Below!

Summer time is construction accident time…unfortunately.  Things are falling from scaffolds all over the Great Southwest.  As careful as construction workers try to be, unfortunately accidents are virtually inevitable.  There are state laws as well as federal ones that pertain to mishaps on construction sites.  You need an experienced attorney to sort it all out.


Construction accidents may include, but are certainly not limited to-

1.  Objects falling from above.
2.  People falling from above.
3.  Exposure to noxious gas.
4.  Electrocution.
5.  Carbon monoxide exposure.

An accident of this magnitude, while rare needs to be handled immediately.  That is why people near Albuquerque have known for decades to call the office of Ken Wagner.  He is the Great Southwest’s construction accident attorney.  Do not hesitate.  Call Ken and his staff right away at (505) 242-6300.  Meanwhile, visit the construction accident page of www.kenwagnerlaw.com.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Freedom 4th - Albuquerque 2017

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"Join the City of Albuquerque at Balloon Fiesta Park to celebrate our country's Independence Day! Enjoy free face painting, inflatables and more fun kids' activities."



Thursday, June 15, 2017

I Hear the Train a Comin’

With fond memories of Johnny Cash, we wanted you to remember that in a confrontation between a train and whatever you are driving…you lose!  There are about ten thousand train accidents per year in the United States.  Train usage actually continues to grow in the Great Southwest.

There are four main causes of train accidents –

1. A mistake by a human
2. The structure and maintenance of the tracks themselves
3. The very equipment that is on the train
4. The proper or improper functioning of the signals

Train accidents are fairly rare, thank heaven, but when they occur they are usually catastrophic.  If you need aggressive defense against a major hauler with deep pockets you need to hire Ken Wagner and his firm.  With a half-century of experience, The Great Southwest’s train accident attorney wants to hear about your case.  Call the Albuquerque office today at (505) 242-6300.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Make Your Father's Day Plans in Albuquerque!

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 Plan your Father's Day adventure with the help of this list of activities to do in Albuquerque!  Celebrate Dad! 



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Make Your Summer Plans for Albuquerque

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"This summer, find everything you're looking for in Albuquerque.
From summertime places and activities to warm weather resources and summer learning programs, summer is here."





Deadly Drugs at Nursing Facilities.

I’ll bet that you did not associate a nursing home with the use of “deadly drugs”.  Sure, there are many prescription medications at these facilities, but “deadly”?  In a recently reported case a vigorous 78 year old man was diagnosed with dementia.  Without the family’s consent, he was given drugs that were known to be fatal in older patients.

Once this story came to light people from all over America came out of the woodwork telling stories of their loved ones being given psychotropic drugs without consent.  Wrongful death suits have begun cropping up nationwide against nursing facilities who would administer such drugs without the knowledge of the immediate family.

If any of this sounds familiar you must take action to protect your loved one.  In the Great Southwest the man and the law firm to contact is Ken Wagner Law.  Attorney Wagner is Albuquerque’s nursing home drug misuse lawyer.  He and his team will begin an immediate investigation into your case.  Just call (505) 242-6300.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Memorial Day in Albuquerque

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"Help the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, honor veterans on Memorial Day."




Truckin’ into the Summer of ’17.

The Grateful Dead just celebrated their 50th anniversary and America has been truckin’ for over a century.  Truck safety has certainly improved over the decades, but on the freeways of the Great Southwest there are still some trucking accidents that need aggressive representation for those on the wrong end.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) keeps track of such things.  In the most recent complete reporting year of 2014 nearly 4000 large trucks were involved in fatal accidents.  In a one-year period leading up to that, the number of large trucks involved in injury accidents rose by over 20%.  It seems to be getting worse!

So, what is going on here?  The truth is, we live in an area where big trucks drive fast and not always safely.  If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a truck of over 10,000 pounds you know who to call - The office of Ken Wagner Law in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Ken and his staff is the Great Southwest’s truck accident law firm (505) 242-6300.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Is it Safe?

No, this is not a line from a movie uttered by Laurence Oliver to Dustin Hoffman.  This is all about the products that America uses every day.  The very items that we trust to be safely manufactured and distribute for daily use may be the ones that kill or injure you or a loved one.  It happens every day in this country.

Cars, the tires that move them, the medicines that you take, the medical devices that you use, the toys that your kids play with, the restaurant food that you consume.  These things and much more are products that you trust when you use or consume them.  If something goes horribly wrong because of a manufacturer’s neglect action must be taken.

If you could choose anyone in the country to represent you do you think it might be the attorney who lead the fight in winning the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case?  There is no more famous product neglect case than this one.  Give me Ken Wagner and his team every time!  If you are anywhere in the Great Southwest call the Albuquerque office right away at (505) 242-6300.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

29TH ANNUAL RIO GRANDE VALLEY CELTIC FESTIVAL

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"The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games brings to New Mexico a celebration of the lifeways, traditions, cultural heritage and contributions of the Celtic nations to our American life."



Increase in Motor Vehicle Fatalities.

We will one day live in a country where nearly every vehicle is operated by a non-human.  When that occurs motor vehicle fatalities will become a thing of the past.  Meanwhile, the situation demands attention.  In the most recent reporting year of 2015 fatalities from motor vehicle crashes were up over 7% with 2348 more people dying on the nation’s roads.

As a matter of fact, the rates for passenger car and light truck deaths were the highest in the US since 2009.  SUV fatalities were up more than 10%.  Van fatalities increased nearly as much.  Motorcycle fatalities were the highest since 2012.  Perhaps the most disturbing statistic was another increase in alcohol-related accidents.

The day will come when it won’t be necessary to think about these things…sort of like smallpox.  That day is assuredly not here yet.  In the Great Southwest the firm you can trust to handle your vehicle accident injury case is Ken Wagner Law.  Ken and his staff will represent you aggressively from his Albuquerque office.  Please call them at (505) 242-6300.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Make your Easter Plans!

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"Looking for a place to hang your basket? Here are some details on some fun community events for you to enjoy during the Easter season."
 
 
 
 

Ride on Hog…Ride On.

Ahhh Springtime!  It’s time to get that motorcycle out and ride the breathtaking roads of the Great Southwest.  They can be treacherous roads as well.  What do you think kills more millennials and kids between kindergarten and their mid-thirties?  Believe it or not, it is accidents related to motorcycles!

The threat is even more real on our open roads as opposed to congested large northeast cities.  This may not bring you much comfort, but in the majority of the cases the fault is NOT with the motorcyclist, but rather the driver of the other much bigger vehicle.  Defective equipment and heavy spring rains can also lead to a tragic mishap.

We hope that neither you nor a loved one are involved in a serious or even fatal accident.  If you need strong, steady, experienced representation please call Albuquerque motorcycle accident attorney Ken Wagner.  His half-century of personal injury experience and an amazing staff are behind every case.  Anywhere in the Great Southwest call Ken Wagner Law at (505) 242-6300.

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!

33rd Annual St. Patrick's Balloon Rallye - FREE


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.