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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Slow Down…It’s Holiday Time.

Come on, relax.  It’s time to slow down and enjoy the season.  Are you pointing your car north toward Colorado or Utah?  Be prepared for winter driving.  How about Texas?  The weather could be nicer, but changing rapidly.  Maybe you are headed west to Las Vegas…lucky you!  Wherever you are traveling in the Great Southwest slow down and enjoy the ride.

Holiday roads can be tricky with sudden snow storms and black ice.  Statistics from The National Safety Council show that Christmas and New Years are two of the ten most dangerous driving days in the United States every year.  They are both coming up, so be forever vigilant of the guy driving next to you or in front or behind you.

As we approach 2017 one thing is as true as it was 40 years ago and even longer.  The lead attorney who has protected residents of Albuquerque and the Great Southwest in personal injury claims is stronger than ever.  He is Ken Wagner.  Ken and his staff wish you a wonderful holiday season, and if you happen to need us in the New Year, call (505) 242-6300.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Some Holiday Toys That Could Hurt Your Kids.

No one wants to take the joy out of the holiday season, but it pays to be cautious when buying Christmas presents that may be hazardous to your children.  Did you know, for example, that McDonalds issued a toy in its Happy Meal a couple of years ago that had to be recalled?  It was called the “Hello Kitty Whistle”.  Two kids choked on parts of it that came loose before it was recalled!

The Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chair claimed the life of a 10 year old boy in Texas and a 3 year old girl in Kentucky when they suffocated within it.  Have you ever heard of the Cannondale Tandem Bicycle?  A problem with the fork of this particular bicycle has caused riders to lose control.  Consumer Reports tells us that 5000 Americans a year die in bicycle accidents.
Just be vigilant this holiday season.  Give gifts that are age appropriate.  When you do, monitor the use of those toys and games by your children.  If you ever discover a defective product, contact Attorney Kenneth Wagner.  The winner of the McDonalds Hot Coffee Case has been protecting people in the Great Southwest from defective products for decades from his Albuquerque office at (505) 242-6300.