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.

Christmas on the Pecos

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"Celebrate the holidays with New Mexico's grandest of light shows, Christmas on the Pecos. This holiday season marks the 27th year that these enchanting boat tours along the Pecos River have transported guests through a fairyland of twinkling light displays."