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June 19th Severe Weather Multi Car Accident: A Sad Reality for New Mexico Drivers

Posted by Shane Maier | Jun 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

On June 19th, severe weather swept through the area north of Albuquerque near Algodones, NM creating hazardous conditions on the roads with limited visibility. Per reports, this storm, characterized by high winds and low visibility, is a stark reminder of the dangers that weather conditions can pose to drivers in New Mexico. This severe weather is reported to have caused a mutli-car collision and resulted in the closing of I-25 north of Albuquerque. 

New Mexico's Fault System for Vehicular Accidents

Posted by Stella Rose-Wyatt | Jun 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

New Mexico operates under a pure fault-based system for car accidents, holding the responsible party liable for resulting damages. The state's comparative fault system adjusts compensation based on each party's degree of negligence. Expert legal representation, such as that provided by the Gauthier & Maier Law Firm, is essential for navigating the complexities of accident claims and ensuring that you recover your damages in the event of an accident.

Get Immediate Treatment following an Auto Accident!

Posted by Shane Maier | Jan 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

Auto accidents can be traumatizing experiences, both physically and emotionally. In the aftermath of an accident, it's essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you feel fine or have minor injuries. Delaying treatment can not only affect your health, but it can also have se...

$36,000,000 Santa Fe Jury Verdict for Auto Accident and Bad Faith - Gauthier & Maier Law Firm vs. State Farm - A Case of Broken Promises and Bad Faith

Posted by Shane Maier | Nov 02, 2023 | 4 Comments

On October 31, 2023, a Santa Fe jury decided that Andrea Lovato was not fully at fault for the accident and that State Farm had breached the $1,000,000 contract, committed bad faith, and violated the Unfair Trade Practices Act and Unfair Insurance Practices Act. The Jury awarded the family $12,000,000 in damages for the auto accident and another $24,000,000 in bad faith damages with $20,000,000 as punitive penalty damages to State Farm. The $36,000,000 verdict gave the family confirmation and validation that Andrea Lovato was not 100% at fault for the accident as State Farm always claimed her to be and that their conduct was cruel and malicious to the family.

Memorial Statement from Family of Amber Archuleta

Posted by Shane Maier | Aug 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

From Joshua Archuleta, Amber's Father Thank you to everyone that came today to Amber's memorial and to those who were unable to join us in person, but that are still supporting our family and the Questa community in the loss of our beautiful Amber Archuleta.  The Community’s response and help in these trying times have been overwhelming and amazing in helping my family make sure that Amber is not forgotten. While the family, especially Amber’s brothers, Frankie and Joshua, and myself, have been dealing with the hardest loss imaginable for a father and family, the community has been here to help us in the worst moment of my life. I will never forget that and can never say thank you enough.

Wrongful Death Estate of Bennie Hargrove Amended Complaint

Posted by Shane Maier | Aug 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

The family of Bennie Hargrove is angry about the lack of action by Washington Middle School as Bennie Hargrove would be here today if the staff and administration at APS had done their job. They violated their own policies and procedures creating a dangerous environment for all of Washington Middle School's children that ultimately resulted in the shooting death of Bennie Hargrove by another student.

Memorial Statement from Family of Mary Melero

Posted by Shane Maier | Jul 22, 2023 | 1 Comment

Thank you to everyone that came today and to those who were unable to join us in person, but were here in their thoughts and prayers. The family appreciates the community’s continuing support in honoring Mary and seeking a change to the system that killed her. Mary was a happy and innocent lady who was always ready to make people laugh. However, Mary’s caretakers abused her innocence. They were allowed to torture and kill Mary in a system that allowed a felon to control Mary without any oversight and/or supervision. The community has raised its voice that change is necessary and necessary now.

Roadway Fatalities Are On The Rise and Smartphones Are To Blame!

Posted by Shane Maier | May 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Traffic Fatalities Are Up 22% nationwide in 2022 with over 467 road deaths in New Mexico for 2022. A major reason for the increase is distracted driving caused by smartphones and other electronics. The Gauthier & Maier Law Firm will investigate all auto accidents and collisions for distracted driving and help you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Call the Gauthier & Maier Law Firm today for a free consultation.

Insurance Bad Faith in New Mexico

Posted by Chance Gauthier | Apr 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Insurance Bad Faith in New Mexico New Mexico recognizes both first party and third-party bad faith claims. It is important to find a lawyer who understands the difference and understands your rights under the insurance policy and in the State of New Mexico. The lawyers at Gauthier & Maier Law ...

Semi-Truck Accidents in New Mexico and the Injuries they Cause.

Posted by Chance Gauthier | Mar 22, 2023 | 1 Comment

Semi-truck accidents are some of the most catastrophic accidents that occur on the roads of New Mexico. These types of accidents often result in severe injuries, including wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, loss of limb, and other life-altering injuries. These injuries can have a significant impact on a person's life, and it is essential to have the right legal representation to help navigate through the aftermath of a semi-truck accident. Gauthier & Maier Law has the experience and skill to handle even the most complex trucking accident cases.

What you should do after a car crash - TIPS AND TRICKS for New Mexico Drivers

Posted by Chance Gauthier | Mar 13, 2023 | 2 Comments

TIPS and TRICKS to follow after a car accident. Each accident is unique, but these are some basic steps to follow if you have been in a car accident: Following a car accident, assess yourself for any visible or noticeable injuries. It is important to note that not all injuries are readily noticeable following a car collision because the human body's natural stress responses can mask an injury and prevent you from noticing it just based on pain. Further, a concussion can affect your body's recognition of an injury. Once you have assessed your health if it is safe to do so, assess the scene. Ensure that you are safe from further injury and/or collisions. If you are still in danger and are able to move yourself or your vehicle away from danger, do so cautiously to prevent further damage and/or injury to yourself and others. . .

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