Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer
An Albuquerque personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve for injuries to you or your loved one. We know accidents happen, but we also know that not dealing with an accident properly can result in financial hardship later on. First and foremost we always advise that the person seeking advice seek medical treatment (often the case cannot be settled until all medical treatment stops).
If you or your loved one has been injured by someone else’s negligence then they should pay you because of the injuries you received. A personal injury lawyer can make sure you do not get taken advantage of by any insurance companies that you may have to deal with. A personal injury lawyer is especially important when the accident involves severe injuries. We understand that our cases often involve emotional issues, we’re here to help you. Contact us today regarding your personal injury case.
A car accident lawyer can help you get the most compensation for your injuries. Often an automobile accident involves dealing with at least one insurance provider, if not several. A Albuquerque accident attorney can help you negotiate with the insurance companies. A lawyer may be necessary because sometimes an insurance company will refuse to pay a claim; making it so that the injured party has to file a lawsuit. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and will not hesitate to offer to settle for inadequate compensation; an attorney can help you get the largest settlement possible. If you have injuries that are permanent or long lasting, hiring a lawyer becomes extremely important because calculating how much the injury is worth can be difficult.
Dealing with an accident can be difficult. Hiring an attorney not only gives peace of mind, but the attorney will know what to do in the event the person responsible for causing your injuries is a corporation or government entity. If your accident was more than 3 years ago it may already be too late to file a lawsuit, due to the statute of limitations on personal injury claims. If the party is a government entity then it is important that the injured party file a notice of a tort claim within 90 days, a personal injury attorney can help you prepare this document.
If you have been involved in an accident, then you should gather all the information you possibly can that relates to the accident. You should gather the names and contact information for any witnesses, gather police reports, and obtain insurance information for the other drivers involved. If possible, take many pictures with your cell phone showing the damage to the vehicle, as well as pictures of the scene of the accident and any pictures that indicate bad weather or anything similar. You want to be sure that you do not make any statements to an insurance adjuster before you consult an attorney.
Medical Malpractice in New Mexico
Medical malpractice is used to refer to injuries sustained when a medical professional acts negligently. A medical malpractice attorney can help you determine whether you have a case. This type of personal injury case requires that the injured party show that there has been negligent conduct by the medical professional. Negligent conduct is determined by using expert testimony who describe how the medical professional should have acted under similiar circumstances. Some common types of malpractice include improper treatment, failure to warn the patient of known risks, and failure to diagnose.
While it is possible to represent yourself in a personal injury claim, it is highly recommended to retain an attorney. An Albuquerque medical malpractice attorney can guide you through the process from filing a complaint to negotiating a settlement or proceeding with the case to a jury verdict. Contact us for more information regarding your medical malpractice claim, we can help you request all your medical records, put the medical professional on notice of a claim, and contact the medical review board regarding your case.
Requirements for a medical malpratice claim
Medical malpractice claims can be difficult to prove. Additionally the injury has to be more than unsatisfactory health care. The ability to recovery for your medical malpractice injury will depend on whether you can establish the elements required to bring a medical malpractice claim.
In order to bring a medical malpractice claim you will need to establish the existence of a doctor-patient relationship. You have to show that you hired the medical professional to perform medical treatment and he or she did in fact provide medical treatment. The next element requires negligence on behalf of the medical professional; this element is usually the heart of a malpractice claim. Showing the doctor was negligent usually requires the testimony of an expert witness in the same or similar field as the expert to testify that the medical professional was negligent. After showing that the medical professional was negligent, you have to show that the medical professional’s negligence actually caused your injuries (if the medical professional’s negligence did not cause your injury then you cannot recover from him or her). If the medical professional’s negligence did cause your injuries then the last step is proving the amount of your damages. Your damages include things like physical pain, mental anguish, lost earning capacity, lost work, and additional and future medical bills.
Many medical malpractice claims involve a government entity, and require filing a notice of claim within 90 days of the accident. Contact us today to determine whether you have a medical malpractice claim and for help pursuing your claim.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
An Albuquerque personal injury lawyer can help you if you were injured in a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident is often worse than a car accident because the motorcycle driver often sustains greater bodily harm. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident you should hire an attorney for peace of mind and to take out the hard work of dealing with the responsible party’s insurance company. Make sure you get what you deserve, contact us regarding your case today!
Nursing Home Negligence
A New Mexico personal injury lawyer can help you or your loved one that has been injured as a result of nursing home negligence. Nursing home negligence can come in many forms including physical abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, and also emotional abuse. The reasons for this type of abuse are numerious but it normally comes from understaffing or inadequately trained personnel.
As with any personal injury case, the question often revolves around how badly injured the patient is because of the neglect; cases of gross negligence in nursing homes have resulted in death. The question of how badly injured the patient is, goes toward the amount of restitution (money) the patient will receive.
You should investigate and look into claims of abuse or neglect if you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated. It is also good to contact an attorney to protect you or your loved one’s rights. If you suspect a nursing home of abuse we recommend you take action to protect your or your loved one’s safety, and seek any necessary medical attention. Like any other type of personal injury case, we recommended that you record the names and contact information of anyone that can be a witness to the negligence that occured. It is also a good idea to put the nursing home on notice of any abuse or neglect. Finally, you should contact adult protective services.
Products & Drug Liability
If you were injured from the use of a drug or other product you used, you may be able to recover for damages and injuries. Product liability cases arise because a product was improperly manufactured, or improperly designed, or because the warning or instructions on how to use to product were defective. A Albuquerque products liability lawyer can help you if you have been injured from taking prescription medicine or from using a defective product.
With products liability cases the injured party usually has a couple options on who to sue; For example the injured party may sue the retailer, or the manufacturer directly. A lawyer can help you determine who to sue in the event you have been injured by a defective product.
Some common examples of product liability cases that involve prescription drugs include cases dealing with the following prescription medicines: Baycol, Bextra, Celebrex, Crestor, Ephedra, Fen Phen, Neurontin, Pemoline, Risperda, Vioxx, and many other drugs which have been know to cause people harm. Products liability cases can often be very complex, therefore it is recommended that you consult a New Mexico injury attorney if you think you have been injured by a product or recalled drug. Contact us today to discuss your case further.
Slip & Fall
Slip and fall cases are also known as premises liability. In order to have a successful slip and fall claim, the injured party must show that the landowner or tenant of the building caused the injury or knew of the conditions which caused the injury with enough time to fix those conditions. A Albuquerque injury lawyer can help you pursue your slip and fall claim. Contact us today to inquire about your case.
A trucking accident is very similiar to a automobile accident in terms of what the injured has to prove. Trucking accidents usually refer to accidents involving government or cities vehicles (like a dumptruck, or a city bus), or accidents involving semi trucks. The major difference when dealing with these parties is that there is usually more ample insurance protecting the responsible party; this is especially important when dealing with severe injuries. Contact a personal injury attorney to help you begin your claims process so that you do not miss any important deadlines. For example, if you are injured by a government vehicle you must file a notice of a claim within 90 days.