Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another person or as a result of a product malfunction, you may be eligible to claim financial compensation for your injuries and losses. At Branch Law Firm, we have a trusted team of Albuquerque personal injury lawyers who are dedicated to defending the rights of injury victims and their families. Contact our law office online today or by calling (505) 243-3500 to schedule a free consultation.

Why Choose Our Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer?

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are pursuing compensation after being injured in an accident caused by someone else, it is in your best interest to hire representation. Having the proper legal advice and assistance when filing your personal injury claim and dealing with an insurance company will make a major difference when it comes to the amount of compensation you recover for your damages (losses).

It is the job of an at-fault party’s insurance company to pay you as little as possible to close your case. That might include accusing you of causing the accident, rather than their policyholder. Retaining an experienced Albuquerque personal injury lawyer ensures that you will recover the fair value of your damages and deflect any wrongful accusations of fault that can ultimately reduce your claim. Our legal team gives your case the attention it needs by gathering evidence and fully investigating it.

Types of Cases We Handle

Our Albuquerque attorneys handle a wide variety of personal injury claims, including cases such as:

How Will Partial Liability Affect Your Injury Claim?

If you sustain an injury in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you can still recover compensation even if you are partially at fault for the incident. Often, the insurance carriers for the at-fault party will try to place blame on you for the incident in order to pay less compensation. However, New Mexico operates under what is called a “pure comparative negligence” system. This means that individuals can recover compensation even if they are up to 99% at fault for the incident.

This can affect your personal injury claim. Under this system, individuals will receive reduced compensation based on their percentage of fault. For example, if you sustain $10,000 worth of medical bills and lost wages because of a slip and fall injury, but a jury finds that you were 30% at fault for the incident, you would only receive $7,000 instead of a full $10,000.

Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

Yes, there is a limited amount of time to file these claims. In New Mexico, the personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. Failing to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party within this two-year timeframe will result in the injury victim being unable to recover the compensation they need.

We do want to point out that there are time limits in place based on insurance carrier rules as well. Most insurance carriers have strict reporting deadlines, often within a day or two after an injury occurs. Failing to file a lawsuit within this insurance carrier timeframe could result in a claim delay or denial.

Will Your Case Go to Court?

Not every personal injury case in Albuquerque goes to trial. In fact, most claims are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. However, if an insurance carrier in Albuquerque refuses to offer a fair settlement, or if the insurance carriers deny a claim altogether, then the injury victim and their attorney may need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. Even after a lawsuit has been filed, this does not necessarily mean that it will go all the way to trial.

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Types of Compensation Available

Injury victims in Albuquerque, New Mexico, may be able to recover various types of compensation if their injuries were caused by the negligence of another party. Our goal is to help clients recover full compensation for their losses. This includes coverage of economic and non-economic damages:

How Much is My Injury Case Worth?

A common question after suffering an injury caused by someone else’s negligence is, “How much money am I entitled to?” Unfortunately, there is no set answer for how much a person is awarded for an injury claim. Every accident is different, and the total amount of compensation awarded will depend on several factors specific to the case.

One of the main influences on total compensation is the severity of the injury and the total medical bills. Additionally, lost wages could fluctuate depending on how long it takes a person to recover. Other factors that can affect total compensation amounts include the level of insurance the at-fault party has as well as documentable pain and suffering.

An insurance company or jury will examine the severity of a person’s injury, how long it will take for the victim to recover, whether there is any lasting disability or disfigurement, the cost of medical bills, and more. An experienced personal injury lawyer in Albuquerque will have the knowledge and skills necessary to assess your claim and give you an estimated value. From auto accidents to property damage, our accident attorneys are ready to represent you with fierce advocacy.

Contact Our Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one was seriously injured by the actions of another party, the attorneys at Branch Law Firm will protect your rights and pursue every form of compensation available under the law. For more information, call (505) 243-3500 or send us a message online to schedule your free consultation and find out how our personal injury attorneys can help.