Los Alamos Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may not know what to do to hold the at-fault party accountable and receive compensation. One of the first steps you can take is to contact an experienced lawyer who will give you time to recover and handle your claim with the attention and care it deserves. At Dominguez Law, our personal injury attorneys support you every step of the way so you never feel alone.
We have years of experience working on all types of personal injury cases so we can take on any challenge, regardless of circumstances. Our lawyers are known for their top-notch litigation skills, but we also take a compassionate approach so we can build a solid claim and achieve the successful outcome you deserve. We understand personal injury claims can be confusing, so we will also answer all your questions and keep you informed with open, honest communication.
What Qualifies as Personal Injury in New Mexico?
Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute defines personal injury as a variety of injuries to the physical body, emotions, or reputation. Potential grounds for personal injury claims include the following:
- Negligence: Failure to behave carefully and with regard to safety.
- Intentional wrongdoing: An action that intends to harm another person.
- Strict liability: Holding someone accountable for the harm they caused, even if they did not intend to cause it.
Our personal injury lawyers work on all types of accidents, including the following:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Wrongful death
- Product liability
- Semi-truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
Every personal injury claim is different, so we will listen to your story and document essential details to develop a personalized plan to ensure optimal results.
What Damages Could You Recover in a Los Alamos Personal Injury Claim?
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may have had to endure expensive treatment and make other accommodations to recover. You should not have to shoulder these costs alone, especially if the personal injury accident was due to no fault of your own. Potentially recoverable damages for personal injury claims include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages from missed work
- Property damage
- Physical therapy
- Mental anguish
- Prescribed medications
- Reduced quality of life
- Punitive damages
New Mexico operates under a comparative fault system when awarding damages. This means each party involved is assigned a percentage of fault for the accident, and this percentage is taken from the damages they receive. For example, if you are 20% at fault for a car accident, your damages will be reduced by 20%. However, insurance companies often try to assign victims unfair fault percentages, so we will use our expert negotiation skills to achieve a fair settlement.
Why Should You Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?
While you can attempt to handle your claim on your own, the process can be confusing. Additionally, New Mexico law only gives victims three years to file their claims. This may seem like a lot of time, but recovery and other delays can make it challenging to meet this timeline on your own. Contacting a lawyer allows you to get the rest you need by managing all aspects of your claim, including the following:
- Conducting a thorough investigation of your claim
- Obtaining and analyzing evidence, like police reports, medical records, and video footage
- Interviewing witnesses
- Filing your claim on time and properly
- Calculating the worth of your claim
- Identifying a liable party
- Answering all your legal questions
- Providing consistent communication
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Litigating your claim in court
Facing insurance companies and other prosecutors can be intimidating, but our lawyers can help you understand what to say and what mistakes to avoid that could get your damages reduced. We always strive to pursue what is right and cost-effectively resolve your case.
Seek Help from a Knowledgeable Los Alamos Personal Injury Lawyer at Dominguez Law
Whether you have been in a car accident, slipped and fell in a grocery store, or got misdiagnosed by a doctor, you can contact a personal injury lawyer to seek justice and hold the at-fault party accountable. Our Spanish-speaking lawyers at Dominguez Law are dedicated to providing high-quality legal services for our clients. We always put victims first and will keep your best interest in mind every step of the way.
Our managing partner, Paul M. Dominguez, has vast legal experience and an extensive understanding of advanced technology and innovative solutions. With this knowledge, our lawyers specialize in litigation, even in the face of corporate or government power. We actively participate in the Los Alamos community and are devoted to making the area safer. This compassionate care for the community balanced with aggressive representation can help resolve your case. To schedule a free consultation with a caring personal injury attorney, call (505) 850-5854 or fill out our contact form today.