What Damages Can I Recover If I Suffer a Personal Injury in New Mexico?

by | Oct 26, 2023 | Injuries | 0 comments

Life can change in an instant. A slip on a wet floor, a reckless driver on the road, a malfunctioning piece of equipment at work – any of these scenarios can lead to a personal injury that disrupts your world. When the unexpected occurs and you find yourself injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may find yourself with mounting medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Thankfully, many of these may be recoverable with a personal injury claim.

However, recovering the total amount of your damages is complicated and necessitates the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. At Dominguez Law, we will not only guide you through the process step by step, but we will also conduct a thorough investigation into your case to determine the best strategy to maximize compensation for your losses.

Recoverable Damages in New Mexico Personal Injury Cases

In New Mexico, like in most other states, if you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. This includes, but is not limited to:

Medical Expenses

One of the most significant financial burdens following a personal injury is the cost of medical treatment. In New Mexico, you can typically recover damages for past and future medical expenses related to your injury. This includes:

  • Doctor visits
  • Hospital stays
  • Surgeries
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medication
  • Any other necessary medical treatments

Lost Wages and Income

If your injury has caused you to miss work, you can seek compensation for lost wages and income. This covers not only the income you have already lost but also any potential future earnings you might miss out on due to your injury. To support your claim, you will need to provide documentation, such as pay stubs and statements, from your employer.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering damages are meant to compensate you for the physical and emotional distress caused by your injury. These damages are not as straightforward to calculate as medical expenses or lost wages, as they are subjective. Factors considered when determining pain and suffering damages include the severity of the injury, the duration of recovery, and the impact on your daily life.

Property Damage

If your personal injury case involves damage to your property (such as a vehicle damaged in a collision), you can seek compensation for the repair or replacement of your damaged property.

Loss of Consortium

In some cases, a personal injury can have a profound impact on your relationships. Loss of consortium damages are designed to compensate your spouse or family members for the loss of your companionship, care, and support due to your injury.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are not awarded in every personal injury case, but they are intended to punish the at-fault party for their gross negligence or intentional misconduct. To receive punitive damages, your attorney will need to demonstrate that the responsible party’s actions were particularly egregious.

Wrongful Death Damages

If a personal injury results in the loss of a loved one, certain family members may be eligible to pursue wrongful death damages. These damages can cover funeral and burial expenses, as well as compensation for the loss of financial support and companionship.

Recover Compensation for Damages with a New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer

Whether you are dealing with medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other losses, consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal process and confirm you receive the full compensation you deserve.

At Dominguez Law, we recognize that every case is unique, so we provide personalized guidance tailored to our clients’ situations. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Call (505) 850-5854 or fill out our convenient online contact form for more information. Se habla Español.