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Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer

Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer

Life is never as straightforward as we want it to be. If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you need to have the backing and support of a law firm that sees you as more than just another client. An Albuquerque personal injury lawyer from Barrera Law Group LLC will treat you first and foremost as the person that you are.

Personal Injury Cases Barrera Law Group LLC Handles

Our expert team of litigators is equipped to handle all types of personal injury cases in New Mexico. We regularly take on cases involving:

Our law firm has the resources and knowledge to handle a variety of case and claim types. Even if you don’t see your exact accident or injury listed above, we encourage you to reach out to our Albuquerque office anyway.

We offer 100% free, no-obligation initial case consultations to injury and accident victims in our community. Our goal with these meetings is to help you learn about your legal options and get to know one another so that you can decide if we are the right fit for your case.

And if we’re not able to help you in your pursuit of justice, we’ll make sure that we help you find the right legal team who can.

Common Personal Injuries

Anyone who has suffered a serious, traumatic, or catastrophic injury knows the deep and lasting impact it can have. For many people, life is forever cleaved into two distinct parts—life before the injury and life after.

Even a seemingly minor injury can cause lifelong pain and discomfort, impacting your quality of life for years to come.

You deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for everything that you’ve endured. As a personal injury survivor, we know that the road to recovery can be long and full of ups and downs.

If you’ve suffered one of the most common injuries associated with another person’s negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions, we want to hear from you—maybe we can help:

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Ligament damage
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve damage
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
  • Internal organ damage
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Loss of limb (amputation)
  • Paralysis
  • Puncture wounds
  • Eye damage
  • Dental injuries

All it takes is a single serious injury to alter the course of your life forever. And if you were involved in a particularly severe accident that left you with multiple injuries, you could be looking at a completely different future.

It is our goal to provide the support and legal guidance you need to seek justice. You deserve to know that you have someone on your side.

We also know that not every injury is quite so visible. Emotional and psychological distress may be invisible, but the impact is still profound.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares

The Real-Life Impact of a Serious Injury

Time and time again, we have witnessed the real-life impact of a serious personal injury. The impact of a serious or catastrophic injury can be much deeper than just the physical injury itself. The clients we work with are often going through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

A serious injury can:

  • Make it impossible to work
  • Limit your current and future employment opportunities
  • Require months, years, or a lifetime of medical care
  • Negatively impact your quality of life
  • Hinder your interpersonal relationships
  • Make it difficult to engage in your hobbies
  • Impact your ability to play with your children

If your injury limited your mobility or you now require the use of assistive technology like mobility aids, your current home and vehicle may no longer be as accessible as they once were. And if your injury created memory problems, seeing or hearing loss, or difficulty processing information, even the smallest of tasks (including those necessary for daily living) can quickly become unfamiliar.

You didn’t deserve this. If another person or entity caused your accident or injury, you have the right to hold them legally accountable.

This is more than just an opportunity for you to recover compensation. It’s an opportunity for you to stand up for your rights. It allows you to make your voice heard when you say, “What happened to me wasn’t right, and it should have never happened.”

By taking a stand with the filing of your personal injury claim, you are accomplishing 3 very important goals:

  1. Seeking compensation to cover your financial and non-financial losses.
  2. Holding the at-fault party responsible for their actions or omissions.
  3. Helping protect others from facing the same hardships that you’ve gone through.

We know that the aftermath of an accident or injury can be life-altering. That’s why Barrera Law Group LLC is proud to be the law office that our community can rely on. Because even though we can’t undo what you’ve been through, we know that we can be part of the solution.

How an Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer Will Help You

Life has never been the same since you got hurt. Now, you need help, but you don’t know where to turn. We want to assure you that you’re not alone. A team of experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys is standing by to review your case.

A lawyer from our Albuquerque law office can:

  • Speak with you one-on-one during a free consultation. This will help us determine if you have legal grounds for a claim and, if so, whether we are the right lawyers to fit your needs.
  • Collect and preserve all evidence related to your case, including eyewitness testimonies, security footage, dash cam footage, medical records, and more.
  • Accurately value the total worth of your claim, including all economic and noneconomic damages for past, current, and future losses.
  • Correctly identify all at-fault parties in your claim. We know how to trace complex lines of liability to ensure you don’t miss out on anything that you are owed.
  • Work alongside expert witnesses, including accident reconstructionists and healthcare professionals.
  • Field all questions and requests from the insurance company, giving you the time and space you need to focus on your health and well-being.
  • Negotiate for maximum compensation on your behalf, making every effort to keep your claim out of the courtroom.
  • Represent you in court if the insurance company refuses to play fair, providing unparalleled and vigorous legal representation on your behalf.

Most importantly, a personal injury lawyer will provide you with the necessary legal support, guidance, and representation needed to pursue the most successful claim possible.

You are not alone. Barrera Law Group LLC is just a call or click away—get in touch today to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.

Breaking Down Compensation for Accident and Injury Victims

One of the main goals of a personal injury claim is to recover compensation that makes you “whole” again. While for some victims, there is no return to normal as it was, we believe that every survivor of an accident or injury is entitled to compensation that helps them address the full breadth of their injuries.

For most people, compensation can be broken down into economic and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages are your direct and indirect financial losses. These are the damages that have a price tag in some way, shape, or form and may include:

  • Past, current, and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of benefits
  • Travel costs (especially for medical care)
  • Domestic services (such as cleaning services)
  • Cost of renovating a home to accommodate a new disability
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Property damage (such as broken items of value)
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

Not every loss has a direct financial value, though. That’s why injury claims also compensate victims for noneconomic damages such as:

  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Disfigurement
  • New or worsening disability

And if you’ve lost a loved one in what should have been a preventable accident, your family may also be entitled to recover compensation related to funeral and burial expenses.

Insurance companies aren’t known for playing fair, though. These are for-profit companies that prioritize their bottom lines by overpaying claims. If you’ve been injured or have lost a family member, don’t risk missing out on vital compensation. An Albuquerque personal injury attorney will work closely with you to determine exactly how much you are owed, and then we’ll fight on your behalf for nothing less.

Who Pays for a Personal Injury—Determining Liability After an Accident

You’ve been hurt, and it wasn’t your fault. So, who pays for your injuries and damages? In general, the at-fault party’s insurer is the one responsible for actually paying any settlement or award that you may be entitled to. Depending on the type of accident you were involved in, you may be dealing with a/an:

  • Auto insurer
  • Homeowners’ insurer
  • Malpractice insurer
  • General liability insurer
  • And more

But before you can file a claim with the appropriate insurance companies, you’ll need to first identify all liable parties in your claim. This can be a time-consuming and complex process. Even in a seemingly straightforward case, such as a car accident claim, there can easily be multiple at-fault parties that you and your attorney need to identify.

For example, looking at a car accident case, you might immediately identify the driver who hit you as the liable person. But were they on the clock at the time? Had a mechanic overlooked or failed to repair a broken piece of machinery? Were the tires on their vehicle defective? Very quickly, liability can expand to include a number of other people and entities. And if you don’t identify them, you’ll miss out on options for compensation that can help you recover.

Understanding Personal Injury Through Statistics [New Mexico & Nationwide]

Injuries happen every day, but that doesn’t mean that they’re normal. Let’s take a closer look at injury and accident statistics for New Mexico and the United States as a whole:

  • In 2022, New Mexico recorded 466 traffic fatalities. [NHTSA]
  • Dog bites send 800,000 people to the doctor every year. [AVMA]
  • Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. [Johns Hopkins]
  • 20% of all falls cause serious injuries (including head injuries). [CDC]
  • In 2021, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) killed an average of 190 people a day. [CDC]
  • New Mexico has the highest fatality rate for pedestrian accidents. [GHSA]

Barrera Law Group LLC—The Law Firm That Cares

Barrera Law Group LLC is more than just a law firm.

We are a legal team made up of experienced litigators who provide strength, guidance, and understanding to accident and injury survivors. We pride ourselves on being a pillar of strength for both our clients and our community. Our legal advocacy is unrivaled.

Our attorneys have more than a quarter of a century of experience both in and out of the courtroom. We have dedicated our legal careers to advocating for people who have been harmed through no fault of their own, and it is a role that we take seriously. That’s because we know how much is riding on the outcome of the cases we handle.

In Barrera Law Group LLC, you will find a tireless legal representative. Throughout every step of the process, you’ll have access to a competent attorney who has your best interests in mind.

FAQs About Personal Injuries in New Mexico

This is maybe one of the most difficult periods of your life, and we want to be there for you. We invite you to reach out to our law office to schedule a completely free, no-obligation informational meeting to learn more about your legal rights.

Until your first meeting, we’ve also provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injuries in New Mexico.

How long do I have to file my personal injury claim?

In New Mexico, there is a three-year statute of limitations for most personal injury claims. Claims for property damage have a statute of limitations of four years.

There may be certain exceptions that extend the period of time you have to file a claim. However, there’s no guarantee that an exception will apply to your case. That’s why we recommend speaking with an attorney as early as possible in your case. This will give you and your legal team the opportunity to build the strongest possible case.

Can I still see my own doctor if I sue the person who hurt me?

Yes, you can still see your own doctor after a personal injury. The at-fault party cannot dictate who you receive medical care from.

It’s important to note that a critical exception applies to workers’ compensation cases. If you suffered a work injury, your employer may retain the right to select the doctor you see.

What happens if I didn’t go to the doctor right after the accident?

We always recommend seeking medical attention as soon as possible after an accident or injury. Doing so creates an immediate record of the injury, making it easier to build a case.

You can still file a personal claim even if you didn’t immediately go to the doctor. Not every injury is immediately apparent, and in some cases, our clients avoid going to the doctor out of fear of big medical bills that they know they can’t afford.

We’re ready to help you no matter what step of the process you’re at. Whether you went to the doctor right away, waited to see a medical professional, or haven’t even been yet, we can help. Schedule your free consultation today so that we can guide you toward the care and help you need.

Why does the insurance adjuster keep calling me?

Insurance companies don’t play fair. If you are being repeatedly called or contacted by an insurance adjuster, it may be because they’re trying to gather information to discredit your claim or version of events.

Whenever dealing with the insurance company, we strongly advise that you stick to facts and avoid speculation. Otherwise, your words could be twisted and used against you. The best way to protect yourself in this situation is to secure the representation of an attorney who can handle all communication with the insurance company on your behalf.

Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

Don’t leave your recovery up to chance. This is your opportunity to hold the person who hurt you responsible for their actions.

Barrera Law Group LLC is ready to meet with you for a no-cost case evaluation. There’s no obligation to this meeting because we don’t think there should ever be a cost to learning about your legal rights and options.

Contact us today, and we’ll match you with an Albuquerque personal injury attorney who is best suited to meet your needs.

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