Albuquerque Personal Injury Attorneys
It’s quite easy to get into an accident and be injured. In fact, from age 1 to 44, suffering a personal injury is the most likely way for you to die, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. Further, according to state records, every day in New Mexico:
- 5 people die from personal injuries.
- 40 are hospitalized due to injuries.
- More than 700 people with injuries are seen in emergency rooms.
- More than 2,000 visit other health care facilities for treatment.
While the NM Department of Health works to prevent personal injuries, at Parnall Law in Albuquerque, we work to help those who are injured by others and families of the unjustly injured put their lives back together.
Parnall Law personal injury attorneys hold people, businesses and other organizations accountable when their negligence, recklessness or criminal intent injures residents of Albuquerque and Central New Mexico. Civil law allows the unjustly injured to seek compensation for injuries and other losses, and to obtain acknowledgement of the wrong done to them.
We’re here to help. If you have been injured in an accident that someone else caused, let Parnall Law review your accident in a free legal consultation. Bert Parnall has dedicated his legal career to helping accident victims like you. Call today to see what we can do for you.
We’re Here to Help. Here’s How Parnall Law Can Help You.
After sustaining significant injuries in an accident, the bills from medical treatment are just the start of the costs and losses you will face. You will lose income while out of work recovering, or if you cannot return to work. If you have been in a car accident, a bicycle accident or certain other accidents, you will have losses due to property damage. You will also go through potentially lengthy pain and suffering.
If the accident was someone else’s fault, they owe you a debt. Under New Mexico civil law, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses to help set things right. This is done through a legal claim against their insurance — a lawsuit. Though money cannot change what has happened, it ensures you are not financially burdened and it acknowledges that the injury you suffered was unjust.
Bert Parnall has dedicated his legal career to helping accident victims. He has assembled a team of personal injury lawyers at Parnall Law who are the best in New Mexico. We are here to help if you or a loved one has been unjustly injured in a:
- Car accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Large truck accident
- Pedestrian accident (hit by a car, truck or other motor vehicle)
- Bicycle accident (collision with a motor vehicle)
- Slip-and-fall accident
- Medical malpractice case
- Nursing home negligence and abuse
- Criminal act (assault) or injury during commission of a crime
- Wrongful death (fatal accident)
If you or a loved one has required medical treatment after any of these kinds of accidents or some other kind of accident, please contact Parnall Law in Albuquerque. We can review your accident and legal options at no charge to you. Our objective is to get the most compensation possible for you as well as acknowledgement that you were unjustly harmed.
When Parnall Law represents you, we want you to focus on your recovery and leave your accident claim to us. If you have not obtained medical treatment you need, we can refer you to specialists who will see you. If you need other help, we are Albuquerque natives and our firm has been here since 2009, we know where to get you the help you need.
For new clients, we immediately send letters of representation to inform creditors, insurance companies and others that we are your lawyers and are preparing a legal claim on your behalf. These letters advise them to come to us instead of bothering you. For those who do not, you can answer any question or unwanted contact with, “Talk to my attorneys,” and leave it all to us.
Do Not Rely On Insurers After Being Injured in an Accident
In nearly all personal injury accident claims, payment to the injured person comes from insurance. It may be liability insurance held by the person at fault, or it may be the accident victim’s insurance coverage. This is what insurance is for. The law requires car insurance, business insurance, homeowner’s insurance to have a mortgage, etc., because accidents happen.
However, insurance companies make money by paying less for claims than they take in from premiums. Insurance adjustors have an obligation to their employers to settle claims for as little as possible. This includes adjustors from “your” insurance company. They work for the company. They do not have your best interests at heart. The law does not even require an insurance adjustor to tell you the truth.
If you have been injured in an accident, you may have already heard from an insurance adjustor. It is important that you do not sign anything presented by an insurance adjustor without fully understanding everything it says. You could be signing away your right to compensation you deserve. If you have already received an insurance settlement offer, we urge you to let Parnall Law review the offer and your injuries in a free, no-obligation consultation.
We are sure any settlement offer made quickly after a serious accident is too low. Our objective is to get more money for you.
Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim for You
After you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic personal injury in an accident, there is no turning back the hands of time. Nothing will truly make things right again. But obtaining a proper insurance settlement or jury award of compensation is what the civil justice system has to offer you.
Under New Mexico civil law, there are three typical outcomes to a successful personal injury lawsuit:
- Acknowledgement that you have been unjustly injured
- Compensation to indicate how badly you have been injured
- Compensation to ensure you are not financially burdened by the costs and losses associated with the accident, including loss of a loved one in a wrongful death
A successful personal injury lawsuit typically yields compensation for:
- All past, current and anticipated medical expenses connected to the accident
- Lost income as the injury victim recovers or if he or she is unable to return to work
- Property damage in the accident, such as to a car or bicycle
- Pain and suffering, including loss of consortium in the death of a spouse
- Funeral and burial expenses after a wrongful death
In most cases, Parnall Law will negotiate a settlement, which we will present to you for approval. A negotiated settlement ends your case faster and puts money in your pocket quicker. However, if we are unable to persuade insurers to do what’s right, we are always prepared to fight your case in court.
Contact Parnall Law Personal Injury Lawyers in Albuquerque
After an accident, police and criminal courts are concerned with whether laws were broken. Insurance adjustors want to pay you as little as possible, and are not even legally required to tell you the truth. Only a personal injury lawyer works on behalf of the person who has been hurt.
You have rights if you or a loved one has been badly injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault. Parnall Law will protect your rights. When you are a client of Parnall Law, you can be assured that your attorneys will not quit until they’ve exhausted every avenue of justice for you.
Bert Parnall has dedicated his legal career to helping people who have been wrongfully injured by others’ negligence, recklessness and criminal conduct. He has assembled a team of experienced personal injury attorneys, lawyers highly regarded and ranked by New Mexico peers and clients. The objective of Parnall Law is to hold those who caused your injuries accountable to you.
Contact Parnall Law in Albuquerque today get your questions answered in a free legal consultation. Our compassionate, determined and tenacious team of legal advocates is ready to pursue your accident claim while you concentrate on recovering. We want make things right for you. We want this unneeded intrusion into your life end in justice for you.
New Mexico has a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. An experienced personal injury attorney can help protect your rights before the statute of limitations expires.