Dealing with injuries suffered in a sudden accident is always difficult. From the physical pain and the time spent in treatment to costly medical bills and missed time from work, injuries can vastly diminish the victim’s quality of life.
The stress is often multiplied when the injury was someone else’s fault. At Parnall Law, we believe that no resident of Carlsbad should have to suffer or pay out of pocket for someone else’s negligence.
Attorney Bert Parnall has dedicated his legal career to serving those who’ve been injured due to negligence in Carlsbad and across New Mexico. His team of experienced and compassionate Carlsbad personal injury attorneys are ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Hurt? Call Bert today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Types of Carlsbad Personal Injury Cases We Handle
We help people who have been hurt by someone else’s carelessness or recklessness in Carlsbad. We understand that injuries caused by negligence run deeper than just the physical pain. An unexpected injury often brings psychological and emotional suffering as well.
Parnall Law exclusively handles personal injury and wrongful death cases in New Mexico. This allows us to focus all of our resources on helping you receive compensation, holding the negligent parties responsible for their actions, and helping prevent others from being injured in the same way.
According to the New Mexico Department of Health, injuries are the leading cause of death for people aged 1 to 44. Bert Parnall has experience winning a wide range of personal injury cases involving many types of injuries. Some of the personal injury cases we handle include:
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Product Injuries
- Large Truck Accidents
- Oil Field Injury Accidents
- Scooter and Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip-and-Fall Injuries
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Bar Fights and Criminal Acts
- Bicycle Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Workplace Accidents
- Burn Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Whatever the source of your injury, our Carlsbad personal injury attorneys are prepared to conduct a rigorous independent investigation to find evidence that will help you win your case. If you are unsure about filing a claim, contact us to schedule a free and confidential consultation so we can discuss your legal options.
Common Types of Personal Injuries
Some of the most common serious injuries for which we have recovered compensation for our clients include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Broken Bones and Fractures
- Facial Disfigurement
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Partial or Complete Paralysis
- Torn Ligaments, Muscles, and Tendons
- Internal Organ Injuries
- Wrongful Death
If you have suffered any of these or other injuries, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think you are hurt, see a doctor. Some injuries, such as brain injuries, can be slow to reveal their symptoms.
Insurance Coverage for Carlsbad Personal Injury Cases
When someone else is responsible for your injury, the negligent party’s insurance company will use all of their resources to try and minimize payout and avoid liability if possible.
The state of New Mexico operates on the basis of comparative fault, which means that you are allowed to recover damages even if the incident was partially your fault. This is better than some states where victims cannot recovery anything if they were at all responsible for the accident. However, it also means that your final reward can be reduced by your percentage of fault for the injury.
After a severe injury, it is common for the negligent party’s insurance company to reach out to victims. While they may seem caring and concerned, their real goal is to get you to say something that they can twist and use against you. Under no circumstances should you speak to an insurance company without first consulting an attorney.
In cases of clear liability, an insurer may try to get your claim to go away quickly and cheaply by offering an immediate settlement. The lump sum offered is always much less than an attorney could secure for you in a claim. Don’t agree to a settlement without first consulting a lawyer.
No matter the circumstances of your injury, you should contact a qualified and experienced Carlsbad injury lawyer as soon as possible. The attorneys at Parnall Law have extensive experience dealing with insurance providers, and we will use our skills and resources to fight for your rights. The sooner an attorney can start collecting the evidence needed to prove the other party’s negligence, the better.
Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim in Carlsbad
Pursuing a personal injury claim can feel daunting at first. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone.
After investigating and building a solid case, the first thing a personal injury lawyer will do is negotiate with the negligent party’s insurance company. If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached, they can then file a lawsuit to try your case in court.
If you prove your case in court, you could win compensation for a variety of damages. You could be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Past and Future Medical Expenses
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Psychological and Emotional Damages
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Property
- Lost Wages and Lowered Earning Capacity
- Reduced Quality of Life
- Punitive Damages
When choosing whether to file a claim for damages related to your injury, time is of the essence. In Carlsbad and throughout New Mexico, Ch. 37, Art. 1, Sec. 37-1-8 of the New Mexico Statutes limits the amount of time a victim has to file a personal injury claim to three years after the accident occurred.
A New Mexico native, Bert Parnall is passionate about helping Eddy County accident victims, fighting for their rights, and seeking justice for them. Since 1997, our team’s superior work ethic has helped countless New Mexicans win back their financial security and peace of mind.
How Can Parnall Law Help Me?
Although we cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, we do have a 100% client satisfaction guarantee policy. This means that if you and your family are not 100% satisfied with the way we handle your case during the first 30 days, you can walk away with no attorney fees and no questions asked.
We have the resources and resolve to fight for the rights of people who’ve been hurt in Carlsbad. Parnall Law has spent decades aggressively fighting for the rights of clients throughout New Mexico, and we believe that our record of success speaks for itself.
If you have been injured in the Carlsbad-Artesia Micropolitan Area, call us or contact us online now for a free consultation.