In Albuquerque, Parnall Law’s personal injury attorneys assist Central New Mexico residents who have been injured by negligent people, businesses or other entities. Bert Parnall and his legal team have helped thousands who know the simple and helpful refrain: Hurt? Call Bert.®
Bertrand Russell Parnall is an Albuquerque native who was a standout student-athlete at Albuquerque High School. After earning his undergraduate degree from Rice University with a double major in History and French, he came home to Albuquerque to earn his law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. When the time came to open a law firm that truly served the people, Bert established Parnall Law in Albuquerque in 2009.
In addition to assisting Albuquerque residents and families who have been hurt in car accidents, slip-and- fall accidents and other forms of negligence, Bert gives back to his community.
Many in the Albuquerque / Central New Mexico area know Bert Parnall as the media spokesman for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD). Because Bert and his team have worked so closely with many New Mexico residents injured by drunk drivers, the support MADD provides to drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors is near to his heart. Parnall Law is also active in several other community and charitable groups, including:
Getting New Mexicans the Money They Deserve.
Accidents and Personal Injury in Albuquerque
The natural beauty, history and multiculturalism of Albuquerque make it one of the most unique and refreshing places to live in the United States. Unfortunately, with a population topping 900,000 in the Albuquerque metro area, it is unavoidable that not everyone plays by the rules, and accidents result. People are injured every day because someone else has been reckless, negligent or actively hostile toward them.
Some may remember headlines from 2015, which said New Mexico was home to the second-worst drivers in the country. Regardless of national comparisons, the NM Department of Health says motor vehicle accident injuries are the leading cause of injury death for people 1 to 24 years old in New Mexico. Youths and young adults 15 to 24 years old, and Native Americans have the highest motor vehicle accident death rate.
Distracted driving, speeding, fatigue and drunk driving are the leading causes of motor vehicle accident injuries, the Department of Health says. Alcohol is involved in one-third of fatal motor vehicle crashes in New Mexico.
In Bernalillo County (Albuquerque) alone there were:
- 99 motor vehicle accident fatalities in 2016, up from 64 in 2015.
- 635 alcohol-involved crashes in 2014 (the most recent year published), 31.1 percent of all alcohol-involved crashes statewide
- 33 fatal crashes involving alcohol in 2014, 21.7 percent of all alcohol-involved fatalities statewide
- A 50 percent increase in alcohol-related crashes from 2010 to 2014
- Roughly 60 percent of all accidents in Albuquerque caused by distracted driving, whether texting, talking to passengers, or reaching for something in the vehicle.
Other preventable accidents leave New Mexico residents injured, too. Each day an average of five people die from injuries, another 40 are hospitalized due to injuries, more than 700 are examined in emergency departments, and more than 2,000 seek medical treatment for injuries at other health care facilities, according to the NM Department of Health. For example, slip-and-fall accidents are the leading cause of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and injury-related deaths for New Mexico residents 65 and older.
Most are unintentional injuries, such as happen in car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents or poisoning by legal or illegal drugs. But injuries can also be due to intentional criminal acts, such as assault, including sexual assault (rape), gun violence, robbery, etc.
Parnall Law attorneys assist those who have been injured when others are at fault, whether the harm was intentional or not. New Mexico law says people injured by others’ negligence, recklessness or criminal intent deserve to be compensated for their losses due to medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and more. We believe they also deserve the formal acknowledgement that they were unjustly harmed, which a successful legal claim affirms.
Parnall Law: We’re Here in Albuquerque to Help
If you have been unjustly injured in Albuquerque or Central New Mexico, Parnall Law can help you obtain proper compensation for your losses, as well vindication and validation through your “day in court.”
Our legal team will advocate for you. We will confront the individuals whose negligence has caused you harm, as well as the insurers and others who would obscure the
facts to prevent you from having justice. We work aggressively to secure maximum compensation for our clients as well as an acknowledgement that what happened was wrong.
Parnall Law provides experienced and dedicated legal assistance for Albuquerque area residents injured by:
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If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of an accident that was not your fault, you have every right to seek justice for the harm done to you. Bert Parnall has dedicated his legal career to helping accident victims like you.
Contact Parnall Law at 2025 San Pedro Drive NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Our offices are 3.3 miles east of the Interstate 25 / Interstate 40 interchange in Albuquerque, off of the Coronado Parkway (I-40). Leave I-40 East at Exit 161, San Mateo Boulevard south and then:
- Turn left onto Indian School Road NE
- Turn left onto Haines Avenue NE
- Right onto San Pedro Drive NE.
Our offices occupy the corner of Haines Avenue and San Pedro Drive. Enter at the first driveway on the right after turning onto San Pedro.
Contact Parnall Law in Albuquerque today to arrange a free legal consultation about your accident and the legal options available to you. Personal injury and wrongful death cases are usually complex and time consuming, but New Mexico’s statute of limitations applies strict deadlines to filing legal claims. It is best to get started as soon as possible.
If we can help you, Parnall Law will do all the work required of a claim and allow you to focus on recovering. We will be able to arrange medical treatment you require or repairs to your vehicle, if you need assistance. Because we are from ABQ, we have a network of helpful contacts in Albuquerque and Central New Mexico.
Put an intelligent, compassionate and determined team of legal advocates from Albuquerque on your accident case. We want this terrible intrusion into your life to end in justice for you.
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