Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Truth or Consequences, NM
Have you been injured due to someone else’s negligent, reckless, or careless behavior? If so, then you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties. Many New Mexico residents turn to the courts each year to receive appropriate compensation for injuries sustained due to an accident or negligent act.
We Handle All Types of Personal Injury Cases
A qualified Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, a personal injury attorney can review your case and help you determine the best course of action. Many people are unsure whether they have a viable claim. In some cases, they may not even know the identity of some or all of the potential defendants. Our attorneys are experienced when it comes to all kinds of personal injury claims.
Here are just a few of the areas where we have assisted personal injury victims in Sierra County and throughout New Mexico:
- Injuries in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. Motor vehicle crashes are probably the most common source of New Mexico personal injury cases. In Sierra County alone there are about 200 reported auto accidents each year, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Any type of auto accident may cause serious injuries ranging from whiplash and broken limbs to internal organ damage and traumatic brain injury (i.e., concussions).
- Injuries at work. Given that we spend most of our waking hours at work, it is no surprise that thousands of New Mexico residents suffer some sort of on-the-job injury each year. While many workplace injuries are simple accidents that are covered by workers’ compensation, some are the result of third-party negligence. Since workers’ compensation only covers an employer’s liability, an injured employee retains the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against any other responsible party.
- Injuries on someone else’s property. Anyone who invites members of the public onto their property, such as a store or office building, has a legal duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. This includes identifying and correcting any known hazards that might cause a person to slip-and-fall. When the owner fails in this duty, an injured patron may sue for damages.
- Wrongful death cases. Tragically, some negligent acts result in the loss of the victim’s life. New Mexico law allows the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate to file a special type of personal injury claim, known as a wrongful death lawsuit, against the responsible individuals and companies. If successful, the proceeds of a wrongful death claim are paid to the deceased victim’s surviving family.
Get Legal Assistance From a New Mexico Personal Injury Attorney
Time is of the essence when preparing a personal injury claim. New Mexico has a three-year statute of limitations for such cases, and this deadline is strictly enforced by the courts. This means you need to speak with a Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following your accident. The sooner you contact the Lovett Law Firm, the sooner we can get to work fighting for your rights. Call us today at 573-523-5555 to schedule a free consultation.