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New Mexico Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in New Mexico
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving New Mexico
- Bruce E. Thompson
- Kelly Stout Sanchez
- Randi McGinn
- Justin P. Pizzonia
- Katie Curry
- David B. Martinez
- Julio C. Romero
- Allegra C. Carpenter
- Daniel Estes
- David Fine
- Clayton S. Hightower
- Mollie McGraw
Bruce E. Thompson
Since 2004, Bruce E. Thompson has been helping injured people and their families by holding wrongdoers accountable for violations of federal and state law and other safety standards. A partner of the firm since 2008, Bruce handles cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, construction accidents, brain injury, trucking accidents and sexual abuse for those in Albuquerque and across New Mexico.Bruces entire practice is devoted to litigation, which includes civil appeals, civil rights, consumer rights and insurance bad faith cases. A member of the State Bar of New Mexico, the American Association of Justice and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, he is admitted to practice in New Mexico and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated, Martindale-Hubbells highest rating. He is a Fellow of the ABOTA National Trial College.After earning a Bachelor of Arts from St. Johns College in 1993, Bruce attended the University of New Mexico School of Law and obtained a J.D. in 2003. He was awarded the law schools Deans Award and the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Law School Community, and he is named as an advocate by the American Association of Justice National College of Advocacy.Bruce regularly speaks on government liability, insurance law, civil procedure and personal injury litigation at New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association seminars.With a passion for protecting children, he is volunteer counsel for New Mexico Kids Matter, Inc. which advocates for children in foster care. He also serves as counsel for Albuquerque SANE Collaborative, which offers sexual assault and domestic violence victims immediate, compassionate and comprehensive medical treatment and forensic evaluation by nurse experts. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
1801 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque NM 87104
Kelly Stout Sanchez
Kelly Stout Sanchez recently became a partner at Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. handling cases of personal injury for those in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico. Admitted to practice in New Mexico, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, her practice is centered on children who have suffered injuries and other victims of crime. She handles cases of wrongful death, injuries to children, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse claims and civil claims for crime victims.Passionate about making the world safer for children, Ms. Sanchez works with the National Crime Victims Bar Association, raises donations for the Albuquerque Public Schools Title I Homeless Project and assists the New Mexico Child Abuse Prevention Partnership.She also is a member of the National Crime Victims Bar Association and a board member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. At the University of Minnesota, she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history and political science. She then went on to the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she earned a Juris Doctor in 2009. A passionate advocate for the members of her community, she has been given the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Law School Community from her alma mater every year since 2009.Ms. Sanchez is a compassionate yet aggressive lawyer when it comes to representing the rights of her clients as they deal with the anguish and heartbreak that comes from an unplanned injury. She has a firm belief that corporations, government and people should be held accountable for their actions.
1801 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque NM 87104
Highly respected throughout the legal community, Randi McGinn is a senior partner at McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA. She represents clients in New Mexico in matters involving civil rights, wrongful death and personal injury. As a tireless advocate, she has secured significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of people who have suffered due to the negligence of others.It is a testament to her skills and compassionate representation that Ms. McGinn holds a number of honors: She is AV Preeminent peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell; she has been listed in Albuquerque Magazines Rated Top 10 Lawyers; she has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; and she is a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates. She was also the first woman to be admitted to The Roehl Circle of Honor for Trial Lawyers.Ms. McGinn is a formidable adversary in both the courtroom and negotiations. In fact, in one case, she exposed a lying witness so completely that he threw up on the stand. She uses every resource at her disposal to illustrate how defendants are responsible for her clients damages. Well-networked, she also can call upon field experts and professionals who add credibility to her case. Ms. McGinn is prepared to take on large manufacturers, corporations and even the government to protect her clients, who are experiencing some of the most difficult moments of their lives.Active in the legal community, Ms. McGinn is a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the New Mexico Innocence Project, the American Association for Justice and the State Bar of New Mexico.Ms. McGinn received her law degree from The University of New Mexico School of Law. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Justin P. Pizzonia
Pizzonia Law is an Albuquerque, New Mexico, law firm founded by attorney Justin P. Pizzonia. Mr. Pizzonia practices personal injury and workers compensation law and serves clients throughout New Mexico. He handles a wide variety of personal injury matters including those involving car accidents, slip and falls and other injuries caused by negligence. He also takes on many workers compensation cases, fighting for fair compensation for individuals injured in the course of their employment.Mr. Pizzonia has been a licensed attorney since 2009. Since that time, he has gained significant experience representing individuals and workers who have sustained an injury due to negligence. He has extensive litigation experience with cases involving both minor and major injuries and has appeared before both district courts and the New Mexico Workers Compensation Administration.Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Mr. Pizzonia was raised in Houston, Texas. He received a bachelors degree in marketing and operations management from the University of New Mexico and earned his law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. He is admitted in all New Mexico state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.Mr. Pizzonia takes pride in providing personalized service to each client he serves and believes this enables him to attain the best possible outcome. He understands the physical, emotional and financial toll an injury can take and is committed to pursuing justice and achieving fair results for his clients.
As a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A. Katie Curry is dedicated to serving clients in fights against big corporations and organizations. She handles cases involving medical malpractice, negligence, liability, industrial catastrophes, reckless driving and truck accidents, and civil rights violations. She fights to improve the health and safety of citizens across New Mexico. Ms. Curry graduated in 2001 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts in French as well as a bachelors degree in journalism in news-editorial journalism. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she earned the academic honors of Order of the Coif and deans list. She became licensed to practice in New Mexico in 2006. , Since joining McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A. Ms. Curry has focused her career on improving the health and well-being of clients who have suffered a personal injury, medical malpractice, or liability regarding premises and products. She works with the families of victims of wrongful death, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence to encourage accountability for the corporations or individuals who have caused harm, injury or death. Ms. Curry has been a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association since 2006. She is also a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. She is a board member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the New Mexico Supreme Court Committee on Uniform Jury Instructions in civil cases. From 2004 to 2005, she was a member of American Inns of Court.
David B. Martinez
A partner at Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. David B. Martinez represents the people of Albuquerque, New Mexico in cases of personal injury, including trucking accidents, brain injury, construction accidents and wrongful death. He has 36 years of experience representing insurance companies for the first 10 years, including Farmers Insurance Group and National General Insurance Company.Fluent in Spanish and English, Mr. Martinez is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, the American Association for Justice and the board of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Martinez attended the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in business marketing and accounting. He earned his Juris Doctor at University of New Mexico Law School where he was president of his law school class in 1981-82 and received the Deans Award. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. Mr. Martinez has also taught classes on law office management at UNM Law School and law for court reporters. With a reputation for great service and loyalty to his clients, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements throughout his long, successful career. His goal is to make a difference in the lives of those who have suffered injuries at the hands of others. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
1801 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque NM 87104
Julio C. Romero
A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Julio C. Romero is an associate at Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other people or companies. The types of cases that Mr. Romero has been involved in have included those arising out of truck and other motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, nursing home abuse or neglect, construction site accidents, and birth injuries and other forms of medical malpractice. He has been able to negotiate favorable settlements outside of the courtroom and obtain sizable jury awards on behalf of his clients. In addition, Mr. Romero has experience in insurance litigation, including the representation of policy holders whose claims have been denied by their insurance companies in bad faith. He also files civil lawsuits on behalf of people who have been injured during the commission of a crime by another person. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Mr. Romero attended The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque as an undergraduate, and in 2008 he received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude with a major in history and a minor in chemistry. He then pursued his legal studies at The University of New Mexico School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2014. While he was in law school, Mr. Romero was the student articles editor on the New Mexico Law Review. He also served as a teaching assistant in civil procedure. Prior to entering private practice, he clerked for a judge on the New Mexico Supreme Court. Admitted to practice in New Mexico, Mr. Romero is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.
1801 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque NM 87104
Allegra C. Carpenter
Selected by her peers to receive Best Lawyers Best Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year Award in both 2015 and 2020, Allegra Carpenter is guided by the principle that every person and corporation has a moral and legal duty to care for the safety of others. For over 23 years, she has successfully battled those responsible to hold them accountable. Her desire always is to bring justice to those who are catastrophically harmed by the actions of others. Allegras creative approach to selecting, strategizing, and advocating for those harmed or killed in truck crashes, from medical negligence, in nursing homes, and other personal injuries, has earned her respect among clients, peers, and judges. She is a regularly invited instructor of trial skills, legal strategy, and legal graphics visualization. She welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded advocates for justice.In addition to being selected Best Albuquerque PI Lawyer of the Year in 2015 and 2020, Allegra is AV-Preeminent peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years. She is a Thompson Reuters rated Top Lawyer and is an invited National Trial Lawyers New Mexico Top 100. Allegras article on Spoliation of Evidence was published in the January 2019 issue American Association of Justice, Trial Magazine.
Attorney Daniel Estes is a partner at Ellis & Estes Attorneys at Law in Corrales, New Mexico. Mr. Estes concentrates his practice on medical malpractice, personal injury and workers compensation matters. He represents individuals throughout the state of New Mexico who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence.Mr. Estes has more than a decade of experience and handles a variety of personal injury matters. He has experience settling and litigating cases involving car accidents, bicycle accidents, medical negligence, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, police brutality, premises liability, products liability, slip and falls, and wrongful death.Over the course of his career, Mr. Estes has successfully settled and litigated numerous malpractice and personal injury cases. He understands the overwhelming impact of a catastrophic injury and is committed to providing compassionate representation and aggressively advocating on behalf of his clients. He gets to know each of his clients and uses his years of acquired skill and legal knowledge to advocate for the best possible outcome.Mr. Estes earned bachelors degrees in history and physics from the University of New Mexico. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School, located in Boulder, Colorado.Following law school graduation, Mr. Estes returned to New Mexico and obtained his license to practice law in 2009. He is qualified to appear and practice before all New Mexico state courts. Outside of the office, Mr. Estes stays involved in his legal community. He is an active member of the State Bar of New Mexico.
3949 Rd., Suite 230,, Corrales NM 87048
Mr. Fine has been a personal injury attorney at the Fine Law Firm since 2003. He has represented hundreds of clients who suffered devastating injury or death as a result of negligence. Throughout his personal injury practice Mr. Fine has appeared throughout state and federal courts. Mr. Fine has handled multiple cases involving semi truck accidents, medical malpractice, defective medical devices, wrongful death, product defects, and police misconduct. Prior to handling injury cases, Mr. Fine worked at the public defenders office trying multiple criminal cases. In addition to a full practice, Mr. Fine has assisted the New Mexico Trial Lawyers as a board member and has regularly provided instruction to the University of New Mexico Mock Trial team. He has repeatedly been listed as an American Association for Justice Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
Clayton S. Hightower
Attorney Clayton S. Hightower is a shareholder at Sanders Bruin Coll & Worley PA in Roswell, New Mexico. Mr. Hightower practices in a variety of legal areas, including business and commercial law, collections, family law, personal injury and workers compensation. He represents clients in Roswell and New Mexico statewide.After graduating from Baylor University, Mr. Hightower earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. He is a licensed mediator in the state of Texas and has been admitted to practice in all New Mexico state courts since 2009. He is also licensed to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.Mr. Hightower is an active member of his local community and has been recognized for his achievements within the legal profession. He has been named one of the top lawyers in New Mexico three years in a row by the Legal Network. In 2015 he was named one of the top 10 lawyers under the age of 40 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. During that same year he also received a client satisfaction award from the American Institute of Legal Counsels family law division and a top 10 attorney award from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.Mr. Hightower also belongs to a variety of professional legal organizations. He is a member of the Chaves County Bar Association, the State Bar of New Mexico, the American Bar Association and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. He participates in organizations including the Roswell Sunrise Rotary and Sons of the Republic of Texas. He is a graduate of the Roswell Chamber of Commerces Leadership Roswell program.
Attorney Mollie McGraw is a partner at McGraw & Strickland, LLC, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Ms. McGraw focuses her practice on personal injury law and serves individuals and families throughout Las Cruces who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to wrongdoing. She has experience with matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, inadequate security, victims of crime, civil rights, car accidents, insurance disputes, pharmacy negligence and premises liability.Ms. McGraw has been licensed to practice law since 2006, and is licensed in New Mexico and Texas. Over the course of her career, she has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for her clients and is one of only a select few New Mexico attorneys to receive an eight-figure verdict. In 2015, she obtained a $12 million verdict for her clients in a wrongful death, inadequate security case. In 2017, Ms. McGraw obtained a $1.6 million verdict in federal court for her clients in a police brutality case.Recognized for her accomplishments, Ms. McGraw was nominated as a Top 40 under 40lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2019, Ms. McGraw began serving as President-Elect of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.Outside of her practice, Ms. McGraw is very active in the legal community. She serves on the board of directors of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and as a committee member for Emerge New Mexico. Ms. McGraw also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Trial Guides, a publishing company that publishes books and educational materials to help civil plaintiffs lawyers win.She belongs to several organizations including the State Bar of New Mexico, the State Bar of Texas, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice (AAJ), the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) . She is also a supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Center, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Action Program for Animals and NM Communidades en Accion y de Fe (NM Cafe).Ms. McGraw holds bachelors degrees in American history and journalism from Northwestern University. She earned her juris doctorate from Baylor Law.