PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY ALBUQUERQUE NM
Baskerville Law LLC is a personal injury law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our top-rated Albuquerque personal injury attorney provides access to personalized and compassionate legal representation. We are dedicated to helping injured victims of auto accidents and those who have suffered the untimely loss of a loved one due to a car accident caused by another party (wrongful death).
Call 505-247-2774 today to speak with attorney Rob Baskerville or to schedule a free consultation. You can also fill out a consultation request form at the bottom of this page or on our contact page.
Top-Rated New Mexico Car Accident Attorney
Baskerville Law LLC has quickly become a go-to personal injury law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico for motor vehicle collision injury and wrongful death claims. Our experienced, professional and passionate team has been consistently rated as one of the best Albuquerque law firms for personal injury law. Click below to read testimonials of past clients from all sources or to see reviews directly on Google Maps!
What is a "Personal Injury"?
“Personal injury” is a term you’ve probably heard before – likely due to the countless billboards and TV commercials that are placed by personal injury lawyers and flood our roadways and cable networks. Usually, advertisements show some type of accident – i.e., vehicles crashing, someone slipping and falling, etc. So, it stands to reason that many people assume that any car accident or fall lends way to a personal injury claim.
A personal injury is harm to the body, mind, or emotional state that is suffered by an individual. Typically, a personal injury is the result of another party’s negligence or intentional wrongful act.
Injuries may include:
Cuts, broken bones, loss of a limb, internal bleeding, etc.
Personal injury law allows for the individual who has suffered to be financially compensated for the injuries. Unfortunately, financial compensation is one of the only ways that the law allows an injured victim to be “made whole”.
While personal injuries are typically the result of negligence, negligence is not the only basis of a personal injury claim. Strict liability holds manufacturers and designers liable for injuries that are caused by defective products. Additionally, while not as common, intentional wrongs can also be at the center of a personal injury claim.
Personal injuries differ from damage to property, and personal injury law does not apply to property damage. For example, damages to an automobile are not applicable under personal injury law; however, any surgeries required due to an accident are applicable,
It's also important to note that personal injury law is also known as tort law, which means that personal injury cases are a civil proceeding. Any related criminal charges are separate.
A personal injury case can be resolved via an informal settlement or a formal lawsuit. Due to depictions of personal injury cases in TV shows and movies, you may be surprised to find that the majority of personal injury cases are resolved through informal settlements.
As with many areas of law, personal injury plaintiffs have a time-frame in which a personal injury lawsuit must be filed. This is called a statute of limitations and varies by state. In general, the clock starts ticking when the injury occurs or is discovered.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are several types of personal injury claims. Some types of personal injury claims include cases where injury occurs due to:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Includes car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, vehicular accidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists, boating accidents, etc.
- Product liability
- When products are not safe to use as intended or cause injury when used as intended, strict liability may apply.
- For example, the large Takata airbag recall that happened in recent years.
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Injury caused by the mistake or misdiagnosis of a medical professional.
- Slip and fall accidents
- When unsafe conditions are present and cause an injury. These cases usually involve a public place, such as a grocery store, though could involve a private home.
- Dog bite
- Workplace injury
- Defective products
- Intentional acts
- For example, assault and battery.
- Harm to a person’s reputation.
Common damages claimed in personal injury cases include:
Through a personal injury case, an injured individual can claim the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
Hiring an Albuquerque Car Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, it is highly recommended to speak with an attorney who focuses on the type of case that you have.
If you suffered injuries or faced the untimely death of someone you love due to the negligence of a third party in a car accident, you likely want to consult with an attorney who focuses on auto accident cases and, in the latter scenario, wrongful death cases.
While many personal injury law firms take on a variety of personal injury case types, we believe that focusing on this one area of law allows us to be as effective as possible in representing our clients.
Think about it this way:
If you have a family history of heart disease, you probably want to see a cardiologist rather than a general practitioner.
The same is true with law.
As you can see from the graphic below, there are several sub-types of personal injury cases. We believe that focusing solely on auto accident cases is one of the major reasons why Baskerville Law LLC is one of the highest rated auto accident law offices in Albuquerque.
Our community is lucky to have many choices when it comes to Albuquerque attorneys. You might find this article helpful when selecting an Albuquerque personal injury attorney:
7 things to consider when hiring a personal injury attorney
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Contact Baskerville Law LLC – Personal Injury Lawyer Albuquerque NM
For more information, give us a call at (505) 247-2774. You can also email our owner and personal injury attorney, Rob M. Baskerville, directly: email@example.com.
Alternatively, fill out the short contact form below and let us know the best date and time of day to give you a call.
Baskerville Law LLC
600 Central Ave SE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 247-2774
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