PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Baskerville Law LLC is a trusted 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 their loved ones.
At Baskerville Law, our personal injury lawyer has focused experience in handling all types of auto accident injury claims. We fight hard against insurance companies for clients residing in the city of Albuquerque and surrounding areas.
Often, auto insurance companies quickly assign insurance adjusters to attempt to settle claims for as little money as possible. Please be wary of hasty offers! You have the right to seek compensation that is fair for the injuries and losses that you have suffered. It is highly recommended to speak with an attorney who has your best interests at the forefront of his or her work, before accepting an offer from the insurance company.
Our firm offers free, no obligation consultations. If you decide that you want us to handle your injury case, you owe us absolutely nothing until and unless we recover compensation for you. Attorney Rob Baskerville has handled the cases of hundreds of clients who suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one (wrongful death) in and around Albuquerque. We work hard for our clients and we're passionate about the work that we do.
Call 505-247-2774 today to speak with attorney Rob Baskerville for your free consultation. You can also fill out a consultation request form at the bottom of this page or on our Contact page via the button below.
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. Rob Baskerville has received numerous raving reviews and awards.
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.
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
- 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.
COMMONLY CLAIMED DAMAGES IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES
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:
WHY PRACTICE AREAS MATTER
If you were recently 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.
PERSONAL INJURY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREE CONSULTATION AND NO-FEE GUARANTEE
We offer free, no-strings-attached legal consultations. When you contact for your auto injury consultation, you'll receive a case review by owner-attorney Rob Baskerville. Unlike some law firms, you will not consult with an "intake specialist", legal assistant, paralegal, junior attorney, or an attorney who is out-of-state. That's just one part of The Baskerville Law ADVANTAGE.
For more information, give us a call at (505) 247-2774 to speak directly with attorney Rob Baskerville. Alternatively, fill out the short contact form below and let us know the best date and time of day to give you a call.
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Baskerville Law LLC
600 Central Ave SE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 247-2774
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