New Mexico Personal Injury Attorney
In Albuquerque and throughout the State of New Mexico, an auto accident can occur to anyone—at any time. Due to driver behavior, speed, and road conditions, even a seemingly small accident can result in significant injuries, property damage, and possibly death. Unfortunately, the majority of these accidents could have been prevented.
Though, low speed accidents can cause a variety of serious injuries, in general, the higher the speed of the collision, the greater the chance for severe of injuries.
Common Auto Accident Injuries:
- Back injury
- Knee damage
- Spinal injury
- Brain and head trauma
- Bruises, scraps and cuts
- Broken bones
- And more
Spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries are two of the most severe conditions an accident victim can face. These injuries can ultimately lead to permanent loss of functioning and even death. Victims with spinal cord injury may face a lifetime of paralysis. Accident victims who sustained a serious head injury may struggle with permanent brain damage. Loss of work, decreased quality of life and the need for specialized equipment and long-term care are just a few of the expenses an accident victim and his or her family may incur throughout their lifetime.
While an injury to the brain and spinal cord are some of the most severe types of injuries, other injuries can still leave victims in chronic and debilitating pain especially if left untreated. Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries are often overlooked following an automobile accident. As a result, accident victims may unfortunately reach a quick settlement with an insurance company long before they realize the full extent of their injuries. These injuries can quickly become a chronic condition and lead to loss of work, the need for rehabilitation, and a lifetime of pain and suffering
Wrongful Death after an Automobile Accident in New Mexico
Tragically, every 13 minutes, someone in America loses his or her life due to an automobile collision. When a loved one is killed due to the negligence of another driver, the loss is incalculable, and the emotional and financial impact of that loss becomes paramount. During this time of grieving, it can be difficult to determine the next best steps.
While no amount of compensation can ever make up for the loss, New Mexico law entitles the victim’s family to recover damages and compensation for any or all of the following:
- Loss of companionship
- Medical bills
- Financial losses due to loss of income related to deceased person’s job
- Mental pain and suffering
- And more
If another person’s negligence has contributed to or caused your automobile accident, it is important to establish who is legally liable for damages and injuries. If you are seriously injured, however, these concerns become secondary, and medical care, recovery, and healing become the focus. When this occurs, you need an experienced New Mexico personal injury lawyer on your side to ensure that you receive maximum compensation—so you continue to focus on your recovery.
Contact Albuquerque personal injury attorney, Kimberly Brusuelas, for a FREE CASE EVALUATION. At Brusuelas and Rane, LLC, our Albuquerque personal injury attorneys will work diligently to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to after an auto accident. Call us today at 1-505-247-9333.