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Albuquerque Attorneys handling cases throughout New Mexico in the area of personal injury and wrongful death.   The bulk of our cases are in the area of medical malpractice with auto accidents and premises liability (slip and fall accidents) following as close seconds. 

We handle other personal injury and wrongful death claims as well such as work related injuries.  However, due to the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Act’s exclusive remedy provisions, we handle only third party work related personal injury claims. 

We have successfully handled hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases across New Mexico since the firm opened in 2001.  Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience.   

We are honored to serve injury and wrongful death victims and their families.  We are grateful for the trust and confidence that our clients place in us and we strive to earn that trust each and every day with each and every client.

We offer a free initial case review in our areas of practice.  We strive to promptly review cases during the initial review stage.  Once this is done, we then do our best to fully evaluate a case.  Full case evaluations vary in time depending upon the area of practice.   

For instance, medical malpractice cases take quite some time to evaluate due to the necessity of an expert medical review of the file.  Auto accidents, premises liability and work related injuries can be evaluated fairly quickly. 

In addition to our statewide personal injury and wrongful death practice, Collins & Collins, P.C. also handles criminal and DWI defense, and divorce and family law matters in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho metropolitan area. 

Collins & Collins, P.C. is conveniently located next to the Metropolitan, District and Federal court buildings in downtown Albuquerque .   Please feel free to contact us online through our website or by phone at 505.242.5958.

Our website and blogs have a great deal of information on our practice areas as well as the free case review and case evaluation processes

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This is an older article. It seems that APD is slowly moving in the right direction. However, there is much work to be done and the progress cannot come soon enough.
The Department of Justice investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department's pattern and practice of excessive force should promote immediate change but will it?
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The inability to speak English will not serve as a bar to jury service in New Mexico.
The New Mexico Supreme Court case of State v. Samora concerns the rights of non-English-speaking citizens and jury selection. Specifically in this case, the Court had to decide whether the excusal of a Spanish-speaking juror who had difficulty understanding English constituted a fundamental error requiring a new trial. In this case, the defendant was charged …
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The collateral consequences of a finding or conviction for domestic violence are often more severe than the criminal penalties. This is so whether filed in civil/family law court or in criminal courts.

Those facing civil court often make the mistake of believing the only thing at stake is contact with the alleged victim. In those cases where the respondent (alleged abuser) desires no contact, he or she may not seek legal guidance and may not even show for the hearing.

This is a very big mistake when viewed in hindsight after all the collateral consequences have kicked in.
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Work related auto accidents are treated much the same as any other auto accident. Key to fair compensation is identifying insurance coverage. And like any other accident in New Mexico which has a very high number of uninsured and underinsured drivers, your own underinsured coverage will likely be the only thing standing between you and financial disaster in cases of serious personal injury.

Beyond these basic insurance issues, work related auto accidents raise a number of interesting issues beyond the typical auto accident. Most notably, the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Act will typically bar a personal injury claim against the employer even in cases of gross negligence.

However, even here there are numerous possible routes to fair compensation depending on the circumstances. And once again, these are largely dependent upon available insurance coverage.
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New Mexico Court of Appeals found has held that the statute of limitations on the negligent prescription of drugs...
For Qualified Healthcare Provider, the statue of limitations runs from the date of the prescription, not the date of harm or the date of discovery.
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New Mexico’s law on underinsured motorist coverage has evolved over recent years. The laws are very favorable to the...
For valid rejection of uninsured/underinsured coverage, menu of premiums and coverages must be included in policy but where? Albuquerque Injury Attorneys
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Driving Too Fast for Conditions Frequent Cause of Truck Accidents - Albuquerque Attorneys http://ow.ly/KdMhw
Driving too fast for conditions is a factor in 23% of all truck accidents. Thorough investigation is the key to full and fair compensation for injuries.
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The use of prescription and over the counter drugs are factors in 26+% and 17+% of all trucking accidents. There are strict laws on the use of drugs and alcohol while on the job for truck drivers including regular testing.

Unfortunately, testing following an accident is required only in cases involving fatalities. This can make obtaining evidence of drug use that may have contributed to the accident somewhat of a challenge to obtain.
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Reform in this area seems like a no-brainer but for the profitability to law enforcement. Really, who could oppose a prohibition on the unlawful seizure of property with no evidence of a crime? It seems like there might even be a constitutional amendment that addresses it.

Most folks have no idea that they can have their property seized with no evidence of a crime. Unfortunately, this often happens with travelers through states other than their home state when they are most vulnerable.

It comes as a surprise when they find themselves and their families sitting in New Mexico for instance, with no transportation or other property that was in the car for their travels.
Support is voiced for proposals to stop police from seizing property without compelling evidence of crime.
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