500 4th Street NW Suite 405 Albuquerque, NM 87102
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.