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.
This seems simple enough. However, the definition of “at the scene” can very broad depending on the location of the crime.
Most people have the impression that it is always the dad trying to dodge responsibility for the child. The fact is that the father is often trying to establish parental rights.
The process is the same no matter which parent is trying to establish paternity. The differences lie in the way the process plays out with the parties.
The fact is the homeowner’s insurance has been purchased for this reason. Any lawsuit is essentially against the insurance not the homeowner’s own assets. The alternative is to allow the insurance company a free pass while an innocent visitor bears the burden of injuries on the property.
In short, get the insurance and use it when an accident occurs. It is what a “good neighbor” would do.
There are a couple of things that you should do to give yourself a chance of winning the revocation hearing. First, send in the Request for Hearing within 10 days of arrest. Second, show up for the hearing since the officers on occasion do not appear resulting in an automatic dismissal.
It is important to understand the FTCA along with its interaction with state laws.
This is important for plaintiffs to understand and to address. For example, many plaintiffs are reluctant to provide information on prior injuries or medical conditions believing this will negate their legal claims.
This is not true. Prior conditions may play into the calculation of damages but it will not negate the claims. In fact, they may enhance the claim in the calculation of damages.
The problem is that hiding these conditions is far worse than admitting them right away so that a lawyer can address them head on. The safest way to proceed is to assume that any conditions that have been medically documented in the past will be discovered by the insurance company. It is far easier for a lawyer to deal with these issues from the beginning than to get blind-sided by them down the road, worst case being at trial.