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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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Child support and time-sharing are independent issues. This is sometimes difficult for parents on both sides of the equation to accept.
Parties to a divorce or family law proceeding often will try to tie child support to child custody and/or time-sharing. Parties will often use child support offensively to try to gain some advantage in the child custody or time-sharing. In New Mexico, child support and time-sharing are determined based on independent factors. Custody and time-sharing …
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Civil Rights Lawyers Claim Victory in Fees Case - Law Blog - WSJ http://ow.ly/vTrFH
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You may file an objection to an Order of Protection from Domestic Abuse in New Mexico. However, the objection must show that the order issued by the hearing officer was contrary to the law, which is not an easy burden.
The New Mexico Family Violence Protection Act (“the Act”) creates a specific cause of action that allows a victim of domestic abuse to obtain a civil restraining order against the household member who committed the abuse. This type of restraining order is called an order of protection and will prevent the restrained party from any …
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The numbers here are startling in every respect. It is time to get on board with Colorado and Washington and legalize marijuana.
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It is often hard to admit a drinking problem. This is so even for repeat offenders. Some, to their great detriment, simply refuse to admit a drinking problem.
Under New Mexico law, a second DWI carries mandatory minimum jail time of 96 hours. It gets worse with increasingly severe consequences for subsequent offenses. Worse yet, the courts are growing increasingly reluctant to order the minimum sentences. In fact, the courts have a great deal of latitude between the minimum and maximum jail sentences. …
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New Mexico is a community property state. However, the laws of community property do not apply to unmarried couples. Dividing assets and debts for unmarried couples can in fact be more difficult due to the absence of well-established community property laws.
As the song says, breaking up is hard to do and that adage is true in any situation. It can be even more difficult when the parties who are breaking up have children or own property together. The New Mexico statutes governing child custody and child support provide that the same rules apply to the …
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Divorce is generally the last recourse for couples. However, once the decision has been made, it is generally best for both parties to go on with it.
Going through a divorce can be an incredibly difficult experience. Not only are parties mourning the end of a relationship, they are typically dealing with feelings of anger and resentment toward the other person and each blaming the other for what went wrong. Add in the financial strain that comes from dividing debts and assets, …
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The exchange of the children in a conflicted custody situation can be a volatile situation if you allow it to be. There are a number of things that simply should not be done at an exchange if conflict (and court and attorney fees) is to be avoided.
Child custody and time-sharing disputes can be extremely contentious. One common flashpoint is the child custody exchange. There are a number of common sense things the parents can do to avoid escalating conflict that often builds over time with custody exchanges. There are also a number of things that parents should not do during the …
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Technology can have significant consequences on privacy rights. This is an older post but points to the trends that have actually accelerated since the original post.
When dealing with illegal search & seizure issues under the Fourth Amendment protection cases, courts evaluate whether the defendant had a “legitimate expectation of privacy” in the first place. As a general rule, courts look at both the individual‘s and the societal expectation of privacy for that determination. The courts will look to both the …
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A defendant has the right to interview a state’s expert witness. The state cannot withhold the witness for any reason, including a demand for payment of expert fees in advance of the interview.
Rule 5-503 of New Mexico District Court Rules of Criminal Procedure requires that any State witnesses be made available for pretrial interview by the defense. There are comparable rules for both Metropolitan Court and Magistrate Court. The New Mexico Court of Appeals case of State v. Curtis Harper lays down some guidelines on the application …
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