Personal Injury Lawyers In New Mexico

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you probably have a lot of questions. How long will it take to recover? What will I do if I’m out of work? How am I going to pay for this? 

Don’t worry. Our New Mexico personal injury lawyers at Nix Patterson will help you navigate this difficult situation, and we’ll fight to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your damages and losses. 

Our attorneys are talented, tenacious, and skilled in personal injury law. We can construct a robust claim and protect your legal rights. If you want justice, Nix Patterson will fight for you. And you’ll only pay if we win. 

Which Accidents Lead to New Mexico Personal Injury Claims? 

None of us ever plan to be in an accident, but, unfortunately, they happen all the time. Sometimes those accidents are caused by someone’s negligence. When that happens, you might be entitled to compensation.

Some of the most common New Mexico accidents that lead to personal injury claims and lawsuits are: 

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Medical malpractice and medical errors
  • Defective products
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Premises liability 
  • Slip-and-fall accidents

No matter how you were hurt, if someone’s negligence caused the accident, our New Mexico personal injury attorneys can handle any injury case. 

What Does a New Mexico Personal Injury Attorney Do? 

Imagine that you were hurt in a car accident in Santa Fe when someone ran a red light. You broke your arm and wrist. The medical bills are starting to pile up. Are you entitled to compensation? How will a personal injury attorney help? 

If you trust our firm to help with your case, your personal injury attorney will handle every aspect of your claim. You’ll no longer need to deal with insurance companies or anything else related to the case — you can focus on recovering and healing.

Some of what our New Mexico personal injury attorneys do includes: 

  • Collect medical records, police reports, lost earnings documentation, and other evidence
  • Talk to eyewitnesses and collect their testimony
  • Hire medical and accident reconstruction experts to bolster your case
  • Review accident details to prove liability 
  • Negotiate aggressively with insurance companies
  • Ready the case for trial, if insurance negotiations fail 
  • Draft and file legal documents

Your attorney also gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing all the legal details of your case are handled. Most injured parties find that this reassurance allows them to focus on their recovery. 

Some cases result in settlements. But if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, our New Mexico personal injury attorneys have years of trial experience and are always ready to head to the courtroom to seek justice. 

What Are the Four Parts of a New Mexico Personal Injury Claim? 

If a person or entity in New Mexico acts negligently and causes injury, that party may be liable for damages in a claim or lawsuit. New Mexico law states the following components of a successful personal injury lawsuit: 


The defendant had a legal duty to you to act carefully and reasonably. For instance, an Albuquerque driver navigating through downtown must drive at a safe speed and not endanger others on the road. 


In this example, the driver might have been speeding, run a red light, and hit your car. As a result, they breached their duty to drive safely. 


The next part of a personal injury claim is your injuries. You must prove you were injured in the accident when the other driver hit you. Your attorney will show your medical records to prove you were injured. 


Your attorney will show your medical bills, physical therapy costs, and more to show you have damages. Also, your lost wages statements are additional proof of losses. You also may be entitled to pain and suffering damages, depending on the severity of your injuries. 

It can be hard to get fair compensation after an accident. The negligent party’s insurance company may try to contact you and convince you to settle for an amount far less than what you’re entitled to. To prevent this from happening, ensure your personal injury lawyer handles all communications with the insurance company. 

Potential Compensation in a New Mexico Personal Injury Claim

If you’re hurt in an accident on the road, at work, or elsewhere, you could easily have thousands of dollars in damages or more. Some possible costs related to an injury for which you may seek compensation are: 

  • Medical costs. Getting back to health after a severe accident and injury can be extremely costly. You may receive funds for ER visits, surgery, hospital stays, diagnostic tests, physical therapy, and prescription drug costs. 
  • Lost earnings. Losing income is common after a serious injury. You could be laid up at home, unable to work for weeks or months. Your attorney will fight for every dime of lost past and future earnings for you. 
  • Pain and suffering. This type of compensation is subjective, and your personal injury attorney will fight for as much as possible. This includes mental and physical discomfort, which can be the most significant part of some personal injury claims. 

How Long Does a New Mexico Personal Injury Claim Take? 

There is no easy answer to this question. All accident claims and injuries are different. Some cases can be resolved within weeks or months, while a few might take years. 

However, getting a quick settlement is often not in your best interest. For example, you could require months of medical treatments and physical therapy to get back to health after an accident. This means you should reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) before serious settlement negotiations begin. MMI is when your treatments are complete, and your injuries are fully healed. 

Contact Nix Patterson Today 

Your New Mexico personal injury attorney at Nix Patterson will work tirelessly to get you the justice you deserve.

If you were hurt by someone’s negligence, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer will fight for compensation for your losses. Nix Patterson’s personal injury attorneys have helped many clients and their families recover substantially in many personal injury cases. Contact Nix Patterson for legal assistance. 



Nix Patterson only works on a contingency fee basis. Our clients pay us nothing unless we win. Schedule a free consultation today. Call 512.328.5333 or complete the form below. 

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