Albuquerque personal Injury

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident in New Mexico, or if someone else’s careless, reckless or intentional actions caused you pain or injury, you have come to the right place.

Genus law group’s Albuquerque Personal Injury attorneys represent New Mexicans who have been seriously injured in a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accident. Our Albuquerque personal injury lawyers help our clients recover from their injuries and receive the financial compensation they deserve. Our dedicated legal team will handle your claim from beginning to end ensuring that you can recover from your injuries without stress. Genus Law Group will aggressively pursue your interests and maximize your settlement with no upfront costs. Unlike the other big law firms in town, the Albuquerque car accident attorney you meet for your consultation with will be the same attorney who will deal with the opposing party and insurance company to get you the outcome you deserve. 

If you have been injured or your property damaged in a car accident, call Albuquerque’s best car accident lawyers at 505-317-4455 to schedule your FREE consultation and case strategy session. Our talented legal team serves clients in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and beyond.


Do I Have A Personal Injury Case?

Car accident and personal injury cases are more common than you might think. Every day there are literally hundreds of car accidents throughout the state. According to the New Mexico Department of Health, car accident injuries are the leading cause of death among people age 1 to 44 in New Mexico. On average, five people die each day, 40 are hospitalized, more than 700 are seen in emergency rooms, and over 2,000 visit other health care facilities for treatment of their injuries.

As brutal as the numbers are, the actual impact of these “accidents” are far worse. In many cases, people’s lives, physical and financial well-being are permanently altered by someone else’s careless and negligent actions. In these cases, the victim has a right to hold the responsible party accountable for the physical, emotional,  financial, and, material losses they have sustained. That means that if you were involved in a car accident that was not your fault and you sustained property damage and injury, you likely have a New Mexico personal injury case.

New Mexicans who find themselves dealing with the aftermath of a car, truck, or motorcycle accident should call an experienced Albuquerque personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help them recover every lost dollar and maximize their settlement with the insurance company or opposing party.

To understand what rights you have and to explore all of your legal options, you can contact our Albuquerque car accident attorneys at 505.310.4455 or chat with someone now using our online chat function. 


How Much Does An Albuquerque Personal Injury Charge?

The Albuquerque car accident lawyers at Genus Law Group serve New Mexican’s on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that you can pursue your case with absolutely NO UPFRONT COST to you. In fact, you won't pay anything until our team secures a monetary settlement on your behalf. You never pay for our services out of your own pocket. Our fees are then deducted from the award. Genus Law Group keeps our fees low at 33% of the settlement amount. That means If you receive a $100,000 award, our fees would be $33,000. However, Genus will lower our fees to always ensure that our clients receive more compensation than ourselves.  If for some reason you don't win an award settlement, you don’t pay us a penny! This system ensures you can pursue your case with absolutely no financial risk. 


ABQ Personal Injury Lawyer: Types of Personal Injury Cases We Work With

Unlike the other big PI firms in town, Genus Law only focuses on a few select types of personal injury cases to ensure the quality of our representation and the skill of our attorneys. Just like in life, lawyers who are jacks of all trades are usually masters of none. So when you hire Genus Law to help you with your PI case, you know you are going to receive quality representation. Our firm helps New Mexican’s dealing with the following personal injury cases:

  • Car Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Pedestrian Accidents

  • Bicycle Accidents

  • Slip-and-fall accidents

  • Premises Liability

  •  Dog Bites

If you or a loved one has been involved in a similar or related accident, you may be dealing with significant injuries that can require weeks, months or even years of treatment and may leave you with long-term or even lifelong injuries and handicaps. In many cases, the victim of the accident may be unable to work for an extended period of time, or in some cases, they may become permanently disabled because of their injuries. In these cases, the last thing you want to do is go it alone or seek help from one of the large Albuquerque PI firms whose caseloads are more similar to a public defender than a private attorney. Find an Albuquerque car accident lawyer who has the experience,  and the time to deal with your case with the time and care it deserves. 


Common Types of Personal Injuries and Causes In NM

As many of us know, New Mexico isn’t exactly the home of the United States’ best drivers. In fact, according to car insurance, New Mexico ranks #1 as having the worst drivers in the country. Our high accident rate combined with some of the worst levels of drunk driving in the country combine to make New Mexico roads a dangerous place. Usually, accidents in NM involve some level of driver negligence. The most common type of injuries include:

  • Neck Injuries

  • Back Injuries

  • Muscle Strains

  • Torn Ligaments and Tendons

  • Broken Bones and Fractures

  • Lacerations

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)


These injuries can vary in levels of severity and impact on your daily life. Every victim will have different challenges and paths to recovery. The important thing is to receive the help you need and the personalized treatment that bests suits your condition and maximizes your claim. As soon as you are able to, you should contact a New Mexico car accident attorney so that your treatment plan puts you on the road to not only physical recovery but also financial recovery and restitution. Under New Mexico Law, you must file a claim for injuries and damages within three (3) years of the date of the accident. However, if you want to maximize your claim and chances for a positive outcome, you should file your claim as soon as possible as well as consult with an attorney about the course of treatment to ensure there are no loopholes for the insurance company to exploit that may negatively impact your claim’s chances.   


Insurance and Albuquerque Personal Injury Cases

While insurance companies run ads constantly that they cover every type of accident and will be there when called upon, the truth is insurance companies will do everything in their power to avoid liability and minimize what they have to pay out to the victimized party. It can be difficult for most people to understand what actions they should take to maximize their settlement and what actions can negate their ability to recover the financial compensation they need to pay their bills and lost wages.  That’s why it is always advisable to consult with a local personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so you don’t make any mistakes early on in the process that could cost you tens of thousands of dollars later. 

Another factor to consider is New Mexico’s status as a comparative fault state. That means that you are able to file a lawsuit against anyone regardless of your own responsibility in the accident. This also means that your final settlement can be reduced by the percentage of negligence that is assigned to you. For example, if you are awarded $200,000, but you’re found to be 50% at fault, you will only receive $100,000.

In order to minimize your level of “fault” and to maximize your settlement award, you need to find an Albuquerque car accident attorney who can dispute the findings of an insurance investigation as well as the ability to conduct their own investigation that can collect the facts and evidence that prove the other parties fault and your innocence. 


Don't Talk To The Insurance Company Before Talking To A Albuquerque PI Attorney 

Usually, the insurance company for the at-fault party will reach out to you very soon after the accident. You should avoid communicating with them in any way until you have consulted with a personal injury lawyer. Remember, the responsible insurance company will do anything to minimize the amount it has to pay you or try to avoid paying you at all. They will record their conversation with you and try to get you to say things that can later be taken out of context and used against you. That's why you need to speak with an Albuquerque car accident attorney before you speak to the insurance company. 

Insurance companies may also try to offer you a quick lump sum amount in an attempt to make the claim go away as fast and as cheaply as possible. The truth is the first settlement offer you receive is almost always a lowball amount that is far below what you deserve and what you can ultimately get. 


Filing A Personal Injury Claim In Albuquerque 

Your first step should always be finding an Albuquerque personal injury attorney who can represent you. Once you engage a PI lawyer, they will deal with the insurance company and other relevant parties on your behalf. Essentially, after you make your choice of attorneys, your part in the process is done until the first offers start coming in. You don't have to worry about what to tell or not tell the insurance company, what kinds of treatments will best further your claim and what settlement offer is fair or not.  Your New Mexico personal injury lawyer will handle all of this as well as the communications so you can focus on your health and recovery. At Genus Law, our car accident lawyers will make sure the process is as quick and painless for you as possible. Our experienced litigators will work to negotiate a settlement that is fair to our clients and reflects the full extent of their losses, pain, and suffering. 

Your New Mexico personal injury attorney will also assess what you’re economic and non-economic damages are. Economic damages are things like medical expenses, lost earnings or earning capacity, and all other costs that come with a price tag. Non-economic damages are things like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, which are obviously are more subjective in value. In some rare instances, your Albuquerque PI lawyer may even argue for punitive damages, especially if the opposing party’s actions were especially egregious or malicious/intentional. However, the actual value of your settlement needs to be determined on a case-by-case basis. 


How Can Genus Law Group Help Me With My Albuquerque Personal Injury Claim?

Genus Law Group is a locally owned and run law firm founded by former Air Force JAG, Anthony Spratley. Unlike the other big personal injury law firms in Albuquerque who practice 10 different types of law, Genus Law Group’s sole focus is family law and personal injury. That means all of our resources, experience, and systems are designed from the ground up to get you the best possible outcome in your divorce or car accident case. This also means that your personal injury case will not get lost in the chaos of hundreds or thousands of other cases. Our Albuquerque personal injury attorneys don't take every single case we come across to ensure the quality of our representation. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident that was not your fault, Genus Law is the right firm to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Call our team at 505.317.4455 or chat with someone online now to set up your FREE consultation and case strategy session with one of Albuquerque’s best car accident and personal injury lawyers. Let’s start solving your problem, today! 

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