ALBUQUERQUE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another?
At the Law Office of James H. Wood, we represent individuals, families, and children who have been severely injured or who have lost a loved one due to the negligence, greed, or wrongdoing of another. We represent clients in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico. We do not represent insurance companies, government entities, or corporations.
At our firm, we believe in the jury system. We believe that substantial verdicts not only compensate the victims of negligence, but they also make our society safer. If a corporation places profits over safety and a child is injured or killed, a substantial verdict will tell that corporation that its conduct will not be tolerated. No negligent or careless act that results in the injury or death of another should ever go unpunished. If an insurance company refuses to pay a legitimate claim, a substantial verdict will let that insurance company know that its actions are unacceptable. If a hospital chain understaffs or underfunds one of its hospitals and a patient dies, a substantial verdict will show that hospital chain that its conduct will not be allowed.
Why We Should Be Your First Choice
- Attorney James H. Wood is a Board Certified Trial Lawyer with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- We Have Over Two Decades of Experience
- We are Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- James was Named in the Top 100 Trial Lawyer in New Mexico by The National Association of Trial Lawyers
- We have an AV Preeminent® from Martindale-Hubbell®
- James has Tried More Than 30 Cases to a Jury
- James has Settled More Than 100 Cases
- James has Obtained Multiple Verdicts and Settlements of $1 million or more
- James is a Member of the American Association for Justice
- James is a Member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
- James is a Part of the H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court
- James is a Member of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association
- We Offer Free Initial Home or Hospital Consultations
Seeking Justice for Personal Injury Victims
At the Law Office of James H. Wood, we know that when a person has been severely injured or when a family has lost a loved one in a personal injury case, there are daunting and sometimes overwhelming problems. These problems often include unpaid medical bills, job loss, lost wages, funeral expenses, physical pain, emotional suffering, despair, depression, anger, frustration, and grief. We understand the difficulties you are going through and we feel there is no greater obligation or duty than to help injured victims get onto the road of healing and recovery.
You need to know that you are not alone, our firm can help you. James Wood is a Board Certified Trial Lawyer with more than 20 years of experience representing victims of negligence. He will personally handle your case from start to finish. Not many lawyers can truly say that they have the best interest of their client at heart, but our firm focuses of customer satisfaction and turning your objectives into a reality. We will do everything in our power to attain the best possible outcome for your case. Nothing can change what has already been done or take away your physical or mental anguish, but we can help you obtain recompense for the financial hardships you may be facing. With our elite legal team of attorneys fighting on your behalf, you will significantly increase your chances of success for your case.
Personal Injury Statistics
When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, they happen much more often than one would think. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that over 31 million injuries are sustained every year and out of those, 162,000 die from their injuries. Across the U.S., there are approximately 40,000 deaths from car accidents, 5,000 deaths from truck accidents, 1,000 deaths from construction accidents and 98,000 deaths resulting from medical malpractice. It is estimated that personal injury cases comprise 60% of all tort trials which says a lot considering only about 4% of injury lawsuits ever make it to trial. The number of personal injury claims is clearly overwhelming.
If you have been seriously injured, or if a loved one has been injured or killed due to negligence, timing is often an important part of prosecuting your case, there is a certain legal timeframe in which claims must be filed after the incident. Witnesses will need to be interviewed before their memories fade. Accident sites will need to be inspected and photographed before they are changed. Dangerous products will need to be examined and photographed before they are altered or repaired. Medical records will need to be gathered. At our firm, we have the resources to properly and promptly investigate your case.
Types of Injury Claims
There are many ways one is injured due to the negligence of others. One very common way is through car accidents. One major factor in a personal injury case involving a car accident is the
cause of the car accident. If the driver was negligently driving without paying attention and smashed into another car that is definite grounds for a personal injury claims.
Other vehicle related cases include motorcycle accidents,
truck rollovers and
truck driver negligence, which can lead to traumatic injuries. We also represent clients injured due to a violation of
hours of service regulations, drunk driving accident, or pedestrian accident. These types of incidents happen more often than one would think and unfortunately, 90% of the time they could have been avoided if everyone was paying full attention to the road and abiding by the vehicle code.
Some injuries that are caused by these accidents are broken bones,
soft tissue injuries, and
spinal cord injuries. These injured can be slow to heal and leave you impaired for long-period of time. This is turn can lead to serious financial hardships for you and your family. Some injury victims sustain permanent injuries, lasting disabilities or even lose their life in severe cases. Our legal team will fight for justice if you have sustained a
traumatic brain injury, a catastrophic injury, or if you have lost a loved one and would like to file a
wrongful death lawsuit.
Besides vehicle related accidents, serious injuries arise from construction accidents,
dog bites, and
slip and fall accidents. It is so important that dangerous objects, hazardous materials, risky surfaces and all other possible precarious scenarios are handled and remedied as soon as possible so that no one gets hurt. When employers, property owners and pet owners neglect this responsibility, there can be serious legal consequences. Many injury victims are also injured by the very people destined to better their health, medical professionals. If you are a victim of
nursing home abuse, or a dangerous drug, contact our Albuquerque office immediately and seek recompense for the injuries you have suffered.
Take legal action before it's too late!
You may be wondering "do I need an injury attorney?" If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to negligence, the answer is yes. Despite the fact that you are suffering from injury is enough, you should not have to pay the lasting consequences of someone else's negligent or careless act. Our firm offers a free initial consultation, home and hospital visits, and
contingent fee agreements. This means that if we don't recover compensation for your case, you pay nothing! This goes to show that we become personally invested in the health and wellbeing and our clients and we are driven to produce results on your behalf. Our legal team will do everything in their power to attain the most favorable settlement for your case. Let us help you during this crucial time so that you can focus on the healing process. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, why settle for second best? With an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer by your side, you can rest assured that your future rests in competent and capable hands.
If you have been injured or if a family member has been injured or killed as a result of another's negligence or wrongdoing, please contact our legal team at the Law Office of James H. Wood to discuss your case today. Call (505) 906-6774.