Albuquerque Injury Lawyer
In Relentless Pursuit of Justice
Have you suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one due to the negligence, recklessness, or greed of another? Have you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one because a corporation, insurance company, hospital, or nursing home placed profits over safety? If so, you may be facing difficult issues such as: exorbitant medical bills and you don't know how you will pay them; lost wages and you don't know how you will support your family; despair; depression; physical and emotional pain and suffering; and grief over the loss of a loved one.
At the Law Office of James H. Wood, our legal team understands the difficulty and frustration that injured victims face along with the loss and sorrow of those who have lost a loved one. Nothing can bring them back or change what has already been done, but we are able to help obtain restitution for the financial hardship you are facing including funeral costs or loss of family income. Don't lose hope! The good news is, you are not alone. We are here to help.
This is why our firm offers superior legal help for any of the following personal injury claims, including:
A serious car wreck is a life-changing event. The injuries from a car wreck can change the path of a person's life forever. This type of claim is one of the most common in personal injury.
Causes of Car Accidents
More often than not, car wrecks are caused by negligence. Common causes of car wrecks include: driver fatigue, talking on a cell phone, texting, being hurried or rushed, and driving while drunk.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, and to protect your rights, you should not give a statement to an insurance adjuster until you have contacted an attorney.
A trucking accident occurs when large tractor-trailers (10,000+ lbs.) collide with other vehicles or pedestrians.
Hours of Service Regulations
The "hours of service" are regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration governing the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle in the United States and driving between states.
Truck Driver Negligence
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, timing is often a critical element in successfully prosecuting your personal injury case. Statements need to be obtained from witnesses while the events are still fresh in their minds. The accident scene needs to be photographed and inspected before changes are made. The vehicles need to be photographed and inspected before they are fixed.
Truck rollovers are some of the most dangerous accidents that occur on our roadways today. A truck weighing tons and tons can very quickly turn into a deadly machine when it collides with another car or entity.
A broken bone or bone fracture is a medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone. These injuries are not uncommon with personal injury claims.
A burn is an injury to flesh caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, radiation, sunlight, or friction. These types of injuries are very painful for the victim and slow to heal. There may be significant permanent scarring of the flesh as well.
Catastrophic injury is an umbrella term for several different life-altering and/or life-threatening injuries. These usually occur in severe circumstances and should be compensated accordingly.
Construction is one of the largest industries in the United States, and it remains one of the most dangerous. The nature of the industry poses many risks and potential harm to construction workers.
An unreasonably dangerous drug generally refers to a prescription or over-the-counter medication designed to help someone, but it causes unsafe side effects and possibly even death.
A defective product is machinery or a piece of equipment that is unreasonably dangerous. The manufacturers, suppliers, and distributers of these products will be held liable is they neglected protocol and released a harmful product out into the market.
Studies estimate that two percent of the U.S. population (about 4.7 million people) are bitten each year by wild or domestic dogs. The owners of these vicious animals may be held liable depending on the circumstances.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk drivers are not always the only ones who are responsible for drunk driving accidents. Bar, clubs, and restaurants who sell alcohol to intoxicated customers may also be at fault. Drunk driving is a blatantly negligent act and disregard for the safety of others and should not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Hospitals are too busy, and they treat too many patients. Often, nurses are underpaid and overworked. Many hospitals are "for profit" hospitals, and many of those hospitals place profits over patient safety.
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by an action or omission by a healthcare provider (e.g., a doctor or nurse) in which the treatment provided falls below the applicable standard of care and causes injury or death to the patient.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from transformed cells originating in the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body, primarily the lungs. Mesothelioma is usually caused by exposure to asbestos.
Nursing Home Abuse
There are many reasons that elderly residents in nursing homes suffer abuse and neglect. If the medical personnel and caregivers neglect the inhabitants by not managing their food, water, hygiene or proper medication then they may be held liable for any deaths or injuries.
Pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents are a serious problem in this country. About 5,000 pedestrians are killed and another 64,000 are injured in pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents each year in the United States. When thousands of pounds of metal come barreling toward a pedestrian they have very little protection and there is a very high chance of fatality.
Businesses and property owners have a responsibility to keep their property reasonably safe. If they fail to do so and they do not manage and upkeep the land and someone gets injured because of it, then they may face the consequences.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there is a train collision or derailment every 90 minutes. These accidents can injure many passengers that are on board and can be catastrophic by nature.
Slip & Fall Accidents
Businesses, stores, restaurants, and hotels are required to keep their property reasonably safe for visitors and customers. If they fail to do so and someone gets injured on their property, they can be liable for any injuries that are sustained.
Soft Tissue Injuries
A soft tissue injury is damage to muscle, ligaments, and tendons. These injuries may cause severe pain or immobility for a while and take a good amount of time to fully heal, if they heal at all.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury refers to any injury to the spinal cord that is caused by trauma instead of disease. These injuries are very dangerous and could lead to paralysis or disability.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force injures the brain. This could cause severe brain damage and permanent health problems for the victim and they may never fully recover.
The death of a loved one is a tragic event. When a loved one is killed due to the wrongdoing or negligence of another, the grief can be all-consuming. But we can help you seek justice for the loss that you have suffered.
Attain The Peace of Mind You Deserve
One of the first questions that someone may ask in a personal injury case is "do I need an attorney?" If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries or death as a result of another's negligence or wrongdoing, you need a personal injury attorney. On the other hand, if you suffered a minor injury (for example, a bruise on your leg from a car wreck and the doctor says you will be fine), you probably do not need a personal injury attorney.
The second question that you may ask is "when do I hire a personal injury attorney?" If you or a loved suffered serious injuries or death as a result of another's negligence or wrongdoing, then the answer is as soon as possible. In most personal injury cases, timing is important. Witnesses need to be interviewed before their memories fade. Accident scenes need to be photographed and inspected before they are changed. And products or machinery need to be inspected or photographed before they are altered or repaired.
Another question you may ask is "do I need a board certified attorney?" If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries or death as a result of another's negligence or wrongdoing, the answer is
yes. Becoming a Board Certified Trial Lawyer requires trying as lead counsel a significant number of jury trials, passing a rigorous written examination, and being peer-reviewed every five years by judges and other attorneys practicing in the same field of law. James Wood is a Board Certified Civil Law Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also a Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Please
contact our lead attorney, James H. Wood, to discuss your case today. Call (505) 906-6774. We offer a
free initial consultation, home and hospital visits, and
contingent fee agreements.