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  • The Law Office of James H. Wood PC Celebrates 3 Years of Being AV Rated®

    The Law Office of James H. Wood PC is proud to celebrate three years of being AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®! Martindale-Hubbell® is a highly-respected attorney ratings organization which specializes in identifying and recognizing legal professionals in their individual fields for their unparalleled skill, ethical conduct, and results. As one of the most trusted sources of unbiased ...
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  • Connect Online with the Law Office of James H. Wood PC

    The Law Office of James H. Wood PC is dedicated to providing quality service and communication throughout each client's case. Mr. Wood works directly with his clients to understand their cases personally and to ensure they receive the attention they need during difficult times. To stay in communication with past and prospective clients, our firm has a variety of social media and other accounts to ...
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  • Was Research Commissioned by the NFL Based on Faulty Data?

    According to an article recently published in The New York Times , research papers created by the NFL in an attempt to downplay the dangers of head injuries from football relied on flawed analysis. Confidential data acquired by The Times reveals that evidence of more than 100 diagnosed concussions were mysteriously omitted from the NFL’s reports, thereby basing its findings on an incomplete set of ...
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  • Has Your Hip Surgeon Advised You About the Anterior Approach?

    Many surgeons stick to what they know, and we’re grateful for that, especially when our lives and well-being are on the line. However, sometimes a technique or procedure gains popularity for being a less invasive surgery alternative with quicker recovery rate and surgeons are slow to transition to that option. Because of this, many simply don’t mention options to their patients, and instead go ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries and Their Symptoms

    When a person suffers a blow to the head, they run the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) . Since the brain is the body’s primary cognitive, emotional, and sensory processing center, any sort of damage to this organ can have devastating consequences. Depending on the severity, a TBI can have a lasting impact on a person’s ability to communicate, store and access memories, and perform ...
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  • Injustice In Personal Injury Cases

    One of the worst injustices facing our judicial system today is the failure to disclose to jurors that the defendants have liability insurance, their attorneys are hired "guns" paid by the insurance companies, and their insurance companies are calling the shots for the defense during the lawsuit. Most defendants have no risk at all during a lawsuit as long as they do what their insurance companies ...
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  • Attorney James Wood Wins Super Lawyer® Selection for 3rd Consecutive Year

    Exciting news for the Law Office of James H. Wood PC in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Our lead attorney, Mr. James H. Wood himself, has been selected to be a Super Lawyer® for 2016. Although this achievement is impressive all on its own, the news becomes even more noteworthy when you consider that he was also selected for 2014 and 2015. Only 5% of all attorneys in a state will be selected to Super ...
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  • Walking in My Client's Shoes

    Over Labor Day weekend while visiting family in Los Angeles, I fractured the top of my femur at the hip, but didn't know it. I knew something was wrong, but I never dreamed I had a broken hip. Because most of the pain was in my groin, I thought I had pulled a muscle. I love playing tennis. Tennis exercises my body and mind and reduces stress. After returning to Albuquerque from Los Angeles, I ...
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  • Car Accident FAQs

    If you have been involved in a car accident, you probably have many questions regarding your legal rights and responsibilities. Here we offer answers to some frequently asked questions about car accidents to help you make informed decisions. What is the first step I should take after an accident? After an auto collision, if you or any other party was injured, seek emergency medical attention ...
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College

    On June 12, 2014, John Sloan, President of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, invited Albuquerque Attorney James H. Wood to attend the Septmeber 2014 session of the College. Mr. Wood accepted the invitation. "This is a true honor for me," Mr. Wood said. Selection to the College is competitive. Selection is based on a number of factors, including trial experience, life experiences, references, ...
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  • How to React After a Car Accident

    Have you ever been involved in a minor or serious car accident? If you have them some of this may sound familiar to you, but there may even be a few helpful tips in here that you were not aware of. Hundreds of thousands of car accidents happen every day and many times people are caught off-guard, frightened, or unprepared. That is why it is so important that you take interest in accident ...
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  • Proving Fault in a Car Accident Case

    Have you been injured in a car accident here in New Mexico? With any traffic accident whether it involves a motorcycle , truck , bicycle or pedestrian , you must be able to prove that the other party is at fault in order to collect compensation for your injuries. Proving negligence is a crucial factor in any personal injury case. In some cases the responsible party is clearly evident and no ...
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  • Recovering Compensation After a Burn Injury

    Have you sustained a serious burn injury in Albuquerque, NM? The American Burn Association informs us that nearly 500,000 people were sent to the emergency room last year to seek treatment for a burn injury. They are not only physically damaging, but they can also be emotionally and psychologically painful as well. Burn injuries can form from a number of different scenarios including gas ...
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  • 2 Killed in Deadly Car Race in Albuquerque

    Around 8p.m. on Sunday April 21, witnesses saw two drivers racing each other and speeding down Central Avenue. At the intersection of Central Avenue and Louisiana Boulevard, one car slammed into the sidewalk followed by several trees. According to the Albuquerque Police Department , the white car that crashed was carrying a total of five passengers. The driver of the white vehicle, 21-year-old ...
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  • Proving Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case

    To establish a claim for medical malpractice , the patient has the burden of showing: (1) the healthcare provider owed the patient a duty recognized by law; (2) the healthcare provider breached that duty by departing from the proper standard of care; and (3) the acts or omissions complained of were a cause of the patient's injuries. To prove a beach of duty, the patient must prove that the ...
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