Albuquerque Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
When the sensitive nerves in the spine sustain damage or something severs them completely, the victim could lose all sensation and functionality below the point of injury.
If you sustained a severe spinal cord injury in an accident in Albuquerque, contact the Albuquerque injury lawyers at the Fine Law Firm. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling serious and complex injury claims in New Mexico. We can answer your legal questions, determine if you have grounds for a personal injury claim, and walk you through the legal process.
Why Choose Us?
The Fine Law Firm has practiced personal injury law in New Mexico since 1975. In that time, we’ve obtained billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We’ve also built a reputation for excellence among the legal community.
Why Do Clients Choose Us?
- We have a 99% injury claim success rate.
- We have the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating (AV).
- We always put clients’ interests above our own.
- We have over 100 years of combined legal experience.
Our lawyers operate on a contingency-fee basis. That means you will pay nothing for our legal services unless we win. If we do win, we charge a maximum of 33% of the final settlement value. We’ll lower our fees if necessary to make sure we make less than our clients.
Why Do You Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?
Insurance companies often try to take advantage of personal injury claimants – especially for cases involving injuries as serious as those to the spinal cord. Insurance companies may try to offer extremely low settlements for these lifelong injuries, or even deny legitimate claims, in an effort to save money. Hiring a spinal injury lawyer sends the insurance company the message that it can’t take advantage of you. It shows the company you’re serious about your financial recovery, and that you can take the case to court if necessary, for fair compensation.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
The type of spine injury depends upon which section of the spinal cord sustains damage. Generally, the higher up on the spine the injury, the more devastating its effects. Each patient is unique in his/her diagnosis and prognosis for recovery. The main types of spine injuries are:
- Cervical spine injuries. The most severe spine injury type, affecting the uppermost portion of the spinal cord. Patients may lose all or partial feeling/mobility from the neck down.
- Thoracic spine injuries. The middle section of the spinal cord, often resulting in paralysis from the trunk down.
- Lumbar or sacral spine injuries. The two portions of the spine close to the bottom. Damage here often results in paralysis of the lower limbs only.
Spinal cord injury victims may suffer partial or complete paralysis in the affected limbs depending on the severity of the injury. Regardless of your spine injury type, talk to our Albuquerque spinal injury attorney about your case.
Who Is Liable For My Spinal Cord Injury?
The most common causes of spinal cord injuries are motor vehicle accidents, sports incidents, slip and falls, and criminal activity (e.g., shootings, stabbings, etc.). The party liable for the injury and related damages will be the one responsible for the proximate cause of injury. This may be a driver, a doctor, a sports coach, a criminal, a property owner, an employer, or a mixture of multiple parties. A lawyer can help you determine the liable party in your case.
Contact Us Today
Contact the Fine Law Firm for a free case consultation regarding your recent accident and spinal cord injury. Our attorneys believe in honest and open communication and can answer your questions in detail based on the facts of your case. You may be eligible for financial compensation from the at-fault party. Call (505) 889-FINE today to schedule your case review in Albuquerque.