Albuquerque Personal Injury Attorneys

Fighting to Recover Compensation for Personal Injury Victims in New Mexico

When you are hurt in an accident, you will be forced to deal with exorbitant medical expenses, lost wages from missed work, and other consequences stemming from your injuries. If someone else was responsible, you deserve compensation to cover these and other losses. Personal injury litigation gives you the opportunity to hold the negligent party accountable and recover damages.

At Potts Law Firm, it’s all about our power. With over 250 years of combined legal experience and over $1 billion recovered for our clients, our Albuquerque personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of securing successful outcomes for people in your situation. Your recovery is important to us, and we are committed to getting you the best possible result. From beginning to end, you will have the full support of our responsive team, who will always be available to answer your questions. Let us focus on the intricacies of the legal process so you can focus on getting better.

You pay us nothing unless we win, so schedule a free initial consultation by contacting us online or calling (505) 305-1283 today. Same-day appointments are available, and we provide services in English and Spanish.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Albuquerque, NM

Potts Law Firm has represented clients in a comprehensive array of case types. Whether you were involved in a straightforward car accident or contemplating pursuing a toxic tort claim, we understand how these cases are decided in New Mexico and what it takes to win.

Our Albuquerque personal injury attorneys are prepared to assist you with claims involving:

  • Aviation Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Birth Injuries
  • Boat and Jet Ski Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Construction Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Oilfield and Offshore Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Sports Injuries
  • Toxic Torts
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New Mexico?

You must file your personal injury claim before the applicable statute of limitations expires. Otherwise, your case will almost certainly be dismissed, preventing you from recovering any compensation.

In New Mexico, you typically have three years from the date you were injured to file a personal injury claim. If you are only suing to recover compensation for property damage, you have four years from the date of the incident to bring a claim. You will have less time if you are attempting to bring a claim against a government employee or organization.

In some situations, you may not immediately be aware you were injured after an incident. Under New Mexico’s discovery rule, the clock does not start counting down until you “discover” (or should have discovered) your injuries and the nature of those injuries. Be aware that this rule does not apply to medical malpractice cases if the provider is considered “qualified” under New Mexico’s Medical Malpractice Act.

If someone suffers fatal injuries in an accident, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate has the exclusive right to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. The personal representative will have three years from the date of death to file a claim.

Because of these deadlines, it is always in your best interest to act fast after an accident or after you discover you have been injured. Our team at Potts Law Firm is ready to provide tailored advice and help you explore your legal options.

    If you were injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence and are not sure what to do next, do not hesitate to call (505) 305-1283 or contact us online. We will help you understand your options and what the recovery process will look like in your case.

    It's All About Your Recovery

    Hear From Our Past Client's
    • I had a wonderful experience with this law firm.

      “They were able to complete it in a timely manner and were great at keeping me up to date with communication throughout the entire process. I highly recommend using this law firm if the need arises.”

      - Stephen P.
    • I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him or any of the team at Potts.

      “Michael Bins has been extremely helpful in helping us to navigate a situation with an insurance claim on a commercial property. He’s gone above and beyond in moving our case toward a positive resolution that we’re satisfied with.”

      - Theo C.
    • The Potts Law Firm is a powerhouse of brilliant attorneys.

      “They know the law from every angle, dig deep, and will not accept anything less than what was asked in the original suit. The Potts team never backed down until the case was settled in full.”

      - Molly H.
    • I would recommend Potts Law Firm for any and all legal matters that come my way in the future!

      “The Potts Law Firm answered all of my numerous questions in layman’s terms which is what I needed. I was able to lie back & heal from my injuries knowing full well that my obligations were being handled appropriately.”

      - W. Gary
    • Great law firm!

      “Very responsive they would call and text me about everything going down! They helped me get through my car crash and I would greatly recommend this team!”

      - Hugo G.

    What Damages Can I Recover in a New Mexico Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to make you as “financially whole” as feasibly possible. While there is no amount of money that can make up for all of the consequences of your injuries, the compensation gained from a successful claim can relieve many of the financial burdens that come with an accident.

    Our Albuquerque personal injury lawyers will aggressively fight to get you just compensation for all losses, including:

    • Past, current, and future medical expenses
    • Lost wages
    • Reduced earning capacity
    • Property damage
    • Pain and suffering
    • Loss of consortium
    • Loss of enjoyment of life

    it's all about your best possible result

    Explore our past successes
    • Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Over $1 Billion

      The Potts Law Firm and its joint venture partners have been successful in resolving over $1 billion in transvaginal mesh settlements. Derek H. Potts was one of a handful of plaintiffs’ lawyers from around the country who spearheaded the establishment of what would become the largest medical device MDL consolidations in history.

    • Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch $184 Million

      Derek H. Potts was a member of the Kugel Mesh MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee which was instrumental in obtaining a $184,000,000 global settlement for several thousand persons who had received the Kugel Mesh hernia patch.

    • Paraplegic Minor $12 Million

      Derek H. Potts and Timothy L. Sifers obtained a $12,100,000 verdict against Lisa Gard, M.D. for medical malpractice involving a minor. The jury found the Salina emergency room doctor to be negligent in her assessment of the minor upon presentation in the emergency room, failing to timely diagnose a rare spinal condition. The case was one of the largest verdicts in history in the State of Kansas.

    • Birth Injury $4.6 Million

      Derek H. Potts and Samuel Cullan were members of the plaintiff's trial team which obtained a $4,600,000 verdict for a minor delivered at Bethany Medical Center. Ariana Wilburn, the minor, suffered a spinal cord presentation after being born in the breech position.

    • Hypoxic-Ischemic Birth Injury $3.5 Million

      Potts Law Firm secured a $3,500,000 settlement for a single mother whose infant suffered severe brain damage while being delivered in a New Mexico hospital. The mother, having no previous pregnancy or medical issues, began laboring and immediately went to a hospital. Despite the clear signs of fetal distress and hypoxia (lack of oxygen), the doctor and nurse did not order an emergency cesarean section.

    • Catastrophic Injuries $3.5 Million

      Derek H. Potts was co-lead counsel with Thomas Cartmell in representing John Novogradac of Kansas City whose health was neglected during his stay at two nursing home facilities. Mr. Novogradac developed bedsores on his body and had above-knee amputations on both legs after his wounds became severely infected with gangrenous and dead tissue.

    • Trucking Accident $1.05 Million

      Potts Law Firm served as lead counsel for the family of Kook Oh who was killed by an 18-wheeler in Alvarado, Texas. Mr. Dortch sued the driver of the 18-wheeler and his employer. Following a week-long jury trial, Micah’s client received a verdict awarding over one million dollars in damages and a finding of punitive liability on the part of each of the defendants. I

    • Pharmaceutical Birth Defect $1.05 Million

      Potts Law Firm secured a $1,050,000 settlement for a mother whose infant suffered birth defects from a pharmaceutical drug that was taken during pregnancy. Though the migraine drug manufacturer knew the medication could cause a fetus to develop a cleft lip and/or cleft palate when consumed by the mother during the early stages of pregnancy, they failed to warn consumers about these dangers.

    • Sgroi vs. St. Louis University Hospital $1 Million

      St. Louis City District Court, 2009. Lead Plaintiffs Trial Counsel obtained a $1,004,421 verdict due to medical malpractice and successfully argued an appeal before Missouri Supreme Court upholding the verdict. Total fees and expenses of $525,702.04. See Sgroi vs SLUH, No. SC 89840.

    • Failure to Diagnose $825,000

      Derek H. Potts obtained an $825,000 jury verdict in St. Louis against the hospital and doctor for failing to diagnose a hip fracture.  It was appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court which affirmed the verdict, adding interest.

    What If I Was Partially Responsible for an Accident in New Mexico?

    Not all accidents are the fault of one person. You may be aware that your actions contributed to an accident. Still, if you suffered severe injuries and feel another party was largely responsible, you may be unsure about whether it is worth considering personal injury litigation.

    The good news is that New Mexico uses pure comparative negligence rules, meaning you can still recover a portion of your damages even if you were partially at fault. Your total compensation will be reduced by what the court decides is your share of the blame. If you were 20% responsible for an accident, for example, a $100,000 damage award would be reduced to $80,000. Unlike some states, New Mexico allows you to recover some damages even if you were more than 50% at fault.

    We are not afraid to take on cases that involve shared fault. Though we will always be transparent about what you can expect to recover, our goal is to always maximize your compensation, no matter your role in the accident.


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