Albuquerque Toxic Tort Attorneys

Representing New Mexico Individuals Harmed by Toxic Substances

Were you exposed to a toxic substance at work, at home, or after using a consumer product? You may be able to secure compensation for any resulting injuries by taking legal action against the party responsible for the exposure. Capable, aggressive legal advocates can help you enforce your rights in these high-stakes situations.

At Potts Law Firm, we have represented thousands of clients who have been injured by dangerous substances. Having recovered over $1 billion, our Albuquerque toxic tort lawyers understand how to hold liable parties accountable and are confident we can get you the money you deserve. We will be there to support you throughout each stage of the process and will always be available to answer your questions. It’s all about getting you the best possible result, and facilitating an optimal recovery is our top priority.

You owe us nothing unless we win, so call (505) 305-1283 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our firm offers same-day appointments and provides services in English and Spanish.

When Do I Have a Toxic Tort Claim in New Mexico?

Some types of substances are unavoidably dangerous if they are not handled properly. In some cases, we are well aware that some substances, like radioactive materials, are inherently harmful and thus must be carefully stored and transported. In other situations, we may only later realize a commonly used material produces adverse health consequences, especially if it takes many months or years of sustained exposure before an illness develops and symptoms appear.

Any type of exposure in which you sustain injuries and were owed a duty of care by the party responsible for handling, storing, disposing, or distributing a dangerous substance may form the basis for a toxic tort claim. A duty of care exists in a variety of scenarios.

Our Albuquerque toxic tort attorneys can help you explore your legal options if you were:

  • Exposed at work. If you work around potentially toxic substances, your employer has a duty to warn you about them, comply with all relevant laws, provide you with protective equipment (if applicable), and follow strict safety protocols. You may have a case if your employer fails to warn you about dangerous substances (or conceals their presence), give you necessary safety gear, or otherwise breaks a workplace safety law.
  • Exposed at home. Facilities that handle toxic substances have a duty to store them, distribute them, and dispose of them safely and in a way that does not harm anyone else. Unfortunately, some facilities fail to live up to this responsibly and improperly release toxic materials into the air or dump them into a water supply. These actions can cause you to become exposed if you live nearby. Home exposure can also happen due to toxins potentially contained in building and construction materials. Whoever sells you your home must generally disclose all known defects with the building, which include the presence of toxic substances like lead and asbestos.
  • Injured after using a consumer product. If you developed an illness after using a consumer product that contained dangerous substances, you likely have a product liability case against the parties involved in the product’s chain of distribution. Manufacturers must warn you if they are aware a product unavoidably contains materials that come with known health risks and offer instructions for safe use.
  • Injured after ingesting a pharmaceutical drug. Pharmaceutical drugs must be rigorously tested before they are cleared for consumer use, but, sometimes, a drug will trigger unintended and unanticipated side effects and health consequences. If you became ill or injured after taking a pharmaceutical drug, you likely have a case against the manufacturer.

Not sure whether you have a case? Our team at Potts Law Firm is happy to listen to your story, investigate the circumstances, and determine whether you may be entitled to compensation.

We recognize that every dollar counts: You deserve to be fairly compensated for the consequences of a toxic exposure. Call (505) 305-1283 or contact us online to explore your legal options today.

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    “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.”

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What is a Toxic Tort?

A toxic tort claim is a type of legal action that allows someone injured by an exposure to a dangerous substance the chance to seek damages from the liable party. Toxic torts can be brought by a single plaintiff or a group of people who were similarly harmed. Unlike a class action, however, toxic tort claims involving multiple plaintiffs do not have to share damages. Each plaintiff can potentially recover full compensation for their specific losses.

What Damages Can I Recover in a New Mexico Toxic Tort Lawsuit?

Do not wait to speak to a legal professional if you know you were exposed to a toxic substance and have since developed an illness or injury. Waiting too long will prevent you from recovering any compensation, as you must initiate the legal process before the statute of limitations expires.

In New Mexico, you have three years from the date you were injured or the day you discovered (or should have discovered) your injury to file a toxic tort claim. The “discovery rule” is extremely important in toxic tort cases, as it is not often that you immediately suffer injuries after being exposed to a dangerous substance. It can take many years before the health consequences of the exposure become apparent. Fortunately, you can still take legal action so long as you can demonstrate the date you became aware of your injuries and the possible nature of those injuries.

Our Albuquerque toxic tort lawyers will fight to get you maximum compensation for all economic and non-economic losses, including:

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Permanent disability, disfigurement, or impairment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life


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