New Mexico Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, industrial accidents, and other catastrophic incidents, spinal cord injuries are devastating and may be permanent. If the spinal cord is severely damaged, a victim will most likely lose sensation, muscle control, and function below the point of injury. Everything that they have envisioned for their future may be put on hold or might now be impossible.
There is hope for a brighter future. Our New Mexico spinal cord injury lawyers are committed to making this a reality.
Rehabilitation, assistive devices, and in-home modifications and care can help a person with a spinal cord injury lead a productive, independent, and fulfilling life. But all of this can easily cost hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars over a victim’s life. That is our Albuquerque spinal cord injury lawyers advocate for survivors and their families to recover 100% of all medical costs from at-fault parties.
We handle spinal cord injury cases in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and across the U.S. that involve:
The type of accident you’ve suffered determines the kind of claim we’d build against those responsible. For traffic accidents or other instances of negligence, you may have a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. For a work-related spinal cord injury, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party lawsuit. For a defective product, we’d file a product liability lawsuit against a manufacturer or other responsible party. For accidents and injuries on another’s property, a premises liability lawsuit may apply.
New Mexico Burn Injury Attorneys
Chemicals, electricity, heat, fire, and even sun exposure can cause burns that damage the skin and underlying soft tissue. Muscles, nerves, and bone can be affected by severe burns. These catastrophic injuries are painful and often have long roads to recovery, which include expensive medical treatment and plastic surgery.
For burn injury victims and their families, nothing will be the same. At Arnold & Itkin, our Albuquerque burn injury lawyers hold negligent companies responsible for cutting corners and putting profits over safety. Our attorneys have fought for and won billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Our record includes numerous multi-million-dollar recoveries for victims of severe burns, including:
- A $92.7 million record-setting settlement for a man who was burned in a workplace accident.
- An $87 million settlement for a man who suffered life-threatening burn injuries at work.
- A $39.7 million record-setting verdict for a plywood plant worker severely burned in a dust fire.
- A $12.5 million settlement for a refinery worker who suffered electrical burns and other injuries.
Causes & Liability Regarding Burns, Fires, & Explosions
Burn injuries have many varied causes. They may occur at work, on the road, at construction sites, or even at home. Identifying the cause of your burn injury will help our team identify who is liable (legally responsible) for your medical care, lost wages, and more. When negligence, overlooked safety standards, and defective products cause harm, our New Mexico burn injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are prepared to seek justice for the injured.
In an ideal world, it should be easy to recover a fair settlement from your insurance company. Your employer should treat you fairly and put your safety first at work. You should receive the complete compensation it takes for you to rebuild after a serious burn injury. Unfortunately, this is not how it works for victims and their families.
That’s why they need advocates who have the experience and resources to go up against large companies and their teams of attorneys and investigators. At Arnold & Itkin, we level the playing field between the injured and negligent corporations. Clients and defendants alike know our burn injury lawyers in Albuquerque will do whatever it takes to help our clients.
Brain Injury Claims in New Mexico
The brain acts as the command center in the body, controlling thoughts, memory, speech, motor skills, and even the function of many organs. It works with the spinal cord to send and receive information and commands throughout the body. So if the brain is damaged, its ability to perform these key functions may be compromised. Brain injuries are catastrophic, often affecting every part of a victim’s life.
Brain injuries have long-term effects like:
- Memory problems
- Motor function issues
- Irregular mood swings
- Vision problems
- Lower life expectancy
New Mexico Amputation Attorneys
Amputation is one of the most traumatic injuries a person can experience.
About two million people in America are living with a loss of limb, according to the National Limb Loss Information Center. Over 185,000 amputations are performed in the U.S. each year, 82% of which are due to vascular disease.
Whether a body part is removed in an accident or is so severely damaged that surgical amputation is required, the effects will be dramatic and lifelong. Returning to work in the same field may be impossible. Walking and performing day-to-day tasks may only be possible with prosthetics, assistive devices, and in-home modifications. Emotional trauma is also likely.
The primary causes of amputation are:
- Disease. Diabetes, blood clots, osteomyelitis, and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) are all medical conditions that may affect the limbs or extremities and require surgical amputation.
- Injury. Trauma can cause immediate amputation or may damage a body part so severely that it must be surgically amputated. This most often affects the arms, with three out of four upper extremity amputations resulting from trauma.
- Surgery. Tumors in the muscles or bones may need to be surgically removed, and in some cases, this means surgical amputation of the affected limb or extremity.
When amputation is caused by trauma, victims are entitled to financial compensation from the party or parties that caused them harm. Our New Mexico amputation law firm helps our clients get the level of compensation that covers all of their medical care, including ongoing expenses and assistive devices, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and so much more. We know how important this is for their full recovery and stability.
After an amputation, your life will never be the same. However, there is hope when you see justice served. You can experience peace of mind and a sense of closure when you see the responsible party held accountable for your injuries. You can recover the type of settlement or award that helps you build a stable future for yourself and your family, in spite of your injury or any limitations you might be dealing with.
You could be entitled to compensation for:
- Hospitalization and emergency medical care
- Ongoing treatment, including physical therapy
- Medication and other medical supplies
- Travel costs to and from medical appointments
- Prosthetics and assistive devices
- Lost income, including loss of potential earnings
- Emotional trauma, such as pain and suffering
Contact Arnold & Itkin for a Free Consultation: (888) 493-1629
At Arnold & Itkin, we don’t back down because we’re not afraid of a fight. We meticulously investigate and prepare every catastrophic injury case we handle as though it were going to trial. We take every step it takes to secure the best possible outcome for every client. Why? Because we know we’re dealing with people’s lives, and our New Mexico injury lawyers believe that our clients deserve the chance at the brightest futures.
If you or a loved one has sustained a catastrophic injury that you feel is the fault of a third party, we encourage you to contact our New Mexico serious injury law firm as soon as possible. We have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we are ready to help you.
Do not hesitate to contact us now for a free consultation. Our Albuquerque catastrophic injury attorneys are here to help.