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Albuquerque Personal Injury Attorneys

Helping Victims of Catastrophic Injuries Recover the Compensation They Deserve

A personal injury can change your life in more ways than you would have imagined. Dealing with mounting medical bills, lost income, pain, trauma, and a long road to recovery can consume your time and resources. When someone else’s careless or reckless conduct put you in this situation, you have the law on your side to help you regain physical, emotional, and financial security.

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we are the Albuquerque personal injury lawyers who care. Across decades of experience fighting for the rights of New Mexico’s citizens, we have seen how difficult it is for victims of personal injury to put their lives back together by themselves. That’s why our personal injury attorneys go the extra mile to make sure your worries become our concern.

The legal process of recovering what was taken from you should not be an added burden during an already challenging time. We handle the legal matters with expertise and skill, giving you the opportunity to focus on what is truly important.

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, call or fill out our online contact form. There is never a fee or obligation to discuss case with our personal injury attorneys in Albuquerque.

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Get Help From Albuquerque’s Top Personal Injury Lawyers

We at Buckingham & Vega Law Firm have a reputation for getting results in Albuquerque and throughout the state of New Mexico. We have won millions for victims of car accidents, truck accidents, workplace injuries, and other serious injuries caused by careless or reckless conduct.

When the insurance company knows you are represented by Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, they take notice. From the moment we take your case to the day you receive your settlement amount, we handle every step of the legal process with seriousness, compassion, and attention to the individual nature of your personal injury case.

Your personal injury case is in the right hands at Buckingham & Vega

  • $12 Million Birth Injury

    The attorneys at Buckingham & Vega obtained a $12 million birth injury settlement.

  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $5 Million Catastrophic Amputation

    We represented a worker who was injured due to the negligence of his company. A forklift operator failed to keep a proper lookout as the company failed to properly train the operator in how to safely operate the forklift.

  • $1.25 Million Catastrophic Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained $1.25 million for a medical malpractice case involving bowel perforation.

What Can Buckingham & Vega Do for Me?

We take pride in the way the Albuquerque personal injury lawyers at Buckingham & Vega change our clients’ lives, and our city as a whole, for the better.

To each client, we guarantee:

  • Clear communication and updates from beginning to end
  • A full explanation of all legal options available in your situation
  • Honesty and openness about the merits and disadvantages of your case
  • Reachability whenever you have questions or need help
  • Honest and ethical treatment of every matter
  • A clear timeline for when you can expect tasks to be completed
  • Respect for you, your family, and your personal matters
  • Dignity, sensitivity, and confidentiality
  • Compassionate emotional support
  • Our most persistent efforts to get you what you are entitled to receive

Our Firm is Equipped to Handle All Types of Personal Injury Cases

It’s likely the situation that caused your injuries falls into one of our legal practice areas. We represent clients in the following areas of personal injury law:

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Serious Injuries Demand Serious Representation

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys in Albuquerque only take on cases that involve catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries are those that significantly impact the rest of a person’s life—such as a spinal cord injury that causes paralysis or a brain injury that results in cognitive impairment.

Some of the most common serious injuries cases that our firm accepts, involve:

The medical expenses associated with these severe injuries add up quickly. For many people, they last a lifetime. This makes recovering compensation through a personal injury claim even more important. No injured victim of another party’s negligence should be forced to make a choice between putting food on the table or treating their injuries.

New Mexico Personal Injury Laws

New Mexico is a fault state when it comes to personal injury. This means that the person who is at fault for causing an accident or injury is responsible for compensating the injured party for their losses. 

Some common legal theories include:

  • Negligence: Negligence is the most common legal theory in personal injury cases. It involves proving that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff, breached that duty through their actions or inactions, and caused the plaintiff's injuries as a result of the breach. For example, in a car accident case, the plaintiff must show that the defendant failed to follow traffic laws or drive responsibly, leading to the accident and the plaintiff's injuries.
  • Strict Liability: Strict liability applies in cases where the defendant is held responsible for injuries regardless of fault or negligence. This often applies in product liability cases, where a defective product causes harm to the consumer. In New Mexico, strict liability may also apply in certain cases of animal attacks, where the owner may be held liable for injuries caused by their animal, even if they had no prior knowledge of the animal's vicious tendencies.
  • Intentional Torts: Intentional torts occur when the defendant intentionally harms the plaintiff. Examples include assault, battery, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In these cases, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant intended to cause harm or knew that harm was substantially certain to occur.
  • Premises Liability: Premises liability cases involve injuries that occur on someone else's property due to unsafe conditions. Property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions for visitors, and they may be held liable if they fail to do so. This can include slip and fall accidents, inadequate security leading to assault or robbery, or injuries caused by dangerous conditions on the property.
  • Wrongful Death: Wrongful death lawsuits are brought by the surviving family members of a person who has died due to the negligence or wrongful act of another party. These lawsuits seek compensation for the damages suffered by the surviving family members, such as loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and funeral expenses.

New Mexico follows a "pure" comparative fault system, meaning that even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover damages. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

Damages in personal injury cases aim to compensate the injured party for their losses. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and in some cases, punitive damages meant to punish the defendant for particularly egregious behavior.

Can You Recover Compensation for More Than Physical Injuries?

Serious injuries don’t just mean physical pain. Our personal injury lawyers in Albuquerque know that injury claims should include the emotional and psychological injuries that are every bit as real as the physical ones.

In many personal injury cases, it is not uncommon to find that victims experience:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear of vehicle travel (after car accidents or other motor vehicle accidents)
  • Emotional suffering

While dealing with your severe injuries and emotional suffering, you are also facing substantial financial setbacks. On top of medical expenses and other bills, your income may be reduced or lost altogether. After an incident like a car accident, for example, your financial security may be shaken for years to come.

Through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, we help our clients overcome the weighty financial challenges they are suddenly facing.

Get in touch with our experienced team of Albuquerque personal injury attorneys today by calling (505) 388-0066. We are ready to get started on your case as soon as possible.

Compensation for Victims of Personal Injury in Albuquerque

In New Mexico, personal injury claims afford injured parties the opportunity to seek damages from the party deemed to be at fault for the accident and injuries. Damages can generally be categorized into two types: compensatory damages and punitive damages.

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