Recovering Maximum Compensation for Catastrophic Injury
When injuries from a traumatic accident are expected to be long-term or permanent, you are dealing with the worst possible scenario. A personal injury settlement or award can make all the difference, allowing victims and families to secure better accommodations while they recover from catastrophic injury. Will Ferguson & Associates in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides top-tier legal representation for these cases, maximizing compensation for debilitating injuries. Our firm works exclusively on a contingency fee basis for victims and families. No upfront retainer is required, and you will not be charged attorneys’ fees unless you receive a settlement or judgment in court. Please reach out today to speak with a lawyer now and schedule a free consultation.
Coping With Catastrophic Injuries
Paralyzing spinal cord injuries, cognitive impairment from traumatic brain injury, and disfiguring, third-degree burns—these and other catastrophic injuries create life-changing circumstances. The fallout from this type of shattering event will usually include a complete restructuring of the lives of both the victim and their loved ones.
A catastrophic injury will often include:
- Partial or total loss of cognitive or bodily functions
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of livelihood
- Loss of quality of life
- Repeated medical intervention
- Need for home-care and equipment
- Emotional care needs
- Loss of consortium for spouse
- Domestic duty or childcare needs
Personal Injury Lawsuits
Many catastrophic injuries are caused by the negligent or careless act of another party. Motor vehicle accidents are a primary catalyst for devastating injuries, but disabling accidents are also associated with medical malpractice, slip and falls, workplace incidents, criminal attacks, and more.
When an individual or business is liable for a victim’s pain and loss, civil law requires the defendants to pay damages to “make the plaintiff whole.” Damages in these cases can be very substantial. New Mexico does not place a cap or maximum on damage awards in personal injury cases, and allows for unlimited punitive damages.
At Will Ferguson & Associates, our record of verdicts and settlements includes many six and seven-figure recoveries for our personal injury and wrongful death clients. Having represented plaintiffs for three decades, we are considered the go-to firm in New Mexico for accident victims. We are the largest personal injury firm in the state, and we are also the most successful. With the help of our legal team, you and your family can expect the best possible outcome for your case.
Since New Mexico follows a comparable negligence rule, there is much at stake in the discovery process. It is crucial to secure and examine all evidence to prove liability. It is equally important to clearly substantiate the ramifications of the injury—today and well into the future. Smaller law firms are just not equipped to ably handle complex cases, which often require in-depth investigation and the use of expert witnesses.
Will Ferguson & Associates has extensive resources and a full staff of seasoned attorneys dedicated to the needs of our clients. We will never rush to settle a case in order to pay our overhead. Our clients receive the full benefit of our experience and you can rest assured, knowing we will always act in your best interest. We handle all aspects of your insurance and legal claims, allowing you to focus on healing and rebuilding.
Seek Proven Counsel
The New Mexico statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case is generally three years, but some claims have shorter statutes of limitation (as short as one or two years for claims against government entities). Some claims also require service of a written notice of claim between 30 and 90 days after an injury. The sooner you secure the help of Will Ferguson & Associates, the better. Please contact us today for a free consultation.