Albuquerque Personal Injury Law Firm
It only takes a moment for an accident to change your life forever. Once an injury occurs, you may spend the rest of your life suffering — unable to work, care for your family or enjoy everyday activities as you once did. The physical, emotional and financial burden may take a toll on you and your family. Fortunately, if the accident that caused your injury was the result of someone else's negligence you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
The skilled Albuquerque personal injury lawyers at Rasheed & Associates, P.C. represent victims and their families in personal injury lawsuits in New Mexico. If you or a loved one has been injured, we can help.
We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so we are not paid unless you are.
Time is of the essence
Personal injury law in New Mexico is complex and subject to strict deadlines. The statute of limitations in personal injury cases varies depending on the type of injury. In general, personal injury lawsuits must be filed within three years of the injury being discovered. However, there are exceptions. It may be possible to argue that the statute has been tolled, or suspended, for a period of time based on the injured party's:
- Age: Minors have one year from the date of their 18th birthday to file suit except in cases involving medical malpractice. For medical malpractice involving minors under six years old, suit must be filed on or by the minor's ninth birthday.
- Mental competency: If the injured person was not mentally competent at the time the injury occurred, the statute of limitations for filing suit may be extended.
Contact us today
The value of a good lawyer cannot be overstated. At Rasheed & Associates, P.C., we understand that you have a lot at stake, so when we take your case our primary goal is protecting you and your best interests. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another person's negligence, we stand ready to fight on your behalf. Contact our Albuquerque office online or call us at 505-246-8474 to schedule a free initial consultation.