Raton, New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyers
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I have extensive experience in representing personal injury victims and their families. In addition, I have served in general counsel to governmental entities and educational institutions. I'm a member of the bar of the United States...
Daisy Chaparro was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 2008 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy from St. Mary’s University in 2012. During the summers of 2010, 2011, and 2012 Ms. Chaparro was a legal intern for Lerma Law in El Paso, Texas. Ms. Chaparro then obtained her Juris Doctorate (magna cum laude) from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2015. She was admitted and licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in November of 2015 and in the State...
Arun Melwani is the founder of Melwani Law, P.C. He decided to devote his practice to serving the needs of individuals and families in debt crisis after learning early on that these individuals lacked competent and affordable representation.
While in law school, he...
After High School, he attended the University of New Mexico where he attained his undergraduate degree with honors. Following his degree, his desire to help others led him to attend the University Of New Mexico School Of Law. Mr. Pofahl was an editor with the NM Law Review and published a law review article. In 1998, he graduated with honors.
For two years, Mr. Pofahl practiced insurance defense law and then began representing victims of negligence through Personal Injury...
Tamara is a highly trained and experienced mediator. She is a recipient of the Judge Oliver Seth Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Before becoming an attorney, her professional career...
Workplace law is tricky and the consequences of not following the law are serious. I represent individuals and small business owners when they need employment law help. Whether you are a business owner trying to do the right thing, or a person who has suffered from discrimination or pay violations, you need a strong lawyer on your side.
CAR ACCIDENTS, WRONGFUL DEATH. PERSONAL INJURY.
The types of injuries I deal with can create a ripple effect that changes everything for a whole family in an instant. I understand and have...
For roughly half of his career, Mr. Banner represented the people of New Mexico as a government attorney: he served first as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases; he went on to advocate for the public's interests in utility and insurance rate-making proceedings; most recently, he served as prosecutor for the New Mexico Medical Board in licensing and disciplinary cases.
Now in private practice, Mr. Banner is...
Mr. Acosta earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and attained his law degree from the Arizona State Law School/ Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Additionally, he holds an Indian Law Certificate and has worked with various tribal nations in the state of Arizona.
Licensed to practice law since 2008, Mr. Acosta is admitted in Texas and...
Published Cases: State v. Castillo, 2012 NMCA 116; State ex rel. Peterson v. Aramark Corr. Servs....
To help clients find success, I start by asking every single one of them the simple question, “How can I make life better for you?” I want to identify those issues causing them the most stress. By identifying these issues, I am equipped to understand and serve their specific...
I'm a native New Mexican, a military veteran, and a devoted husband and father.
I've served as an attorney for the New Mexico Supreme Court, as a prosecutor prosecuting violent felony crimes, and as a civil attorney in one of the most prestigious plaintiff's firms in the country.
I look at cases from all angles and prepare every case as if I expect it to go to trial. As a result, judges and insurance companies take me seriously and treat my clients well.
Hobbs, NM 88240
Texas Tech University School of Law
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When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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