Hire the Best Brain Injury Attorneys in Albuquerque
You deserve justice and fair compensation for your losses
Brain injuries can cause especially devastating consequences for you in life. Your brain controls your body’s movement and daily functions.Any damage to it can drastically impact your mentality and ability to perform daily tasks.
If you have experienced a brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.
If successful, you can recover financial compensation for the injuries you suffered and the financial horrors that resulted from the injury.
Handling a brain injury case can be complicated. And we know you have a lot on your plate right now. Contact an experienced Albuquerque brain injury attorney at Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C. We will examine your case and develop a strategy tailored to your situation.
We Want to Hear Your Story – and We Want to Help
What Is a Brain Injury?
Brain injuries are injuries that are usually sustained by trauma to one’s head or skull. The brain is a very vulnerable organ. Any damage to it can cause significant impairment in balance and cognitive function.
You should always be vigilant and seek medical attention after any injury to the head.
What Causes a Brain Injury?
Many actions can cause a brain injury. Unfortunately, many of these actions result from someone else’s negligence, such as:
- Car accidents,
- Truck accidents,
- Bicycle accidents,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Pedestrian accidents,
- Dog attacks, and
- Premises liability incidents.
This list is non-exhaustive. You can bring a brain injury claim for any negligent action for which you suffer harm.
We are still grateful to Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro for getting us through a challenging time with professionalism and expertise. Our case was handled with care and precision. This is a firm our family trusts and recommends without reservations.- Amy C.
Ms Chaparro is definitely a go getter and a person of her word. I was with another attorney who did nothing for the first couple of months, so I changed law firm. Ms Chaparro took my trucking case even during the difficult covid situation. She work tirelessly on my case and got me my 6 figure settlement she promised me. Definitely recommend her and her law firm.- Jackie Arms
Alejandro Acosta is a great lawyer. He gave us peace of mind and handled our case pretty seamlessly. No issues and just solid answers. No runaround and he settled our case with the outcome he predicted. I have sent his info to a few friends and family. Great lawyer!- Madison Hernandez
What Are Symptoms of a Brain Injury?
Depending on the type of brain injury, symptoms can be temporary or permanent. Symptoms may appear immediately or may take days or weeks to appear. Common symptoms include:
- Mood changes,
- Fluctuating consciousness,
- Speech impairment,
- Coordination problems,
- Memory problems,
- Personality changes,
- Vomiting, and
If you or your family member has been in some type of accident and is suffering from these symptoms, this may be an indication of a brain injury. Be sure to see your doctor.
How Do I Prove Liability for a Brain Injury?
In most instances, you can recover compensation for a brain injury by proving the elements of negligence:
- Duty of care. The party at fault for your brain injury must have owed you a duty.
- Breach of duty. The party’s actions or inaction caused them to breach their duty.
- Causation. The at-fault party’s breach was the cause of your brain injury and resulting losses.
- Damages. You must prove you suffered injuries and damages.
Our seasoned brain injury attorneys can help you gather the evidence needed to prove your negligence claim.
What Types of Compensation Can I Receive for a Brain Injury?
Brain injuries can cause minor to severe injuries but because the brain is such a vital organ, usually the damage is more severe. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury from another’s negligence, we can help you receive compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses. These expenses will include all hospital stays, doctor’s visits, and diagnostic tests (e.g., MRIs and CT scans). Rehabilitation, home nursing care, and counseling may also be included in this category.
- Lost income. After a brain injury, you may have been forced to miss work. Any lost income during this period is recoverable.
- Loss of earning capacity. If you now work fewer hours or had to take a lower-paying job as a result of your brain injury, you may be able to recover the loss in earnings.
- Pain and suffering. Other types of damages include the pain and suffering you or your loved one have endured as a result of the brain injury.
- Loss of consortium. This refers to the loss of love, comfort, and companionship that one can no longer give their spouse as a result of an accident.
- Loss of enjoyment of life. This refers to the psychological and physical impact your brain injury has on your life, considering all the things you used to do but now give you no satisfaction or happiness.
At Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C., our attorneys will gather all the evidence and calculate the compensation you deserve.
How Long Do I Have to Bring a Brain Injury Claim?
In New Mexico, you have three years to bring a personal injury claim. Brain injuries are a type of personal injury claim.
If you do not bring your brain injury claim within three years of the accident or incident, absent certain exceptions, you will not be able to bring the claim.
Therefore, you should contact a brain injury lawyer as soon as possible so you don’t lose your right to financial recovery.