Hire the Best Brain Injury Attorneys in New Mexico
You deserve justice and fair compensation for your losses
Brain injuries can profoundly affect your life or that of a loved one. You could face permanent brain damage as well as emotional and financial devastation.
The New Mexico brain injury lawyers of Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C., understand the fear and uncertainty you feel about the future.
Whether you suffered your injuries in a car crash, in a semi-truck accident, in the workplace, or anywhere else, don’t trust your future to chance.
We can assist you with an insurance claim or lawsuit for traumatic brain injury and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
We Want to Hear Your Story – and We Want to Help
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in New Mexico
A closed brain injury can result any time you sustain a blow to the head or experience a strong jolt or impact to the body. Open brain injury results when an object penetrates the skull.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, occur most commonly due to falls.
Other common causes of head injuries include:
- Motor vehicle collisions,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Bicycle accidents,
- Commercial truck accidents,
- Product defects, and
- Being struck by an object.
Although these are some of the most common ways that victims can suffer a head injury or TBI, you can pursue legal action for virtually any incident in which someone’s actions cause you to sustain harm.
Living with a Serious Brain Injury
Many TBI victims require long-term treatment and may never recover from their injury.
The Brain Injury Association of America reports that victims require a variety of resources and support after their initial inpatient treatment ends. Recovery takes weeks, months, or years—if full recovery happens at all.
Experiencing a TBI increases the likelihood of complications and chronic illnesses that include:
- Endocrine disorders,
- Dementia, and
- Parkinson’s disease.
Victims face increased risk of mortality and, on average, die earlier than people who have not sustained a serious head injury.
Cognitive decline is a common experience for TBI victims. Many victims lose the ability to form and maintain personal relationships.
Many more become incapable of working or earning a living. Often, brain injury sufferers cannot care for themselves, thus requiring long-term care, either at home or at a live-in facility.
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.
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Settlements for TBIs
The cost of TBI treatment and care can stretch into the millions of dollars over the course of the victim’s life.
When the wrongful actions of another party cause these injuries, it is important to hold them responsible.
Depending on the details of your case, you could be entitled to recover compensation for some or all of the following:
- Emergency medical transport and treatment,
- Physician and surgeon services,
- Medical imaging and testing,
- Hospital stays and surgeries,
- Prescription medication,
- Medical devices,
- Lost income and benefits,
- Emotional distress, and
- Pain and suffering.
You may also be entitled to compensation for your future medical treatment and care needs as well as estimated future income loss.
If you sustained permanent injuries or disability, you may be able to recover compensation for diminished income capacity and diminished quality of life.
Talking to an experienced brain injury lawyer is the best way to explore your options. Your attorney can evaluate the details of your case and provide a more accurate estimate of your potential claim’s value.
What Is the New Mexico Statute of Limitations for Brain Injury Cases?
The New Mexico personal injury statute of limitations requires that you file a lawsuit for TBI within three years of the date of your injury.
This limitation applies no matter what caused your head injury (car crash, slip and fall accident, etc.). If you do not take legal action within this period, you could lose your legal right to recover compensation.
Exceptions to the statute of limitations may apply in some cases.
However, talking to an experienced attorney as soon as possible can help ensure you don’t lose your right to pursue a claim and recover a settlement for your damages.