Albuquerque, New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyers
Other Offices: Rio Rancho, NM
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Law Firm OverviewThe Fine Law Firm is a personal injury law firm based in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing counsel of legal representation to injury victims throughout New Mexico.
Through nearly 40 years of serving clients, The Fine Law Firm has assisted clients with every type of personal injury claim from common injuries all the way to serious or catastrophic injuries such as injuries to the brain or spine, or injuries causing permanent disability/disfigurement. The firm also represents cases involving government liability, wherein an individual sues a government entity for damages caused by negligent or inappropriate conduct.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, is strongly advised that you consult with an attorney prior to making any decisions about your claim. Injury victims often make the mistake of settling quickly out of desperation, allowing the insurance company to take the upper hand and potentially give them a smaller amount than they may be rightfully entitled to. The attorneys at The Fine Law Firm have the knowledge and experience to make sure your claim is treated fairly and will never back down to insurance companies, at a negotiating table or in a courtroom.
Year this Office was Established: 1975
Languages: Spanish, English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Uninsured Motorist; Property Damage Law; Drunk Driving; Dram Shop Accidents; Laparoscopic Negligence; Emergency Room Malpractice; Medical Malpractice Expert Witnesses; Government Liability; Soft Tissue Injury.
Areas of Law Description
The Fine Law Firm provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- Serious Injuries
Personal injury claims and lawsuits arise when people are injured by careless or intentional acts of others, or injured by products that are defective in some way. When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring another, under New Mexico personal injury law, they are liable for the injury, and obligated to pay the injured person compensatory damages.
- Car Accidents
We have handled thousands of automobile, truck, and motorcycle cases to successful conclusions. Such accidents include those involving drunk or hit and run drivers, uninsured or underinsured drivers, as well as accidents occurring as a result of motor vehicle, SUV and semi-tractor trailer collisions and rollovers.
- Truck Accidents
New Mexico semi-truck, big rig, and 18 wheeler accidents may all have different names but often times share both the serious or catastrophic injury. We have helped clients who have suffered injuries from New Mexico truck accidents. Such cases typically require an aggressive approach.
- Motorcycle Accidents
New Mexico motorcycle accident injuries are often the most serious and catastrophic. Motorcycle accidents are often caused by another driverís negligent action; however, due to the limited protection provided by motorcycle protective gear, injuries are often far worse that if the same accident involved a motor vehicle rather than a motorcycle.
- Wrongful Death
A wrongful death case involves a death caused by fault of another person. Although wrongful death cases can arise under numerous circumstances, they typically involve deaths caused by car or truck accidents; the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product; the construction of an unsound structure or building; or failing to properly diagnose or treat a serious medical condition.
- Drunk Driving
The New Mexico drunk driving lawyers at the Fine Law Firm explore all avenues of recovery whether it the liability insurance, uninsured motorist coverage, as well as personal assets if need be. In addition, our drunk driving accident attorneys have also pursued dram shop cases in which a claim made when a bar or establishment over-serves a patron who goes on to cause a drunk driving accident.
- Medical Malpractice
New Mexico medical malpractice cases are some of the most difficult ones to succeed at. Perhaps more so than any other case, it is crucial to have educated and effective experts to evaluate and if necessary testify. A successful New Mexico medical malpractice lawyer is aware that the strengths of a medical malpractice case are often based on the medical records and the testimony of medical experts and witnesses.
- Birth / Delivery Malpractice & Cerebral Palsy
The medical malpractice lawyers at the Fine Law Firm have handled numerous birth or delivery cases where infants were injured as a result of the medical providers failing to properly treat high blood pressure in the mother (also known as preeclampsia), thereby resulting in severe injury to the child.
- Surgical Mistakes
While some injuries occur in the absence of negligence, we have handled numerous cases involving surgical negligence, such as a cut ureter, negligence during a gallbladder removal; negligence in severing the femoral artery or sciatic nerve; failure to take advantage of a window of opportunity for correcting a surgical mishap; and permitting surgical objects to remain in a patient.
- Nursing Home Abuse
As New Mexico nursing home abuse lawyers we have seen such abuse show itself in different forms. New Mexico nursing home abuse can be the cause of bedsores, infections, falls, rape, battery, dehydration, malnutrition, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and poor medical care.
- Slip & Fall
Slip and fall, or premises liability cases, require showing that the landowner or tenant was legally responsible for causing the plaintiff's injuries. Fault can be shown by proving that the defendant was responsible for the dangerous condition that caused the plaintiff's injuries, or that the landowner or tenant knew about the dangerous condition with enough time to fix it, but did nothing.
- Product Liability
A product liability case involves an injury resulting from the negligence design, manufacture, marketing, or poor testing of a product. Products involved in New Mexico product liability cases range from cars and farming equipment to curling irons and humidifiers.
- Government Liability
Cases against governmental entities in which we have prevailed include claims against highway departments for improper maintenance of a road; improper signing of a road; inappropriate construction areas; cases based upon using improper mixtures for making roads safe during winter storms; negligence in improperly maintaining public buildings; and negligent driving by public employees.
- Criminal Cases
The Fine Law Firm handles the entire spectrum of criminal cases, from petty offenses to the most serious charges, in state and federal court, appeals as well as trials. In the practice of criminal defense, there is no substitute for preparation.
- Work Related Injuries
One of the first things to understand about New Mexico worker's compensation and work injury law is that only in certain situation can an injured New Mexico worker pursue legal action outside of workers' compensation law. Generally speaking, when an employee is injured on the job, he or she is limited to pursuing compensation for the injury under worker's compensation law.
- Bicycle Accident and Death
A New Mexico bicycle accident lawyer should be familiar with the unique laws and rules that protect bicyclists and not treat a bicycle accident case as though it is a regular car accident. This is even more important considering the serious injuries that typically result from bicycle accidents.
- Uninsured Motorist
Assuming the responsible driver does not have sufficient assets to cover the other personís injuries, uninsured/underinsured motorist policies may provide a source of recovery for personal injury car accident victims. When a person is injured by an uninsured driver and has uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, this part of the policy will act as if the responsible driver did in fact have insurance.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Ideally a New Mexico traumatic brain injury lawyer must be able to advise their client that it is likely best to wait for the entirety of the symptoms to reveal themselves before attempting to resolve the injury case. Unlike a broken arm or many other injuries, traumatic brain injuries are not revealed overnight.
- Catastrophic Injury
Catastrophic injuries are those that may cause a permanent impairment, require extensive healing and therapy, shorten a life span, result in the loss of use of certain body parts or systems, cause a deformity or extensive scarring, affect the ability to work in the future, and cause extensive pain and suffering.
- Spine Injuries
Spine injuries are typically caused by some form of trauma to the vertebrae or disc that comprise the spine. Whether it is a fracture or a disc bulge that causes neural encroachment, spine injuries can cause symptoms throughout the body. Our New Mexico spine injury attorneys have seen common causes of spine injuries include: car accident, bike accident, truck accident, slip and fall, motorcycle accident, and product liability.
Mr. Joseph M. Fine
Arbitration, Mediation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
Mr. David M. Fine
Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
Mr. Mark D. Fine
Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Personal Injury
- American Inn of Court
- State Bar of New Mexico
- New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
- The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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