Practice Areas Personal Injury

A serious personal injury can have a devastating effect on you and your family. Without an experienced attorney to protect your rights, you may not be able to receive the compensation you deserve for damages you have incurred such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one has been injured, Slate Stern Law has a 25-year history of representing injured people in northern New Mexico.

The following are examples of some of the types of injury cases we handle:

Medical Malpractice

Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of and experience with medical negligence claims. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, we will evaluate your case to determine whether we may be able to assist you in making a claim. Remember, under New Mexico law there is a time limit to file a lawsuit, so do not delay in seeking a legal opinion.

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Wrongful Death

The wrongful death of a loved one can be devastating to a family both emotionally and financially. New Mexico has laws that have been created to assist in protecting and compensating the grieving family members.  There is also a time limit on when a lawsuit can be filed for wrongful death.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

After an accident, you may face increasing medical bills as well as an uncertain recovery for injuries you are aware of now or that may develop from the accident in the future. Our lawyers will work hard to get you the compensation you need to restore your life. It is true that insurance companies – including your own – are not always thinking of your best interests.

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Bicycle Accidents

Under New Mexico law, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as people who drive motor vehicles. Unfortunately, many motorists fail to yield to cyclists, causing accidents and often serious injuries. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in handling bicyclists’ personal injury and insurance claims to ensure that our clients get the compensation they need when these types of accidents occur.

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Pedestrian Accidents

New Mexico has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the United States.  Pedestrians have the right-of-way when crossing a street within a crosswalk; however, this does not mean that a pedestrian cannot be considered at fault. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, Slate Stern, P.C. will evaluate your case and can assist you with seeking compensation for your injuries which may include medical expenses and lost wages.

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Defective Equipment, Machinery and Products

The manufacturer of a product has a legal duty to make a product that is safe to use under normal conditions. If you are injured by an unsafe or faulty product, you may have a right to seek compensation for the injuries you sustained.

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Slip-and-Fall Accidents and Premises Liability

In New Mexico, all property owners have an obligation to keep their premises reasonably safe and well-maintained (except for trespassers). If you are injured due to unsafe property conditions, you deserve to be compensated.

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Additional Personal Injury Information

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