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.

Learn More About Medical Malpractice


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.

Learn More About Wrongful Death


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.

Learn More About Motor Vehicle Accidents


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.

Learn More About Bicycle Accidents


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.

Learn More About Pedestrian Accidents


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.

Learn More About Defective Equipment, Machinery and Products


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.

Learn More About Slip-and-Fall Accidents and Premises Liability


Additional Personal Injury Information

November 10, 2020 Avoiding Holiday Accidents and Personal Injuries

Whether you are driving in New Mexico during the Thanksgiving holiday or during the holiday season, or you are planning…

Read More

November 3, 2020 Fatal Injuries in Pandemic Car Crashes

Personal injuries occur much too frequently in motor vehicle collisions; motor vehicle occupants and pedestrians can sustain debilitating and fatal…

Read More

October 23, 2020 I Think I Was Harmed by Medical Malpractice: What Should I Do?

Realizing that you are experiencing a serious injury or other harm that may be the result of medical malpractice can…

Read More

October 19, 2020 Personal Injuries and Distracted Walking

Many personal injury claims in New Mexico arise out of motor vehicle collisions in which a pedestrian is injured. In…

Read More

October 4, 2020 Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Workplace Accident?

When you suffer a serious injury caused by another party’s careless or reckless behavior, you should be considering your options…

Read More

September 27, 2020 New Study Addresses the Role of Daylight Savings in Medical Malpractice Cases

Can the time of year in which you see a healthcare provider or schedule an elective surgical procedure affect the…

Read More

September 16, 2020 How do I Prove the Defendant is Responsible for Full Damages in My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When you are injured in an accident—such as a car crash or a slip and fall accident—caused by another party’s…

Read More

September 8, 2020 Personal Injuries and Broken Bones: Understanding Different Types of Fractures

If you are injured in an accident and you break a bone, you could be facing substantial medical bills, multiple…

Read More

August 25, 2020 Is it Important to Distinguish Between Types of Medical Errors?

If you were harmed after visiting a healthcare provider or seeking medical treatment within a healthcare facility, you may be…

Read More

Request a Consultation






* = required


Call (505) 814-1517 • Visit 1701 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Copyright © 2019 Slate Stern Law • DisclaimerSite by Patrick Iverson