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Personal injury / Accident

Personal Injury / Accident

Personal injury lawsuits are filed by people (or their representatives) injured due to the negligence of someone else. The injury may be either physical or emotional, and it can arise from a variety of sources or types of conduct. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, rail runner accidents, boating accidents, trucking accidents, dog bites, assaults and battery, medical malpractice, and product liability. In general, the goal of a personal injury action is to determine who was responsible and to compel the responsible party to compensate the injured person for the losses sustained.

Peter M. Romero & Associates Can Help
If you’re facing serious injuries as a result of a New Mexico auto accident, you may be dealing with mounting medical bills, lost time from work, and possible permanent disability all in addition to the pain of your injuries. While it may seem logical that the insurance company should adequately compensate you for what you’re suffering, that’s sadly not always the case. All too often accident victims are bullied into taking less money than they deserve, but having a New Mexico auto accident attorney on your side can help you avoid being bullied or taken advantage of.

An injury attorney at Peter M. Romero & Associates can look out for your best interest and handle the negotiations with the insurance company so you can focus on getting better. Skilled at handling the settlement negotiations with insurance companies on behalf of New Mexico auto accident victims, our office is committed to taking client cases to trial or arbitration when reasonable settlements can not be reached.

New Mexico Wrongful Death Lawyer

New Mexico Wrongful Death Lawyer

There are few things in life more difficult than unexpectedly losing a loved one. If the circumstances that led to your tragic loss could have been prevented or were caused by a corporation or an individual’s negligent, reckless actions, the pain may be almost too much to bear. Let a New Mexico Wrongful Death Lawyer at Peter M. Romero & Associates help bring the responsible parties to justice.

Wrongful Death – An Overview
Losing a loved one is painful. Losing a loved one due to wrongful death can be even more difficult.

No matter what the age of the loved one you have lost, the grief is powerful. The law, however, often takes age into account when it assesses your loss. Because your loved one cannot be replaced, the law is at a disadvantage to truly compensate you. Money is one measure that the legal system can objectively use to reflect what has been lost. For more information on how the law applies to the wrongful death of your child or elderly relative, contact an attorney.

Statutes of Limitations
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, the last thing you may want to think about is how your legal rights are affected. The law surrounding wrongful death, however, allows legal action to be taken only for a limited period of time. When this period has elapsed, you will no longer have the option of filing a lawsuit. An attorney can answer your questions about how much time you have to take action.

It is important for you to know that the New Mexico Wrongful Death Lawyers at Peter M. Romero & Associates maintain the highest level of sensitivity and professionalism. Our personal injury lawyers help families and loved ones get through their difficult times while helping ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions for many, many years.

Aside from your personal loss, there may be issues regarding lost income, medical bills, burial costs, and other matters weighing on your mind. Let the New Mexico Wrongful Death Lawyers at Peter M. Romero & Associates assist you with these issues and more. Please call to speak with us so we can evaluate your potential claim in your wrongful death case, free of charge. We want to help.

Train / Rail Runner Accidents

Train / Rail Runner Accidents

The Rail Runner System can be a wonderful part of any city and state, but the potential for pedestrian and automobile accidents is a reality. Being struck by a rail runner or other train can cause serious injury, brain injury and even wrongful death. Injuries can include broken limbs, disfigurement, and even paralysis.

Rail Runner or Train accidents are largely caused by the neglect or negligence of the transit authority. Transit workers can become injured at repair or construction site accidents. Pedestrians and other drivers can be hit by an oncoming rail car in a crossing intersection. Rail Runner or Train commuters may also be injured when the system is not properly maintained.

Being struck by a Rail Runner or Train can be a physically and emotionally devastating experience. Many people who are injured will have questions about medical care and finances. Some people may be handicapped or face years of physical rehabilitation.

Our Rail Runner and Train Accident Attorneys can work for your legal rights and obtain the remedies available to you. Our dedicated team will provide guidance, develop your case, and work to get you just compensation. We can assist you through the complexity involved in this type of case.

If you have been injured in a Rail Runner or Train accident in New Mexico, contact Attorney Peter M. Romero for a free personal consultation.

New Mexico Aircraft / Aviation Accidents

New Mexico Aircraft / Aviation Accidents

In general, most people do not worry about being in an aviation or aircraft accident. After all, you’re more likely to be injured in a car or motorcycle than on an Airplane or other aircraft. Nevertheless according to statistics from the National Transportation Safety Board there were 1,722 aircraft accidents in the United States in 2007. Of these accidents, 299 were fatal and 535 people were killed.

If you have been injured or lost a loved in a New Mexico Aircraft or Aviation Accident, you may need a New Mexico Aircraft Aviation Accident Lawyer on your side to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Let Peter M. Romero & Associates help you protect your rights and get the compensation you truly deserve. We offer a free initial consultation so you can discuss your claim with us and get your questions answered.

New Mexico Boating Accidents

New Mexico Boating Accidents

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a New Mexico Boating Accident, you may be due compensation for your injuries and suffering. The New Mexico Boating Lawyers at Peter M. Romero & Associates can help those who have been injured in tragic boating accidents that weren’t their fault.
It’s good to remember that after a boat accident, be sure to keep documents that relate to your boating accident in a convenient location. Items that may be helpful to your claim include:

• the boating accident report
• receipts from boat repair work and medical care
• photographs of the damage to your boat, the accident scene, and your injuries
• the names and contact information of anyone who may have witnessed the boat accident 

Also, do not speak to insurance adjusters. The other boater’s insurance provider may contact you to get a statement or have you sign a release. If someone contacts you for something like this, know that you don’t have to talk to the adjuster nor do you have to sign a release. In fact, it’s best to contact Attorney Peter M. Romero before doing either to be sure that you don’t sign away any rights or hurt your claim.

Let Peter M. Romero & Associates help you protect your rights and get the compensation you truly deserve. We offer a free initial consultation so you can discuss your claim with us and get your questions answered.

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyer

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Despite their best intentions, doctors and other healthcare providers can make mistakes. When this happens, the results can be catastrophic, costing lives or resulting in serious permanent injuries to patients.

Medical mistakes can take many forms: the wrong medication is given, an incorrect dose is administered, surgery is performed on the wrong limb or patient, or a condition is incorrectly diagnosed. No matter the type of mistake, the results can significantly alter the life of the patient and his or her family. Because of the healthcare provider’s negligence, you may be due compensation for the pain, suffering, loss of quality of life, and current and future medical expenses. While seeking this compensation can’t undue the damage that was done, you may find a sense of justice knowing that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a Medical Malpractice you may have a lawsuit. The skilled and compassionate New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Peter M. Romero & Associates can help you through this trying time, answer your questions about your claim, and advise you about your options for moving forward.

New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer

New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer

There were nearly 45,000 fatal crashes in the U.S. in 2007, many of which involved large trucks. Sharing New Mexico roads with big trucks can be a nerve-racking experience, especially considering that some truck drivers ignore laws to help protect law-abiding drivers, such as violating hours-of-service regulations. These regulations state that commercial drivers may only be behind the wheel for a set number of hours every week, but are seldom obeyed. Many truck drivers ignore these rules, putting you and your family at risk while traveling in a New Mexico vehicle.

Truck Accidents – An Overview
A traffic accident involving a large commercial truck, such as an 18-wheeler or semi truck, can have disastrous consequences. A typical fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Because of the sheer size of trucks, any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries.

New Mexico truck accidents often have fatal results and can tear families apart. Trucking accident’s cause lengthy recovery times, extensive medical costs, constant uncertainty weighing upon the victims or victims families such as wondering if you’ll be able to afford all your treatment and hoping that the insurance company will cover your bills. Unfortunately, the insurance company will often try to offer you the least possible amount of money after delaying your claim so you will take their offer, even though the money offered won’t necessarily cover your out-of-pocket costs, much less the pain and suffering resulting from your New Mexico truck accident injury. The New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyers at Peter M. Romero & Associates help injured victims get the money they need—the money they deserve.

Time is of the essence. The longer you wait after you or someone you love has been injured in a New Mexico Trucking Accident, the higher the chance is of evidence disappearing; witnesses moving or forgetting what they saw; or the trucking company getting rid of driver logs, inspection records, scale tickets, and any other written documents that may help your case.

New Mexico Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

New Mexico Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Driving a motorcycle in New Mexico is very dangerous. Often motorcyclists are seriously injured not because of their own actions or riding ability, but rather because of the carelessness of the drivers of cars, trucks, SUVs, and semi trucks. The New Mexico Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Peter M. Romero & Associates understand what you’re up against. We know what it takes to navigate the legal system and negotiate with insurance companies to get motorcycle accident victims the money they deserve, and we want to help you.

Taking on the other driver’s insurance company to try and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries can be challenging and confusing. By putting a New Mexico Motorcycle Accident Lawyer on your side, you’ll have someone to help you protect your rights and navigate the legal system. As a Peter M. Romero & Associates client, we will deal with all the hassles of pursuing legal action on your behalf. That means we’ll handle the confusing paperwork, the phone calls, and the deadlines to help ensure you get every dollar you truly deserve.

How can you help Your Claim
You can help your New Mexico Motorcycle Accident claim by documenting your injuries and loss. Here’s how:

• Take photographs of the accident scene, your motorcycle, and the other vehicles involved.
• Photograph your injuries (both right after the accident and over time). This will serve to document the time it takes you to heal and the severity of your injuries.
• Keep copies of medical records, names and contact numbers of witnesses, bills relating to the accident and injuries, and notes from conversations you have with people about your accident. Store these in a safe, convenient location, and share them with your lawyer.

New Mexico Defective Product Lawyer

New Mexico Defective Product Lawyer

Bringing home a new product is something most New Mexico residents do on a regular basis. Lawn mowers, blenders, power tools, highchairs, coffeemakers, and children’s toys are among the many items New Mexico consumers purchase with an expectancy that the products will do what they’re intended to do without harming them or their loved ones. Unfortunately, this expectancy is sometimes met with a defective, dangerous item that inflicts injury on an individual.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a defective product, call the New Mexico Defective Product Lawyers at Peter M. Romero & Associates. Our personal injury lawyers know how to handle New Mexico defective product liability cases. We know the laws pertaining to these types of cases and can discern how they apply to your claim.

The best way to get the answers you need about your defective product claim is to talk with a New Mexico defective product lawyer at Peter M. Romero & Associates. Together, we can uncover the answers behind the product’s poor performance and evaluate the potential of filing a claim against the manufacturer for the injuries or loss you’ve suffered.

The New Mexico Injury Lawyers of Peter M. Romero & Associates can offer legal counsel on how to best handle things such as talking with insurance adjusters, documenting your injuries, calculating damages, determining your loss, and documenting your pain and suffering as a result of the faulty product. Until you’ve consulted with a New Mexico defective product lawyer, it’s best to not offer a statement or sign a release for an insurance adjuster as doing so may hinder your rights and claim.

Continuing with any medical treatment prescribed by your doctor is also important to your claim. As you progress through your medical care, keep receipts of medical bills, prescription and over-the-counter medications, and any other expenses related to your injury. These items may be needed to support your case.

At Peter M. Romero & Associates, we make it our goal to guide you through the process of pursuing legal action and to look out for your best interest every step of the way. While most often cases can be settled outside of court, we will be prepared to take your case to trial if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached with the insurance company.

New Mexico Dog Bite Lawyer

New Mexico Dog Bite Lawyer

Bringing companionship and love into the lives of the young and old alike, dogs are cherished members of many New Mexico families. Sadly, however, sometimes our canine counterparts bite people, inflicting serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a New Mexico dog bite incident, consider letting the New Mexico Dog Bite Lawyers at Peter M. Romero & Associates, help you seek the compensation you truly deserve for your injuries and resulting medical expenses.

It’s likely that the owner of the dog could be held accountable for the injuries the dog caused. As a result, you may be due compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and scarring or disfigurement. A skilled New Mexico Dog Bite Lawyer can help you identify the areas for which you may be due compensation and investigate the incident to gather evidence to support your claim.

As a New Mexico Dog Bite Victim, it’s important to follow your doctor’s orders for the care and treatment of your injuries. By following his or her orders, you may benefit twofold: Your injuries will likely heal as well as possible, and your case may be stronger because the dog owner’s insurance company won’t be able to attribute part of your injured condition on you not adhering to recommended medical care.

Additionally, be cautious when talking to the dog owner’s insurance company representatives without first talking to a New Mexico Dog Bite Lawyer. The insurance adjuster may try to get you to sign a release that will limit your rights or try to get you to make statements that could be used to show the bite was your fault.

New Mexico Brain Injury Lawyer

New Mexico Brain Injury Lawyer

Peter M. Romero & Associates combines compassionate, attentive service with accomplished legal counsel to take care of the needs of clients with severe, life-altering injuries. Our New Mexico Catastrophic & Brain Injury Lawyers work for total compensation that covers not only the injury but the aftermath.

The lawyers at Peter M. Romero & Associates will retain experts from a variety of fields to calculate the costs of anticipated care into the future of the victim. We account for surgeries, physical therapy, wheelchairs and medical equipment, modified vans, medications, and all related expenses.

Our detailed and extensively researched life care plans include lost wages and replacement of future income, as well as damages for loss of enjoyment. We spare no expense in preparing these cases – accident reconstruction, computer animation, and medical experts. We have found it very effective to assemble a “documentary” of the progression from the initial hospitalization through recovery and returning home. We try to illustrate the quality of life before and after the accident.

At Peter M. Romero & Associates, you can have peace of mind knowing that we will be with you every step of the way in your recovery. Our firm offers free consultations, including evenings and weekends, and we can come to you.

New Mexico Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer

New Mexico Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer

Neglect and abuse of the elderly happens every day and can be physical, emotional, or simple negligence.

Whatever form it may take on, Nursing Home Abuse must be stopped. The first step is recognizing what constitutes abuse or neglect. Evidence of abuse and neglect of the elderly is often displayed through bedsores, open wounds, cuts, bruises, dehydration, malnutrition, weight loss, burns, falls, bowel impactions, medication errors, poor personal hygiene, verbal or physical abuse, over-sedation, etc.

It is our passion at Peter M. Romero & Associates to hold nursing homes accountable for the harm they cause to the elderly and their families. We are dedicated to teaching nursing home operators that they cannot afford to provide substandard care or allow the abuse or neglect of their patients to persist.

Have you have been seriously injured or suffered the loss of a loved one in New Mexico caused by another person’s negligence? Is the insurance company giving you the runaround about getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries? If so, you may want the help of Attorney Peter M. Romero New Mexico’s Accident Attorney.