If you're in need of an injury lawyer, we'll make sure you find the right one.
Whether that injury lawyer happens to be one of us, at Davis Kelin, or an injury lawyer at another firm, we'll make sure you speak to a lawyer with the most expertise relative to your case and one with exctensive trial experience along with a winning track record.
Why we practice injury law
As a society, we have set forth rules—e.g. traffic laws, regulations, professional rules, common sense, etc.—which we are all required to follow. These rules protect all of us from both injury and economic loss and they help ensure that our society runs smoothly and fairly. However, a few companies, professionals, and others would rather ignore these rules to benefit themselves. That short-term gain can be financial, competitive, or just to get where they are going faster. Their gain eventually causes damage to people who do follow the rules a/k/a the victim.
Beyond Compensation: Punishment
To make up for that damage, our Federal and State Constitutions require that these wrongdoers, a/k/a tortfeasors, are tried in a civil court for their actions and are required to pay damages to the victims of their short-term gain. The civil courts, however, go beyond simple compensation to the victims—there is also a punishment requirement known as punitive damages. The punishment requirement is to not only deter the tortfeasor, but to also deter other companies and professionals from engaging in the same conduct for short-term gains.
Making Our Society A Safer Society
That is why we do what we do—to compensate the victim’s loss that was the result of the tortfeasor’s rule breaking and, more importantly, we seek to take away the tortfeasor’s short-term gain and ensure that others do not attempt the same thing. By enforcing the rules through the civil justice system, the number of injury victims will decrease and less companies, professionals, and other people will unfairly gain an advantage through their rule breaking.
As you can see below, there are many areas of personal injury law. Below are areas of practice where we have actually had practice - both in and out of the courtroom.
Vehicle injuries in New Mexico have been linked to poor driving, excessive speed, unsafe road conditions, poor truck maintenance, road construction and inadequate signage.
Below you will various types of New Mexico trucking accident injuries, causes of trucking accidents, and a little bit about trucking laws pertaining to drivers and trucking companies.
- Trucking Accident Overview
- Negligent Hiring & Retention
- Truck Accident Injuries
- Defective Machinery
- Truck Driver Fatigue
- Truck Driver DUI
The more we point out errors made by professionals we entrust, such as legal mistakes. accounting errors, medical mistakes, the safer our society will become.
- Medical Malpractice
- Legal Malpractice
- Securities Malpractice
- Accounting Malpractice
- What is Medical Malpractice? (blog post)
As American’s are living longer and the growing population of elder grows, our senior citizens, sadly, are very often the victims of numerous forms of nursing home abuse.
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Types of Injuries
- Pressure Sores
- Elderly Abuse
- Slips and Falls
- Nursing Home Deaths
There are two main types of premise liability in New Mexico; depending on whether your injury was sustained on commercial or private property. Davis Law firm provides highly qualified representation for premises liability in Albuquerque and all of New Mexico.
- Premises Liability Overview
- Dog Attacks and Dog Bites
- Inadequate Security
- Injured at Work
- Slip and Fall
Product liability cases involve negligence, breach of warranty and other consumer protection claims, which are the responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers of various products.
- What is Product Liability?
- Defective Products
- Roof Crush/Rollover
- Defective Semi-Tractor/Trailer
- Wrongful Death