Filing a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a Child in New Mexico
While any injury resulting from the negligence of another is a serious injustice, those affecting children can be especially devastating. As a parent, there is nothing worse than knowing your child’s injury could have—and should have—been prevented.
At Curtis & Co., we believe that you and your child deserve justice, and we are ready to hold the at-fault party accountable.
Prioritizing Your Family's Needs
Our Albuquerque child injury lawyers have earned a reputation for providing highly personalized and compassionate legal representation to children, parents, and families who have been affected by the careless, reckless, and wrongful conduct of others. We understand the far-reaching effects these injuries have, as well as the immense financial burdens they place on families.
Our firm is proud to protect the rights of people from all walks of life throughout the state of New Mexico, providing caring attention and support, coupled with aggressive advocacy both in and out of the courtroom.
Kids are prone to all types of accidents and injuries, some more serious than others. However, they should never be harmed because of the negligent or wrongful conduct of another.
Unfortunately, this can and does happen all the time—and when it does, you have the right to bring legal action against the liable party and seek to hold them accountable for the pain and suffering they have caused.
At Curtis & Co., we represent children, parents, and families in all types of child injury cases, including those involving:
- Medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis and birth injuries or death of the baby
- Car and other motor vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Accidents resulting from dangerous property conditions
- Domestic abuse and violence
- Sexual abuse and assault
- Injuries from dangerous toys and defective products
- School and daycare injuries
If you believe that someone else—whether it’s a trusted doctor, a school employee, youth sports coach, or daycare center—is responsible for your child’s injury or death, do not hesitate to contact our firm right away.
We understand that this is an exceptionally difficult time in your life, which is why we take the time to get to know you, understand your story, and work with you on achieving your legal goals.
When other people and parties act carelessly, negligently, or wrongfully, innocent children can be severely hurt.
Some of the most common types of child injuries include:
Lasting Consequences of Child Injuries
These and other child injuries can have serious, even lifelong repercussions. Some severe injuries may even lead to permanent disabilities and the need for ongoing medical treatment and care. This can place a huge financial burden on families already struggling to cope with the physical and emotional implications of their child’s injury.
At Curtis & Co., we fight to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused children, their parents, and their families. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more during a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our child injury lawyers in Albuquerque. If necessary, we can travel to meet you at your home, the hospital, or anywhere else that’s convenient for you.
Accidents involving children can happen anywhere and at any time. Just like adults, children are more susceptible to being injured in dangerous situations or when someone else behaves negligently.
Some of the leading causes of child injuries include:
- Automobile accidents
- Swimming pool accidents and accidental drowning
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Playground accidents, such as falls
- Accidental poisoning
- Accidental suffocation
- Daycare accidents
- Violence and criminal acts against children
- Defective products
- Unsafe property conditions
- Attractive nuisances
Many of these and other common causes of child injuries result from the carelessness and recklessness of others. For example, if your child was injured in a car accident caused by a distracted or drunk driver, you could have a claim against the at-fault motorist’s insurance company. If your child was injured at school or daycare, you could have a claim against the institution itself and/or a specific educator or caregiver whose negligence contributed to or caused your child’s injury.
Fighting for the Justice Your Child Deserves
Our lawyers and staff know that nothing can replace your child’s life or overcome the injustice of seeing your child suffer an injury. Seeking compensation for your child and the financial damages incurred due to their injury or loss is the only civil remedy our society allows. At Curtis & Co., we do everything we can to help you maximize your recovery so that you can obtain a much-needed sense of justice, allowing you and your family to heal.
What Compensation Am I Owed for My Child's Injury?
Depending on the specific details of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Medical treatment
- Cosmetic surgery
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Assistive devices used in a home, car, or school
- Psychological therapy and trauma counseling
- Special education needs
- Pain and suffering of the child
- Emotional loss for the parents and family
This is not a complete list of possible damages you can recover in a child injury case in New Mexico, nor is it a guarantee. While we cannot promise the outcome of your case, we can assure you that we will do everything possible to help you and your child obtain justice. In some cases, we may even be able to pursue punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant for acts of egregious or gross negligence, misconduct, or intentional infliction of injury or harm.
Don’t Assume The Criminal Justice System Is Your Only Recourse
There was a time when the only option for a family was to press criminal charges against the negligent party. Our laws have come a long way since the years when a child’s life was considered to have no monetary value. Today, juries recognize that families who have lost a child or who see a child suffer a catastrophic injury will have a lasting impact on the quality of life.
When you turn to Curtis & Co., you get a team of dedicated and experienced attorneys, meticulous legal assistants, and caring support staff all working on your behalf. We offer contingency fees, so you do not pay anything upfront or out of pocket. Instead, we only collect legal fees if/when we win your case.
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25 Years of Experience
Founding Attorney Lisa K. Curtis has pursued law since the young age of 6. This is all we've ever wanted to do, and we've done it well for decades.
Treating Clients Like Family
We're a smaller firm so we can give our clients the focus and attention they deserve. You've been wronged, and we stop at nothing to make it right.
Compassionate, Capable Advocates
We know how difficult it is not only to experience the injustice you did, but to be brave enough to move forward. We're here with you every single step of the way.
Committed to the Well-Being of New Mexico
New Mexico is and always has been our home and chief priority. Our families go back centuries here, and we look to better this community with every move we make.