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Personal injury law involves civil claims in which an individual is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a company, or property owner. A personal injury lawsuit may arise from physical or emotional injuries. Personal injury law compensates individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in New Mexico to evaluate your claim.

New Mexico follows a pure comparative negligence system.  With this system, a judge or jury assigns a percentage of fault to each responsible party and then apportions the damage award accordingly.  Using this system, an injured person may recover his or her damages even if the injured person was 99% at fault in causing the injury, with those damages reduced by his or her portion of the fault.  For example, in a car accident between Dave and Debbie where Debbie was found to be 99% responsible, and the jury found that Debbie suffered $10,000 in damages, that award would be reduced by Debbie’s 99% fault in causing the injury.  In the end, Dave would only have to pay 1% of Debbie’s damages, or $100 in this case.      

Click here to read about contributory vs. comparative negligence. 

A statute of limitations is a type of law that restricts the period of time that a person may initiate legal proceedings.  Time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the state where the particular cause of action occurred. To learn more about statutes of limitations, read our Statute of Limitations page. To see a state by state comparison chart for the personal injury statute of limitations for each state, read our Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Actions page.

New Mexico Statutes of Limitations

In New Mexico, the courts follow a modified joint and several liability approach in entering judgment against multiple defendants.  Generally, a defendant is subject to several liability, whereby he or she is responsible only for the proportion of negligence attributed to that defendant.  However, joint and several liability is still applied in cases involving intentional torts, in situations where one defendant may be vicariously liable for the acts of another, in cases involving product liability, and when the situation has a strong basis in public policy to impose joint and several liability. 

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One of the best ways to research personal injury lawyers in New Mexico is to contact courts in NM and ask them for information about the personal injury attorneys who utilize their legal facilities when they bring personal injury cases to court. We have compiled a list below of some courts in New Mexico to get you started:

Supreme Court
New Mexico Supreme Court
P.O. Box 848
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0848
505-827-4860

Court of Appeals
New Mexico Court of Appeals
P.O. Box 2008
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2008
505-827-4927

New Mexico Court of Appeals
1117 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505-827-4927

District Courts
First Judicial District Court of New Mexico
110 Catron
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504
505-827-1256

Second Judicial District Court of New Mexico
P.O. Box 488
400 Lomas Boulevard, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-841-7425

Third Judicial District Court of New Mexico
201 W. Picacho Avenue, #A
Las Cruces, NM 88005
505-523-8283

Fourth Judicial District Court of New Mexico
500 W. National
Las Vegas, NM 87701-1540
505-425-7281

Fifth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Carlsbad Division
102 N. Canal, Suite 240
Carlsbad, NM
505-885-4740

Fifth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Lovington Division
100 N. Main
Lovington, NM 88260
505-396-8571

Fifth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Roswell Division
1597 S. Main
P.O. Box 1776
Roswell, NM 88202-1776
505-622-2212

Sixth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Grant County
201 North Cooper
P.O. Box 2339
Silver City, NM 88061
505-538-3250

Sixth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Hidalgo County
300 Shakespeare
P.O. Box 608
Lordsburg, NM 88045
505-542-3411

Sixth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Luna County
Luna County Courthouse
700 S. Silver, Room 40
Deming, NM 88030
505-546-9611

Seventh Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Socorro Division
200 Church Street
P.O. Drawer 1129
Socorro, NM
505-835-0050

Seventh Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Estancia Division
9th and Loring Street
P.O. Box 78
Estancia, NM 87016
505-384-2974

Seventh Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Truth or Consequences Division
311 Date Street
P.O. Box 3009
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
505-894-7167

Eighth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Clayton Division
200 Court Street
P.O. Box 310
Clayton, NM 88415
505-374-9577

Eighth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Raton Division
North Third Street
P.O. Box 150
Raton, NM 87740
505-445-5585

Eighth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Taos Division
105 Albright, Suite H
Taos, NM 87571
505-758-3173

Ninth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Clovis Division
Curry County Courthouse
700 N. Main
Clovis, NM 88101
505-762-4874

Ninth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Portales Division
Roosevelt County Courthouse

109 W. First Street, Suite 207
Portales, NM 88130
505-356-4463

Tenth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Fort Sumner Division
514 Avenue C
P.O. Box 910
Fort Sumner, NM 88119
505-355-2899

Tenth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Mosquero Division
4th and Pine Street
P.O. Box 1002
Mosquero, NM 87733
505-673-2252

Tenth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Tucumcari Division
300 S. Third Street
P.O. Box 1067
Tucumcari, NM 88401
505-461-2764

Eleventh Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Aztec Division
103 South Oliver
Aztec, NM 87410
505-334-6151

Eleventh Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Gallup Division
207 West Hill Street,
Room 200
Gallup, NM 87301
505-863-6816

Eleventh Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Farmington Division
851 Andrea Drive
Farmington, NM 87401
505-326-2256

Twelfth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Lincoln County
300 Central Street
P.O. Box 725
Carrizozo, NM 88301
505-648-2432

Twelfth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Otero County
1000 New York Avenue, Room 209
Alamogordo, NM 88310-6937
505-437-7310

Thirteenth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Bernalillo Division
100 Avenida de Justicia
Bernalillo, NM 87004
505-867-2376

Thirteenth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Grants Division
515 W. High Street
P.O. Box 758
Grants, NM 87020
505-287-8831

Thirteenth Judicial District Court of New Mexico – Los Lunas Division
444 Luna Avenue
P.O. Box 1089
Los Lunas, NM 87031
505-865-4291

 

 

 
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