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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Mexico on

Q: What is a standard Pain and Suffering settlement for a shoulder injury following auto accident

I was injured in an auto accident about 1 year ago. I have progressed through doctor appointments, physical therapy and cortisone shots and still have remaining pain and limited motion. The insurance company wants to settle the claim. I need to understand what might be a fair settlement.

Joshua Bradley answered on Feb 10, 2017

There are many factors that go into what a fair settlement will be--and, every case varies. It seems you have had extensive medical treatment, but you have unresolved issues as well. There are many issues you need to weigh before coming to a settlement with an insurance company. You also have to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Car Accidents for New Mexico on

Q: If I was in an auto accident and my airbags didn't deploy would I have a case against the car manufacture?

Joshua Bradley answered on Nov 25, 2016

There are many factors that go into a products liability claim against the vehicle manufacturer. Some of the factors are: type of impact, force of impact, and damages caused due to airbags not deploying. It would be best to get a free consultation with a personal injury attorney so you may share... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for New Mexico on

Q: I had surgery on Jan 22 (appendix) on my 2nd follow-up appt. the surgeon tested my wound for infection. The hospital

The hosp confirmed MRSA on Feb 6. The dr didn't inform me until Feb. 18. My father has been changing my bandage 2 times a day, everyday. I feel this surgeon is at fault for not giving me the results for nearly 2 weeks.

Joshua Bradley answered on Nov 25, 2016

There are many factors in a medical malpractice lawsuit. One factor in particular would be that the negligence of the medical provider must be the cause of damages. In other words, just because there was a delay in notification of a medical condition, does not always translate to damages. If you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Mexico on

Q: Is there a cap on punitive damage awards in the state of New Mexico, and if so, what is that amount?

Joshua Bradley answered on Nov 25, 2016

There are many factors that play into whether punitive damages can be awarded, and if so, in what amount. I would get a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in New Mexico to discuss your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for New Mexico on

Q: I got a little burn at work nothing big at all , can I refuse medical treatment on my behalf if I can

If I have to go to a hospital can i refuse medical treatment

Joshua Bradley answered on Nov 25, 2016

Every person that is of capable mind may refuse medical treatment. Your injury may be minor now, but you may have subsequent issues or complications with the injury. Therefore, it is best to get it looked at by a medical professional now.

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