Burn Injury Attorneys in New Mexico
Tough Litigators Fighting for Accident Victims
Severe burn injuries kill around 3,500 Americans each year and leave many more with permanent scars—physical and psychological—that can last a lifetime. Burn victims also become more likely to suffer medical complications and other disabilities later in their lives.
Anyone injured in an accident caused by someone else has the right to file for compensation. Victims should seek damages not only for medical expenses and future medical needs, but also for pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost household services, disfigurement, lost wages, and lost earning capacity.
Having the financial resources to take care of yourself through treatment now and in the coming years is critically important. Based in Albuquerque, our team of skilled and experienced burn injury attorneys has been fighting for clients like you all across New Mexico since 1985. Complex or high-profile cases do not intimidate us—our lawyers are as tough as they are compassionate. Above all, we care about helping you achieve justice.
Why Work with a Burn Injury Lawyer?
When seeking justice after your burn injury, there are a few reasons we recommend you partner with a skilled injury firm like ours. First, insurance adjusters are professionals who are highly trained to determine if their company can decrease the amount it owes you. This practice can result in the catastrophically injured receiving settlement offers that are much too low to account for all the challenges they are now facing through no fault of their own. By working with experienced attorneys, you are ensuring you have a professional to fight for you every step of the way.
Our attorney team can also help you determine the true nature of your damages. Between our experience in complex injury cases and our network of medical professionals and consultants, we can analyze your accident’s impact far into the future. Often, our clients are surprised by the difference between the settlement offer they were initially given and the amount they will actually need to cover their losses.
Finally, when you are grappling emotionally and physically with a serious injury, you should have a team of experienced litigators handling the legal aspects of your accident. With our team on your side, you can focus your energy on healing.
Causes of Burn Injury
There are many types of accidents that can cause serious burns.
We can help you identify at-fault parties and file injury claims after:
- Car accidents
- Industrial fires and explosions
- Mining accidents and explosions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises fires
- Product malfunctions
- Truck accidents
When considering the true cause of any given accident, we are trained to thoroughly investigate so you are seeking to hold those who truly caused the injuries accountable.
Our team is prepared to handle complex litigation against multiple parties and big corporations. Everyone who contributed to causing a preventable accident that devastated you and your family should answer for their part in it.
Burn Injury Types and Complications
Thermal burns may be the most common type of burn injury, but we can help clients who were injured by chemicals, electricity (electrocution), radiation, scalding fluids, or smoke inhalation. Extensive second- and third-degree burns can cause life-threatening injury including shock, organ damage or failure, and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Severe injury often requires a patient be transferred to a burn clinic.
Even after emergency care has stabilized a patient, the healing process for a burn injury may last from a few weeks to months or even years. During this time, a patient will likely not be able to attend work or see to any other obligations in their lives. They may need expensive treatment including skin grafts or medical amputations.
Even the most advanced therapies cannot fully heal burn injuries. No matter their source, these wounds may cause complications long after treatment:
- Chronic pain and suffering
- Decreased blood volume
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Reduced range of motion
- Respiratory issues
- Loss of life enjoyment
We want to help you receive justice and fair compensation for all these elements. With McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, you will receive both individual attention and a team effort to see your needs met.
Medical Malpractice $67.3 Million
Wrongful Death $52 Million
Trucking Crash $18.9 Million
Medical Malpractice $9 Million
Medical Malpractice $7.8 Million
Wrongful Death $6 Million
Wrongful death $3.7 Million
Medical Device Defect $2 Million
Trucking Crash 8-Figure Settlement
Wrongful Death Amount is Confidential
Compassion, strength, and experience: Our team has it all. We understand you want to find the right fit when you are working with an attorney, and we want that, too. After all, we see each case as a partnership to help our clients find justice.
For technical and complex cases like burn injury claims, you need a team that has a working knowledge of medicine and science. Our team of attorneys has the experience and understanding you need. Healthcare professionals from across the country work with us, lending their expertise and perspective. We take only a few cases at a time so we can give each our full attention and efforts.
If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury caused by someone else’s negligence or otherwise wrongful conduct, we are here to support you. McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry wants to help you find justice and hold wrongdoers accountable. Reach out at your earliest convenience to discuss whether filing a claim is right for you.
It's All About the Mission
Our goal is to use the law as a force for good. We not only want to achieve the best possible results for our clients, but we strive to create lasting change that makes our world a safer place.
Prepare Every Case for Trial
We believe when you lead with confidence, you've won before you started; therefore, by fighting from a position of strength, we know that cases are more likely to settle for a fair amount.
Because every case is unique, we never apply a one-size-fits-all approach. We take the time to know our clients and prepare personalized strategies that yield the greatest success.
35 Years of Experience
Since 1985, we have been helping ordinary citizens hold insurance companies and corporate wrongdoers accountable, while securing the compensation our clients deserve.