Q&A - Sapien Law Albuquerque


5 Ways You May
Unintentionally Damage Your Personal Injury Claim

Most people don’t spend their lives preparing for the day when they get into a serious, injury-causing collision or incident. Most of the time, it just happens and we are left to our own judgement about how to handle the situation…

Auto Crashes May Cause
PTSD

According to a study published on the American Family Physician, about nine percent of all people who are involved in auto collisions which is approximately 3.5 million people in the United States every year develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result.

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a
Personal Injury Car Collision
Settlement?

In general, you do not have to bear the
burden of paying taxes on your personal injury settlements. A settlement usually pays for medical expenses and repair bills. These are charges that do not involve the Internal Revenue Service…

Federal Guidelines Proposed to Eliminate Gender and Race in Calculating Personal
Injury Awards

In a salvo against Donald Trump’s blatant racism against: Hispanics, Muslims, women and the disabled, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), introduced a bill on Thursday that would…

How to Successfully Pursue an Injury Claim

Automobile collisions are at times simply unavoidable. We often blame the collision on simple misfortune or bad luck, but more likely than not the collision and the ensuing injuries to driver and passengers are generally someone’s fault. And when somebody else is to blame for your collision, don’t you think…

Motorcycle Collision and
Traumatic Brain Injuries

Whenever motorcycle riders and their passengers get onto their bike for a ride, they are automatically vulnerable to the high risk of suffering head injuries in either a single or multiple vehicle motorcycle collision. It is well known that motorcycles offer very little protection as compared to passenger…

Personal Injury

The job of a personal injury attorney is to see that you get the fair compensation that you deserve for accidents that are no fault of your own. This field encompasses a broad range of matters, including car accidents, medical malpractice, insurance disputes, faulty products, fires and explosions, and much more. The truth is, be it a dog bite or intentional tort…

Personal Injury – The
Fundamentals to your Claim

The most important part of any personal injury claim is in the minutes and days after the collision or incident. It is vital that you gather important information, obtain photographs or video of the collision scene or area the incident occurred and maintain any documents. The following…

Request by Insurance
Company to Sign a Release

If you are injured by the negligence of another party and make a claim for medical expense, loss of past and future income or pain and suffering you will likely be asked to sign a records release. The insurance company will usually ask for a release for medical records and employment records…

The Personal Injury Claim
Process

If you are injured in a collision and decide to file a personal injury claim, a rather arduous process is set into motion. This process can be complicated, long, and confusing; there is really nothing that can be done about that. However, understanding the basics of the procedure will help to alleviate some…

Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year many people are injured at work, in automotive crashes, while riding bikes or playing sports, trip and falls, and other traumatic incidents, and end up with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This type of injury is typically caused by a jolt, blow, or hard bump to the head, or results from some other penetrating head injury that ends…

What if I’m Injured as a
Passenger in a Car that was
Hit by a Drunk Driver?

Whenever an intoxicated person gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, he or she puts everybody else on or near the roadway at risk. A drunk driver is much more likely to be in a collision and often those collisions result in significant injuries and death to…

What to do After a Slip and
Fall

Slip and fall incidents are one of the leading causes of injury nationwide. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and falls are responsible for the most visits to the emergency room nationwide. It is statistically likely that you will experience a slip and fall at least once in your life. Consequently…

Workers’ Compensation &
Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an auto accident while on-the-job, you may be eligible for New Mexico Workers’ Compensation benefits as well as being able to recover compensation from the at-fault driver or other at-fault party. This means that you can start receiving medical and lost time or indemnity…

Preparing for Your
Deposition

If you’ve been in a collision and have sustained serious injuries your case will likely proceed to litigation. Litigation will require that you provide a deposition so that your personal testimony is reserved to ensure a successful outcome. Having your deposition taken by a defense attorney can be…




Contact Information

OFFICE: (505) 842-5979

FAX: (505) 842-6002

ADDRESS: 1100 2nd St NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 25523,
Albuquerque, NM 87125


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