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Artesia Personal Injury Attorneys

Seeking Justice for the Wrongfully Injured in New Mexico

At Simon Perdue, our personal injury attorneys are familiar with the unjust burdens of sustaining a wrongful injury. From securing time off work to affording your hospital bills, there can be a lot to worry about after an unexpected accident. Whether you were harmed by a fellow motorist, injured in a workplace accident, or diagnosed with an illness after toxic exposure, our lawyers can relentlessly advocate for the maximum compensation you’re rightfully entitled to. 

If you were harmed by negligence in Artesia or the surrounding area, don’t wait to secure trusted representation. No matter the type or size of your claim, Simon Perdue is here to zealously protect your rights while fighting to recover the full damages you deserve. From filing your initial claim to maximizing available damages to negotiating with insurance companies and other involved parties, you can trust our personal injury lawyers to pursue a favorable outcome while guiding your legal steps wisely from start to finish. 

If you were harmed by someone else’s negligence, our firm can fight to recover fair compensation. Call (505) 588-5962 to schedule a free consultation. 

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We recognize what is at stake, and are committed to delivering the just compensation you deserve.
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advocating for the maximum compensation

  • $40,000,000 Wrongful Death
  • $17,000,000 Oilfield Explosion
  • $15,000,000 Truck Accident
  • $10,500,000 Brain Injury
  • $3,000,000 Head Injury
  • $3,000,000 Back Injury

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Don’t let negligent parties off the hook for your suffering when our firm can aggressively pursue justice. With decades of trusted experience, our lawyers are well-equipped to represent your best interests. Our firm can fight to identify all liable parties and recover fair compensation for medical expenses, treatment costs, lost earnings, and other damages, restoring your peace of mind and financial security during your recovery. 

We represent clients in a broad range of personal injury claims, including: 

  • Truck Accidents: From semi-trailers to delivery trucks, truck accidents can result in serious injuries on New Mexico roads. If you were wrongfully injured by a negligent truck driver, our Artesia attorneys can pursue damages to help you make a swift recovery.   
  • Oilfield Accidents: Our award-winning attorneys represent injured oil field workers after various injuries, including explosions, equipment and machinery accidents, well blowouts, and chemical exposure. 
  • Catastrophic Injuries: Serious accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries that disrupt the lives of victims. We represent clients in various types of claims after catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), burn injuries, and spinal cord injuries. 
  • Wrongful Death: If you lost a loved one due to negligence, you can fight to identify all liable parties and bring them to justice. 
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  • "Attentive to My Needs"
    Simon Perdue was attentive to my needs and the issues of my case. He answered all my questions and kept me informed about every step.
    - Former Client
  • "Made Me Feel Like Family"
    After losing a friend and nearly my own life in explosion at work, Joel Simon made me feel like family and fought for me. Got me what I deserved.
    - Former Client
  • "You are an angel in human form with your line of work and would not have chosen any other lawyer."
    Joel, thank you again for fighting in my favor. You have changed my life and way of thinking drastically, I am now becoming a business owner. You are an angel in human form with your line of work and would not have chosen any other lawyer. The way you treated me and my family in making sure we were taken care of, I gratefully appreciate you for that. May you continue the good fight for God and may you and your family continue being blessed.
    - Ryan P.
  • "Couldn’t Have Chosen a Better Law Firm"
    I couldn’t have chosen a better law firm to finish my case. Joel was knowledgeable and helped with any questions my husband and myself may have had.
    - Former Client
  • "Wanted the Best for Me"
    Joel always validated my feelings and wanted the best for me. He was thorough and transparent throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Joel for any of your litigation needs.
    - Former Client

Why Hire Simon Perdue? 

As former defense lawyers, our Artesia attorneys bring an invaluable skillset to the table, empowering us to protect your rights against powerful companies and corporate giants we once defended. With decades of hard-earned experience and a successful track record of results, our firm is well-versed in the legal nuances and intricacies of personal injury law, allowing us to pursue justice and compensation for our clients. 

Some reasons to work with our award-winning team include:  

  • Top-rated representation: Our knowledgeable attorneys have won numerous awards and national acclaim in personal injury law, making us well-equipped to prioritize your legal needs and provide highly skilled representation when you need it most. 
  • Extensive litigation experience: We prepare every case for trial to ensure you’re compensated fairly. Our longstanding track record as accomplished litigators shows our opponents that we mean business, preventing  our clients from settling for anything less than they deserve. 
  • Former defense experience: As former defenders of powerful companies, including oil and gas giants like BP and Conoco, our attorneys know where our opponents’ pressure points are. As highly skilled litigators with experience on both sides, you can rest assured that your case is in excellent hands. 

Wrongfully injured? Our personal injury lawyers can fight for the justice you deserve. Contact us online to request a free consultation with our top-rated attorneys.

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Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Under New Mexico law, the plaintiff (injured party) bears the burden of proof in a personal injury lawsuit. It’s imperative to consult an experienced lawyer who can fortify your claim with compelling evidence and establish liability. 

To successfully prove negligence in a personal injury claim, the plaintiff must establish four core elements, including: 

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care. You must establish that the defendant owed you a duty of care. For example, in an oilfield accident, you may argue that your employer has a duty to provide adequate safety training and adhere to industry safety standards.
  • The defendant breached their duty. Next, you must show that the offending party violated their duty of care by acting negligently. For instance, if your oilfield employer fails to provide adequate safety equipment or conduct mandatory inspections, this may be considered a breach.   
  • The defendant’s negligence directly caused your injuries. Then, you must establish the defendant’s negligence as the “proximate cause” of your injuries. It’s crucial to work with a qualified attorney who can support your claim with relevant evidence. 
  • The defendant’s negligence resulted in compensatory damages. To have a valid personal injury claim, you must prove that the accident resulted in compensatory injuries (damages) to recover compensation from the defendant. 

Recoverable Damages in Personal Injury Claims

Depending on the type and cause of the accident, various damages may be recoverable in a personal injury claim. Remember, securing experienced representation from a qualified attorney is paramount to maximizing the value of your claim and seeking full damages in any personal injury lawsuit. 

There are three primary types of recoverable damages in personal injury cases, including: 

  1. Economic damages: These compensate for financial losses that can be quantified into monetary amounts, such as lost earnings, medical expenses, treatment costs, loss of earning capacity, and property damage.
  2. Non-economic damages: These compensate for non-financial losses that aren’t easily quantified into monetary amounts, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of consortium. 
  3. Punitive damages: These are only awarded in rare cases involving extreme malice or negligence. Rather than compensating the victim, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and deter similar behaviors in the future. 
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