Caring and Competent Representation Across New Mexico

Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Santa Fe and All of New Mexico

Youngers Law is dedicated to seeking justice for injury victims. Attorney Joleen Youngers works diligently to maximize the financial recovery in every case. She handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that you will owe no attorney fees unless she obtains compensation for you.

Ms. Youngers is supportive, aggressive and thorough. She cares for her clients, fights for their rights and knows how to gather the details that matter for their personal injury claims. She works with experts to gain deeper insight into the nature of your accident. Most importantly, attorney Youngers knows when to negotiate and when to litigate – you can feel confident that she will take the approach that gives you the best chance of maximizing your compensation.

Types of Cases that Attorney Youngers Handles

Attorney Youngers and her dedicated staff handle a broad range of personal injury cases, including those involving:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: If you have been involved in any type of serious traffic accident, Ms. Youngers can help. She is experienced in dealing with the complicated insurance issues that can arise. She also handles accidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles.
  • Premises liability: Have you sustained injuries due to a slip-and-fall accident, a dog bite, falling objects, structural collapses or other dangerous conditions on public or private property? If so, you may be entitled to financial recovery. The firm’s lawyer can help you explore your legal options for relief.
  • Inadequate security: Hotels, bars, nightclubs, parking garages and other businesses must keep their properties reasonably safe and secure to protect visitors from crime. If you were a victim of a violent crime, robbery, burglary or sexual assault that occurred on a commercial property, then you may have a personal injury claim against the property owner.
  • Injuries at Work against Third Parties: Sometimes, persons injured at work can be compensated beyond worker’s compensation claims paid by their employers. Sometimes, dangers are created by persons other than your employer (third parties) and you can hold those persons accountable. If so, Youngers Law can help.
  • Farm and livestock accidents: Unsafe conditions on farms and ranches can lead to catastrophic injuries. Livestock such as cattle and horses are powerful animals that can cause serious injuries to those around them. They can also cause serious accidents on the roadway. If you were injured in a farm, ranch or livestock accident, attorney Youngers and her team can help.
  • Sexual abuse: The firm provides representation in civil lawsuits for victims of sexual assault, particularly those abused by people in positions of authority, such as supervisors, ministers, therapists, foster parents, teachers and coaches.
  • Elder abuse: Ms. Youngers protects the rights of elders who were victims of physical abuse or neglect, particularly those in nursing homes and senior care facilities.
  • Civil rights: All too often, those who are hired to serve and protect end up hurting rather than helping, resulting in injury and even death. Youngers Law is experienced in getting justice for victims of excessive force and police misconduct.
  • Wrongful death: The firm provides caring, compassionate representation for those who have tragically lost loved ones due to the negligence or recklessness of others.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases

One common thread uniting all injury victims is that they have questions about their cases. Personal injury law can be confusing, especially for people who have not been seriously hurt before. Ms. Youngers has answered some of her clients’ most common questions to provide clarity for the injured.

I got injured while vacationing in New Mexico. What can I do?

Visitors to New Mexico, whether from the United States or elsewhere, will be subject to the state’s personal injury laws if they suffer injuries while vacationing here. New Mexico’s pure comparative negligence laws allow you to collect compensation for your injuries so long as you are not completely responsible for them. While you may collect damages even if you are partially at fault, keep in mind that as your responsibility for your injuries increases, the amount of compensation you can recover decreases.

In New Mexico, you may be able to collect compensation for the harms and losses arising from your injuries. These harms and losses include those that can be quantified, such as medical bills, future treatment costs and lost income, as well as harms that do not have a number as easily attached, such as pain and suffering, account for the lasting effects injuries can have on you and your loved ones.

As a visitor to New Mexico, you should seek the help of a personal injury lawyer after you get hurt. She will educate you further about the state’s injury laws and the types of compensation you may be eligible to receive in your situation.

What does the court award in personal injury cases?

How much compensation you receive will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries, including your immediate medical care, any surgeries or other treatments, your long-term medical needs, any follow-up care, and any income you lost because of your injuries. You may also be compensated for other harms and losses, such as pain and suffering, and disfigurement, as well as the emotional impact of your injuries and any trauma you went through.

Should I accept the insurance company’s initial settlement offer?

The usual answer to this question is no. An insurance company may make you an offer before you know how well you will recover and the total impact of your injuries on you – physically, emotionally and financially.
You should not accept a settlement offer until an attorney with experience in personal injury cases analyzes your expenses and the full cost of care. Unfortunately, insurance companies routinely offer undervalued “lowball” settlements. Ms. Youngers can help you decide whether the insurance company’s offer is sufficient for your needs.

Contact a Knowledgeable Car Accident Attorney – Serving Santa Fe and the Entire State

To arrange a free consultation and meet directly with attorney Youngers, call 505-933-8480 or 575-636-2057. You can also contact the firm online. Youngers Law offers evening and weekend appointments by request.

Based in Las Cruces and Santa Fe, the firm’s personal injury lawyer serves clients throughout New Mexico.