New Mexico Personal Injury Resources

New Mexico was nicknamed the “Land of Enchantment” because of its scenic beauty and rich history. Before it attained statehood, New Mexico was inhabited by Native Americans for many centuries, and then became a part of New Spain, Mexico, and finally it became a U.S. territory. New Mexico is a tort insurance state, meaning that the person at fault in an accident and his or her insurance carrier are responsible for the costs incurred to all parties involved should an injury occur.

New Mexico has an estimated population of 2,085,538 and, in 2010, had a total of 2,085,538 civil incoming cases. This is 4,900 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 4,299 are tort cases, tried in the District court. The tort trend in New Mexico seems to be escalating gradually by the year.

Like the rest of the country, in New Mexico, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims, also called tort claims, all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in New Mexico.

New Mexico State Resources

State of New Mexico: http://www.newmexico.gov/
Official Portal of New Mexico: http://sunshineportalnm.com/
New Mexico Legislature Online: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/
New Mexico Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://www.newmexico.gov/government/
New Mexico Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.nm.us/
Santa Fe County Official Website: http://www.co.santa-fe.nm.us/

New Mexico Court Resources

New Mexico Courts Online: http://www.nmcourts.gov/index.php
Links for New Mexico Courts: http://www.nmcourts.gov/othercourts.php
New Mexico Office of Court Administration: http://www.nmcourts.gov/newface/aoc/index.php
Supreme Court of New Mexico: https://nmsupremecourt.nmcourts.gov/index.php
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

New Mexico Legal Associates

State Bar of New Mexico: http://www.nmbar.org/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Albuquerque County Bar Association: http://www.abqbar.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other New Mexico Legal Resources

Personal Injury in New Mexico: http://research.lawyers.com/New-Mexico/Personal-Injury-in-New-Mexico.html
New Mexico Legal Resources: http://www.lawhelpnewmexico.org/?q=content/resources
New Mexico Constitution: http://sos.state.nm.us/pdf/2007nmconst.pdf
New Mexico Legislature and Statutes Online: http://www.nmonesource.com/nmnxtadmin/NMPublic.aspx
New Mexico Rules of Evidence: http://www.nmcompcomm.us/nmrules/nmruleset.aspx?rs=11
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
New Mexico Public Records finder: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/public_records_request.aspx
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com