O’Brien & Padilla, P.C., has an extensive practice involving the prosecution and defense of personal injury, property damage and economic loss cases based on tort theories of recovery, including negligence, products liability, workplace injury, intentional tort claims, wrongful death, survivor actions, catastrophic injury and fraud. Our lawyers handle personal injury cases in state and federal courts throughout New Mexico. We aggressively investigate personal injury claims of any type with the goal of winning through an early summary judgment, an advantageous settlement or a favorable jury verdict.
Every tort case has two parts, liability and damages, connected by the concept of causation. More often than not, cases are complicated by allegations that the actions of several parties contributed to the loss. Success in tort law requires the attorney to reduce the complex to the simple, to prepare experts to testify in a way that juries can understand and to maintain focus on the core issues.
Our Firm’s lawyers bring a significant level of experience to the handling of General Tort Liability Claims. We have successfully defended cases throughout New Mexico referred by a wide variety of insurance companies, third party administrators and self-insureds arising from auto or truck collisions; premises related injuries; construction claims; and intentional torts, including civil assault, sexual abuse, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. When requested, our lawyers also serve on a “quick response team” to investigate significant losses within a day or two of the occurrence, in order to find and preserve evidence that would otherwise be lost. Although we are primarily a defense firm, we handle select plaintiffs’ cases and have successfully litigated those cases for our clients.