New Mexico Dog Bite Lawyer

Had a Dog Bite Injury in New Mexico and Looking For The Right Personal Injury Attorney To Aggressively Represent You to Ensure You Are Fully Compensated for Losses and/or Injuries?

New Mexico Dog Bite Law

A dog bite victim in New Mexico can recover compensation under the doctrines of negligence, negligence per se, scienter and intentional tort. There is no dog bite statute so this is a “one bite state.”

Negligence

New Mexico also imposes liability upon a dog owner whose negligence caused injury to the victim. A negligence claim under 41-4-6 NMSA 1978 is appropriate where the dog owner lacks knowledge of the dog’s vicious propensities and ineffectively controls the animal in a situation where it would reasonably be expected that injury could occur.

Negligence per se

Because New Mexico imposes liability on the basis of negligence, it can be assumed that liability would be imposed on the basis of negligence per se.

Scienter

The scienter cause of action makes the owner of a dog liable for dog bite injuries if the owner knew, or should have known, that the dog was vicious or had a tendency or natural inclination to be vicious. This imposes strict liability on the dog owner.

If you had a Dog Bite Incident and feel you have a case, complete our Case Information Form on this page or reach us at:

Why Choose Wood Injury Law?

  • Free Consultation – Tell us what happened and see if you have a case and what it might be worth. We do consultations by phone and virtually.
  • Confidential Case Assessment – During your phone assessment, we will listen to you and help you determine your next steps.
  • Efficient – Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly as we can to get you your money faster.
  • No Hidden Fees – Know the costs before starting (in most situations).
  • Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that every client’s needs are unique. We treat all of our clients with the attention they deserve.
  • We Take Complex and Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.
  • Caring and Compassionate (truly) – We’re sorry for what happened to you or your loved one. Our team is incredibly experienced, and they truly understand the complications that Personal Injury can bring upon a family.
  • Highly Responsive – We strive for “freaky fast” returned client calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back from us.
  • We Keep You Updated – Transparency is key. We want you to know what’s happening with your case at all points in the process.
  • Highly Reviewed & Rated – 5.0 review rating on Google. See some of our client reviews below.
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What To Do If Bitten By A Dog:

  • Report the incident to Animal Control and the Police
  • Photograph the injury and any scarring
  • If there are witnesses, get their contact information and statement if possible
  • Obtain owner of dog’s information, including homeowners insurance coverage if possible

Client Reviews – Wood Injury Law

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us and Their Experience

“thorough, responsive and truly cares about his clients,” “very driven and 100% on your side,” “made us feel like we were important to them & had our best interest in mind,” “highly recommend Wood Law Group,” “worked very hard for us,” “He will have your back,” “Wood Law Group is the best!,” “very happy with his quality of service,” “on top of things and will fight to get you the money you deserve,” “extremely helpful,” “He made sure I got the correct amount for my property damage even though the insurance companies tried to short me out of what I was originally promised,” “easy to talk to and goes the extra mile,” “Josh is such an amazing, hardworking lawyer,” “man of his word and only charged me what we agreed upon,” “they helped me out very fast with everything I needed from medical to my vehicle being fixed,” “if I could give 10 stars, I would,” “I highly recommend them. Thank you for everything you have done for me,” “helped me so much with my case from start to finish,” “quick, and efficient and made sure you got what you needed and defended extremely well,” “Highly recommend,” “quick to respond to my ton of questions,” “Great ethics, all around he always answers and gives off a good vibe that he does care,” “Thanks for your excellent work,” “I’m thankful I had him fighting for me during the craziness of a stressful car accident!,” “If you’re looking for an accident lawyer who will work hard and give your case 100% and more, choose Josh Wood.”

If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

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We Serve Albuquerque and the Entire State of New Mexico.

Locally, clients come to us from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell, Las Cruces and all of New Mexico.

What To Do Now

We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Since time is often critical to ensure the best result, contact us now by calling us for one-on-one assistance at (623) 232-9355 with your questions, a description of your situation, or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within one business day and often within hours the same day. All information is confidential.

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