Collins & Collins, P.C.

500 4th Street NW, Suite 405 PO Box 506  Albuquerque, NM 87102, United States

Contact: Parrish Collins

  • (505) 242-5958
  • (505) 242-5968

Underinsured Coverage Stacks on Newly Acquired Vehicle and Replaced Vehicle During Grace Period

The law in New Mexico is very protective of the rights of insured motorists. The public policy dictates that motorist be afforded coverage in the event of an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, a very common…more
| Insurance, Personal Injury

Federal Criminal Immigration Cases Reach Record High

Federal prosecution for immigration violations reached a record high of 169,612 in 2009. According to the study out of Syracuse University, this number represents more than ½ of all criminal cases brought by the federal…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Workers Receive $100 Million in Punitive Damages for Injuries Suffered From Chemical Exposure

Ten British Petroleum workers were awarded $100 million dollars by a federal jury for injuries and damages related to contamination at one of the company's plants. According to reports, all but $300,000 of the $100 million…more
| Personal Injury

Rejection of Underinsured Insurance Coverage is No Good Unless Attached to the Policy

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has made clear the requirements for a valid rejection of uninsured and underinsured insurance coverage. The Court ruled in Arias v. Phoenix Indemnity that to be valid, the insured must sign a…more
| Insurance, Personal Injury

Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Don't Leave Home Without It

Car accidents are a fact of life. They are far too common. Most people will be in a car accident at least once during their lives. Often times, it will be that person's negligence that caused the accident. The law requires that…more
| Insurance, Personal Injury

Loss of Consortium Claims: Discovery Can be Brutal

New Mexico Uniform Jury Instruction 13-1810A allows for the recovery of damages by the plaintiff's children or spouse for loss of consortium which is defined as the "loss of the society, guidance, companionship and sexual…more
| Personal Injury

Loss of Consortium Claims in New Mexico

Often personal injury claims in New Mexico present the possibility of bringing a loss of consortium claim. This is particularly so in cases of serious personal injury. A loss of consortium claim is brought on behalf of spouse or…more
| Personal Injury

Tort Claims Notice Requirements: Contents & Delivery of the Notice

In personal injury lawsuits against any governmental entity in New Mexico, the New Mexico Tort Claims Act requires that a Tort Claims Notice be sent to all possible governmental defendants within 90 days of the incident. This is…more
| Personal Injury

Deadlines are Short in Suits Against the Government in New Mexico

Personal injury lawsuits against governmental entities in New Mexico have surprisingly quick deadlines. These deadlines arise under the New Mexico Tort Claims Act. You should be aware of the Act's deadlines if you are suing a…more
| Personal Injury

Valuation of Your Personal Injury Claims

The valuation of your personal injury claim is generally the primary basis of argument between you and the insurance company on the other side. Of course, liability or faultmust be proven before the value of your claims becomes…more
| Personal Injury

Car Accident Defenses: Contributory and Comparative Negligence

New Mexico is a comparative negligence state. As a result, it is possible for someone involved in an auto accident to recover damages even if he or she is partially responsible for the accident. …more
| Personal Injury

$54 Million Awarded to Victim of Rape in Group Home

An Albuquerque jury delivered a huge $54 million verdict on December 1, 2009 sending a message to both the defendant in the nursing home abuse and neglect case and other similarly managed nursing home facilities…more
| Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

$54 Million Awarded to Victim of Rape in Group Home

An Albuquerque jury delivered a huge $54 million verdict on December 1, 2009 sending a message to ResCare, Inc. that their behavior would not be tolerated…more
| Personal Injury

Bar Held Liable for $1 Million in Damages for Negligently Serving Intoxicate Patron

Dram shop lawsuit in results in $1 million damages verdict against a bar that served the intoxicated driver that struck and killed a bicyclist while returning home from the bar. The driver, Melissa Arrington, had been drinking…more
| Personal Injury, Products Liability

Huge Verdict In Trucking Accident Involving Texting Truck-Driver

Huge Verdict In Trucking Accident Involving Texting Truck-Driver A 21 year old college student was awarded $49 million in damages to a Santa Clara verdict for brain injuries he suffered in an auto accident. Drew Bianchi was…more
| Personal Injury
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