About Scott Atkinson

Scott concentrates on serious personal injury cases. He believes that a catastrophic injury does not just affect the victim; it also dramatically impacts the victim’s family. Scott is in Albuquerque to fight for you to recover your New Mexico accident losses!

What is the Deadline for Filing My Personal Injury Case?

Hopefully, you’ll never be the victim of a personal injury case. But if it does happen, you may naturally feel overwhelmed by the event and its consequences on your health, work, property, etc. While it’s easy to get caught up in worry about lifestyle changes, you must find the strength to remain focused on the […]

Have You Been Libeled or Slandered?

In my post, 3 Tips For Suing For Online Defamation, I established that libel is defamations made in writing and slander is made by spoken word. And we also learned that to prove either libel or slander in court, a plaintiff must show that the statement was negligently, recklessly, or intentionally published (or disseminated) to […]

3 Tips For Suing For Online Defamation

In my post, 2 Requirements to Proving You’ve Been Defamed On Social Media, I discussed how a plaintiff must prove that falsity and malice were used by a defendant in order to win their online defamation case. To do that, it’s necessary to lay a proper foundation as a means to those two ends. But […]

How Are Medical Records Accessed After Death?

Health privacy protection in the US has grown stronger than ever in the last (nearly) twenty years. Many people have complained that they can’t get the health info they need on their spouse or partner or act on their behalf regarding a medical condition without medical power of attorney. On the other hand, it’s taken […]

3 Daycare Tips to Help Keep Your Child Safe

Finding the right daycare for your child can be an arduous endeavor. Above all else, we want our children to be safe. But when you’ve heard stories of daycare fires and delinquent staff over the years, how can you be sure a daycare is safe? Here are my three safety tips to help ensure your […]

Lawn Mower Personal Injury

The buzz of lawn mowers in summer is a sound many of us don’t give a second thought to. But behind that buzz lies real danger and injuries. Have you ever considered what you would do if you or a family member were injured by a lawn mower? If you think this is far-fetched, think […]

How Long Will My Case Take?

I’m sure you can imagine how often I’m asked the question, “How long will my case take?” And it’s certainly a reasonable question to ask, given that, in personal injury cases, the defendant is usually someone who is hurting-physically, emotionally, and financially as the result of someone else’s negligence. The other variant I’m asked is […]

When Will I See My Money?

In my post, How Long Will My Case Take?, we saw how compensation for the plaintiff’s medical expenses may not be easily discernable or quantifiable within hours or days of an accident, even if ultimately proving and winning their case. Still, many defendants who win their cases expect the system to pay out almost instantaneously. […]

Never Take Chances with Visually Inapparent Burn Victims

Electrical burns resulting from electrocution may seem recoverable. But after seeing quite a few of these types of injuries during my years of practice as a New Mexico personal injury attorney, I can tell you that the real and often permanent damage lies hidden under the skin. What makes electrocution one of the more unusual […]

Brain Injury in Children

If your child has suffered a head trauma, there’s always a chance that his or her behavior could eventually change. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in children is, unfortunately, not as uncommon as you might think, looking at the figure to the left. Many parents and others who interact with children on a regular basis are […]

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