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Rocky Mountain Law Firm
Scott Atkinson

1720 Louisiana NE #100
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 242-5879

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A good personal injury lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and help you recover any damages you are entitled to. If you or someone close to you has suffered a personal injury and would like to learn about possible legal rights from a lawyer, please contact us for a FREE consultation. We will provide you with a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer to address your questions. This consultation is provided with no obligation to you -- we just want to help you understand your rights under the law. Rocky Mountain Law Firm is committed to providing quality legal representation and personal attention to each client.

Is there a Time Limit on Filing my Personal Injury Claim?
YES. The Statute of Limitations restricts the amount of time you have to file a claim. Typically, accident cases allow you to file your claim within three (3) years from the date of the accident. Some cases, though, including those involving death, may have a shorter filing period. Therefore, it is unwise to delay investigation and analysis of your claim; an attorney may help you accomplish the same. If you fail to file your claim in timely fashion, IT WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

MOREOVER, if your claim is against any sort of governmental entity, the time within which you must file your claim may be as short as two (2) years, or less in some instances. IN ADDITION, you may be required to provide the governmental entity with NOTICE of your claim within thirty (30) days from the date of the accident.

The bottom line is that while you may have ample time within which to file a claim, you want to be absolutely sure that you comply with any and all notice and filing deadlines, and investigation is often a necessary prerequisite. You want to be sure, then, that you thoroughly investigate any filing and notice deadlines as soon as possible.

About Scott Atkinson:-

Scott Atkinson was admitted to practice in New Mexico in 1989, Colorado in 1999, and Texas in 2005. He graduated from the University of New Mexico (B.A., 1985; J.D.,1989). He was a Case and Comment Editor for the New Mexico Law Review in 1988-1989. Mr. Atkinson is a menber of the State Bar of New Mexico, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the Albuquerque Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas.

Scott Atkinson practices in New Mexico, and handles select cases in Colorado and Texas. He is rated "BV" by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating indicates high to very high legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.

Mr. Atkinson worked for a large law firm in Albuquerque after graduation before opening his own law office in 1995. His practice focuses onf personal injury, business litigation, and he frequently serves as a court-appointed guardian ad litem in cases involving injured minors.

 


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