Torts/Personal Injury

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New Mexico has been referred to as a judicial 'hell hole', apparently based on the perception that our state has unfavorable laws and unpredictable litigation outcomes. Our attorneys excel at helping clients assess their risks and defenses when facing a tort or personal injury claim, as well as planning strategies to achieve a successful resolution.

We have comprehensive experience in defending parties in all types of tort litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death and insurance-related litigation. We have represented individuals, businesses, and insurance companies in suits involving the following types of claims:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Fraud
  • Premises liability (slip and falls) 
  • Toxic torts
  • Defamation
  • Intentional torts 
  • Interference with contractual relations 
  • Municipal liability 
  • Negligence 
  • Negligent misrepresentation



Modrall Sperling has long defended parties in all types of tort litigation.  We provide our clients with cost-effective representation intended to obtain the best available outcome from the client's perspective.  We frequently perform on-scene investigations of significant incidents for our clients.  The firm also has significant experience with alternative dispute resolution such as mediations and arbitrations.  Our deep knowledge and experience with New Mexico tort law allows us to effectively represent our clients in drafting releases and accomplishing resolutions in situations involving joint or successive tortfeasors or other claims of joint and several liability.