Wrongful Death Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Your Rights as an Accident Victim

Accidents can happen for many reasons. Sometimes, you can make a mistake that leads to an accident. Other times, an accident is no one’s fault and is not preventable. However, in many situations, other parties cause accidents by acting in negligent or careless ways. If this happens, it is important to have a skilled Albuquerque wrongful death and negligence lawyer like William J. Cooley on your side.

William J. Cooley, Personal Injury Attorney

Qualified Albuquerque Wrongful Death Lawyer

The injured party can hold a negligent person or company liable for all of the losses stemming from the resulting injuries. The first step in evaluating a personal injury case is to determine who you may hold accountable for your accident. This can involve technical investigations and complex legal principles, so you want a qualified local Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer handling your case from the start.

The different negligent parties in personal injury claims include:


Negligent people can cause accidents, including:

  • Dangerous drivers
  • Negligent commercial truck drivers
  • Doctors engaging in medical malpractice
  • Dog owners


Negligent companies can be held liable for:

  • Selling defective household products
  • Selling dangerous pharmaceuticals
  • Hazards on the premises that cause slip and fall accidents
  • Toxic exposure
  • Construction accidents
  • Employees who negligently harm others

Government entities

In some instances, a local or state agency may cause accidents and injuries. This can include:

  • Accidents caused by dangerous roadways
  • Accidents at public schools
  • Falls due to dangerous public sidewalks
  • Playground injuries in public parks
  • Injuries at public swimming pools

Help You Find Justice

The requirements for bringing a legal claim can vary, depending on the liable parties in your accident. In any case, however, accident victims have the right to seek compensation for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, future estimated losses, and more. Contact experienced Albuquerque wrongful death and negligence lawyer William J. Cooley so he can help you find justice.