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Permanent & Catastrophic Injuries

With our 37 years of experience and exclusive focus on personal injury litigation, Revo Smith Law can take on the most complex accident cases. Our legal team is recognized throughout New Mexico for our emphasis on respect and compassion toward our clients and their families. We know you are facing many challenges because of your injuries and we do all we can to help you move forward. Our attorneys maximize your damages award for such catastrophic injuries as burns, amputations and paralysis.

Burn injuries

Burn injuries may occur because of auto fire, chemical exposure, radiation or electrocution. Third-degree burns damage the skin and the underlying tissues, muscles, bones and organs. Burn victims may require skin grafts and other types of surgeries to restore functionality and mobility. Even after extensive rehabilitation, patients may experience lifelong disabilities, loss of sensation, pain, disfigurement, scarring and rigidity of the affected areas.


Amputations can result from industrial accidents involving farm, manufacturing or construction equipment. An accident that results in a crushed limb may require surgical amputation — for example, in the case of a serious motorcycle crash in which the bike lands on the victim's leg. Advancements in prostheses help amputation victims live normal lives, but these medical devices are expensive and often restrictive. When reattachment of the limb is possible, patients often face multiple surgeries and recurring infections.


The leading causes of spinal cord injuries are motor vehicle accidents, falls, violence and sports. A forceful impact — for instance, an accident involving a commercial truck — can partially or completely damage the vertebrae. The location and extent of paralysis depends on which vertebra is damaged. Incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) can hinder movement and cause pain, weakness, loss of sensation and paralysis of the limbs below the damaged area of the spine. Paraplegia may occur as a result of injury to the lower spine. Tetraplegia may arise from injury to the cervical spine.