Sam did an excellent job for us after I was hit by an SUV. He was very tenacious with both the insurance companies and the hospitals, I would definitely recommend and use his office again. Special thanks to Sylvia for all her work.
Since 2004, Samuel Kane has been fighting hard for those who, through no fault of their own, have become ill or injured due to an accident. Kane’s expertise is in personal injury and wrongful death suits, including automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, airplane accidents, and slip-and-fall cases. He and his team have extensive experience in jury trials throughout New Mexico and Texas.
Most importantly, Samuel Kane has seen first-hand what accident victims and their loved ones go through mentally and emotionally. He and his staff are dedicated to the idea that the last thing families should worry about is how they will pay their bills. To this day, he works hard so that his clients can get the compensation they deserve and can focus on the healing process.
No one plans to get injured. But what you do post-injury can make all the difference.
Think about it: Did you want to be a party to a car accident? Did you seek out your personal injuries? Of course not. But accidents do happen. Whether driving your car or truck, riding a bicycle, or simply walking about as a pedestrian, someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior can cost you.
Your first goal, of course, is to seek treatment for your injuries and work toward being made whole again. That treatment can be costly. Fortunately, you may have a right to be compensated for your injuries and for time lost at work, as well as mental and emotional anguish. The right attorney can help you reach a settlement, so you can get back to healing.
An estimated 39 million people require medical attention due to personal injuries every year. By some calculations, personal injuries are the third-leading cause of death in the United States—and the leading cause of death in people under the age of 45.
Within the category of personal injury, car accidents (including truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents) and slip-and-fall events are the most common. These kinds of accidents can lead to slipped discs, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, muscle strains, and more.
New Mexico and Texas both have their fair share of personal injury cases:
Far too many victims in personal injury cases delay seeking the help of a personal injury attorney because they are unsure whether they have a case. But then the medical bills begin to pile up, and the stress of paying them while still recovering becomes an added burden.
If you have been injured in an accident, it never hurts to contact a competent attorney. An attorney will look at the details of your accident and help you determine what damages if any, you can claim. A good personal injury attorney will be in a better position to review the merits of your case—and to figure out all the ways in which you should be compensated.
During your initial consultation with an attorney (which is free, with no obligation), you should be as complete and comprehensive as possible – the more your attorney knows, the better equipped they are to help you.
As a general rule, any accident where there is a death or injury, or where there is property damage of more than $500, is an accident that should be considered by an attorney. Remember: If you consult with an attorney, they may or may not take the case—either way, you will not be worse off. But if you never consult with an attorney, you will always miss out on 100% of the damages you are entitled to by law.
After a car accident, slip-and-fall accident, or similar personal injury, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. Waiting to do so can allow the injury to get worse.
That said, it is worth contacting a personal injury attorney as soon after your accident as possible. Many attorneys can refer you to medical professionals for ongoing treatment after an accident. And the sooner you contact an attorney, the easier it will be to get the details of the case while they are still fresh in your memory (and in the memory of any witnesses to the accident).
Some attorneys will charge consultation fees even before they determine if you have a good case. But the best personal injury attorneys do not do this. They will offer a free consultation and charge only a percentage of the settlement that you win. In other words, you shouldn’t have to pay a dime out of your own pocket. The attorney gets paid when you win. It’s that simple.
Here at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, we take this idea to heart. You have already been through the trauma of an accident, and you face mounting medical bills. The last thing you need to worry about is paying more out-of-pocket to talk to a car accident attorney.
Our formula is simple: If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
And if you are facing difficult out-of-pocket expenses because an insurance company is denying benefits for a legitimate claim, we will defend your rights and protect you from corporate intimidation. The first step to claiming a fair and just settlement is just a phone call away.
If you need a personal injury lawyer here in Las Cruces, New Mexico, or the surrounding area, you’ve come to the right place.
Since 2004, we’ve been helping our friends and neighbors in courtrooms across New Mexico and Texas who have suffered severe injuries or even wrongful death. Samuel Kane and his team of personal injury experts have an impressive record of successfully seeking compensation for their clients, ensuring that they receive full monetary compensation for the pain, suffering, and personal hardship they have been forced to endure.
Here at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, you are never just a case number or dollar amount. Kane and his team will handle your personal injury claim with the care and commitment you deserve, taking the time to sit down with you and get to know you personally. Our goal is to understand your needs and fully explore the options that are in your best interests.
This is why the citizens of Las Cruces turn to us when they need a car accident attorney, slip-and-fall attorney, or a personal injury specialist — you can be confident that every single person on our team will make your best interests their highest priority.
Distinguished Justice Advocates
U.S. District Court
District of New Mexico
State Bar of New Mexico
Readers Choice Winner 2013
Readers Choice Winner 2015
Client Distinction Award 2015
Leaders of Law Recognition
State Bar of Texas
Samuel Kane graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He was a member of the Mathematics Association of America and participated in numerous seminars as a guest lecturer on abstract mathematical theories. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Kane graduated magna cum laude with an Order of the Coif distinction. He also served as a Justice on the University of Miami Law School’s Supreme Court.
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