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A brain injury can change a life in a second.

There are estimated to be 1.4 million new brain injuries each year.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 5.3 million or about 2% of the U.S. population require assistance in their day-to-day activities due to a traumatic brain injury.

Brain injuries have unpredictable consequences. These injuries affect who we are, the way we act and feel. They can change everything about us in a matter of seconds.

​50,000 people die yearly from traumatic brain injury. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year more people suffer brain injuries than breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis combined.

This website is a resource for brain injured people, providing in-depth educational information and the latest news and research about brain injury plus links to brain injury tip sheets, apps, organizations and more.


Brain injuries require prompt legal attention and scrutiny.

They require a combination of medicine, rehabilitation, and the involvement of a law firm skilled and knowledgeable in all of the issues victims of brain injury and their families face.

John Tiwald is experienced and knowledgeable in the field of Brain Injury Law and possesses the most up-to-date knowledge regarding brain injury treatment and legal advocacy. He has been representing brain injured victims and their families throughout New Mexico for more than 30 years.

Call the Brain Injury Law Firm of New Mexico

today for a free consultation.

toll free (877) 888-4133

Please note: The information on this website is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should consult your health care provider regarding specific medical concerns or treatment.

Firm Overview

About Brain Injury Law Firm of New Mexico


The Brain Injury Law Firm of New Mexico, established by attorney John Tiwald, provides brain injured people and their families with experienced and knowledgeable legal representation. We work to obtain maximum compensation and benefits for our clients, and work to provide guidance in finding the very best and most appropriate diagnostic testing, treatment and rehabilitation. We provide assistance and guidance to the victim’s family through education and referrals to agencies and organizations which provide support to all affected by the injury. Contact Brain Injury Law Firm of New Mexico for further assistance.

Member of the National Brain Injury Litigation Group


Member of the Electrical Injury Litigation Group

President of the New Mexico Brain Injury Alliance


Member of the American Association of Justice

Member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association


Former Officer and Board Member of the NM Trial Lawyers Association



John Tiwald has been practicing personal injury and brain injury law in New Mexico for over 30 years. John’s first degree was a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He then graduated from law school at the University of Nebraska and has practiced law in New Mexico ever since.

John is married to Margaret Reidy, a native of Lincoln, NM, and they have two children. John served on the board of directors of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association for many years and was an officer of the association. He was also an editor of the Journal of the NMTLA for several years, and writes for that Journal, which is widely read by lawyers throughout the state.
John gives seminar presentations to lawyers in continuing education programs and is one of the authors of a litigation manual used by lawyers throughout New Mexico. He also is a court-appointed mediator for the District Court’s Settlement Week program.
John Tiwald has been very active in community non-profit organizations throughout his career. During the last fifteen years he has served as President, Vice-President, and as a board member of the Brain Injury Association of New Mexico. He has a special interest and experience in representing brain-injured persons and their families in injury cases of all types. John Tiwald is President of the New Mexico Brain Injury Alliance. He has been a board member of brain injury advocacy groups for 18 years, including the Southwest NeuroRehabilitation Institute. Mr. Tiwald is a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. He is a member of the National Electrical Injury ListServe and the American Association for Justice. He is a former officer and board member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyer’s Association and has been a member his entire career.

​The Brain Injury Law Firm of New Mexico offers free consultations to discuss your case. We also advance the legal costs of preparing your case for settlement or trial.

We pay for all professional investigators and expert witnesses necessary to build a solid and compelling case for you and your family. We use state-of-the-art methodology to build and prove your case.

Remember, we receive a fee only by winning your case.

free consultation

The Brain Injury Law Firm of New Mexico has represented brain injured people and their families from every corner of New Mexico.

Information about how to get in touch with us is listed below.
If you live outside Albuquerque, please use this toll-free number:

(877) 888-4133 (toll free)

You may send us a message by using the form below!

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Main Office and Mailing Address:

6121 Indian School Road. NE, Suite 210
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110


(505) 883-4133

Fax: (505) 883-0724

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