Car Accidents

Sustaining any type of injury can be a devastating experience. When that injury happens in a car accident, there are certain steps you need to take to make sure you get compensated as much as possible. I understand that focusing on simply getting better is probably your number one priority, as it should be. For that reason, I'm here to handle the legalities so you can dedicate your time and energy to restoring your health.

What should I do if I'm in a car accident in New Mexico?

1. Get somewhere safe. If you're able to pull over to the shoulder or out of the way of traffic, do so right away. If not, turn on your hazards and call the police.

2. Check yourself. Are you bleeding? Do you feel any pain anywhere? Try to stay calm and notice any possible injuries you may have. Keep in mind that injuries can be internal, too. With that being said, it's important to note not only external signs (like blood or cuts) but any pain that you're feeling that doesn't have any external abrasions.

3. Take pictures. Use your phone or a camera (if you have one) and take pictures of the scene. Include not only your car but the other vehicles involved, license plates, signs and traffic lights in the area, etc.

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4. Gather information. If possible, get the name, drivers license number, and insurance number of other drivers.

5. Notify your insurance company. Be honest and be careful. Sometimes insurance companies will use fancy wording to trip you up and get you to agree to something that will put your compensation at risk. Pay attention to your gut reaction and if anything feels off or wrong or if you just don't understand what they're talking about, contact me.

What if insurance companies aren't being fair?

With me in your corner, you don't have to worry about the insurance companies. I know how shady they can be and how they'll try to get over on you. You won't be susceptible to their fear tactics because I'll make sure they play fair.

How much time do I have to file a lawsuit?

As with most personal injury claims in New Mexico, you have three years to file a lawsuit from the date of the accident.

Should I ask for more than what my medical bills cost?

I'll always seek the maximum compensation possible just in case there are unforeseen expenses we wouldn't be privy to beforehand. For example, if your injuries get worse or the long-term impact on your finances are reasons to request more than the cold hard price of medical bills alone.

New Mexico Car Accident Attorney

If you were injured in a car accident, you don't have to suffer alone. While you focus on getting better, I can position your case in a manner that works towards getting you the most compensation possible. I understand the strain this situation has on your life and I have what it takes to help you overcome these hardships. Schedule a consultation today.