Car Accident Lawyers in Albuquerque
Legal representation may be necessary after a car accident. Each victim of an accident should know their legal rights and when it is necessary to pursue a legal course of action. The following key points can help you to have a better understanding of scenarios that may occur and when it is appropriate to hire an attorney:
1.The department of transportation recently estimated that automobile accidents created over 32,000 fatalities in the U.S. each year. Many of the fatal accidents directly resulted from negligent behaviors from other drivers.
2. A car accident that is caused by another driver's negligence may be reason to hire an attorney. Each victim has the legal right to seek compensation for medical costs, lost wages, emotional trauma, and other subsequent medical problems.
3. A plaintiff in a lawsuit against an insurance company can seek compensation. Insurance companies, however, usually try to settle an accident claim with the least amount of cost possible. The liabilities involved in an automobile accident may not be simple to determine. A claim filed against the other driver's insurance company may not see a quick resolution as well.
4. The other driver may be determined liable for the accident injuries. The defendant driver's insurance company may call the plaintiff driver and try to settle the matter with a small amount of compensation, however.
Representation for a claim can help to assure a fair accident settlement from the other driver's insurance company. A case can be reviewed, and the value of each accident claim can be discussed. Engaging an attorney for a claim needs to be completed as soon as possible. The following are reasons in which it may be important to contact an attorney:
1. The amount of accident liability needs to be quickly determined. Each accident is unique, and New Mexico personal injury laws include a pure comparative fault rule. This type of regulation allows an injured party to recover the amount of damage that they are not responsible for. The injured party can recover even 1% of the damage evaluation if they are determined to be 99% at fault, for example.
2. The amount of damage needs to be quickly determined. Damage evaluation can involve physical injury to the drivers or property damage to the vehicles involved in the accident.
3. The amount of insurance coverage for each type of accident needs to be researched.
4. Personal injury cases have statutes of limitations that need to be quickly assessed.