New Mexico Drunk Driving Injury Lawyers
CALL (800) 863-5312 TO SPEAK WITH NEW MEXICO DRUNK DRIVING INJURY ATTORNEYS FOR FREE
Unfortunately, anyone who is on the road is in danger of encountering a drunk driver. While the penalties for driving drunk are severe, people continue to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 30 people die per day in drunk driving accidents. A drunk driving accident can leave you scrambling to address medical needs, out of work, and battling a tough legal process.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, call today to speak with Zinda Law Group’s New Mexico drunk driving accident lawyers for free.
WHAT IS THE CLAIM PROCESS AFTER A DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT?
After your accident with a drunk driver, there are a few steps that need to be completed in order to begin to seek compensation for your injuries.Speak with an Attorney
Car accidents, especially those involving a drunk driver, can turn your life upside down in a moment. Consulting with an experienced drunk driving injury attorney can help put your mind at ease as they may be able to advise you of your options and give clarity on what your next move should be.
2. Research and Investigate
After you have picked an attorney to work with, they may be able to begin researching and investigating the facts of your case. In a drunk driving claim, this can include the driving record of the other party, any photo or video evidence that may be available, and statements given to the police.
3. Negotiate a Settlement
Personal injury claims very rarely go to trial—most settle far before they reach that point. If the other driver has been convicted of a DUI, then they may be even more likely to settle. Your attorney can work with you at this stage of the proceedings in order to advise on whether a settlement offer gives you fair value for your injuries.
FIGHTING FOR NEW MEXICO DRUNK DRIVING VICTIMS
If you were injured in an accident with a drunk driver, then it is likely that that driver is going to face criminal penalties, which can be harsh. However, these criminal penalties are focused on punishing the offending driver, not compensating the victim. Fortunately, drunk driving victims may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. These measures may be taken even if the driver isn’t convicted of a DUI criminally.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol lessens a driver’s decision-making ability and reaction time. This means that accidents involving a drunk driver can often have more severe consequences than a typical auto accident. Injuries from drunk driving accidents can be devastating, resulting in traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, and broken bones and lacerations. Aside from painful and difficult to recover from, these injuries can also be expensive. At Zinda Law Group, our attorneys will assist you in seeking maximum compensation from the responsible party or parties while making the legal process as simple as possible.
Awards & Recognition
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)
MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)
LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020
AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.
Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice
I did not know what to do. I had never been hurt in a wreck before and this was a major accident that was not my fault. I reached out to Zinda Law Group and they were fantastic, answered all my questions, got me help immediately, and took care of everything!!
There comes a time when you need someone in your corner that you can trust. Our time came when we knew we needed the advice and counsel of an attorney. The day we walked into Zinda Law Group we knew we were covered.
There is a reason why this law firm has a 5 star rating. My experience with personal injury attorney Joe Caputo and all of the staff at Zinda Law Group has been excellent... I would definitely recommend Zinda Law Group.
Maria Ciara-Former Client
This is a really great firm! They settled my personal injury case in a year. Throughout the whole process, they were keeping in touch with me and helping me get the best treatment possible. They honestly know what they are doing. It was a pleasure working with these guys.
Everyone was so professional and was very interested in helping me with my issues. They were very upfront and honest about what I could expect.
I contacted Zinda Law Group after getting nowhere on my own with a personal injury case. I am so thankful I did. They took it off my plate and handled everything from appointments, to phone calls, and emails.
COMMON CAR ACCIDENTS WE HANDLE
- Rear-end Collisions
- Sideswipe Collisions
- Vehicle Rollovers
- Side-Impact Collisions
- Head-on Collisions
- And more
WHY HIRE ZINDA LAW GROUP?
Zinda Law Group’s team of compassionate and innovative lawyers know how to advocate and get results for drunk driving injury victims. All we want you to do is focus on your recovery. Here’s what sets Zinda Law Group apart from other personal injury firms:
Zinda Law Group carries a low volume of cases and we are very selective about the cases that we do decide to take on. This means that your case can be given the attention it deserves. Your representation will not be cookie-cutter—your attorney will put the time into tailoring an effective strategy based on the unique nature of your specific case.
Large Firm Resources
While your attorney will know and understand the New Mexico laws relevant to your case, they will also have access to the resources of a nationwide firm. This includes things like accident reconstructionists, who may be able to create compelling visual aids to strengthen your case.
GET HELP FROM OUR NEW MEXICO CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS
If you were injured after an accident with a drunk driver, contact Zinda Law Group. Our attorneys may make the process as simple as possible for you while also fighting for maximum compensation for your injuries. In addition, we believe that accident victims shouldn’t have to worry about being able to afford legal representation, which is why we use a no-win, no-fee policy—you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, call (800) 863-5312 to speak with New Mexico drunk driving injury lawyers for free.
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