CALL (888) 449-1160 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION WITH ONE OF OUR NEW MEXICO PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. However, seeking compensation by yourself may be difficult and frustrating. Thankfully, our team of personal injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group is here to help navigate you through the claim filing process. Our New Mexico personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for you.
If you are interested in filing a personal injury claim, or want to learn more about your rights following an injury, call Zinda Law Group to receive a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
what to do after a personal injury in New Mexico
Although each personal injury is unique, there are steps that you should take to ensure you receive the care you need—especially if you’ve been injured in an accident. In addition to getting the medical care you need, be sure to follow all of these steps; this will help when it comes time to present evidence that strengthens your claim. These steps include:
Seek Medical Attention
In some personal injury cases with serious injuries, you may receive medical treatment at the scene of a car accident, your workplace, or the location where you were injured. In other cases, you may not receive treatment at the scene of the accident; however, you should still visit your doctor as soon as possible to determine whether you need medical treatment.
After you leave the hospital or doctor’s office, be sure to watch for any additional signs or symptoms that occur in the days following the accident. You shouldn’t ignore any signs or symptoms because you can experience the effects of an accident several days after it happens.
Report the Accident
After an accident, you should report it to the appropriate authority. For example, in a car accident, you should call the police and file a report. If you suffer from a workplace injury, you should notify your supervisor. A documented report of the accident may help strengthen your claim as it will contain important information about what occurred.
Document Your Damage
You may have been too injured or shaken to take photos of the damage at the scene of an accident. As soon as possible, be sure to take photos of the damage. This could include injuries you sustained in the accident, damage to a vehicle, or a defective product, among other damage that a personal injury can cause.
Keep Track of Your Expenses
It’s important that you keep track of all receipts and paperwork related to your accident. In order to seek the compensation you may deserve, it will be important to demonstrate how the personal injury financially impacted you. This could include:
- Hospital and doctor bills
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractor bills
- Documented time taken off from work due to any injuries
- Receipts for the repair or replacement of damaged property
Contact a New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence and would like to seek compensation, you may need to file a lawsuit against the person whom you believe caused your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help walk you through every step of the process. This may include:
- Ensuring you receive proper medical treatment
- Investigating the accident
- Interviewing witnesses
- Collecting crash reports
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Reaching a settlement
- Filing a lawsuit
- Going to trial
Our New Mexico personal injury attorneys understand that an injury can leave victims with many questions about their case and the next steps to take. We want to be here to answer your questions, provide updates on your case, and ensure that you receive the compensation you may deserve.
What is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law focuses on the disputes that arise when one person is harmed because of another individual’s negligent or intentional conduct. While there are a number of circumstances that may lead to an injury, most cases occur because of accidents, intentional acts, or defective products. Unlike other types of cases, personal injury law allows victims to recover because of injuries to their bodies and emotional or psychological trauma.
Personal injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group have the experience and knowledge necessary to represent victims who wish to bring claims for personal injury cases for incidents like these:
- Automobile/Car accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Defective product injuries
- Dog bite injuries
- Drowning accidents
- Drunk Driving accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Truck accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Wrongful death
- And many more
Free Consults 24/7Send Request Now
WHY HIRE ZINDA LAW GROUP?
Navigating a personal injury claim can be difficult, and dealing with multi-million-dollar insurance companies can be intimidating. Thankfully, Zinda Law Group’s team of New Mexico personal injury lawyers is ready to advocate on your behalf. Our team has experience in protecting the rights of injury victims and helping them pursue the compensation they deserve.
In addition to years and years of experience, our team of New Mexico personal injury lawyers offers:
Exemplary client service
From the initial consultation up to the disposition of the case, our attorneys are here to help clients navigate the injury claim process. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Zinda Law Group has the resources needed to build a strong case. Here, we are capable of handling large cases, conducting thorough interviews, hiring expert witnesses, and taking advantage of modern technology. All of this is done to put you and your claim in the best position possible.
Zinda Law Group’s New Mexico attorneys have years of experience litigating personal injury cases from beginning to end. Because we treat every case as if it is going to trial, we give your case the attention it deserves.
Back and Leg Injuries
Motor Vehicle Collision
Motor Vehicle Collision
Motor Vehicle Collision
HOW TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM
1. Contact a personal injury attorney
The first step toward filing a personal injury claim against a person or company following an injury is to contact an attorney. Because personal injury cases often involve several complex legal issues such as contributory negligence and vicarious liability, it may be in your best interests to seek consultation from an attorney before making any important decisions or acting by yourself. After contacting an attorney, the attorney may speak with you in person or over the phone to collect important information regarding your case. If necessary, the attorney may then initiate the formal process of filing a personal injury lawsuit.
The next phase in the personal injury claim filing process is an investigation. During this phase, your attorney may try to build the strength and credibility of your case by conducting a thorough investigation into the matter. For instance, your attorney may interview witnesses, review company documents, and track down other forms of helpful evidence. The investigation may also involve accounting for each of your damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
3. Negotiation and Case Settlement
You, your attorney, and the at-fault party or the at-fault party’s insurance company may discuss your settlement options. During this process, your attorney will advocate on your behalf to get the insurance company to pay a fair value of your claim. If the insurance company refuses to pay a fair amount, you and your attorney may choose to litigate your claim in court. At that stage, your attorney will represent your best interest by advocating your case in front of a judge and jury.
We Serve All of New Mexico
At Zinda Law Group, our nationwide personal injury attorneys have helped families in every area of New Mexico, including the following cities:
- Los Alamo
- Rio Rancho
- Santa Fe
- Las Cruces
If the negligence of another individual or company contributed to your injuries, then our New Mexico personal injury attorneys may be able to provide you with the legal representation you need.
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION
Some injuries are minor and can be remedied with aspirin and ice packs. On the other hand, many injuries are serious and require medical attention. The costs associated with hospital stays, prescriptions, rehabilitation, and lost wages can add up quickly. Other non-economic losses such as pain and suffering can be just as devastating. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another individual or company, you may be entitled to compensation for your financial damages. For instance, if a person ran a red light and crashed into your car, you may be able to collect compensation for costs incurred as a result of your injuries. Thankfully, Zinda Law Group’s team of attorneys is here to help. Our New Mexico attorneys can gather the facts of your case and provide you with a consultation. This consultation may help protect your rights and help you recover as quickly as possible.
GET HELP FROM OUR NEW MEXICO PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
If you are interested in pursuing legal action, or if you are interested in learning more about your rights following an injury, contact the experienced New Mexico personal injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group. Our lawyers are on stand-by to assist you. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, our team is focused on protecting your rights. If you have questions regarding your potential injury claim, we have answers. Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 to receive a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), & NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021)
AWARDED TO JACK ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017)
LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO
OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS SERVE ALL OF NEW MEXICO
Zinda Law Groups’ New Mexico personal injury attorneys are capable of handling cases throughout New Mexico as well as the surrounding states, with offices in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado. To make things easier for you, we also gladly offer 100% free remote and virtual consultations with no need to come into an office.