You may be entitled to compensation if you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. However, seeking compensation yourself may be difficult and frustrating. Fortunately, our New Mexico personal injury lawyers are here to help you navigate the claims process so you can recover and move on with your life.
If you want to file a personal injury claim or learn more about your rights following an accident, call or fill out the online contact form for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Examples of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
A personal injury case can occur when an individual suffers harm due to the carelessness or negligence of another. Such injuries can result in significant financial burdens, trauma, and uncertainty about the future. Our experienced lawyers are here to assist you if someone else’s negligence has caused your injuries.
We handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Wrongful death cases
- Premises liability claims
- Dog bites
- Ski accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Burn injuries
- Accidental shootings
- Workplace injuries
- Gas explosions
Contact our personal injury lawyers today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
What to Do After a Personal Injury in New Mexico
Although each case is different, there are measures you should take to ensure you receive the treatment you need after an accident.
In addition to getting the medical care you need, taking the following steps will help when it comes time to present evidence to bolster your claim:
Seek Medical Attention
In a case where you sustain serious or catastrophic injuries, you will likely receive emergency medical treatment, whether at your workplace, a motor vehicle accident scene, or some other location where you are hurt. In other cases, you may not receive immediate treatment; however, you should still see a doctor as soon as you can, so they can assess and treat your injuries.
After leaving the hospital or doctor’s office, seek treatment for any pain or symptoms you notice in the days following the accident. You shouldn’t ignore any new symptoms or signs of injury. This is because some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
Report the Incident
After an accident, you should report it to the appropriate authority. For example, with a car or truck accident, you should call local law enforcement and file an accident report. Likewise, you should notify your supervisor if you are injured at work.
An official incident report can strengthen your claim as it will contain important information about what took place.
Document Your Damage
You may have been badly hurt or too flustered to take photos of the damage at the accident scene. However, as soon as possible, be sure to take photos of the damage you sustained.
This could include photos of your injuries, damage to your vehicle, and other losses that a personal injury can cause.
Keep Track of Your Expenses
It’s important to keep track of all receipts, bills, and paperwork related to your accident. In order to seek the monetary compensation you may be owed, we will need to show how the injury has impacted you financially.
Relevant documents could include:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy bills
- Chiropractor bills
- Official documentation of missed work to your injuries
- Receipts for the repair or replacement of items damaged during the incident
Contact a New Mexico Attorney
If you have suffered harm due to another party’s negligence and plan on seeking compensation, you must file a claim or lawsuit against the person who caused your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can walk you through the necessary steps.
This may include:
- Ensuring you receive necessary medical treatments
- Investigating the incident
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Ordering official accident reports
- Negotiating with insurers
- Reaching a fair settlement agreement
- Filing a lawsuit (if your case doesn’t settle)
- Fighting for you in court (if your case goes to trial)
Our personal injury attorneys understand that an injury can leave victims with questions about their case and their next steps. We want to be here to explain your rights, address your concerns, provide updates on your case, and help you recover the compensation your case warrants.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation for Both Economic and Non-Economic Damages
Some injuries are minor and can be remedied with aspirin and ice packs. On the other hand, many injuries are serious and require expensive medical treatment. The costs associated with hospital stays, prescriptions, rehabilitation, and lost wages can add up quickly. In addition, 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 a settlement or court award for your damages.
For instance, if someone ran a red light and crashed into your car, you may have sustained whiplash, broken bones, or even a traumatic brain injury. You could seek compensation for the actual costs you incurred as well as the non-monetary losses you suffered due to the injury’s impact on your life.
Whether you suffered a catastrophic injury or something minor, our law firm is here to help. Our New Mexico attorneys can gather the facts of your case and provide you with a free consultation. This consultation is the first step in protecting your rights so you can recover as much as possible.
Why Hire Our Law Firm?
Navigating a personal injury claim can be difficult, and dealing with multi-million-dollar insurance companies can feel like an uphill battle. Fortunately, the New Mexico attorneys at our personal injury firm are ready to advocate for you. Our team has experience in protecting the rights of injury victims and helping them pursue the compensation they are entitled to.
In addition to years and years of experience, our team of New Mexico personal injury lawyers offers the following:
- Exemplary client service: From your initial consultation to the resolution of your case, our attorneys are here to help you navigate the injury claim process. We are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
- Extensive resources: Our personal injury law firm has the resources to build a solid case. We can handle all aspects of your claim, conduct thorough interviews, hire expert witnesses, and use the latest technology. All this is done to put you and your claim in the best position possible.
- Experienced trial lawyers: Our 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.
The Personal Injury Claims Process
After a devastating accident, you may feel overwhelmed as you contemplate your next steps. That’s where we come in:
Contacting an Attorney
The first step toward filing a personal injury claim against a person or company following an accident is to contact an attorney.
Because personal injury cases often involve complex legal issues, such as contributory negligence and vicarious liability, it may be in your best interest to seek consultation from an attorney before making any important decisions.
When you contact us, a lawyer may speak with you in person or over the phone to collect important information regarding your case.
The next phase in the personal injury claim filing process is an investigation. During this phase, your attorney may build the strength and credibility of your case by conducting a thorough investigation into the matter. This may include interviewing witnesses, reviewing company documents, and tracking down other relevant evidence.
The investigation may also involve accounting for your damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
The Negotiation, Litigation, and Case Settlement or Verdict
You, your attorney, and the at-fault party or the at-fault party’s insurance company may discuss your compensation demands. During this process, your attorney will negotiate for a fair settlement.
If the insurance company refuses to pay an adequate amount, you and your attorney may choose to litigate your claim in court. If necessary, your lawyer may initiate the formal process of filing a personal injury lawsuit. If your case doesn’t settle during this stage, your attorney will represent your best interest by presenting your case before a judge and jury.
How Much does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
When you’ve suffered a personal injury in New Mexico, the last thing you want to worry about is the cost of hiring a lawyer. However, at Zinda Law Group, we understand that financial concerns can add to the stress you’re already experiencing. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis for personal injury cases.
What does this mean for you? For one thing, you don’t have to worry about paying any upfront fees or hourly rates. Everyone deserves access to justice, regardless of their financial situation. With a contingency-fee arrangement, our payment is contingent upon the successful outcome of your case. We only get paid if we secure a favorable settlement or verdict for you.
By offering our services on contingency, we can level the playing field and allow you to seek fair compensation without the burden of upfront costs. Our priority is to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially from your injury, and we will do everything in our power to fight for your rights.
During your free consultation with our New Mexico personal injury lawyers, we will discuss the details of your case and the potential value of your claim. However, there is no obligation to move forward with us at that point unless you want to.
Contact Us Today: Our Personal Injury Lawyers Serve All of New Mexico
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 ready to assist you and can provide the compassionate client care and aggressive representation you need.
While you focus on recovering from your injuries, our team will work tirelessly to protect your rights. If you have questions regarding your potential injury claim, we have answers. Call or complete the online form today to receive a free case evaluation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.