Unfortunately, accidents are a common occurrence and happen to even the most careful of people. You could be crossing the street on a crosswalk or getting ready to change lanes on a highway when another vehicle focuses their attention elsewhere and within seconds an accident occurs. These things can happen to anyone and result in all different levels of severity. However, there are people who act carelessly, neglecting to use caution for those around them by speeding, ignoring traffic signs, multitasking or even driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In these cases, it’s best to contact an experienced accident attorney.
If you or a loved one have been in an accident as a pedestrian, driver or passenger and the operator of the vehicle at fault could have avoided the incident, then you may be able to claim damages for the full cost of your injuries. This is a legal right in New Mexico.
At the Caruso Law Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico we have represented accident victims who have been injured by somebody else’s negligence for many years. Before this, Mark Caruso was an attorney working for the insurance industry. This has given us insight into the mentality and attitude of the agents involved when facing a personal injury bill as a result of an accident caused by one of their clients. The Caruso Law Offices only deal with personal injury law and do not try to claim we are equally competent in other different types of legal cases – something which some other Albuquerque attorneys would have you believe.
Our firm deals with the following most common accident types:
We have represented personal injury victims for many years both in California and New Mexico. The Caruso Law Offices understands the confusion and anxiety involved after having been involved in an accident, aside from the physical pain and suffering due to the injuries alone.
We’ve helped clients navigate their way through the daunting process of dealing with the aftermath of an accident. There are many issues to deal with ranging from emotional / physical to financial:
- What will happen to my family?
- How much is the hospital treatment going to cost?
- Will my medical insurance cover my treatment?
- Will I get my vehicle back in good shape?
- When can I get back to work?
- Will I lose any wages if I need treatment or stay at home?
- Could I lose my job if I have to take any more time off? Can I afford to?
Why Hire an Accident Attorney in New Mexico
The Caruso Law Offices will help give you the guidance you need in handling your responsibilities after an accident. We establish a personal relationship with each client, allowing us to get you fast and fair resolutions. No one can anticipate a stressful situation like an accident, so let our firm assist you and inform you of all your options and rights.
While not all accidents are the fault of another person – we all do things from time to time for which we can only blame ourselves. It is those accidents that are the result of somebody else’s negligence which are the most frustrating and annoying.
In New Mexico, as it is the case in most states, anybody who has been injured as a result of an accident that was not their fault is legally entitled to claim damages from that person as long as they can prove that the person was definitely at fault and that they caused you the injury.
Damages as a result of an accident are calculated according to past, present and future financial costs for the accident victim. These costs are for both:
- Actual physical pain and suffering: the medical bills and loss of income
- The psychological and emotional effects of the accident. These are often termed “non economic” damages, although the cost of them is real enough, for instance, if your injury has left you incapable of working a effectively as you did before.
If you or a member of your family has had an accident and have suffered injuries as a result, you should contact the experienced accident attorneys as soon as possible at the Caruso Law Offices at either of our Albuquerque offices. The sooner a claim for damages is initiated, the more likely it will prove successful. This is because the evidence needed to prove negligence and that the negligent act caused your injuries is still fresh so you can easily recall any important details of the incident.
As the full cost of a serious injury can potentially run into the millions, which makes the reason for selecting a personal injury attorney who’s had extensive experience in the different types of accidents even more important. You will need every cent that you are entitled from the person at fault in order to lead a reasonably normal life and manage with the long term treatment that follows.
We Know How to Deal With the Insurance Companies
Our advice is to steer clear of anybody from the third party’s insurance company. They will be out to try and deny their liability in any way possible and there are some devious ways in which they accomplish this. Even if their fault in the cause of the accident is completely obvious to you, the insurance company will always challenge what you are entitled to receive. Before you go to an attorney, a common trick they use is to make an offer of “compensation” which is usually way too low.
Let us deal with the insurance companies as we know exactly what they are likely to do. Mark Caruso worked as an attorney for the insurance companies for many years, so he has inside knowledge of their tactics.