Hurt in a Car Wreck? Our Bernalillo County Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You

Auto accidents remain a top cause of death and disability in the US, but you may not realize the dangers until you review some statistics that hit close to home. Statewide, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) reports that there are more than 48,000 total vehicle crashes annually. However, almost 20,000 of these incidents occur in Bernalillo County, at a rate of one collision every 27 minutes. For this reason, the region ranks #1 as the most dangerous county in the state. That’s why our Bernalillo County Car Accident Lawyers focus on helping victims and their families in New Mexico.

For injured victims and families who lost a loved one, a car accident is life-changing. It is reassuring to know that New Mexico law provides you with rights, and Caruso Law Offices, P.C. is dedicated to protecting them. We are prepared to seek all available monetary damages for your losses, so please contact us to set up a free case evaluation with a Bernalillo County car accident lawyer who can provide details. It is also useful to review some information about your options.

Overview of New Mexico Auto Accident Laws

Motor vehicle crashes are a type of personal injury case, so the basis for recovering compensation is negligence. This term has a very specific meaning in the practice of law, and it requires you to prove certain essential elements. You must have evidence showing:

  1. The other motorist had a duty to drive safely and avoiding causing a risk of harm to others;
  2. That person breached this legal duty through careless or reckless driving;
  3. The breach of duty was the direct cause of the accident; and,
  4. You suffered losses because of your injuries.

The most common forms of driver negligence involve violations of state traffic laws, such as speeding, drunk driving, failure to yield, or distracted driving. However, any unreasonably dangerous conduct could be sufficient to support a claim.

What to do After a Vehicle Crash

Our Bernalillo County car accident attorneys will handle all essential tasks involved with getting the compensation you deserve. The Caruso Law Offices, P.C. is aggressive in dealing with insurance companies, and we are prepared to file a lawsuit in court if the insurer refuses to pay fair damages for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

However, we can best support your rights if you are able to follow a few tips on what to do after an auto collision. For instance:

  • Make sure to seek appropriate medical care right away.
  • Other than exchanging contact information, do not discuss details of the crash with other drivers.
  • Take pictures at the scene.
  • Speak to any potential witnesses who observed the crash.
  • Do not provide any statements to an insurer.

Discuss Your Options Bernalillo County Car Accident Lawyer

As you can see, the legal process after an auto crash is complicated. Our team at Caruso Law Offices, P.C. will be at your side to assist, so please call (505) 384-7865 or visit our website to schedule a no-cost consultation today. A Bernalillo County car accident attorney can explain more about your rights after reviewing your circumstances.


  • I want to thank the Caruso Law Firm and all their kind, courteous staff! I couldn’t be more pleased with their service. I really appreciate all you have done to help my case.
    C. Saller, Albuquerque
  • Mark Caruso handled mine and my husband’s case and did a great job. They handled it very fast and got us more than I could imagine.
    R. Podril, Albuquerque
  • Caruso Law firm did a great job representing myself and Michael Zagone. Everything was explained in full detail to us. I would recommend your law firm to my friends.
    D. Lange, Albuquerque
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    J. Zarate, Albuquerque
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    J. Montoya, Albuquerque
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    M. Zagone, Albuquerque
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    M. Moncada, Albuquerque
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    M. Lucero, Albuquerque

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