Compensation Available in NM Car Accident Cases

New Mexico car accident victims have the right to be fully compensated for the injuries and losses they suffer because of someone else’s negligence. New Mexico’s personal injury laws allow accident victims to seek compensation for these losses through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.

The team at Caruso Law Offices can meet with you during a confidential consultation to discuss the damages to which you may be entitled. Our Albuquerque auto crash lawyers can fight tirelessly to help you secure fair compensation for the following:

Medical Expenses

Medical expenses are the most expensive form of damages in many car accident claims. It can be costly to have your accident-related injuries properly diagnosed and treated. Fortunately, you can seek compensation for all medical expenses related to the accident, including:

  • Ambulance rides
  • Emergency room visits
  • Surgeries
  • Hospital stays
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Lab work
  • X-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, and other tests
  • Follow-up visits with your primary care physician or specialists
  • Medication and medical devices
  • Physical rehabilitation and therapy
  • Nursing care

Additionally, you can seek compensation for medical expenses you anticipate incurring in the future.

Lost Income

Another significant economic loss that car accident victims suffer is lost wages. They may have to miss work to attend medical appointments, or their doctor may require them to stay out of work to recover.

Accident victims can seek compensation for their lost income, including lost:

  • Wages or salaries
  • Tips
  • Bonuses
  • Commissions
  • Overtime pay
  • Employment benefits

Reduced Earning Capacity

Some car accidents cause permanent disabilities and impairments. Car accident victims may be unable to return to work or have to take a less-demanding, lower-paying position. In these situations, they can recover compensation for their lost or reduced earning capacity. An economist may need to evaluate their age, work history, and earning capacity to determine the value of their reduced or lost earning capacity.

Property Damage

If someone else is responsible for the accident, you can seek compensation for your property damage. If your car can be repaired for less than its replacement cost, the other driver’s insurance company can pay for these repairs. If the repair cost exceeds its value, you can receive payment for the fair market value of your vehicle before the accident. You can also seek compensation for other property that was damaged or destroyed in the vehicle.

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

You may incur various types of expenses because of the accident, including:

  • Rental car costs
  • Rideshares
  • Deductibles
  • Over-the-counter medication and supply costs

Keep all receipts related to any expenses you incurred because of the accident so your personal injury lawyer can include them in your demand for compensation.

Non-Economic Damages

In addition to the various economic damages discussed above, you can also seek compensation for your non-economic damages, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Impairments and disabilities
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Lost enjoyment of life

These damages are more difficult to quantify, but an experienced New Mexico car accident lawyer can help.

Contact Caruso Law Offices for a Free Consultation

You can get a better idea about the compensation to which you may be entitled by calling us today for a free case review. We can conduct a thorough investigation into your case, gather evidence of your losses, and negotiate for a fair settlement. Call Caruso Law Offices today to learn more.

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