Obtaining Legal Representation: Knowing Wen to Get an Auto Accident Lawyer
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident like the other 6.7 million people each year in the United States, you may be wondering if you need an auto accident lawyer in New Mexico. This is a fair question as most people involved in auto accidents will have some form of damages. Hopefully it is just minor damage to your vehicle. But if it is not, such as major damage or if you have been injured, there are some factors that you should consider to determine whether you need an auto accident lawyer to help evaluate and represent you for your claim.
For over 30 years, our experienced auto accident lawyer at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. has done that for residents of New Mexico in Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Grant County, Roswell, Rio Rancho, and right here in Albuquerque where our law offices are located. We offer FREE consultations and handle cases on a contingency fee agreement, meaning that we do not get our lawyer’s fees paid until we recover compensation for you in a settlement, verdict, or award. This means there is no upfront financial cost or risk to working with our experienced team.
When You May Need a Lawyer After an Auto Accident in New Mexico
There are many factors to consider whether you need a lawyer in New Mexico. Ultimately, it is up to you to make the decision whether or not to call a lawyer if you want to pursue your claim. But even if you are unsure you want to pursue your claim, it is FREE to learn what your rights may be under the law. That means you can get an evaluation to understand how a lawyer can help you.
But some of the most important scenarios when you may need a lawyer include the following:
You Were Hurt in the Crash – Even if labeled as “mild” or if you think it is a minor ache, ask a lawyer for a free review. This is because even mild or achy injuries can lead to serious damages now or in the future. For example, there is no such thing as a “mild” brain injury like many doctors claim there to be. And some minor backaches can result in a permanent spinal fusion in a few months or years. Always get your case and your injuries evaluated because you are not just protecting your rights now, but also your future rights.
An Insurance Representative Approached You First With a Check – Anytime an insurance company approaches you with a check asking if you would like to accept it to settle your claim, you should be suspicious. This is because there is likely a reason why they are contacting you. Ask a lawyer to get your claim evaluated because it is almost guaranteed that the insurance adjuster’s check will be woefully inadequate to settle your claim.
You Have Lost Wages – If you lost time from work due to the accident, appointments, disability from injuries, or any other types of injuries or damages, ask a lawyer for a case review because you may be entitled to reimbursement for those damages.
You Have Medical Bills – Did you have to pay medical bills out of pocket? Or meet a deductible, make co-pays, or expenses which were not covered? Ask a lawyer how you may be entitled to reimbursement.
Your Vehicle Was Totaled – If your vehicle was totaled, it is likely 1) you have significant property damage, and 2) you were injured—whether or not you realize it. Always get evaluated if your vehicle was totaled in a motor vehicle accident.
Ask Our Auto Accident Lawyer in New Mexico for Help
At the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., a case evaluation with our firm is always FREE. We can help determine whether you have a claim worth pursing and what your legal rights may be under New Mexico law. Learn how we can help you by calling (505) 273-2978 to schedule your appointment with our auto accident lawyer.
We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 273-2978 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.