Our Rio Rancho car accident attorneys fight for people just like you.

Each year, New Mexico sees about 48,000 car accidents, and Rio Rancho is not immune. Damaged vehicles on the side of the road are a familiar sight after motorists crash into each other or flip over.

Collectively, car accidents cost motorists millions of dollars each year. Accident victims often struggle to pay for surgery, replace lost income, and get their cars fixed. They need help completing insurance paperwork and negotiating a favorable settlement. Contact Caruso Law Offices, P.C., to speak with one of our Rio Rancho car accident lawyers today.

Why Accidents Happen on Our Roads

Every car accident is unique, and understanding the specific circumstances that led to a crash is vital. In our experience, many car accidents are caused by reckless or negligent drivers:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Aggressive driving
  • Illegal passing
  • Tailgating
  • Swerving
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Cell phone use

Our clients are injured in rollovers, head-on collisions, T-bones, and rear-impact crashes. Sometimes our clients even contributed to the accident by making some error while behind the wheel. Fortunately, New Mexico is a “pure comparative fault” state, so a victim is eligible for some compensation so long as someone else contributed to the crash. The amount they receive, however, gets reduced by their share of fault.

In a smaller number of cases, a defective road or car part could lead to an accident. For example, construction debris might be left in the road or an unfixed pothole could cause a motorist to crash. Identifying the correct entity to sue in these cases is complicated.

Steps to Take Following an Car Accident in Rio Rancho

The moments following a crash are often a blur. Accident victims might be in intense pain and unable to exit their vehicles. Others might have been thrown clear of the vehicle.

If at all possible, accident victims should check to see if anyone needs medical care and call emergency services. If a motorist can’t move, then ask someone else to call.

Our Rio Rancho car accident lawyers also strongly recommend getting pictures of the collision scene. Again, this depends on the severity of a person’s injuries. If you can move around, use your cell phone to take pictures of any dings or dents on the vehicles, as well as the debris field. Also get pictures of any obstruction or object that contributed to the wreck, such as a hidden or missing stop sign.

Another vital step is to identify the names of all witnesses and obtain contact information for each. Witnesses can provide critical testimony about an accident, including who is at fault.

Also contact the police so an officer can visit and draft a police report. This report is an important piece of evidence in accident cases, and insurance companies hesitate to settle claims without one.

The Caruso Law Advantage

Some firms handle only one or two car accident cases a year. But our firm handles nothing but motor vehicle wrecks. What’s more, our firm’s founder, Mark J. Caruso, used to work as an insurance company lawyer. He fully understands the techniques large insurers use to limit the amount they pay out in compensation following an accident. Every lawyer at Caruso Law is briefed on what to expect and how to counter these industry tactics.

As victims recover from their injuries, our firm can review the evidence and analyze the value of our client’s injuries. We can also inspect the vehicles, visit the scene of the crash, and collect other evidence.

Call our Rio Rancho Car Accident Attorneys Today

The road to obtaining fair compensation is long and winding. You do not have to travel alone. The Rio Rancho car accident lawyers at Caruso Law will have your back throughout the entire process.

Contact our firm today to schedule a free, no-risk consultation. You can call (505) 384-7865 or reach out by sending an email.

Caruso Law Offices, P.C.

1005 21st St SE Suite 11
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Tel: (505) 384-7865


  • 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
  • “The settlement in this accident was great.”
    J. Zarate, Albuquerque
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    J. Montoya, Albuquerque
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    Pamela, M. 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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