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Personal Injury FAQ

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  • How much is my personal injury case worth?

    Every injury case is different and your settlement could vary depending on the specifics of your case. Our firm has handled cases that resulted in thousands, even million dollar settlements. When awarding compensation, New Mexico courts will take into consideration your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, the intensity of your pain, the duration of your injury, future monetary losses and your future ability to earn a living. To find out just how much your case is worth, speak with a personal injury attorney from our firm today.
  • How much will it cost me to hire an attorney?

    Trial litigation can be expensive. Fortunately our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. We know that personal injury cases can leave you in a tight financial situation, so we offer free home or hospital consultations to every potential client. It gets better! Our clients don't pay anything up front. We front all the costs of your case to take the strain off of you and your family. You only have to pay out of pocket if we win your case. These financial agreements are performance based and it keeps us driven to get you results!
  • Can I represent myself or should I hire an attorney?

    Many clients believe that they will save money by handling their case themselves. One thing that they don't understand is that insurance companies will take advantage of you if you don't know how much your case is worth or how the process works. Insurance companies are looking to pay the smallest amount possible for every injury claim and you could end up settling for far less than you deserve. This means that the insurance companies will actually make a profit off your case. By having an experienced injury lawyer you can better document your monetary losses and work towards the full amount of restitution that you are legally entitled to.
  • How long will my personal injury case take to conclude?

    This can also vary depending on the severity of your injuries. Your case won't end until you reach a settlement. Some cases are settled quickly and others require going to trial. One thing is for certain and that is that your case should not end until you are fully recovered from your injuries, or as close to recovery as you will ever be. This is because once you settle and accept money from the insurance companies; you won't be able to ever ask for more money for your losses. If your case goes to trial, then it could take anywhere from 1-3 years for the lawsuit to conclude.
  • Who pays for my medical bills and hospitalization costs?

    Ultimately, the other party's insurance company will be paying for your medical bills. However, they won't offer up any compensation for your losses until the personal injury case comes to a close. In the meantime, your attorney can pursue alternative ways to cover your hospital bills.
  • Will the insurance company also pay for any of my lost income?

    Yes. Insurance companies are required by New Mexico personal injury law to reimburse injury victims for any present or future lost wages. Again, they won't hand over any money until the case is settled and you accept a certain sum.
  • How do wrongful cases work in New Mexico?

    If you have lost a loved one in a tragic accident due to the negligence of another, then you have the right to file a wrongful death case. This is filed against the at-fault party's insurance so that your family is compensated for all funeral/burial expenses, medical bills accumulated before death, pain and suffering, Loss of income and emotional distress. The money is for the surviving family members, whether that is for a remaining spouse or their children.
  • What is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in New Mexico?

    In New Mexico you only have around three years from the date of your accident to file your injury claim. However, there are certain exceptions. If the injured party is a minor or the case is being filed against the city, county or state, then the time limit may differ. For an exact answer, speak to an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer about your case.
  • What's the first step in retaining an injury attorney?

    In seeking legal advice from a trusted injury lawyer, the first thing you should do is schedule a free home or hospital consultation. We will come to you, learn of your situation and help you determine the best course of action.
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