Albuquerque and Mesa Car Accident Lawyer
Wood Injury Law, PLLC helps car accident victims file legal claims against the responsible parties.
Car Accident Lawyer in New Mexico and Arizona
A car accident can be both physically and financially devastating. On the one hand, you might be dealing with severe, life-altering injuries. Then you could also be suffering from the financial ramification of expensive medical bills and lost wages. When you combine the two, you likely feel as if you’ve lost all power and control. Fortunately, a car accident lawyer can use the legal process to help you regain some of that control. We can help you file a claim to recover damages and hold the person or people that did this to you accountable.
Contact us today for a free consultation with our car accident lawyer. You can discuss your case to determine if you have a legal claim.
Causes of Car Accidents
Determining the cause of the accident is necessary before filing a legal claim. Some common car accident causes include:
- Reckless driving
- Driving while distracted
- Driving under the influence
- Illegal turn or passing
- Driving in poor conditions
- Road problems
- Failure to obey traffic lights or stop signs
What To Do After A Car Accident
You can feel out of control right after a car accident, so you might not know what to do. Unfortunately, taking the wrong steps can harm you physically and impact your ability to collect damages. Thus, follow some steps immediately following the accident.
If it’s safe to do so, pull your car onto the side of the road so it doesn’t prevent traffic flow or cause additional accidents. Next, call the police to report the accident or 911 if you have significant injuries. If you can do so, exchange information with the other driver. You’ll also need to provide information for the police report when law enforcement arrives on the scene. Only state the facts of the case and do not admit fault.
Additionally, take photos or videos of the accident scene, and get the contact information for any witnesses. Then contact a car accident lawyer to investigate the case and file a claim.
Dangers Of Speaking To The Insurance Company Yourself
It’s not unusual for insurance adjusters to contact car accident victims immediately after accidents. The adjusters often try to act as if they are friends with victims and want what’s in their best interests. Unfortunately, their real goal is to save money for the insurance company, meaning they might try to get you to accept a lowball settlement offer.
Because the adjuster won’t have your interests in mind, they won’t consider the long-term impact of your injuries. Thus, you could end up accepting a settlement that doesn’t even scratch the surface of what you need. Avoid this problem by consulting with a car accident attorney before agreeing to a settlement offer. Your attorney will advocate for you to help you get the money you need moving forward.
Why Choose Wood Injury Law?
Sharing Fault In Car Accidents
If you think you are partially responsible for the accident, you might still be eligible to collect damages. Both New Mexico and Arizona follow the doctrine of comparative negligence. This means that you can file a claim and collect damages, even if you are 99 percent at fault. First, contact a car accident lawyer to review the case and assign fault. Your lawyer might discover that the other party is solely responsible. However, your lawyer can still move forward if you share some of the responsibility. In this instance, the amount of money you can collect will decrease based on your degree of fault.
How Much Is Your Case Worth?
If you’ve been in an automobile accident, you likely want to know how much your case is worth. There isn’t a set fee schedule you can use to value your claim. Instead, your car accident lawyer will consider factors such as the extent of your injuries, your long-term needs, and the degree of negligence. Then your attorney can value your claim and begin the negotiation process. Contact an attorney today to schedule a free consultation to start the process.
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