An Albuquerque car accident injury attorney like myself has one primary goal in mind when victims are wrongfully injured in an accident. That goal is to help victims with car accident injuries receive the legal compensation they deserve.
For accident victims, this is their primary goal as well, given that compensation is needed to pay for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and more. If you are an accident victim, here are the facts to know regarding New Mexico law and the damages accident victims are legally entitled to receive.
Whether you are injured in a car accident or not, property damage is by far the most common outcome of a New Mexico accident. Even if you are injured in an accident, you still should pursue the possibility of compensation for any property damage the accident caused as well.
Understand that the negligent party’s insurance company has a legal responsibility to pay for towing and the initial storage of a vehicle post-crash. The cost of repairing vehicle damage will be known once an adjuster has the chance to inspect the vehicles involved, which will lead to an estimate of the damages caused in the accident.
Don’t let insurance companies play games with your legal right to have property damage paid for by the negligent party’s insurance company. Talk to a car accident injury lawyer in Albuquerque like myself who will help you hold insurance companies and any negligent parties accountable.
Recovering Damages for Medical Expenses in Car Accident Injuries
Of all the possible damages an injured accident victim can receive, damages for medical expenses are by far the most important. After all, victims need to heal their bodies to repair and rebuild their lives in the wake of an accident.
Despite the importance of recovering damages for medical expenses, it can be difficult to obtain these damages without the help of an Albuquerque car accident injury attorney. Insurance adjusters may try to take advantage of victims without legal representation by attempting to pay out only the amount paid by the insurance company. New Mexico law, on the other hand, requires that the insurance company pays the full billed amount, and I make sure my clients receive the full amount owed to them under New Mexico law.
That said, New Mexico law states that insurance companies must pay “reasonable and necessary” medical expenses. Such a definition is open-ended, making it important to have a trusted lawyer who creates a strong case for any and all medical expenses that could be construed as “reasonable and necessary.”
Do not let insurance adjusters lie or play games with your medical health. Make sure you get legal representation to ensure you are treated fairly and can get the medical treatment needed for your car accident injuries.
Lost Wages/Lost Earning Capacity
After a serious accident, it may be impossible to go to work. New Mexico law entitles accident victims to receive compensation for these lost wages and their diminished earning capacity.
For the most severe injuries, victims may never be able to work again. I help accident victims get the damages needed to make up for lost wages and a reduced earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
When car accident injuries are caused by another’s negligence, victims may be entitled to pain and suffering damages. These damages are designed to compensate victims for pain, distress and emotional anguish caused by the accident/injuries suffered.
Typically, pain and suffering are associated with an individual’s diminished ability to enjoy life, hobbies, and activities. Examples of facts that support a finding of pain and suffering include:
• Broken bones
• Deprivation of sleep caused by pain
• Severe mental or emotional distress
• And more
If you or a loved one has suffered significant car accident injuries in a New Mexico accident, talk to a car accident injury lawyer in Albuquerque who understands the legal claims needed to help maximize the money damages to which you are entitled.
I will help you develop the strongest possible legal claim that will help you recover the money you and your loved ones need to recover from your accident.
Contact me today for a legal consultation to talk about the facts of your New Mexico accident.