Albuquerque Attorney for an Uninsured Car Accident
One of the first things you will hear from me is that I want you to bring in the declaration pages from your automobile insurance company so that I can review your insurance coverage for all vehicles in your home that were insured on the day of your accident. While I need this information for your file, I will also give you advice on changes that may be needed to better protect you and your family in the future. If you are in an uninsured car accident and need an Albuquerque attorney, I will make sure that I am doing whatever I can to help and protect my clients in the process.
If you have not purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, do so today and make sure that it is equal to the amount you purchased for liability coverage. If you are given the option to purchase “stacked” or “unstacked” uninsured coverage, ALWAYS select “stacked” coverage because it provides more insurance coverage for you and your family and there is not much of a difference in cost. This is an area of law in New Mexico that changes often but I am happy to discuss the reasons for this advice when we meet in person.
If you have been injured in a car accident and the other driver is uninsured or underinsured and does not have enough insurance coverage to pay for all of your injuries and losses, it is important to know that you still may be able to make a claim. In fact, you may even be able to make a claim under your own insurance policy. I represent people throughout New Mexico who have been in an underinsured/uninsured car accident as well as other types of these claims.
I am Albuquerque Personal Injury Attorney Brady Pofahl and I have over 18 years of experience fighting for people that have been injured. My entire law practice is dedicated to personal injury claims and I am proud to say that I have a proven track record with millions in recoveries for my clients. I have helped people who have been in an uninsured car accident, underinsured car accident and all types of car accident claims.
Hit By An Uninsured/Underinsured Driver And The Insurance Company Will Not Cover The Claim?
A lot of New Mexicans think that “their” insurance company will take care of them and treat them fairly and are surprised when they are not, especially in the event of an uninsured car accident. You may have been paying on this policy for years and assume you would be treated as a valued customer. Unfortunately, you may not know that uninsured and underinsured motorist claims are defended by your insurance company with the same tactics and strategies that the adjusters use against any other person that is making a personal injury claim. Your insurance company is allowed to “step into the shoes” of the uninsured driver and use the defenses that the uninsured driver would have against you even though it is “your” insurance company that you have selected, paid premiums to- often for many years, maybe never had a claim, and now you are being treated like the accident was all your fault.
Did you know that you must get permission from your own insurance company before accepting a settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurer before you can make an underinsured motorist claim? If you do not, you may forfeit your right to an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim. There are many rules and laws that apply to underinsured/uninsured car accidents in New Mexico. This is where I step in and help. If you think you may have an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim, you need to contact me and we can set up a free consultation to talk about your case.
Put A Former Insurance Lawyer On Your Side — I Fight For You!
I am a former insurance lawyer, which means I know how adjusters work and think. I will make sure we provide the evidence the insurance company needs to take your claim seriously, so you get the highest payment possible that you deserve.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
I am proud to have been practicing law for over 18 years after graduating from UNM School of Law with honors. I am honored to have been rated by other attorneys in New Mexico as well as judges to have the highest legal ability and highest ethical standards through an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell. I will aggressively- and ethically- pursue the highest amount of money you are owed for your injuries. You deserve representation and compensation for your injuries and I am the person to help you. Do not wait! Justice delayed is justice denied! The sooner you contact Pofahl Law Firm, P.C., the sooner I can begin to help build your case through documentation of your injuries and losses.
Have questions? Do not hesitate to contact me. I offer free initial consultations and am available to schedule appointments at a time that is convenient for you. Call 505-266-3434, or you can complete a short contact form online. Remember, when I say it is a no obligation consultation, I mean it- you will not be pressured into hiring me as your attorney and there is no charge.
New Mexico is tied for the 5th State with the worst drivers, and 21% of our drivers are uninsured. Read this article as to the importance of purchasing uninsured motorist coverage.
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