Answering Your Questions About Personal Injury
For many people, their first interaction with the New Mexico legal system is through a personal injury case. Unfortunately, this is rarely an ideal learning experience. If you are struggling to recover after an injury, you should focus on your medical needs, not on the legal system. At Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., we have the answers you need.
Below are some of the most common questions our clients ask us. Please note, these answers are general. We are happy to provide specific answers that account for your individual circumstances during our first meeting. Schedule your free consultation by calling 575-636-2057 or , or complete our contact form. With offices in Santa Fe and Las Cruces, we represent clients throughout New Mexico.
What Kinds Of Personal Injury Cases Do You Handle?
Personal injury is a term that covers injuries caused by another person’s negligent or reckless behavior. Our firm accepts a wide range of legal cases, including personal injury cases involving:
- Automobile accidents and motorcycle crashes
- Commercial vehicle accidents, including trucking accidents
- Injuries resulting from dangerous property conditions, including inadequate security and dangerous hotel premises
- Injuries caused by nursing home neglect or abuse
- Injuries due to defective or otherwise dangerous products
- Injuries resulting from farming or livestock accidents
- Civil lawsuits for victims of sexual abuse or assault
- Serious injuries due to construction accidents or other work-related accidents
- Representation of families grieving the wrongful death of a loved one
This list is not comprehensive. We accept many different types of personal injury cases. If you suffer an injury because someone else was reckless or behaving dangerously, our firm can help you get the medical care and financial compensation you deserve.
What Kinds Of Damages Does The Court Award In Personal Injury Cases?
How much compensation you receive will depend on the nature and extent of your injury, as well as the type of accident that caused your injury. The settlement may account for a variety of costs, including your immediate medical care, any surgeries or other treatments, your long-term medical needs, any follow-up care, and any income you lost because of your injuries. Depending on the circumstances, you may also be entitled to compensation for mental trauma and the cost of your daily living expenses during recovery.
Should I Accept The Insurance Company’s Initial Settlement Offer?
The answer to this question depends on the actual total cost of your injury. In any case, you should not accept a settlement offer until an attorney with experience in personal injury cases can analyze your expenses and the full cost of care. Unfortunately, insurance companies routinely offer undervalued settlements — often called “lowball” settlements. An attorney at Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., can help you identify whether the insurance company’s offer is sufficient for your needs.
Will You Take My Case?
To speak with our attorneys about your case and get professional legal advice, you can call 575-636-2057 or contact us online. Your first consultation is free of charge. We have offices in Santa Fe and Las Cruces, and we represent individuals and families throughout New Mexico.