New Mexico Car Accident Attorneys
Our Car Accident Lawyers Are Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
Car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. It’s possible that you were involved in a car accident before your most recent collision or know somebody who has been injured in a car accident in the past. Although car accidents are very common, people who are involved in collisions may not know what to do in the aftermath. Even if you have been involved in a car accident before, your current situation may involve issues that are difficult to navigate. It is best to get the help of an experienced attorney who can help you resolve your case.
The New Mexico car accident lawyers of Lyons & Simmons, LLP can help you get the care and resources you need after a collision. We will guide you through your claim and assist you with the process. Our legal knowledge and assistance is just a phone call away!
Is New Mexico a No-Fault State?
New Mexico is a fault-based state for car accident cases. This means that people who are injured in car accidents must file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company in order to recover compensation. This differs from no-fault states, in which every driver has their own insurance plans to cover damages in the event of a car accident. The claims process in fault-based states such as New Mexico often requires negotiations with the other driver and their insurance company, and other complicated processes that can be difficult to understand without the help of a lawyer.
Most Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can be caused by driver negligence as well as external factors. Although another driver is likely to blame for causing your collision, it’s possible that a third party may be liable for your damages as well.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Reckless driving
- Maintenance issues
- Texting and driving and other forms of distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Road conditions
- Inclement weather
Car Accident Damages
When car accidents happen, medical bills are often the most significant resulting expenses. Additional expenses caused by a car accident may include lost wages, property damage, and travel or transportation expenses. Insurance policies generally cover medical bills and property damage, and compensation for additional expenses may be available too.
Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, can result from a car accident as well. While most insurance plans do not cover non-economic damages, it may be possible to recover compensation through a car accident claim.
Why Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?
Car accidents happen frequently, which often causes injury victims to underestimate the complexity of the claim process. Unfortunately, recovering compensation after a car accident is likely more complicated than you might think. Insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying your claim, and filing a claim against a third party is a totally separate process. For these reasons, it is best to hire an attorney to assist with your car accident case. We can help you with the claims process and ensure your rights are protected when dealing with insurance companies and other parties.
Contact Us Today
We are available to discuss the details of your car accident case and get started on your claim today. Our legal team will work to get fair compensation for you or an injured loved one.