PERSONAL INJURY EXPLAINED BY A NEW MEXICO PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
Whether it’s a minor or serious injury, getting injured as a result of someone else’s fault can have long term implications. Not only do you have to deal with medical treatment, but you are also trying to obtain compensation for injuries you received through another’s negligence. And you may find that insurance companies make inadequate offers that don’t nearly cover your medical expenses or your pain and suffering. Insurance companies are, after all, private entities bent on profits for shareholders. They frequently take advantage of the uninformed accident victims by pressuring them to settle claims for nominal compensation. If you have been injured in an accident, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer can help you get the settlement you deserve!
WHAT IS A PERSONAL INJURY?
Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to damages to property. Frequently, the injury results from an accident, such as motor vehicle accident, work site accident, or defective equipment. In New Mexico, following a comparative negligence standard, liability for damages may be shared.
WHAT TO DO?
You should obtain contact information from the witnesses and also take photographs of the scene, your injuries, and damages to any property. The photographs will help to preserve evidence that may later disappear (i.e. bruising, physical evidence on a roadway). A knowledgeable New Mexico personal injury lawyer would also request for any and all police or investigation reports, including investigation reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) if you’re involved in a work site accident.
Seek medical attention so that you may begin your healing process. Explain to the doctor how you were injured. Not only will this document the accident and resulting injuries, but this will also help the doctor determine the best course of treatment.
SHOULD YOU SEEK LEGAL COUNSEL?
Seeking advice from an experienced New Mexico personal injury lawyer is always advisable. Not only will the attorney assess your case to determine the best course of action for you, but will also assist you through, if necessary, the litigation process, or negotiate favorable settlements with insurance companies, relieving some of your stress and anxiety.
Call A Top Rated New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer
There is a three-year time limit from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. But don’t wait to retain an attorney because actions should be taken soon after an accident to preserve the ability to file suit. For more information, contact a New Mexico personal injury lawyer with Twohig Law Firm immediately at (505) 898-0400.