Were you injured on the job? Hurt in a car accident? Did you fall down a set rickety steps at a local shop? Or, get bitten by a neighbor’s dog? Any of those events can happen at a moment’s notice, and you could be left with a major injury and pile of medical bills. If you are harmed, and someone else is to blame, you
What Happens Next?
After your accident, you may be unclear about your options for recovering compensation. You have a few options to explore, and the route you choose will largely depend on the severity of your injuries and the type of accident claim you are filing.
The bulk of accident claims is resolved without either party stepping inside a courtroom through negotiations with an insurer. Negotiations can be tricky, but a lawyer is familiar with the process and has the skills to recover a fair settlement.
For some accident victims, accepting a settlement from an insurer is the best way to resolve your case and recover compensation quickly. If you decide you would rather settle with an insurer, you should consider retaining a personal injury lawyer to assist you with negotiations.
The negotiation process can take time, which is why USAttorneys recommends you retain an accident attorney immediately. A three-year statute of limitations applies to all personal injury claims filed in New Mexico, so you must act fast.
For workplace accidents, the first step is to file a claim with your company worker’s compensation insurance provider. If you are unhappy with the benefits you are awarded, you can appeal a decision.
If you need to file a complaint about worker’s compensation, you can do so via the internet or mail your claim to the following address:
New Mexico Worker’s Compensation Administration
2410 Centre Avenue SE
P.O. Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
Taking Your Claim to Civil Court
If an insurer is not willing to settle your claim for the amount you deserve, you can take your claim to civil court. It takes planning and preparation to present a prevailing civil claim, so you it will take longer to recover compensation. A court judgment can result in a larger settlement because juries and judges tend to empathize with accident victims, but you need to be patient if this is the route you plan on pursuing.
You can find more information about filing a civil claim through the New Mexico Courts.
Civil Courts in New Mexico:
2nd Judicial District Courts
400 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
First Judicial District Court – Santa Fe County Courthouse
225 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
You may be entitled to compensation If you are a victim of the following accidents:
Nursing home neglect
Slip and fall in a business or private property
How Can an Attorney Help?
If some harmed you, the biggest challenge you will face when trying to recover compensation is proving negligence. Our team of accident attorneys in New Mexico will use their investigatory skills and legal knowledge to establish liability and secure a generous settlement. We can connect you with an aggressive and dedicated lawyer to work on your case.