The Albuquerque metropolitan area continues to grow. Increasing traffic, distracted drivers, and intoxicated drivers all contribute to the numerous Albuquerque car accidents that occur every year. Unfortunately, the majority of Albuquerque car accidents are preventable. Most car accidents are caused by negligent drivers who were not driving safely. If you or your loved one have been injured in an Albuquerque car accident, Hunt Law’s experienced personal injury and car accident attorneys are here to help.
Our Albuquerque legal team and attorneys fight aggressively for car accident victims, including injured bicyclists and pedestrians. We will carefully review your case and develop a strategy to help you obtain the maximum settlement. Contact Hunt Law today to schedule your free case evaluation and learn more about your legal options.
Albuquerque Car Accident Cases We Handle
Car accidents can happen to anyone at nearly any location. One minute you were driving to work or another destination, and the next minute you’ve been seriously injured. A car accident victim’s life can change in a matter of seconds. At Hunt Law, we understand how difficult it is for car accident victims to pay for their medical bills, especially when they can no longer work due to their injuries. We represent clients who’ve been seriously injured in all types of Albuquerque car accidents, including the following:
- Semi-truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Multi-vehicle car accidents
- Failure to yield accidents
- Accidents involving elderly drivers
- Hit and run accidents
- Taxicab accidents
- Ridesharing accidents involving Uber or Lyft
- Distracted driver accidents
- Wrongful death accidents
Injuries Commonly Caused by Albuquerque Car Accidents
Car accident injuries range from mild bruises to catastrophic, life-changing injuries like traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Even a relatively mild type of car accident, like a rear-end accident, can cause ongoing medical problems. Victims of rear-end accidents can experience painful whiplash symptoms for months that make it difficult for them to work and engage in everyday activities. Similarly, victims who experience a concussion may continue experiencing symptoms for over a year.
Car accident victims who are involved in multi-vehicle collisions, rollover accidents, semi-truck accidents, and other serious accidents may require ongoing medical care for the rest of their lives. For example, victims who experience spinal cord injuries may become partially or completely paralyzed and unable to engage in the activities they once loved.
The Albuquerque car accident lawyers at Hunt Law work with a network of financial and medical experts who can help us investigate and determine the full extent of your injuries and all the costs you will incur going forward. We will ensure that we are fighting for you to obtain the full amount of compensation you deserve. Some of the most common types of injuries suffered by Albuquerque car accident victims include the following:
- Crush injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Bruises and lacerations
- Road rash
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Limb loss and amputation
- Disfiguring facial injuries and scars
- Broken bones and fractures
- Severe burns
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis ( quadriplegia/tetraplegia and paraplegia)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Proving Fault in Albuquerque Car Accidents
Most car accidents are caused by human error and are preventable. Under New Mexico law, victims who were injured in car accidents caused by another person’s negligence are entitled to compensation. Even if it seems clear that the defendant caused your car accident, proving liability can still be a daunting process.
Specifically, you will need to prove that the defendant’s negligent or reckless behavior caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. New Mexico uses a traditional fault-based legal theory in car accident lawsuits. The Albuquerque car accident attorneys at Hunt Law know how to work with experts to gather evidence proving that the defendant was at fault for the accident.
After your free initial consultation, we will investigate your case by gathering video footage, interviewing witnesses, obtaining a police report, and consulting with accident reconstruction specialists when necessary. Our Albuquerque car accident attorneys are highly effective at gathering evidence showing that the defendant is liable for your injuries.
Obtaining Compensation Through an Insurance Settlement
Many drivers who’ve been injured in Albuquerque car accidents seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s insurance. After being seriously injured in a car accident, trying to handle an insurance claim can be frustrating and overwhelming. In many cases, insurance companies will immediately contact car accident victims, pressuring them to provide a recorded statement. The insurance company may make a settlement offer quickly after the accident, hoping that the victim will accept it.
To protect yourself and your claim for compensation, we recommend reaching out to an attorney before you sign any settlement agreement or provide a recorded statement. You may unintentionally admit fault due to the shock of the accident. You may downplay your injuries because you don’t feel the full extent of your pain. The car accident attorneys at Hunt Law understand the tactics used by insurance companies. We will negotiate aggressively with the insurance company and handle all the communication with them so you can focus on your recovery. When insurance companies act in bad faith or try already, attorneys will take the case to court.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
In New Mexico, car accident victims only have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you don’t file your claim within this timeframe, your claim could be permanently barred. Car accident cases can be complex, and your attorney will need time to investigate and gather evidence. The sooner you reach out to an attorney, the better.
Reach Out to an Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney Today
If you have been injured in an Albuquerque car accident, the attorneys at Hunt Law are here to help. We offer clients a free initial consultation. Contact us today to learn more about how we can advocate for you to obtain the maximum compensation available in your case.