Rio Rancho personal injury accidents can cause devastating injuries and death. From slip and fall accidents to commercial truck accidents, preventable accidents are far too common. If you’ve been seriously injured due to another party’s negligence in Rio Rancho, Hunt Law is here to help. Our trial-ready attorneys have a proven track record of obtaining compensation for victims of personal injury accidents in New Mexico.
Schedule a Consultation with a Rio Rancho Personal Injury Attorney
Knowing what to do after being seriously injured in a personal injury accident can be challenging. You may be in the hospital undergoing surgery, rehabilitation, or other medical treatment. The compassionate attorneys at Hunt Law understand how complex personal injury accidents can be on victims and their family members and that coming to the office can be difficult. We offer clients a free consultation at home, your hospital, or at the hospital. Contact Hunt Law to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about your legal options.
Types of Rio Rancho Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Many people don’t realize how common personal injury accidents are in New Mexico and the United States. Every year, thousands of New Mexico residents suffer devastating injuries that can result in disability or even death. New Mexico law provides victims with a legal remedy to pursue compensation from the party whose negligence, recklessness, or intentional behavior caused their injuries.
Victims have a right to pursue a personal injury accident against the individual, business, or municipality whose action or inaction caused the accident resulting in their injuries. The Rio Rancho personal injury attorneys at Hunt Law have successfully handled a wide range of personal injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Wrongful death
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability cases, such as slip and fall accidents
- Product liability cases, such as defective or dangerous products
- Workplace accidents
- Boating and aviation accidents
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma
- Dog bites
Pursuing Compensation Through a Rio Rancho Personal Injury Lawsuit
There are two main ways to obtain compensation after becoming injured in a personal injury lawsuit. Victims may have a right to pursue an insurance claim through the at-fault party’s insurance provider. For example, if a distracted driver injured a person, he or she could pursue a claim with the distracted driver’s insurance provider. Additionally, victims may have a right to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits must be filed in civil court before the statute of limitation expires.
Successful plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits can pursue economic and non-economic damages resulting from their injuries. Most personal injury settlements are from economic damages that are easily quantifiable losses. Medical expenses, lost income, and property damage are considered economic damages. Victims can also pursue compensation for the non-economic damages they’ve suffered, including the pain and suffering caused by their injuries. To recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney will need to gather evidence proving the following elements:
- The at-fault party called the defendant, owed you a duty to act reasonably under the circumstances
- The defendant branched that duty
- The breach of duty caused the accident that resulted in your injuries
- You sustained some type of harm
Pursuing Compensation After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common personal injury accidents in Rio Rancho and throughout the United States. Most drivers will be involved in a motor vehicle accident at some point. Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents range from relatively mild to fatal. All drivers in New Mexico are legally responsible for driving safely and using reasonable care to prevent injuries to others on the road.
When drivers breach this duty of reasonable care, their negligence can cause a car accident. Examples of negligent behavior that can cause car accidents include the following: texting while driving, intoxicated driving, distracted driving, and failure to adhere to traffic safety laws. Proving negligence can be challenging, especially when the at-fault driver’s insurance provider attempts to deny fault. The attorneys at Hunt Law are prepared to handle every aspect of your case, including contacting and negotiating with insurance companies while pursuing the most favorable settlement offer.
Rio Rancho Medical Malpractice Attorney
When we visit a doctor or hospital, we expect we will help us treat our medical condition. Unfortunately, patients can become seriously injured due to medical malpractice. Distracted, incompetent, and ineffective doctors can make mistakes that worsen a patient’s condition or cause them to suffer an additional medical condition.
In some cases, doctors fail to properly or timely diagnose a patient, and the patient’s condition can worsen to the point that it becomes terminal. For example, if a doctor misdiagnosis a patient with lung cancer, the lung cancer could become more advanced. The lung cancer could become inoperable when the patient finally receives a correct diagnosis. If you have become injured or your loved one has died because of medical negligence, it’s essential to reach out to an attorney so you can evaluate your case as soon as possible.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Rio Rancho
Losing your loved one can devastate and traumatize you and others in your family. The pain could be even more severe if another person’s negligence caused your loved one’s death. The attorneys at Hunt Law have helped many surviving family members pursue justice for their loved ones through wrongful death lawsuits. While nothing can bring your loved one back, pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit can help you and your family recover funeral expenses, medical expenses, lost income, lost companionship, and more.
Discuss Your Case with a Skilled Rio Rancho Attorney
Nobody should be left alone after someone else’s negligence or recklessness seriously injures them. If you have been seriously injured in a personal injury accident that wasn’t your fault, discussing your case with an attorney can help you understand your legal options. Contact Hunt Law today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.