After A Car Accident In New Mexico, Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable
At Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C., attorney Matthew Vance has over 20 years of experience helping victims of car accidents recover full and fair compensation after serious auto accidents. Based in Albuquerque, he is proud to serve clients throughout New Mexico.
Do You Have Questions About Car Accidents in New Mexico?
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- Can you negotiate with the insurance company without getting a lawyer involved?
- What if you were partially at fault for your rear-end collision?
- What can you recover for the loss of your loved one in a rollover car crash?
- What can you recover for car accident injuries caused by a speeding driver?
- What is a t-bone auto collision?
- What happens when the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance to cover your injuries?
- Why are motorcycle accidents extremely dangerous?
This is not advised. It is common for insurance companies to deny as much as they can get away with and pay as little as possible. They are not in business to give away profits. And, as a former insurance defense lawyer, Mr. Vance knows these tactics firsthand. He understands the law and the compensation that victims are entitled to recover.
Attorney Vance is not afraid to stand up assertively to powerful insurance corporations if it means getting you the compensation you need today and in the future.
In New Mexico, comparative negligence is used to assess fault for car accidents. Under this doctrine, fault is assessed for each driver based on their percentage of negligence. For example, if a jury says that you were 50% at fault for the rear-end collision and your damage award was $100,000, you will recover $50,000.
But sometimes, fault is not that easy to determine. You may think you were at fault when, actually, you were not. Getting a legal advocate on your side who can investigate the accident is very important in ensuring that you recover what you are entitled to.
In New Mexico, rollover accidents occur more frequently than others on certain roads, like Interstate 25, Hwy 550, and U.S. Route 285. Sadly, many are fatal.
If you are the deceased person’s spouse, parent, child or other individual named in the decedent’s estate planning documents, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover medical expenses, burial expenses, lost earnings, lost consortium and even punitive damages.
Many auto accidents on Interstate 25, I-40 or I-10 are caused by excessive speeding by hurried drivers. Fortunately, those injured by speeding drivers in New Mexico can fight to recover different types of compensation.
If you were injured, you can recover for lost wages while off work as well as all types of medical expenses, including surgeries, physical therapy, doctor visits, medical devices and prescription drugs. In some instances, you can also recover compensation for pain and suffering.
A T-bone car crash is an auto accident that occurs when one motorist drives directly into the side of another vehicle. T-bone accidents are usually caused by a driver’s failure to yield at an intersection where there is a heavy volume of traffic. In New Mexico, an injured party can recover compensation for damage to their vehicle as well as the cost of any treatment needed for injuries sustained in the accident.
In many cases, those injured in car accidents turn to the at-fault driver’s insurance policy for damages. However, many realize, all too often, that either the at-fault driver’s policy is not enough to cover their expenses or the driver has no insurance at all.
In these situations, you may have “uninsured motorist insurance” (UM) or “underinsured motorist insurance” (UIM) under your own auto policy to cover these expenses. However, insurance policies are complex. Seeking guidance from an attorney who is well-versed in this area will better ensure that you interests are protected.
Motorcycles have become increasingly common on the roadways throughout the Albuquerque area and across the state of New Mexico. Unfortunately, the increase in motorcycles has also led to an increase in motorcycle crashes. And, due to the lack of physical protection, the motorcyclist is often the one to end up with more serious injuries than the drivers of cars or trucks.
At Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C., personal injury attorney Matt Vance represents those in Albuquerque dealing with injuries after motorcycle accidents.
Mr. Vance understands the emotions that accompany an injury after an accident. He represents clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries, including road rash, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and losses of limbs and amputation, among many others. He also handles wrongful death claims that stem from fatal motorcycle accidents.
Attorney Vance has over 20 years of experience and has recovered significant verdicts and settlements for those injured in motorcycle accidents and other auto collisions.
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You will never get half-truths or confusing answers at Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C. Mr. Vance stands behind everything he says. He is a staunch advocate for every client he represents.
As a former insurance defense lawyer, Mr. Vance is not afraid to assertively stand up to powerful insurance corporations if it means getting you the compensation you need.