Have you been injured in a motor vehicle (car, SUV, truck or motorcycle) accident, or a slip-and-fall or trip and-fall accident due to a dangerous property condition?
If your injuries were caused by the negligent actions of another, you may be able to recover financial damages (which include cost of medical, current and future and lost income) from the party at fault and /or both your and their insurance companies. (See below for an explanation of uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage.)
Your claim could include financial compensation for your current and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Also, if the party causing the accident was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, there may be additional punitive damages available.
After a serious injury, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. It’s hard to think about adding a personal injury lawsuit to the list of things to think about, but please do. It is important to your case to get the advice of a lawyer right away to begin taking the necessary steps to ensure a proper financial recovery.
Take a few minutes today to contact the Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Law Office of Dennis Feld at (866) 771-4855. We will evaluate your case in a free in-house consultation.
Attorney Dennis Feld is a former certified and licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) as well as a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. He is also an experienced mediator, trained was through the American Mediation Institute. He does mediation/facilitation privately or through the 2nd and 13th Judicial District Courts of New Mexico. For more than 22 years, our law firm has been helping injured people in New Mexico obtain financial recovery after accidents.
What Is Underinsured / Uninsured Motorist Coverage?
Although Insurance is required and important, many New Mexico residents do not carry liability insurance, or carry just the minimum. If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, your injuries could be covered to the extent of both of the applicable policies.
If, for example, the person who caused your accident carried only a minimum of liability insurance—let’s say $25,000—but your damages (which include cost of medical, current and future and lost income) and expenses totaled $150,000, your own insurance should pick up the remaining $125,000 of your expenses (or the maximum of your own uninsured / underinsured policy value).
New Mexico law also provides for “stacking.” That means if you have three vehicles insured under the same policy, and your uninsured / underinsured coverage is $100,000 on each, you may have a total of $300,000 in coverage.
It Costs You Nothing to Get a Legal Opinion
Contact the Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Law Office of Dennis Feld by e-mail or at (866) 771-4855. We will evaluate your case in a free in-house consultation.
In your free in-house consultation, we can review your case and give you a legal opinion based on our years of experience taking personal injury lawsuits to court and negotiating settlements with insurance companies.
If we believe you have a case and there is insurance (the responsible party’s and/or yours), we will represent you on a contingent-fee basis. This means that, if you retain us to represent you, the fee (usually one-third) you pay will be dependent on the amount of gross or total recovery. If we do not obtain money for you, you will owe us no legal fees. However, you are responsible for the costs, which will be explained at your consultation.