Hire The Best Car Accident Attorneys in New Mexico
"I highly recommend the law-firm of Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C. to anybody in need of injury and/or employment legal representation." — Irene M.
We understand that it can be difficult to deal with an insurance company while you’re focused on recovering from injuries.
The personal injury lawyers at Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C. are here to help. If you’re ready to talk, reach out.
Car accidents are a serious problem in the United States, particularly in New Mexico and Texas.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that both states have traffic fatalities rates that are well above the national average.
Thousands suffer devastating injuries, or worse, in car crashes every year.
All auto-accident victims deserve fair compensation for their losses. Yet, sadly, the big insurance companies often make the claims process incredibly challenging, consistently undervaluing claims and sometimes even refusing to pay valid claims at all.
At Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C. P.C., our experienced automobile collision attorneys fight hard for injured victims in New Mexico and West Texas. If you or a loved one was injured in a crash, we are standing by, ready to protect your legal rights and financial interests.
We Want to Hear Your Story – and We Want to Help
Every day in New Mexico:
- 123 car crashes occur
- 313 people are involved in those crashes
- 56 people are injured
- 1 person dies
Car accident injuries continue to be a public health issue in New Mexico, most notably in bigger cities. You can see that Las Cruces and a few other cities have work to do when it comes to accident rates:
Car Accident Liability
New Mexico law states that car accident liability depends on negligence. Most often, the negligent party in an auto accident is a driver. Indeed, according to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), human error (driver error) may be to blame for as many as 19 out of every 20 car accidents. In other cases, another party, such as a manufacturer, might bear the accident liability.
We are still grateful to Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro for getting us through a challenging time with professionalism and expertise. Our case was handled with care and precision. This is a firm our family trusts and recommends without reservations.- Amy C.
Ms Chaparro is definitely a go getter and a person of her word. I was with another attorney who did nothing for the first couple of months, so I changed law firm. Ms Chaparro took my trucking case even during the difficult covid situation. She work tirelessly on my case and got me my 6 figure settlement she promised me. Definitely recommend her and her law firm.- Jackie Arms
Alejandro Acosta is a great lawyer. He gave us peace of mind and handled our case pretty seamlessly. No issues and just solid answers. No runaround and he settled our case with the outcome he predicted. I have sent his info to a few friends and family. Great lawyer!- Madison Hernandez
We Can Help You Hold the Negligent Party Liable
To hold another party liable for your injuries, your attorney will need to be able to prove that they were at fault for your accident. Legally speaking, fault must be established in accordance with the standards set forth in the state where your accident occurred. There are two important things that victims must know about this type of legal standard:
Liability depends on negligence: Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care in a particular situation. Put another way, to prove negligence your personal injury lawyer must show that the defendant’s actions (or inactions) were unsafe. The lawyer must also prove that the defendant’s misconduct contributed to your injuries.
Parties divide liability proportionally: In some cases, the apportionment of liability will be straightforward. For instance, if a trucking company is 100 percent responsible for your crash, then that company is liable for 100 percent of the damages. However, other cases are more complex. When two or more parties share responsibility for an accident, the liability will be split in direct proportion to their amount of fault. If a defendant is found to be 70 percent at fault for your accident, then they will be liable for 70 percent of the total accident damages.