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.

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We Want to Hear Your Story – and We Want to Help

Surprising Statistics

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.

Speak to a Skilled New Mexico Car Accident Lawyer

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Car Accident FAQ

If you’ve been in a car accident in New Mexico, you likely have dozens of questions about what happens next. At the law offices of Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C., we want you to know that our lawyers are here for you. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions we hear from those who have recently been in a car accident.

1. Do I Have a Car Accident Case?

Recovering compensation for the injuries and losses that you have suffered as a result of your car accident is surely a top priority. If you’re wondering whether or not you have a car accident case, two things that you should consider are:

Did the car accident you were in lead to injuries? Was the other driver at fault for your accident?

If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then yes – you have a car accident case! You can file a car accident suit when your injuries would not have occurred but for the negligence of another party. The at-fault party’s insurance is typically responsible for paying damages to the not-at-fault party.

2. What’s My Case Worth?

Before you go through the trouble of filing a car accident claim or pursuing a lawsuit, knowing how much you may be able to recover is a comfort. Claim values vary on a case-by-case basis. However, our lawyers fight for your right to recover the full value of your losses. This includes both your economic (medical bills, property damage, lost wages, etc.) and your noneconomic (pain and suffering) damages.

3. Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Working with a lawyer is not a legal requirement, but it is a smart decision. An attorney can help you to understand the law, handle all nuanced and arcane areas of the law, hire investigators and experts to build your claim, and negotiate with an insurance adjuster to improve your chances of recovering your full settlement amount. We strongly believe that working with a lawyer is the best way to maximize the value of your car accident claim.

4. How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

The great thing about working with our law firm is that if we are unsuccessful in recovering a settlement on your behalf, our services are completely free! If we do win your case, we collect a fee that is based on a percentage of your settlement – you will never have to pay us out of pocket. We set our fee agreement up in advance so there are no surprises. What’s more, we start with a free case consultation with no obligation to hire us.

5. How Can I Schedule My Free Consultation?

Scheduling a free consultation with our New Mexico car accident lawyers is easy. To do so, simply send us a message using the intake form on our website, drop by one of our office locations in person, or call us directly. We can meet with you after hours, on the weekends, and at your location if needed.

Three Tips for Dealing With Insurance Adjusters

In the vast majority of cases, car accident victims must seek compensation from an insurance company. Whether it is an opposing insurer or your own, prepare to deal with insurance adjusters. Ultimately, these company representatives are not looking out for your best interests. Before you speak to an insurance adjuster regarding your crash, please remember these three tips:

  1. Never admit fault for the accident; it is not your duty to determine whether or not you were partially at fault.
  2. Do not speculate about your crash or your injuries. If you say anything at all, only stick to the most narrow, straightforward version of the facts.
  3. Do not sign any documents, including a release for your medical records, without first consulting with a qualified car accident lawyer.

You Deserve Fair Compensation

When facing injuries from a car accident, you deserve financial compensation for the full value of your damages. Despite this, many insurance companies still refuse to pay. We can help you hold them accountable. Our firm may be able to help you seek recovery for:

  • Any damage to your vehicle,
  • Medical bills and all associated expenses,
  • Long-term disability,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Lost current and future wages,
  • Loss of life enjoyment, and
  • Wrongful death.

Facing Injuries from a Car Accident in New Mexico?

We can help. At Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C., our lawyers protect the rights of injured car accident victims. To learn more about what we can do for you, please call us today at (855) 931-1345. We offer fully confidential legal consultations free of charge.

We serve clients throughout New Mexico and Texas. See a full list of our many office locations.