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Usted o un ser querido ha sufrido una lesión y cree que merece una indemnización por parte de una persona o empresa irresponsable.

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We have helped many clients in Las Cruces get the financial compensation they need to heal from their traumatic injuries.

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Accidentes de tráfico

Car accidents happen–at a rate of 28.1 per 1,000 residents in Las Cruces, to be exact. Drunk driving is also a problem in Las Cruces.

Although the drunk driving rates in Las Cruces are not nearly as high as in towns like Albuquerque, Farmington, or Gallup, they still cause devastating accidents.

De hecho, el índice general de accidentes en Las Cruces es más alto que en otras ciudades de Nuevo México:

infografía de los abogados de accidentes de coche de las cruces

Aprenda más sobre los accidentes de coche de Nuevo México y lo que podemos hacer por usted.

Accidentes de semicamiones

Tan peligrosos como los accidentes de coche pueden ser, los accidentes de semicamiones causan algunas de las lesiones más graves en los accidentes de auto. Los semirremolques pesan alrededor de 80.000 libras (o 40 toneladas) en promedio, por lo que si chocan con un vehículo más pequeño como un coche, las cosas pueden resultar muy mal. Aprenda más sobre los accidentes de semirremolques y cómo podemos ayudar.

Reclamaciones de responsabilidad por productos defectuosos

Cuando las empresas venden productos en Nuevo México, tienen la obligación de garantizar que velan por la seguridad de los consumidores. Si usted fue herido por un producto defectuoso, el fabricante negligente debe ser considerado responsable por el valor total de sus daños. Conozca más sobre las demandas por responsabilidad de productos y cómo podemos ayudarle.

Reclamaciones de muerte por negligencia

Nuestra firma tiene una amplia experiencia en la presentación de reclamaciones bajo el estatuto de muerte por negligencia de Nuevo México. La ley es bastante compleja. Aunque nada puede compensar verdaderamente la pérdida de un ser querido, nuestros abogados de muerte por negligencia en Las Cruces pueden ayudarle a obtener justicia bajo la ley. Aprenda más sobre las reclamaciones por muerte injusta y cómo podemos ayudar.

Lesiones de los trabajadores

Si usted fue herido en el trabajo, usted tiene derecho a una indemnización justa por sus lesiones. Nuestros abogados de lesiones de trabajo de Nuevo México pueden ayudarle a explorar cualquier opción legal que pueda tener. Obtenga más información sobre las lesiones de los trabajadores de Nuevo México y cómo podemos ayudar.

What Should I Do After an Accident?

The steps to take after an accident can vary depending on the circumstances. However, the following are general steps you should follow.

Step 1: Call 911

After an accident, the first step is to call 911. Police and emergency medical services will arrive on the scene to assist. If you are unable to call 911, generally other parties to the accident will call. If neither party to the accident can make the call, a bystander who witnessed the accident can call.

Step 2: Seek Medical Attention

Once medical personnel arrive on the scene, it’s important to be examined. Even if you feel fine, you should still be seen by a paramedic. You may have hidden injuries, like a concussion. And some injuries won’t manifest until later. For this reason, you should also follow up with your general practitioner in the days after the accident.

Step 3: Take Photos

At the scene of the accident, take photos if you can. For example, if you were in a truck crash, take photos of your car, the truck, and the surrounding accident scene. If you were injured in a slip and fall, take photos of the area where you fell. Was there clutter? Was there water? Was there a sign?

If you are able, you can easily take photos with a cell phone. These photos provide essential evidence of how the aftermath of the accident looked. 

Step 4: Gather Evidence

To build your personal injury case, you will need to gather evidence. This evidence comes in a variety of forms:

  • Contact information of other party. Get the contact details of the other parties to the accident. If you could not get this information at the scene, their information should be in the police report. You should also try to get their insurance information if possible.
  • Contact information of witnesses. Be sure to collect the contact details of any witnesses to the accident. If possible, ask what they saw while the accident is still fresh in their head.
  • Video surveillance. Check to see if a store’s video recording or some outdoor camera was able to record the accident. 

Gathering evidence while it is still available is crucial. A personal injury attorney in Las Cruces can help you collect this evidence.

Step 5: Obtain the Police Report

Police compile a report whenever they are called to the scene of an accident or crime. You can collect the report of your accident at your local police station.

Step 6: Save All Medical Information

If you want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation from the negligent party, you need to show proof of your damages. Thus, you will need to save any medical bills you receive. Also, be sure to save your medical diagnoses and discharge papers. These papers will be used to explain the injuries you sustained and your future outlook.

Step 7: Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Cruces

Hiring a personal injury attorney is essential to pursuing a successful personal injury claim. These cases can be complex. Our personal injury lawyers at Tawney, Costa & Chaparro P.C. are well-versed in New Mexico personal injury laws.

We will construct a strategy tailored to your case to ensure maximum compensation. 

We know you’re stressed and still healing from the accident. You have enough to worry about. Let us take care of your lawsuit.

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How Can I Prove My Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury lawsuits are usually based on the legal doctrine of negligence. To prove this claim, you must provide evidence to show that:

  1. The other party owed you a duty of care;
  2. The other party breached that duty;
  3. The breach of duty was the cause of your injuries; and
  4. You suffered damages that require compensation.

An experienced Las Cruces personal injury attorney can help you in proving these elements.

What Compensation Can I Recover?

New Mexico law allows you to recover compensation from the negligent party. This compensation is meant to make you whole again. You may be able to recover the following types of compensation.

Medical Expenses

Any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident can be recovered. This includes the following:

  • Emergency room bills,
  • Hospital stays,
  • Cirugías,
  • Doctor visits,
  • Rehabilitación,
  • Home nursing care,
  • Therapy,
  • Diagnostic tests, and
  • Prescriptions.

You may also be able to recover the cost of assistive devices, such as a walker or a wheelchair.

Salarios perdidos

After an accident, you may have spent time in the hospital or had to rest at home. So you probably had to miss some work. You can recover the lost wages during this period.

Loss of Earning Capacity

The accident may drastically affect your ability to do your job. You may no longer be able to work the same number of hours. Or, you may have had to take a lesser-paying job because you could no longer physically perform the duties of your job. The difference between what you earn now and what you earned before may be recoverable.

Dolor y sufrimiento

You can also recover damages for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident. In addition to physical pain and suffering, this category of compensation includes loss of consortium and emotional distress.

These damages are more difficult to prove. At Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C. we will review your case and help calculate your damages.

How Much Does Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

It depends. Every law firm sets its own rules regarding payment. Some firms will charge an initial consultation fee. At Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C., we will never charge. Our initial consultations are always free.

And while other firms may charge you an hourly rate to handle your case, we won’t. We operate on a contingency fee basis. That means we don’t get paid unless we secure compensation for you. If we don’t, you don’t owe us anything.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

New Mexico sets a three-year deadline to bring a personal injury claim. Victims have three years from the date of the accident to bring their claim. Unless you meet certain conditions, you cannot bring your personal injury claim if you fail to file by the deadline.

We’re The Personal Injury And Accident Attorneys You Can Count On.

If you are in need of legal assistance, our Las Cruces accident and injury attorneys are standing by, ready to help. Please call us today to request a review of your case.

Revisaremos su caso y determinaremos exactamente lo que hay que hacer para proteger sus derechos legales e intereses financieros.

If you want to hire the best personal injury attorneys in Las Cruces, contact Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C. today.