Passionate Alamogordo Attorneys Serving Injured Victims
Many accidents are nobody’s fault. But when an accident is the result of one or more parties’ negligence, the victims have a legal right to seek compensation for their injuries. Our qualified Alamogordo, New Mexico, personal injury attorneys have the experience to assist accident victims with the many types of claims, including the following:
Motor vehicle accidents. There are about 21 car crashes per 1,000 residents of Alamogordo, according to accident statistics published by the New Mexico Department of Transportation. That translates to about 630 motor vehicle accidents each year. More than two-thirds of car accidents statewide involve another vehicle. It is therefore critical following an accident to establish each driver’s potential liability.
Slip and fall accidents. People trip every day due to clumsiness or simply not paying attention to where they are walking. But property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe from hazards that might cause injuries to customers and other invited guests. For example, if a store manager knows about a puddle of water in a shopping aisle and fails to clean it up, the owner can be held liable if a customer slips and falls.
On-the-job accidents. All New Mexico businesses with three or more workers must provide workers’ compensation insurance. This provides benefits to employees who are injured in workplace accidents. In exchange for these benefits, employees normally cannot sue their employers for damages. However, if the workplace accident was the result of a third party’s negligence, the employee can file a separate personal injury lawsuit.
How Long Should I Wait to Contact a Lawyer After My Accident?
It is important to contact an Alamogordo, New Mexico, personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following your accident. New Mexico imposes a strict three-year statute of limitations on all personal injury claims. That may sound like a lot of time, but consider it may take several months to investigate your case and identify all of the potentially liable defendants.
Also, the more time that passes from the date of your accident, the greater the risk there is that evidence will be lost or mishandled. Our attorneys understand how to deal with witnesses, physical evidence, and reluctant defendants (and insurance companies) who may not be entirely forthcoming with information. There is a lot that goes into a personal injury case, and even a simple accident can produce a complex web of information and paperwork.
We Help Accident Victims in New Mexico and West Texas
Accidents are, by their very nature, sudden and unexpected. One moment you are driving to work or to pick up your kids from school. The next, you are lying in a hospital bed, facing months of painful rehabilitation and thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills.
There is no reason that you should pay for an accident caused by somebody else’s reckless or negligent actions. The Lovett Law Firm specializes in helping accident victims in Alamogordo and throughout New Mexico fight for the compensation they deserve. Call us today at 575-523-5555 to schedule a free consultation.