Personal injuries often occur as a result of someone else’s reckless or negligent actions. As a result, you may require ongoing medical care and treatment, while being unable to work or provide for your family. Compensation may be available by filing a personal injury claim, but there are complicated legal issues involved. Without experienced legal representation, your claim may be denied or you may not get the amount you need to recover. At the Lovett Law Firm, we have been serving injured clients for more than 25 years. Let our Grant County personal injury attorneys assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.
What should I do If I suffer personal injuries in an accident?
One of your first steps in the aftermath of an accident or injury should be to seek medical attention. Not getting treated by a doctor will jeopardize your rights in filing a personal injury claim.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that personal injuries are one of the leading causes of death and disabilities in the United States. Common causes for these injuries include the following:
In addition to seeking medical care, you should also report your accident to the proper authorities. In the event of a motor vehicle or pedestrian accident, this would be law enforcement. Slips and falls or other premises liability accidents should be immediately reported to the property owner or manager, while you will want to let your supervisor or employer know right away when a work-related accident occurs. Make sure your report includes vital information about how the accident occurred and any witnesses at the scene. It should also include details about what may have caused the accident. Common contributing causes in personal injury claims include:
Even if you were partly responsible for the accident, you may still be entitled to damages through New Mexico’s contributory negligence laws. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain or suffering due to your injuries.
Reach Out to Us for Help
With his decades worth of experience in representing injured victims, you can trust attorney Robert Lovett to fight to protect your rights to compensation. If you suffer personal injuries, call or contact us at the Lovett Law Firm online to request a free initial consultation.