Ruidoso New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyers
Dedicated Ruidoso Attorneys Helping Victims and Their Families
Accidents are not just something that happen to people living in big cities. If you are a resident of Ruidoso or Lincoln County, New Mexico, and you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. Our experienced Ruidoso, New Mexico, personal injury attorneys can help you at every stage of your case, from investigating the circumstances of your accident to dealing with insurance companies and, if necessary, suing the responsible parties in court.
What Kind Of New Mexico Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle?
- Auto accidents – We represent victims injured in all types of motor vehicle collisions, such as those involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, and public transportation. We also have extensive experience with commercial trucking accidents. Were you hit by a tractor-trailer while traveling down Interstate 70 or New Mexico State Route 48? We can help.
- On-the-job accidents – Did your injury occur in the course of your employment? Workers’ compensation may cover some of your costs and let your employer off the hook. But what if your accident was the fault of a third party? We can assist you in seeking additional compensation.
- Product liability – Car accidents are not always the fault of the driver. Many cars, trucks, and SUVs have manufacturing defects that are not detectable by the average consumer. We can help you determine if a manufacturer’s failure to properly design or produce a product contributed to your injuries and seek appropriate damages.
- Injuries on someone else’s property – All New Mexico landowners have a legal responsibility to keep their property in “reasonably safe” condition, especially when they invite in members of the public. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall or similar accident due to a dangerous property condition, we can help.
Can I Be Held Partly Responsible for My Injuries
Defendants in personal injury cases commonly try to shift blame to the victim. Some victims even avoid seeking compensation because they think they are partly to blame. Even if there is evidence suggesting you are partly at fault, you should know that New Mexico law still allows you to recover some damages from a negligent party.
New Mexico follows a “pure comparative negligence” rule in personal injury cases. In plain terms, this means that a New Mexico court will apportion fault between the plaintiff and defendant. The plaintiff’s final award damage is reduced by his or her “comparative negligence,” if any. However, unlike many states there is no minimum threshold. Even if a defendant is just 1 percent liable, you are still entitled to some compensation.
Serving Accident Victims in Ruidoso and Throughout New Mexico
Comparative negligence is just one of many complex legal questions that arise in a typical personal injury lawsuit. After an accident you are in no shape to deal with such issues on your own. That is where we come in. At the Lovett Law Firm, we have helped hundreds of victims in Lincoln County and the Alamogordo region get the compensation they deserve. Call our Las Cruces office today at 575-523-5555 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys right away.