Questions And Answers From New Mexico’s Top Car And Truck Accident Attorney

If you have been in an accident, you're probably dealing with a host of issues all at once. Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions about truck and car accidents (FAQ).

Do I really need a lawyer after a car or truck accident?

Many people assume that an insurance company will take care of them after an accident, since that's what insurance is supposed to be for. Unfortunately, what people don't realize is that injured people are not what insurance companies care about most. What they care about is money. They use specific strategies to deny as many claims as possible, and they have large legal teams to make that happen.

Against these corporate forces, you need to have your own legal representation to even the playing field. We will help you get the maximum settlement allowed by law.

I don't feel injured after my accident. Do I still have to see a doctor?

Yes. Even if you feel fine now, that doesn't mean you are. Some serious injuries have delayed symptoms, such as traumatic brain injuries, nerve damage and injuries to your internal organs. By seeing a doctor immediately, you will not only catch these conditions as soon as possible, but also you will have the medical record necessary to bolster your case.

I have been contacted by someone from the other driver's insurance company. Should I speak to them?

No. The goal of the other driver's insurance company is to pay you as little as possible — or nothing at all. While their questions may seem straightforward, what they're actually trying to do is to use your words against you. They want to trap you into admitting fault and try to put as much blame as possible on your shoulders.

As a former insurance company defender, our founding attorney, Mark Caruso, knows exactly what tricks the insurance company will use to undermine your claim. When you work with us, we will handle all these communications on your behalf. Benefits can be lost through one careless remark. We won't let that happen.

Why are truck accidents so much more dangerous than car accidents?

A fully loaded truck weighs about 20 times more than a car. When a truck hits you at a high speed on I-40, I-25 or I-10, it's like being hit by an entire parking lot of cars at the same time. With that kind of momentum, a truck can slice through the safety features on a car that would have otherwise kept its occupants safe. The net result is that truck accident injuries are often significantly more serious than most car accidents.

Are truck drivers the only ones responsible in a trucking accident?

Not necessarily. Because trucks are commercial vehicles, there may also be liability on the part of the trucking company, the manufacturer of a particular piece of failed equipment, or even the business whose goods are being transported.

I have more questions. Who should I call?

We're happy to talk to you. Get in touch for a free consultation. You can email our legal team or call our offices: 505-355-2969. We serve clients near Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico.