Know When to Get a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Trucking Accident in New Mexico
If you have been involved in a trucking accident, you may wonder if you need a lawyer in New Mexico. This is a common question and it depends on many factors, including whether you or someone you love has been injured. You may also need a lawyer if the trucking accident was largely your fault—or entirely your fault, although that would be a different type of lawyer. When it comes to bodily harm or wrongful death sustained by you or a loved one due to a truck driver’s negligence, you should contact a personal injury lawyer after a trucking accident in New Mexico.
This is because insurance claims can be very complicated. They can get more complicated when there are more serious personal injuries involved, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and other serious damages. As a result, any victim suffering serious personal injuries as a result of a trucking accident in New Mexico should seek legal representation—especially if you have been catastrophically injured.
Some of the other reasons why to get a personal injury lawyer after a trucking accident in New Mexico include the following:
Insurance Adjusters are Trained by Defense Lawyers
Insurance carriers provide their adjusters extensive programming and training. These programs and training sessions focus on everything from basic system knowledge (i.e., how to do a claim), all the way through claim investigation and fact gathering. These programs specialize in teaching adjusters how to ask tricky questions to undermine a claim or to get victims to admit unsavory facts that could hurt their case.
Insurance Adjusters Are Often Supported With a Defense Lawyer
Even if you think that you can still outsmart an insurance adjuster without hiring a personal injury lawyer, you should know that the insurance adjuster is usually backed by a defense lawyer. Yes, most insurance carriers have defense lawyers also assigned to a group of adjusters and are constantly reviewing facts, law, and detailed to feed to adjusters. This means if you think it is two laypersons (you and the adjuster) negotiating a claim, it is really two on one—with the side with two of them being another lawyer. Do not get double teamed or then advantage of, get a trucking accident lawyer like one of ours in New Mexico.
You are Guaranteeing Yourself to Get Less
Even if you are able to stand toe-to-toe with an adjuster and defense lawyer, you are almost guaranteeing yourself to get less compensation. This is because it is very difficult to value a case. You may believe that the offer is very reasonable, but in reality it is not when compared to other settlement or verdict searches in New Mexico. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle this type of case for you to ensure that your rights are protected.
Our Trucking Accident Attorneys are the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. are the Experienced Choice
With over 30 years of experience and millions of dollars recovered for victims of personal injury accidents throughout New Mexico, the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. is the experienced choice that victims of personal injury accidents need. We offer FREE consultations and only get paid after you get paid in a settlement or court award. Learn how we can help you by dialing (505) 883-5000 for your consultation.
We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.