Personal injury victims may wonder what compensation they are entitled to after a New Mexico auto accident. After all, many people see large verdicts for hot coffee or other personal injuries and wonder how did a victim recover that figure--why that number. While juries can be unpredictable for sure, the reasoning behind the "hot coffee" verdict and other personal injury cases do have a formula and approach that was followed. That formula is not necessary an algebraic formula, but there is a common theory or manner in which pain and suffering is calculated. Our Albuquerque, New Mexico auto accident lawyers explain.