Santa Fe Car Accident Lawyers
Santa Fe not only draws millions of visitors each year, but nearly 100,000 call it home. The beautiful city of Santa Fe, NM (known in new Mexico as the “City Different”) is the seat of government and state capitol for New Mexico. Its population was 85,000 as of 2019, and it is the fourth largest city in New Mexico. It is the county seat of Santa Fe County. The Pueblo-style architecture stands beautifully against the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Santa Fe was founded as a Spanish colony in 1610, and many of the city’s older buildings stand to this day. Interstate 25 north and southbound run thru the city. The City of Santa Fe Police and County of Santa Fe Sheriff Department are the primary law enforcement agencies for vehicle accidents in Santa Fe. They live, work, and worship here— and many get into accidents.
With so many people on the road, car accidents are bound to happen. And when they do, accident victims need a seasoned Santa Fe car accident lawyer by their side to help them lock down favorable compensation for their injuries.
Please contact Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today. Our Santa Fe car accident lawyers can compile helpful evidence and begin the negotiation process so you can focus on getting well.
Negligence is a Leading Cause of Car Accidents
There are many causes of car accidents, but driver negligence is a key one. Motorists must operate their vehicles with sufficient care, and they become liable for any crash when they don’t. Some of the more common causes of negligence include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to yield
- Passing illegally
- Driving too close to pedestrians
- Running a red light
- Turning without using a signal
Often, factual disputes erupt over who was responsible for a car accident. Fortunately, New Mexico law allows accident victims to receive compensation even if they were negligent. This is called “pure comparative negligence.” In practice, a motorist is eligible for at least some compensation so long as someone else’s negligent behavior contributed to the crash.
How Our Santa Fe Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
Our team is waiting to swoop in and help any injured accident victim begin the process of obtaining compensation. For example, we can secure a copy of the police report and possibly visit the scene of the accident.
Our lawyers can also interview people who witnessed the incident. They might have seen the other driver swerve across the median or run a red light, or they might have seen the other driver stagger intoxicated from the vehicle after the crash. Sometimes, surveillance video at nearby businesses captures the incident, which can provide uncontroverted proof of what happened.
In some cases, the vehicles involved contain important clues, so we encourage motorists not to get their cars immediately repaired. Instead, let our legal team determine whether you have enough high-quality evidence to make a claim.
Don’t Settle for Less
If successful, victims can receive compensation to make up for their losses following a wreck. New Mexico allows victims to seek damages for:
- The cost of medical care, including future medical care for serious and permanent injuries
- Lost wages and self-employment income, including lost future income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
A common question our clients ask is, “What is the average settlement I can expect?” In reality, there is no “average.” The amount a victim receives depends on several factors, such as the severity of their injuries, whether they contributed to the accident and the size of the defendant’s insurance policy.
Speak with Our Santa Fe Car Accident Lawyers
Mark J. Caruso is a former insurance defense attorney who now represents accident victims. He understands the process of obtaining compensation inside and out and uses his skills to protect clients from insurance company tricks. Call our law firm at (505) 883-5000 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation.
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Our New Mexico truck accident attorneys are aggressive, result-focused advocates for injured victims. Your free consultation is always with an attorney, not a paralegal. We handle truck accident cases throughout the entire state of New Mexico and all pueblos and reservations in New Mexico.
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