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February 22, 2021 in

Determining and Proving Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident

According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, a motor vehicle crash occurred every 11 minutes during 2018. Of these New Mexico crashes, many involve T-bone, or side-impact, collisions. These accidents are very severe, leading to serious injuries and fatalities each year. If you are in a T-bone car accident, you may be eligible...
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January 26, 2021 in

Time Limits on Car Accident Claims in New Mexico

When you are in a car accident with a negligent driver, you can experience significant hardship. You may need to pay for expensive medical care, and it may take weeks or months to recover from your injuries—leading to lost wages or a loss of future earnings. In addition, you can experience emotional trauma and...
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January 14, 2021 in

What to Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident as a Passenger

  New Mexico follows a fault-based car accident system, which means that drivers who cause accidents must pay for the damages of all of the victims involved in the collision—including passengers. If you suffer injuries while riding in a vehicle as a passenger, you have the right to collect this compensation by filing an...
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January 2, 2021 in

Types of Damages in a Car Accident Claim

A car accident can impact our lives in several ways. You may need to pay for medical care, repair or replace your vehicle, and take time from work to seek treatment and recover from your injuries. If you are a New Mexico driver, you do have the right to collect compensation for certain losses,...
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December 22, 2020 in

How Long Does It Take for an Insurance Company to Settle a Claim?

New Mexico is a fault insurance state, which means that drivers whose actions cause accidents are responsible for paying for victims’ damages. You can claim this compensation by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver. While you may secure compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more, the amount of time...
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December 9, 2020 in

Is New Mexico a No-Fault State?

  A car accident can result in serious financial harm. You may need to pay for medical care, lose weeks or even months of wages, and take your vehicle to a shop for repairs. On top of these hardships, you may experience physical pain and emotional trauma, impacting your quality of life. In New...
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December 6, 2020 in

How to File a Police Report After Car Accident in Albuquerque

The moments after a New Mexico car accident can be very overwhelming. You may be suffering from severe injuries, your vehicle can have significant damage, and you may be worried about your financial future. After any kind of traffic accident, it is important to take the necessary steps to seek help—and this includes contacting...
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December 3, 2020 in

Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Albuquerque

  Car accidents are unfortunately common on Albuquerque roads. According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, New Mexico saw an average of 128 crashes, 54 injuries, and one death per day during 2018—a startling statistic. In Bernalillo County alone, a crash occurred every 27 minutes during 2018. Many factors contribute to these accidents,...
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August 14, 2020 in

Drunk vs Distracted Driving: Which is More Dangerous?

Every time someone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, we expect them to be a safe and cautious driver, but according to statistics from the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Traffic Crash Annual Report, many aren’t. On average in New Mexico in 2018, a distracted driving crash occurred every 55 minutes, an alcohol-involved...
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