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Experienced Albuquerque Personal Injury Attorneys: Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our Albuquerque personal injury lawyer team at Keller & Keller has represented injured people looking for justice for decades. In total, we have recovered more than 1 billion dollars for our clients. Our success results from aggressive representation and over 80 years of experience fighting insurance companies.

The New Mexico Dept. of Transportation reports an average motor vehicle crash occurred every 14 minutes. These are the cases we work on every day.Albuquerque personal injury lawyer and law firm

We are an award-winning New Mexico personal injury attorney based in Albuquerque, concentrating in the following areas:

NM Statute of Limitations

In New Mexico, the statute of limitations varies depending on the type of case. Here are some examples of the statute of limitations in New Mexico:

  • Personal Injury: 3 years from the date of the injury
  • Medical Malpractice: 3 years from the date of the injury or one year from the date the injury was discovered, whichever is later
  • Fraud: 3 years from the date of the fraudulent act
  • Property Damage: 3 years from the date of the damage
  • Breach of Contract: 4 years from the date of the breach
  • Wrongful Death: 2 years from the date of death

It's important to note that the statute of limitations may differ in some instances. In addition to the time limits associated with your case, we strongly encourage you to hire us before evidence disappears, a witness's memory fades, or the insurance company begins calling to request recorded statements and asks you to sign medical authorizations.

5 Ways a New Mexico Personal Injury Attorney Can Help After a Crash

The aftermath of a serious car crash is a confusing time. You might have left the scene in an ambulance, your car might be totaled, and you might be getting calls from insurance companies immediately. You want your life to return to normal as quickly as possible, but you don’t know how. When you hire an experienced personal injury attorney immediately after the crash, they can resolve your claim so that you can focus on healing.

Skilled car accident attorneys help their clients in the following ways:

  1. Preventing mistakes. The sooner a lawyer is representing you, the more mistakes you can avoid in your case. Insurance companies will do everything they can to trick you into accepting less than your claim is worth, especially if they know you have a strong case. Your lawyer will advise you on what not to do so that you don’t unknowingly lower the value of your claim. Common mistakes people make are admitting fault, not getting medical care, accepting a lowball settlement offer, and destroying evidence. With a lawyer on your side, these things won’t happen.
  2. Handling the insurance company. The less you say to an insurance adjuster, the better. When you hire a lawyer, they will take over all communication and negotiations with the insurance company for the at-fault driver. When insurers see that you have a lawyer representing you, they know they have to play fair. Even though you will owe some of your settlement money to the lawyer, you will likely still end up with more than you would have if you had dealt with the insurance company on your own.
  3. Gathering evidence. A strong claim needs strong evidence. You will need evidence to prove that the other driver was at fault. This might include a police accident report, traffic camera video, pictures of the scene, and eyewitness testimony. Medical records, scans and x-rays, medical bills, and occupational assessments can be used to document the extent of your injuries. A lawyer will begin gathering this evidence immediately. 
  4. Determining the value of your caseCatastrophic injuries and permanent disabilities caused by a car accident will require extensive medical treatment and long-term care. A skilled attorney will understand potential future costs when deciding on a settlement demand. You cannot trust the insurance company to do this on your behalf. 
  5. Filing a lawsuit. If the insurance company does not agree to an acceptable settlement, a lawyer will be prepared to take the case to trial and let a judge decide. Insurers do not want to do this, so they will be motivated to give your lawyer what they want to avoid a trial. This leverage is something you do not have when you represent yourself.

What to Expect When You Call Our New Mexico Personal Injury Office

When you first speak with us, you'll likely have several questions that need to be answered. Our first goal is to answer every question and explain the strengths and weaknesses of your case based on the facts. We'll also be able to walk you through the steps your attorney will take to investigate and build your claim and discuss timelines associated with your claim.

In addition to one of Keller & Keller's attorneys, we also assign a paralegal to your case to perform day-to-day duties on your behalf, such as collecting certified copies of your medical bills, meeting state-mandated deadlines, monitoring your medical treatment, answering general questions; and discussing the "do's" and "don't's" while your case is open.

When you hire Keller & Keller, you and your case are backed by an experienced team from one of New Mexico's most recognized injury law firms.

Contact Us Today, We Are Here to Help!

To speak to one of our award-winning attorneys right now, call us at 1-800-253-5537, or if you prefer, fill out our confidential, free contact form.

Keller & Keller's Albuquerque personal injury attorneys' main office is downtown Albuquerque's Compass Bank Building. However, if you prefer to meet with one of our attorneys at the hospital or your home, we will come to you.