If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident through no fault of your own, you’re probably expecting a settlement to help with your medical bills and other costs. However, you may find that a lawyer will not take your case. While you may feel your case is strong, attorneys use different criteria to evaluate cases.
Healing from the Trauma and Pain of a Personal Injury
Following an automobile accident, the first thing to worry about is getting the medical attention that will lead to the road of recovery. That medical attention can become a new source of worry for the victim, as the costs add up and become a further cause for concern.
What Happens When You’re in an Accident with an Underinsured Motorist?
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle in New Mexico without carrying the proper insurance. However, if you get into an accident, there's a chance you won’t be properly protected. New Mexico’s legal requirements for minimum insurance are low enough that you could end up not receiving your full compensation, even when the other driver is insured. Worse, many drivers illegally drive without having insurance at all—often leaving injured parties in the lurch.
Example of a Demand Letter in a Personal Injury Case Involving a Truck
A demand letter in a personal injury case serves to notify a business or property owner, and their insurance company, of a victim’s injuries and damages claimed following an accident. It starts the process of negotiating toward settlement of the victim’s claim, including compensation for the medical treatment costs as well as for lost property or wages, and for managing pain and suffering that comes with the injuries.