Your parked car has been hit by a truck. What should you do? Your next steps depend on a variety of factors. If anyone was inside the parked car when it was struck, call first responders right away to address any possible injuries or existing dangers.
Hit by a Delivery Truck? Why You Need an Automobile Accident Attorney
It is a good idea to enlist the help of an auto accident attorney after any crash that involves property damage or personal injury. It is even more important if you are hit by a delivery truck. Delivery truck accidents are more complicated than a typical incident with two private vehicles and their drivers. Not only could the delivery driver be at fault, but so could the owner of the truck or the company that hired the driver. Liability can also depend on whether the driver is an employee of that company, or an independent contractor.
How to Handle Probate After a Loved One Dies in an Accident in New Mexico
The death of a loved one in a car accident is a painful experience. The last thing you want to do while grieving is work through a complicated legal process. That’s why we recommend that, before you dive into the details of probate, you take the time to care for yourself and your loved ones. Once you're ready, you can start the process of educating yourself about probate—including how to avoid surprises and help the process run as smoothly as possible.
5 Ways Accident Attorneys Know You Have a Good Case
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.
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.