Is There a Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in New Mexico?
At the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A., our experienced team of personal injury attorneys in Las Cruces often emphasize that time is of the essence when pursuing a claim against a negligent party in New Mexico.
Here is why.
First, it is important to pursue medical care immediately after a collision or injury incident occurs, so you have a complete diagnosis and treatment plan in place right away. The longer you wait to seek medical attention, the lower the value of your case. The more time that goes by before you pursue medical care, the more the insurance company will view your claim with growing suspicion.
Next, it is essential to preserve evidence from the crash, and begin investigating the overall chain of events, so the proof we need to build your case does not disappear — and the negligent party can be held liable for your damages.
This is where our experienced team of Las Cruces personal injury attorneys and support staff takes the lead, so our clients can focus on their recovery while we pursue the facts and communicate with the liable party’s insurance company.
Finally, moving quickly becomes a critical part of your case’s potential success because there are different time limits — called statutes of limitations — to file a claim, depending on when and where you were injured.
Here is what you need to know, so you can successfully pursue a personal injury claim in New Mexico before time runs.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in New Mexico?
As a general guideline, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim in New Mexico is three years from the date of the accident.
That includes personal injury claims for:
- Airplane Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability Claims
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
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If you have suffered injuries in any of these areas that require filing a claim against the government, the statute of limitations lessens to two years and requires the injured to file a tort claim notice within 90 days from the date of the accident.
If you have been injured due to another person, party, or entity’s negligence in New Mexico, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in Las Cruces at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. by calling (575) 526-5263 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim, so we can get started on your case today.