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October 8, 2021 in

Uninsured/Underinsured Insurance Requirements in New Mexico

Most people understand that you have to have insurance on your automobile if you want to remain legal on New Mexico's roadways. However, do you know the state's requirements when it comes to uninsured and underinsured insurance? The reality is that there are plenty of uninsured drivers on the roadway, and even individuals with...
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October 8, 2021 in

5 Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

Getting a driver's license is perhaps one of the pinnacle moments of a young person's life. The reality is that a driver's license represents freedom, but this also means increased risk. Young drivers are much more inexperienced on the roadways, and this can lead to devastating crashes. Here, our Albuquerque car accident attorneys want...
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October 1, 2021 in

What is Considered Essential Evidence in a Car Accident?

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury or property damage as a result of an accident caused by another driver, you want to do everything you can to recover the compensation you are entitled to. However, securing compensation can be challenging, particularly when it comes to determining liability for the incident....
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September 28, 2021 in

Is New Mexico a No-Fault State for Car Accidents?

In some states across the country, drivers will turn to their own insurance carrier after an accident occurs, regardless of who caused the incident. These insurance systems are considered “no-fault.” However, New Mexico is not a no-fault state when it comes to vehicle accidents. In order to recover compensation after an accident occurs, injury...
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September 28, 2021 in

What Is the New Mexico Statute of Limitations for a Car Accident?

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury in a vehicle accident caused by another driver in New Mexico, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, recovering this compensation can be challenging, and you need to be aware of various timelines in place. In New Mexico, car accident...
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September 28, 2021 in

Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Car Accident?

Vehicle accident claims can be challenging in New Mexico. This is particularly true for accidents that involve more than two vehicles. Multi-vehicle collisions often result in those involved pointing the finger at one another when it comes to determining liability. Here, we want to discuss who could be at fault in the event a...
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September 28, 2021 in

Are Car Accident Insurance Settlements Taxable in New Mexico?

If you sustain an injury caused by the actions of another driver in New Mexico, you should be able to recover various types of compensation for your losses. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost income, property damage expenses, pain and suffering losses, and more. But will your car accident settlement be...
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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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