Social Media and Your Personal Injury Case

Social media is ubiquitous.  There are very few Americans who don’t have a social media account on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snap Chat.  With so many people logging on to social media accounts and posting more and more personal information, you can be certain that insurance companies are taking notice and advantage of the situation.    More and more insurance … Read More

Comprehensive, Collision, and Gap Insurance

When it comes to property damages, many accident victims feel the most mistreated by their own insurance company. This is because they feel that since they are paying for insurance to the company, that company owes them something. However, it is here that insurance carriers are typically the most “reasonable” in the claims process. I want to qualify this by … Read More

What To Do If You Are In An Auto Accident

Being involved in an accident is a traumatic experience and it is important that you remain calm. The following is a list of important steps you should take after an automobile accident: CHECK FOR INJURIES Immediately after an auto accident, and if you are able to do so,  you should check to see if anyone is hurt. If you suspect … Read More

Types of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injuries can occur as a result of may types of circumstances and every case has its own unique characteristics. In the broadest terms, personal injury refers to a claim being made by someone who has been harmed by another’s negligence. Personal injury claims are generally organized into broad categories. CAR ACCIDENT CLAIMS The most common personal injury claims are auto … Read More

Common Mechanical Issues Leading To Car Accidents

There are over 19,000 auto accidents in Albuquerque each year (New Mexico Department of Transportation). The main cause of these accidents is distracted driving (National Highway Safety Traffic Administration). However, this is not the only factor that can result in a crash. A considerable number of accidents are caused by mechanical issues, which if they are not checked, could leave … Read More

What Do You Mean He Has No Insurance?

When someone else causes a car crash, you assume that his insurance is going to pay for the damages. Legally speaking, you are correct. The other driver is liable for the damages caused by another driver’s negligence whether the damages be property damage, diminished value damages, medical expenses or pain and suffering. Unfortunately, in New Mexico, you may find that many … Read More

Car Crash Case Questions

Some people are lucky and can go their entire life without being involved in a car crash — then there is the rest of us who are not mercifully free from having someone drive right into our car while we are sitting in it. When that happens you realize that car accidents are more complicated than you ever imagined. Here are some … Read More

Dog Attacks And The Health Effects Of Dog Bites

Dog attacks are more common in New Mexico than in some parts of the country. This is mostly because people tend to have houses and yards where many dogs are kept. Throughout any given year, the dog bite attorneys at Whitener Law Firm regularly see dog bite claims. WHO IS AT RISK OF A DOG ATTACK? The most common type of … Read More

Why Do Truckers Almost Always Deny Liability?

I was recently contacted by a friend who was struck by a semi-truck driver. His car was in the area designated to turn right. The semi-truck was in the center lane for through traffic with no turn signal. There was an empty space for the semi-truck to turn. What happened next was unbelievable. The semi-truck driver began turning right and drove … Read More

Insurance Claim Process in New Mexico

Car accidents are a daily occurrence in New Mexico. Even if you are a good driver, you can’t prevent a bad driver from rear-ending you or swerving into you. The reality is that most New Mexicans will be in one or more motor vehicle crashes in his or her lifetime. This means that you will probably make an insurance claim at … Read More