Christmas Tip #1: You Don’t Have to Win the Argument!

Merry Christmas From Whitener Law Firm! Whitener Law Firm will be closed on December 25, 2017, and December 26, 2017. We hope that most of you get to take some time off as well. It is our hope that everyone in New Mexico has a safe holiday. We would also like to remind our fellow New Mexicans about some important … Read More

4 Personal Injury Myths

Car crashes, slip and falls, DUI wrecks or trucking accidents are all likely to end up with someone getting hurt. When a victim has sustained a personal injury as a result of someone’s negligent, careless or reckless conduct, that person is probably going to make a claim for injuries. There can be no doubt that you have heard friends, neighbors or family … Read More

Happy Chanukah from Whitener Law Firm

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah. It is the festival of lights that celebrates the triumph of the Maccabees over Antiochus IV. The Maccabees had rebelled against the Syrian king because he tried to force them to worship the Greek gods. According to the story, the temple was rebuilt but there was not enough oil to consecrate the temple. … Read More

Is There a New Mexico Personal Injury Settlement Formula?

When you are injured due to the negligence of another person, it can be difficult to know what a fair settlement is under the particular circumstances of the case. Pursuant to New Mexico law, the injury victim has the right to compensation that will make her whole again. It is no easy matter to determine the value of your personal injury … Read More

Can You Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?

After you are injured due to the negligence of someone else, you will probably need to retain an injury attorney to represent you, advise you about your legal rights, help protect your rights. This holds true for car crash cases, slip and fall incidents, dog bites, and medical malpractice claims. The question then becomes, how do you pay for a personal injury … Read More

Are You an Auto Accident Victim?

Are you an auto accident victim? You are if you were injured by another individual driving some type of motor vehicle. A crash may involve a motorcycle, regular car, truck, semi-tractor trailer, or some type of commercial vehicle. The process of making a claim is often so difficult that it is easy to see why an accident victim doesn’t even pursue an … Read More

After a Crash… Who’s Going to Pay Your Medical Bills?

It should be pretty obvious that the leading cause of personal injury is a car accident. Injuries range from whiplash and minor contusions to broken bones and permanent paralysis. As an injury victim steps out of the urgent care or emergency room, the thought of how he or she is going to pay his medical bills. Who is responsible for paying … Read More

Car Insurance and Single-Car Crashes

Single-car accidents are far too common in New Mexico even if not as frequent as two or three car crashes. They are often as dangerous as two car accidents and frequently have similar injuries. Single-car accidents often involve vehicle crashes with fixed objects. It may be a car that strikes a tree, traffic light or involves a rollover when a car … Read More

How Do Insurance Companies Break Their Promises?

Most car accident victims are not terribly surprised when the other guy’s insurance starts giving them a hard time. We have come to expect that insurance companies no longer try to ensure that people are fairly and promptly paid for their damages. However, the shock often comes when you have been paying precious to an insurance company for the past 15 years … Read More

They Are All Adversarial Insurance Adjusters!

After an auto accident and the first doctor visit, the injured person begins to think about how they can pay the medical bills and get their car fixed. There is the towing bill, the tow yard storage fee, pain, headaches, deductibles… The first step is usually to set up an insurance claim with the other driver’s insurance company. However, most people don’t realize that … Read More