FAQ

I was involved in a car accident. Should I see a doctor?

Yes. If you have been injured in a car accident you should see a doctor immediately; even minor car accidents can cause serious injuries.

After a collision, symptoms may not be obvious immediately due to adrenaline. There may be underlying issues that you are unaware of including broken bones, strained or injured muscles, tissue damage, and even ruptured organs.

This is why we highly recommend seeing a doctor or a trained physician for any potential injuries.

What if the insurance company offers me “quick cash”?

Before accepting or signing anything from an insurance company, you should be aware of your legal rights. Accepting “quick cash” may mean you are giving up your right to sue the insurance company later.

Always consult an attorney before you negotiate a settlement with the insurance company so we can review the details and ensure you receive the most compensation. Contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.

What if I cannot afford medical treatment?

If you are injured in an accident and don’t have insurance, you may be worried about how you will get medical treatment. You may win compensation for your medical bills once you settle your case, but unfortunately, that may take months of arbitration.

While we do not direct the medical treatment of our clients, we will use our resources to help you obtain the medical treatment you need and deserve.

How do I know if I have a good case?

After you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering if you have a case to receive compensation.

It’s common for people to ask if they can file a personal injury lawsuit as well as an insurance claim. There are many different factors which affect the outcome of a personal injury case, it is important for you to talk to the experienced, qualified and competent attorneys of Whitener Law Firm. We will thoroughly investigate your claim to determine how we can best assist you.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

When filing a lawsuit, it is important to understand that each state has varying deadlines which you must abide by.

Like all states, New Mexico has Statutes of Limitations, which are strict time limits that define when you can file a legal claim. You have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim; this is why we recommend you immediately contact us after your injury.

To learn more about the deadlines to file lawsuits, contact the experienced attorneys at Whitener Law Firm.

Will I have to go to court?

In most cases, settlement can be negotiated without filing a lawsuit or going to court for a personal injury claim. However, if the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement or denies your claim, you may need to file a lawsuit.

Filing a lawsuit can be extremely complicated and stressful but with the help of one of our experienced attorneys at Whitener Law Firm, you can avoid costly mistakes by having us fight for your rights.

What if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?

All drivers are responsible for damages caused by their negligence; whether the damages be property, diminished value, medical expenses, or pain and suffering.

Unfortunately, in New Mexico, you may find that many drivers on the road are uninsured motorists and have no way of paying for your damages. Even if the other driver doesn’t have insurance the damages you incur may still be covered.

The attorneys at Whitener Law Firm can review your automobile insurance policy to determine if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which may cover the costs you acquire as a result of the accident.

Is there a fee for my initial consultation?

No. The first consultation is free. We will evaluate your claim and will represent you on a contingent fee basis. We do not get paid unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Call us today on 505-883-RUSS(7877).

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