Caring and Competent Representation Across New Mexico

Santa Fe Car Accident Attorney: Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable

Negligent, inattentive and drunk drivers present dangers on the roads of New Mexico. If a car or truck driver has injured you, contact the personal injury law firm of Youngers Law. With offices in Santa Fe and a strong presence in Las Cruces, Youngers Law serves clients throughout New Mexico.

Do not accept an offer to settle without first calling the firm at 505-933-8480 or 575-636-2057 or completing the contact form. You may be entitled to more compensation that more closely reflects the costs and emotional damage of the serious injuries you suffered in a truck or car crash. The firm provides free consultations for injured accident victims.

Talk to A Car Accident Attorney Who Can Represent You and Your Family

Joleen Youngers and her staff empathize with the pain that clients feel after a truck or car crash. They also recognize that the pain goes beyond physical injury. A family is affected emotionally by the sudden event that changed their lives, particularly if the accident resulted in wrongful death or life-changing injuries. You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, and so does your family.

Why You Should Work with An Attorney After A Car Accident

While attorney Youngers handles your case, you can attend doctor appointments and focus on your treatment and recovery. She will do all that she can to minimize your worry about your medical bills or creditor calls following the car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle crash. She will handle the heavy lifting for you while you get better. Insurance companies will contact her, not you. She will be your advocate in all aspects of your car accident case. Let her take the weight off your shoulders so that you can concentrate on healing.

Understand the Basic Steps of A New Mexico Car Accident Claim

The first step in any car accident claim is making certain that you receive the medical care you need to treat your injuries. Then, you should contact an attorney as quickly as possible so that they can protect your interests and lend their legal knowledge to the next stages of your recovery. These include:

  • Gathering evidence: Some evidence, like the accident report, may be easy to obtain. However, things like security camera footage and witness statements can better be obtained by an attorney who understands the power of a subpoena.
  • Determining liability: Your attorney can review the accident report to determine everyone who might be at fault for the accident. It may surprise you to find that a driver shares liability for the crash with a mechanic or even a parts manufacturer. Identifying all the parties responsible for your injuries and holding them accountable helps maximize your compensation.
  • Calculating damages: It is impossible to determine the true value of your claim without legal guidance. An attorney understands how to evaluate your losses and make sure that you do not undervalue their worth.
  • Negotiating settlements: Insurance companies constantly try to diminish accident claims so they can protect their bottom line. An attorney can stand between you and the insurance company to prevent you from being pressured into accepting a lowball offer.
  • Trial: If the insurance company refuses to be fair, your attorney will take your case to court and fight for what you rightfully deserve. They will organize the evidence in your case to present a compelling argument for the judge and jury. Involving an attorney early means that the entire case can be crafted to prepare for this possibility from the very start.

Once you receive compensation from your car accident claim, the team at Youngers Law, PA, will help you navigate any issues related to repaying your insurance company for your medical care and taxes on your proceeds.

Work with An Attorney Who Keeps You Informed at Every Stage

During the course of your car or truck accident case, those at Youngers Law will stay in constant contact with you regarding any new developments. You will be copied on all documents so you will know where things stand. With the advice of Ms. Youngers, you may settle your claim. You may litigate it to get a fair recovery. In the end, she wants the best resolution for you and your family.

What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

The first thing you should do is get medical attention for anyone injured and call the police. When that is done, you should call a personal injury lawyer. Do NOT say that the accident was your fault. Instead, begin exchanging insurance information with the other driver and wait for your attorney to arrive. An attorney can work quickly to gather all the relevant evidence and begin collecting witness information.

What Kinds Of Compensation Can A Car Accident Victim Receive?

Car accident victims can receive compensation for much of their care. While your settlement will depend on your injuries and any relevant treatment you need, in general, car accident victims are eligible for financial assistance with their medical care, long-term treatment, any relevant adaptive technology needs, and compensation for time away from work during recovery.

Should You Accept the Insurance Company’s Initial Settlement Offer?

You should never accept an insurance settlement without first speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer. An attorney can ensure the settlement does not underestimate your medical care expenses. Keep in mind that insurance companies are in business to make money, not necessarily to pay you what you’re owed for your injuries. At Youngers Law, PA, attorney Youngers can negotiate with the insurance company to help you get the maximum available compensation.

Contact The Firm for a Vehicle Collision Lawyer in Santa Fe, in Doña Ana County and Across New Mexico

No matter what type of car accident you’ve been in – whether it involved an uninsured driver, an underinsured motorist, a hit-and-run or a drunk driver, attorney Youngers and her team can help. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact the car accident attorney at 505-933-8480 or 575-636-2057. The firm provides free consultations to people injured in car accidents.