Albuquerque Motorcycle Accident FAQ
No one wants to be seriously injured in a motorcycle collision, but once it’s happened, you need to learn how to deal with the situation. You likely have questions about filing an injury claim and recouping the losses your collision has caused you.
Get answers to your questions by getting in touch with Will Ferguson & Associates. Below, we’ve listed some answers to commonly asked questions for your convenience.
- 1 Is it necessary to take my motorcycle crash case to court to receive a fair settlement?
- 2 What are economic damages in New Mexico?
- 3 What are non-economic damages in an ABQ motorcycle crash claim?
- 4 Can I still file a claim if I wasn’t wearing a helmet?
- 5 Should I talk to the at-fault driver’s insurance company?
- 6 Get in Touch with an ABQ Motorcycle Crash Lawyer
Is it necessary to take my motorcycle crash case to court to receive a fair settlement?
Not usually. In most cases your ABQ attorney will be able to negotiate a fair settlement for you outside of the courtroom. Nevertheless, you should be aware that some personal injury claims do go to trial.
What are economic damages in New Mexico?
Economic losses are all the financial costs of your accident. For example, your medical bills, lost wages, loss of future wages, and costs of physical therapy treatment are some economic damages.
What are non-economic damages in an ABQ motorcycle crash claim?
Non-economic damages are the intangible ways your motorcycle wreck has affected you and your future. For instance, pain, suffering, mental trauma, and emotional trauma are considered non-economic losses.
Can I still file a claim if I wasn’t wearing a helmet?
Yes, you can. Not wearing a helmet could lower the overall value of your claim if some fault is found with you. However, you can still pursue the at-fault driver for the role they played in the accident.
Should I talk to the at-fault driver’s insurance company?
No, you shouldn’t. The at-fault driver’s insurance company is likely going to try to get you to accept a low settlement, or they may try to lower your claim’s value by using your statements against you. You should let your lawyer handle communications with any involved insurance companies.
Get in Touch with an ABQ Motorcycle Crash Lawyer
Don’t try to fight for compensation on your own. Partner with a motorcycle wreck attorney at Will Ferguson & Associates. Dial 505-633-0750 or fill out the form below to receive a free case assessment.