Albuquerque Personal Injury FAQ
If you have questions about your injury claim, go ahead and call an attorney at Will Ferguson & Associates. We are happy to answer any questions you have during a free claim assessment. Meanwhile, see below for the answers to some of our personal injury FAQs.
What is pure comparative negligence?
Pure comparative negligence is the law used to compare negligence between parties involved in an accident. When one party has decided to sue the other party for damages, they can only receive damages for the amount of negligence the other party is assigned with.
For instance, if you’re injured in a car accident and the other party was only 80 percent responsible for your injuries, then you can still sue them for damages, but you’ll only receive that 80 percent of the compensation.
How do I calculate my economic damages?
To calculate your economic losses, you will add up all of the financial expenses this accident has caused you. This can include future financial losses, such as future lost income or medical care expenses. Don’t forget to add the costs of rehabilitation, mental health treatment, and caregiving services, if applicable.
What’s the deadline for filing an injury claim in New Mexico?
The deadline for submitting your claim is three years from the date of your injury. This time frame is known as the statute of limitations. When you don’t file your case within the designated time limit, you can be barred from submitting a claim at all.
How long does it take to receive a settlement check?
There’s no definitive answer to this, but a rough estimate is between a few months to a year. In some instances, your claim may stretch longer than a year, especially if you’re still dealing with injuries and medical treatment caused by the accident—or if your case goes to trial.
Will I have to go to court?
In most cases, you will not have to go to court to receive fair payment for a personal injury. Your lawyer can often negotiate fair compensation from the at-fault party or their insurance company. If the other side won’t play fair, it may become necessary to take your case into the courtroom. Your lawyer will make sure you’re prepared.
Speak with an Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer
When you’ve been injured in an accident, the party who caused your injuries should compensate you. Get in touch with an ABQ personal injury lawyer at Will Ferguson & Associates. Call 505-243-5566 or fill out the form below to schedule your free consultation today.