My husband was in a accident in my car A guy walk out in front of the car my husband tried to served but still hit him it was at night in construction zone the guy was drunk he went to hospital and just found out he died my husband didn't get an...
Under NM law your automobile liability insurance should take care of this claim against you. But you must immediately notify your insurance company immediately.See question
felt material of skirt on mannequin and after i turned it fell on me. had concussion, post concussion syndrome, hematoma on scalp and severe muscle spasms in neck and back
Thanks for contacting AVVO. As an Albuquerque personal injury attorney I would like to answer your question with the limited information that you provided and invite you to call me or one of our attorneys for more detailed information. You can contact us at 505-883-5000. New Mexico law requires the business owner to keep his business safe for customers who might be on the premises. The question I need to find out from you is whether (1) you did anything at all to cause the mannequin to fall and (2) any other customer or employee did anything at all to cause the mannequin to fall. It sounds from your inquiry that you were just walking by and it fell from a high shelf. It appears that it was not caused by you or another customer. Instead it appears to have been unbalanced or not properly attached to the shelf. It is very important to act on this claim right away. There may be video cameras that recorded the fall, and your attorney would need to write a letter to the company demanding that the videos be preserved. Under NM law, once you establish liability of the business owner, then you are entitled to damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earnings, permanent impairment and possibly punitive damages if this has been a problem with the business in the past that has not been corrected. I hope this gives you a snapshot of your claim.See question
the car was at a stop light when the other car came from behind
Thanks for asking a question from AVVO. I am an Albuquerque attorney who exclusively handles personal injury claims, so I am happy to answer your question. Unfortunately the amount of property damage dictates to insurance adjusters how much they should pay on your injury claim. Very little property damage may mean a very low personal injury settlement. I clearly recognize that you can receive a soft tissue "whiplash" injury from even minor property damage to your vehicle. Unfortunately, however, it may be very difficult to settle your claim with the insurance company. Juries in Bernalillo County are also conservative when it comes to these low impact types of cases. You can expect the insurance company attorney to show the jury the back of your wife's car with little damage and suggest to the jury that your personal injuries and medical care is suspect. It is for this reason that we limit the types of cases that we accept to those with more significant property damage. One solution for you might be to see if you have medical payment coverage with your own insurance company or health insurance. You can use these coverages to pay for the medical expenses your wife needs, and maybe not even pursue a liability claim for personal injuries from the responsible insurance company. Also, there are many attorneys who might still accept your case, but you need to be careful that you are not "stuck" with medical bills if the attorney is unsuccessful in convincing the insurance adjuster or its attorneys or a jury that the medical care was reasonable, necessary and a result of the crash.See question
My lawyer had told me to go to her court date and demand restitution. I am just curious the best way to actually go about doing that. Do I interrupt when they are speaking with the judge?
Did you have uninsured motorist coverage on your vehicle that was damaged in the collision? NM law requires your own insurance company to give you uninsured motorist unless you waive the coverage in writing and are specifically told the actual cost of the uninsured motorist coverage you are rejecting. Most insurance companies don't mention that you even have the right to waive uninsured motorist coverage, but you many not know that you have it. Other insurance companies selling insurance in NM always get you to waive the uninsured motorist coverage. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 505-883-5000See question
The Policy booklet says that bodily injury means "bodily injury to a person and sickness, disease, or death that results from it". We have been told we can include loss of consortium, loss of income, etc. under the amounts in our UIM claim. Is tha...
In NM it's medical expenses past and future, pain and suffering past and future, lost earnings past and future, permanent impairment and disability.See question
I was with Geico insurance for over 6 years, I only had liability insurance. I decided to add full coverage on 0628/2013. I got approved for full coverage effective Jun 30,2013, On july 2nd ,2013 I had a collission and it was my fault rear-ending ...
You need to prove that you were covered using your checks and other documents you would have received from Geico. If still refused, then consult with an attorney for a possible bad faith claim against Geico.See question
If so, is there a way to not put my parents at risk for a law suit?
Because you are over 18, the answer is no.See question
Seems like all the lawyers are those for the victims of a car accident/injury, but what type of lawyer should I get for defending myself?
Your automobile insurance should provide an attorney for you at no cost to you.See question
3 years ago my father was delivering parts for a well known company on his regular scheduled route and he was maliciously attacked as a gang initiation and was murdered . I hired a lawyer in Arizona which I faithfully trusted to represent my famil...
You might have a malpractice action if the lawyer failed to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations. However, it is not improper for the lawyer to withdraw if there was a valid reason to do so.See question
I found out when applying for insurance that my ex-husband, his brother and niece are using my home address as theirs. They have never lived here. I recently received an envelope for his mother indicating her "card" was included. She owns her o...
You should always be absolutely honest when completing the insurance application. In most instances the application will ask you to attest to the truth of the answers. Your wrong answer could permit the insurance company to claim that you voided the contract with false answers.See question