At the Caruso Law Firm we have over 29 years of experience and have built a reputation in successfully representing personal injury cases in Albuquerque and throughout the entire state of New Mexico. Our firm focuses on a select group of common accident cases. We take pride in establishing a personal relationship with each client and specialist that we work with.
How Can We Help You?
We are solely a personal injury law firm and do an excellent job helping our clients claim damages against the people who have caused them harm due to their careless behavior. Personal injuries are any sort of emotional, mental or physical injury, however serious, that somebody has sustained as a result of somebody else’s negligence, whether it was premeditated or not.
In many cases, the law surrounding personal injury matters is quite complex and may involve a number of different interpretations. Trying to claim compensation by yourself is difficult. At the same time you’re at risk of playing straight into the hands of the unscrupulous insurance agencies whose intention is to offer nothing when one of their policy holders has inflicted harm on another.
What we do is to take the worry and strain off your shoulders in dealing with the aftermath of an accident and let you focus on recovering – emotionally and physically. You have enough to deal with in life without having to worry about fighting to get compensation from the very people who were responsible for your injuries.
A Legal Right to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Here in New Mexico, and throughout the Unites States, it is a legal right to claim compensation for injuries that an accident victim has sustained that were caused by a negligent party. It is usually a requirement by state law that the claimant must prove liability, i.e. prove that the injuries they have experienced were caused by the person they are claiming damages from and that the person was acting negligently.
Not all personal injury lawsuits are straightforward, as each case depends on the particular circumstances. The most important factor is the amount of clear evidence which links the cause of the accident to a particular person, company, organization or government body.
In most of the accident cases we handle, the person at fault has taken out third party insurance to cover themselves for such incidents as collisions. When liability is evident, we negotiate directly with the insurance company and do not have to take the claim to trial. In a some situations, when the third party or their insurance companies are being more difficult, we have to file a lawsuit, but only if there is a good chance of success.
What should you do if you have had an accident which was not your fault?
The first priority is to make sure that you get good medical treatment. You may find that you are taken to hospital immediately anyway if your injuries are severe. It is important that you get your doctors and anybody else who treat you to give you copies of the medical records so that these can be used to document the extent of your injuries later on when the claim is being processed.
If you have any chance to do so, it will really help your case for compensation if you can collect any sort of evidence at the time of the accident or immediately afterwards. This should not be done if it is going to mean you delay treatment, but things like contact details of witnesses, name and details of any police officers who have arrived at the scene, details of the person at fault, photos taken of wreckage or the accident scene, even if they are taken with your cell phone, can be extremely valuable later on.
When you have had a chance to recover you should contact the Caruso Law Offices as soon as possible. If you have problems with medical insurance, we have contacts who can help you out. We have a list of medical professionals who will not bill you until you reach a settlement and will not charge interest.
Our firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. If you cannot make it out to any of our Albuquerque city offices, then we can make arrangements to come and see you in your own home, if necessary.
We do not charge anything unless we win the case for you and, in the event of success, we offer a discount on the contingency fee which makes us more affordable than any other attorney in Albuquerque.
Avoid Contact with Insurance Companies
Mark Caruso used to work as an attorney for insurance companies for many years and knows how they operate. They are not interested in their client’s own fault and even less in compensating you for injuries or damages you have sustained. The more serious the injuries, the more they have to pay out and that is the last thing they want to do. They will try anything so that they either pay out nothing at all or as little as possible.
The best answer to this is to have absolutely no dealings with the insurance company or companies representing the person you are claiming damages from. Let us deal handle this for you. We know exactly what we’re doing and assure you that if your case is sound, you will always get significantly more back using our services than if you went alone.