Frequently Asked Questions
How much money is my case worth?
Your case is worth either what you agree to with the insurance company, or the amount of a cash award granted by a judge and jury. We examine all of the conditions surrounding your case in order to arrive at a figure we believe the insurance company must pay for your injuries. Generally, the dollar value is dependent upon the type and extent of your injuries. Other factors influencing the dollar value of your auto accident case are the amount of medical gills, length of treatment, frequency of treatment, future medical bills, permanent disabilities and any other damage that can be documented. Our auto accident lawyers study every detail so you get the money you deserve for your injuries.
How long will it take to get a fair and reasonable settlement offer?
New Mexico auto accident cases can vary in length from weeks, to months and even years in some instances. Typically, you will get paid after you have healed from your injuries and have been released by the doctor. This is the best way you can be assured of receiving full value for your injuries. We want you to get this compensation for your injuries, so we wait until treatment is completed. Our auto accident lawyers gather the information that increases the value of your New Mexico accident case. We constantly do everything we can to move your case forward toward settlement.
Will I have to go to court?
In most cases, settlements can be negotiated without filing suit or going to court. Though strength gained in preparation, we can better negotiate a fair settlement of your claim. Insurance companies know which lawyers never try cases and tend to offer those lawyers smaller settlements. We are qualified to advise you when your negotiated settlement is fair and, more importantly, advise you when it’s not.
How much will Sandoval Law Firm P.A. charge?
There are several ways a New Mexico auto accident lawyer charges for services. At Sandoval Law Firm P.A., there is no charge for your first visit or telephone call. All your questions will be answered and there is no obligation. In injury cases, we never charge an attorney’s fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. Our fee is a percentage of your recovery. If a recovery is not made in your injury case, you pay nothing in attorney’s fees. We do not charge any fee for helping you settle your claim for damage to your vehicle.
I was not at fault in the accident and I do not have insurance, can I make a claim for my medical expenses against the other driver’s insurance? Am I entitled to anything else?
The other driver’s insurance is responsible for all your damages which could include medical expenses, a rental car, the repair or replacement of your car, and lost wages; plus other damages.
If the other driver and I both did not have insurance, how can I get my medical expenses paid?
If someone else in your household has insurance on another vehicle sometimes you can make a claim on their insurance. For example, if you were a passenger in a friend’s uninsured car which was involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you may be able to make a claim through an insurance policy of a family member who is living with you.
What is Wrongful Death?
A “wrongful death” case can arise due to the negligence of another individual or a company during a momentary lapse of attention, or even an ace of complete irresponsible recklessness. Wrongful Death may be the result of an auto accident, a defective product, or even Medical Malpractice.
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