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If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligent or reckless act of another, your life may be forever changed. You may be struggling from the physical pain, or the emotional distress from your life being turned upside down. You may also be struggling to be able to do your job, or you may have been out of work for weeks recovering from your injuries. During this time, it’s critical that you are represented by an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer who cares about you and your future.
Albuquerque personal injury lawyer Jonathan A. Garcia at Garcia Legal represents victims of car accidents, truck accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
Our motor vehicle accident law firm handles every type of accident case, and every case that is accepted is treated with the same dedication and commitment as the first. So if you suffered a severe injury, a soft tissue injury, or whiplash in your accident, we can assure you that we will do everything we can to get you the most money possible.
With offices in Albuquerque and Los Lunas, New Mexico, we are available to meet with you at a convenient location. We know New Mexico personal injury law, and we have the skills and resources necessary to help you secure maximum compensation for your losses.
You can put your worries to rest if you choose Garcia Legal as your personal lawyer in Albuquerque. You don’t have to guess what move you should make or how to approach your case. We guide you from start to finish to make sure you don’t run into any unneeded problems along the way. We investigate your case and make sure we know each detail before moving forward. Our proven approach and dedication combine to give you the best odds of getting the compensation you want and deserve.
Contact Garcia Legal today at (505) 297-1222 to schedule a no-cost and no-obligation consultation with an accident attorney.
Meet with an Experienced Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer
New Mexico is ranked two out of the top ten states with the worst drivers. Unfortunately this means there is a high likelihood that you will be involved in a car accident. If you were injured in a car accident, it’s very important to have a trusted Albuquerque personal injury lawyer on your side to aggressively fight for your rights.
Whether you were injured in a car accident on I-40 in Albuquerque, or were hit on your motorcycle traveling a residential road in New Mexico, you shouldn’t be the one who has to pay for it if you weren’t at fault.
Personal injury victims can recover monetary damages for:
- past and future medical bills,
- lost wages,
- lost earning capacity,
- pain and suffering, and
- emotional distress.
However, you must prove that the other party was responsible for your injuries before you will receive compensation, and the types of damages an injured person is entitled to varies in each case.
This is one reason why it is important to call an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer at Garcia Legal. We can quickly evaluate whether you may be entitled to compensation, and will advise you of your best course of action.
How Can Garcia Legal Help You?
Our Albuquerque personal injury lawyer at Garcia Legal knows what it takes to get the insurance company to take your case seriously, and to pay what is fair and reasonable. When you contact us you can come in for a free consultation, and talk about what happened.
If your case is accepted, we will immediately start working on your personal injury case by:
After you have spent the time necessary for you to heal and receive all the medical care you deserve, we will negotiate with the responsible party and any insurance companies to get you the money you are entitled to. If the other side decides they don't want to treat you fairly, we will fight for you in court by filing a lawsuit.
Winning a personal injury case is no easy task, especially when one tries to go about it on their own. Having an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer on your team to fight for you will not only make it easier for you to heal and get back to your family, but it can also be the determining factor of whether you get the money you deserve.
What Sets Garcia Legal Apart?
Personal injury attorney Jonathan A. Garcia is a former insurance defense lawyer. He used to represent insurance companies and their insureds in personal injury cases, but grew tired of trying to save pennies for billion dollar corporations at the expense of injured people in the community he grew up in. Now he only represents injured people and survivors in accidents like these:
Jonathan A. Garcia understands that accident victims need someone to fight for them, to advocate for their rights, and to help them receive fair compensation. He uses the knowledge and experience he gained in the insurance defense industry to do just that. He knows what insurance companies need to see before they decide to pay out on a claim, and he knows the arguments insurance companies make against you when they evaluate your claim. Having this knowledge of the insurance industry is extremely helpful to Garcia Legal’s clients.
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ALBUQUERQUE PERSONAL INJURY CASES FAQS
Your personal injury case should not cost you anything upfront. Many law firms represent personal injury clients on a contingency fee, which means the lawyer agrees to accept a fixed percentage (often one third) of the amount paid to the client in a settlement or verdict. If you win the case or accept a settlement, the lawyer’s fee comes out of the money awarded to you.
Most settlements remain either unreported or confidential, so it is difficult to determine what the average settlement for a personal injury case is. However, there are factors to consider in each case which help to provide an estimate of the value of your case. These factors include the severity of your injuries, your financial losses like lost wages from work, and whether the other party is clearly at fault for the accident. At Garcia Legal we can provide you with an honest estimate of the potential value of your case.
Approximately 95% of cases settle without a trial. There are many reasons why most personal injury cases settle without a trial, including the length of time it takes for the case to get to trial, and the high costs associated with trying a personal injury case.
This depends on the amount of medical treatment you need to get you back to where you were before the accident, and whether the insurance company for the negligent party is willing to negotiate. Typically, your case will settle within a month or two after your last medical appointment, but it can settle even quicker if your injuries are bad enough. If the case ends up going to court, it can take several months to years to conclude.
There are many things you can do to ensure you get the most money for your personal injury case. You should seek medical attention quickly for your injuries, go to all your medical appointments, keep track of all expenses, keep a record of your pain and injuries, and contact an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can provide you with more information about how you can make sure you are doing everything you can to maximize the amount you will receive in your settlement.
Insurance companies will not pay for your medical bills, or your out-of-pocket costs up front. They expect you to get all the medical care you need after your car accident, and then present a settlement demand to them with all pertinent information about your case. If your case settles, the insurance company will pay you a lump sum, which is intended to compensate you for your medical bills, your pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, and other damages you may be entitled to under New Mexico law. An Albuquerque car accident attorney can explain this process in more detail to you.
A good settlement offer always depends on the facts of your personal injury case. The purpose of a settlement is to compensate you for your losses. It is not a windfall. In other words, your personal injury settlement should be enough to compensate you for your medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, your pain and suffering, and emotional distress. At Garcia Legal we will provide you with an honest assessment of the potential value of your case.
Yes, you should contact an Albuquerque car accident lawyer after your car accident. Without a lawyer you will be pestered and bothered by insurance adjusters and bill collectors. A lawyer will handle every aspect of your case while you focus on healing and getting back to where you were before the accident. A car accident lawyer can also provide you with a clear explanation of the potential value of your case.
If you are like many people, you might want to speak with others about your case. The other driver’s insurance company might try speaking with you on the phone or at the office. The insurance company does not want to pay what your case is worth, so they could try getting you to settle.
They might even try denying your case. Remember that they will record your conversation and use it against you if you file a lawsuit, and this could decrease the compensation you get. Never speak to anyone about your case until you meet with your lawyer.
You might not know when you should contact a lawyer after an accident. A lot of people assume they will get the compensation they need and deserve from the insurance company, but you can’t count on that. Insurance companies have their own interests in mind. If they can get away with not paying a fair price, they will do it. Dealing with an insurance adjuster is difficult. This is why it is important to contact an auto accident lawyer in Albuquerque to ensure you get a fair deal. The compensation you earn can make all the difference in the world when it comes to paying your car repair fees and medical bills.
If you are ready to learn how we can help and what sets us apart from the rest, you are at the right place. I once worked as a lawyer for insurance companies, but it was not for me. I don’t like how insurance companies treat personal injury victims, and that’s why I now represent victims. The good news is that my time as a defense attorney for insurance companies allowed me to see how they think and operate. I know how they approach cases and how to respond. If you decide to contact another law firm, feel free to read our blog post on the 10 questions you should ask before hiring a car accident lawyer.
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Why Choose Garcia Legal?
Free Personal Injury Guide Book
Getting injured can be stressful, painful, and even life-changing in some cases. A personal injury can occur during almost any situation in one’s life. Whether it’s at the workplace, while driving a car, or at the grocery store, you are at risk when other’s act negligently. If you’ve been injured in an accident, our free personal injury guidebook will break down what to do next.
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When you get into an accident, you need a New Mexico personal injury lawyer you can trust to see you through to the other side. Insurance companies, claims adjusters, and bill collectors will overwhelm you with phone calls in the aftermath of an accident – all the while you’re trying to deal with personal injuries and emotional damage. Hiring a personal injury lawyer in New Mexico can help you successfully resolve your case and get the compensation you need and deserve. If you or a loved one have been hurt or injured by someone else’s negligence, call Garcia Legal today.