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Sutten Law Group, LLC

Car Accident Lawyer | Albuquerque, NM

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505-990-7425

Local Personal Injury Law Firm Helping Albuquerque Clients with All of Their Motor Vehicle Accident Needs.

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Dominguez Law Firm, LLC

Car Accident Lawyer | Serving Albuquerque, NM

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505-226-8157

Dedicated Representation in Car Crash and Medical Malpractice Cases

A moment of carelessness or inattention can change a person’s life forever. If someone’s negligence has harmed you, however, you have the right to hold that individual or entity accountable. The Albuquerque personal injury attorneys of Dominguez Law Firm, LLC can provide representation in a wide range of claims, including car accidents, medical malpractice, and …

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Sanders, Bruin, Coll & Worley, P.A.

Car Accident Lawyer | Serving Albuquerque, NM

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575-618-6527

A Full Service New Mexico Law Firm Helping Families and Individuals Since 1945.

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Szantho Law Firm, P.C.

Car Accident Lawyer | Serving Albuquerque, NM

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Contact Us for the Aggressive & Dedicated Representation You Deserve

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In a second, an accident can knock you down. You need a determined, disciplined attorney who can help you get back up. You need Szantho Law Firm, P.C. Most personal injury lawyers just want to make a deal. Most are afraid to take on insurance companies. But Andras Szantho thrives in court. A former New Mexico prosecutor, attorney Szantho is a fierce competitor who will …

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Are You the Victim of a Car Accident?

If you have been in a car accident, whether you are injured or not, and whether you were at fault or not, it is in your best interest to be represented by an Albuquerque lawyer specializing in car accident law. Now is not the time to handle things on your own.

Car Accident Legal Issues

You may have heard that the driver who runs into the back of another vehicle is at fault. That is not always true. For example, if the car in front abruptly stops and you do not have time to stop, you may not be at fault unless you were following too closely or speeding.

In a serious collision that involves injury or death, determining what happened is crucial in order to win your case in civil court. If you think you were not hurt, think again. Injury to the neck and back, commonly known as whiplash, may not be immediately noticeable. It could be days or even months before you feel pain. It is best to keep a diary regularly detailing how you feel to help prove your injury.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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Court Locations in Albuquerque, NM

Bernalillo County Court of Wills, Estate and Probate

1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 468-1234

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

401 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 841-8151

Second Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico

400 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 841-8400