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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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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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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.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

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