Hire The Best Car Accident Attorneys in New Mexico
"I highly recommend the law-firm of Flores, Tawney, & Acosta, P.C. to anybody in need of injury and/or employment legal representation." — Irene M.
We understand that it can be difficult to deal with an insurance company while you’re focused on recovering from injuries.
The personal injury lawyers at Flores, Tawney, & Acosta, P.C. are ready to help. If you’re ready to talk, reach out.
Car accidents are a serious problem in the United States, particularly in New Mexico and Texas.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that both states have traffic fatalities rates are that well above the national average.
Thousands suffer devastating injuries, or worse, in car crashes every year.
All auto-accident victims deserve fair compensation for their losses. Yet, sadly, the big insurance companies often make the claims process incredibly challenging, consistently undervaluing claims and sometimes even refusing to pay valid claims at all.
At Flores, Tawney, & Acosta P.C., our experienced automobile collision attorneys fight hard for injured victims in New Mexico and West Texas. If you or a loved one was injured in a crash, we are standing by, ready to protect your legal rights and financial interests.
We Want to Hear Your Story – and We Want to Help
Every day in New Mexico:
- 123 car crashes occur
- 313 people are involved in those crashes
- 56 people are injured
- 1 person dies
Car accident injuries continue to be a public health issue in South Mexico, most notably in bigger cities. You can see that Las Cruces and a few other cities have work to do when it comes to accident rates:
Car Accident Liability
New Mexico law states that car accident liability depends on negligence. Most often, the negligent party in an auto accident is a driver. Indeed, according to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), human error (driver error) may be to blame for as many as 19 out of every 20 car accidents. In other cases, another party, such as a manufacturer, might bear the accident liability.
Flores Tawney & Acosta and asst Sasha have been excellent people whom have taken their valuable time to take care of me as a person during my car accident claim. They listened and walked me through the process. I highly recommend anyone who is in need of any assistance to come to them.- Esther H.
I had a good experience with the staff as well as the lawyer that represented me, they were very attentive to my needs, I would highly recommend this firm.- Gloria M.
James Tawney is a great attorney. He is very knowledgeable and takes your legal issue to heart. I also appreciated the involvement of his staff in carefully understanding and preparing for my case. The firm exceeded my expectations.- EJ M.
We Can Help You Hold the Negligent Party Liable
To hold another party liable for your injuries, your attorney will need to be able to prove that they were at fault for your accident. Legally speaking, fault must be established in accordance with the standards set forth in the state where your accident occurred. There are two important things that victims must know about this type of legal standard:
Liability depends on negligence: Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care in a particular situation. Put another way, to prove negligence your personal injury lawyer must show that the defendant’s action (or inactions) were unsafe. The lawyer must also prove that the defendant’s misconduct contributed to your injuries.
Parties divide liability proportionally: In some cases, the apportionment of liability will be straightforward. For instance, if a trucking company is 100 percent responsible for your crash, then that company is liable for 100 percent of the damages. However, other cases are more complex. When two or more parties share responsibility for an accident, the liability will be split in direct proportion to their amount of fault. If a defendant is found to be 70 percent at fault for your accident, then they will be liable for 70 percent of the total accident damages.