Offices in El Paso, TX & Las Cruces, NM
Car accidents remain a serious problem in the United States, particularly in New Mexico and Texas. According to data provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 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 West Texas and Southern New Mexico. If you or a loved one was injured in a crash, we are standing by, ready to protect your legal rights and financial interests.
Car Accident Liability
Under New Mexico and Texas law, car accident liability must be established by proving negligence. In the most simple terms, negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care. 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.
You Deserve Fair Compensation
If you were hurt in a Las Cruces car accident or an El Paso car accident, you are owed financial compensation for the full value of your damages. Despite this, many insurance companies still refuse to pay. We can help you hold them accountable. Our firm may be able to help you seek recovery for:
- Any damage to your vehicle
- Medical bills and all associated expenses
- Long-term disability
- Pain and suffering
- Lost current and future wages
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Wrongful death
Three Tips for Dealing With Insurance Adjusters
In the vast majority of cases, car accident victims are forced to seek compensation from an insurance company. Whether it is an opposing insurer or your own, you need to be prepared to deal with insurance adjusters. Ultimately, these company representatives are not looking out for your best interests. Before you speak to an insurance adjuster regarding your crash, please remember these three tips:
- Never admit fault for the accident; it is not your duty to determine whether or not you were partially at fault.
- Do not speculate about your crash or your injuries. If you say anything at all, only stick to the most narrow, straightforward version of the facts.
- Do not sign any documents, including a release for your medical records, without first consulting with a qualified car accident lawyer.
Were You Injured in an Auto Accident?
We can help. At Flores, Tawney & Acosta P.C., our team is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured car accident victims. To learn more about what we can do for you, please call us in Las Cruces today at 575-222-1000 or in El Paso at 915-308-1000. We offer fully confidential legal consultations free of charge.