The short answer is yes, you can sue someone personally after a car accident. But, as with all legal proceedings, nothing is ever that simple. After all, going to court takes time.
That being said, there are a few things you should know before diving headfirst into a lawsuit. Continue reading to learn whether it’s worth it to sue the other driver after a car accident and how Shapiro Law Team can help.
Yes, suing the other driver after a car accident can be worth it, especially if the insurance claim already paid out the maximum amount that was filed. If you’re not sure whether suing the other driver is worth it, contact Shapiro Law Team for expert legal advice.
All sorts of situations can happen on the road. Before jumping into a lawsuit, you need to determine why you believe the other driver was at fault for the traffic collision. From tailgating to intoxication, let’s take a look at a few potential reasons why your accident happened.
The decision to sue someone personally after a car crash should come only after you’ve gathered enough evidence against the other driver. At the end of the day, deciding to sue someone personally depends on your personal preference. Get expert legal advice on the best course of action with an experienced attorney at Shapiro Law Team.
Proving liability is no easy feat, which is why we highly recommend you call us for a free consultation. The best way to prove fault and determine liability is to hire an experienced attorney; otherwise, you could end up costing yourself a whole lot more than anticipated.
When you call Shapiro Law Team, we’ll work to determine whether or not the other driver was negligent as well as the type of compensation you could recover for their determined level of negligence.
You can still sue the other party even if you believe you were partially at fault for the accident. New Mexico is a pure comparative negligence state, meaning the state allows you (the plaintiff) to recover damages based on the percentage of fault. For example, if you were 50% at fault for an accident, the other party could recover 50% of your losses.
If you decide to sue someone personally for a car accident, you need to understand that the legal proceedings will be lengthy.
If your case can’t be settled through insurance negotiations and you choose to sue personally, you’re expected to make in-count appearances on top of the high cost of a lawsuit. Keep in mind that the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit in New Mexico is three years. Failing to file a lawsuit within this time frame could end up hurting your case.
Navigating the complexities of a personal injury case is hard, especially when it feels like you have the weight of the world sitting on your shoulders. Instead of filing a personal injury claim by yourself, it’s smarter and easier to get the compensation you deserve with the help of an experienced lawyer. A lawyer will help you:
The attorneys at Shapiro Law Team are trained to handle the toughest personal injury cases out there. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlement fees and have changed our clients’ futures for the better. Avoid the headaches and discuss your case with a Shapiro Law Team attorney today.
Car crashes are all too common in New Mexico, and unfortunately, not receiving the maximum amount of compensation is just as prevalent. That’s why Shapiro Law Team works hard to recover the maximum amount in damages for your specific case.
Our Las Cruces Car Accident Attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless we win. Get the superior representation you deserve and let’s get to work on recovering your maximum compensation.