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Why Should You Get an Albuquerque Car Accident Lawyer?

Why Should You Get an Albuquerque Car Accident Lawyer?

Shapiro Law Team June 3, 2024 Personal injury,Safety

Getting into a car accident is already difficult enough. From dealing with the initial shock to handling medical expenses and the overall aftermath of the crash, it is a lot. That’s why many people in Albuquerque choose to hire a knowledgeable car accident lawyer to help them.

Car accident attorneys can help you navigate the legalities of your crash, including gathering any evidence and building up a case so you can get properly compensated for any sustained damages. 

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Causes of Rollover Crashes in New Mexico 

Many different things can contribute to rollover crashes in New Mexico, from human error to vehicle flaws. 

  • Vehicle design. A big cause of rollover crashes is because of the car’s width in relation to a higher center of gravity. Many vehicles become top-heavy, especially SUVs, vans, and box trucks. This makes them more prone to roll over, especially if the vehicle is being driven erratically or takes a sharp turn. 
  • Tires. A flat or blown-out tire can cause a rollover because of the sudden loss of equilibrium. 
  • Road conditions. Bad potholes, missing guardrails, or a poorly marked and maintained road can all contribute to rollover crashes. These factors can cause a driver to miss a turn, or to hit an unexpected obstacle, leading to an accident.

What to Do After a Car Accident? 

Being in a car accident is incredibly stressful. Many victims are in a daze afterward. If you are ever in a crash or a hit-and-run accident, try to remember the following steps. 

Stay Calm & Check for Injuries

Check yourself and any of the passengers for injuries. In severe cases, do not move or have your passengers move as this can make the injuries worse.

Move Impacted Vehicles out of Traffic

If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road or the shoulder. This helps clear up the road and improve the flow of traffic and also gets you out of harm’s way and into a safer spot on the road. 

Call the Police to Report the Accident

Having a police report can help get all the details correct—an incredibly important factor, especially for when you decide to file a claim or open a case. 

Exchange Info & Take Pictures

Exchange information with the other driver involved in the crash and take as many pictures as you can. Pictures should be of the damage done to your car, to any other cars involved, and the surrounding area for context.

Start the Claims Process

Contact your insurance immediately to begin your claim. They may ask you for a lot of details, so although this is important to do as soon as possible, don’t do it immediately after the car crash if you are dazed and cannot think clearly.

Contact Shapiro Law Lawyer

Last but not least, contact an experienced attorney at Shapiro Law Team. We are ready to assess your car accident experience and help build you a case so you can get financially compensated for any damages.

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Getting Compensation for Your Car Crash

Getting compensation for your crash depends on many factors, including but not limited to:

  • Whether you were at fault or not
  • Any economic damages, like medical bills or lost wages
  • Non-economic damages, like loss of affection or care

Working with a lawyer is extremely important to accurately calculate all damages. This compensation amount you are entitled to is reflective of the total sum of damages. Contact a lawyer so you get the most accurate sum.  

Investigating the Accident 

Once you begin an insurance claim, the insurance adjuster typically is the one that determines fault. This means they will investigate the scenario to accurately determine fault. They look at the following factors:

  • Police reports
  • Eyewitness testimonies
  • Statements made by the drivers to the police
  • Statements made by the drivers to each other
  • Any citations given

When in a car accident, do not admit any fault to others, including the police. Make concrete statements, but do not say things like “this was my fault” or “I should not have done this.” Even if the accident seems like it could be your fault, do not admit it because it could put you at risk of not getting any financial compensation that you may be entitled to. 

What Is the Accepted Liability for a Car Accident?

According to New Mexico’s Motor Vehicle Department, the minimum liability amount is 25,000 for bodily injury or death per person. These liability amounts are implemented to cover damages if you are at fault.

Get the Representation You Deserve with Shapiro Law Team

Car crashes are difficult situations. Get the guidance and help you need with a lawyer from Shapiro Law Team. Albuquerque residents choose Shapiro Law Team because we are compassionate and fight for you tirelessly. From personal injuries to premises liability cases and vehicle accidents, we handle all kinds of cases.

With us, you don’t have to pay for anything until we win your case. We also offer 24/7 assistance and both in-person and virtual consultations. With hundreds of cases won, you are in good hands when you choose to work with us. 

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We work with all kinds of car accident cases, including but not limited to: 

  • Trucking accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Multiple vehicle collision accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Rideshare accidents
  • Biking accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents

Why Clients Choose Us


We put our clients first. Our attorneys are focused on helping you find the justice you deserve and get the compensation you need.


We handle cases on a contingency-fee-basis. You don’t pay unless we win. Get started with a free consultation.


When a personal injury happens to you or a loved one, we’ll be there to help—no matter the time of day. We have bilingual lawyers on our team and offer meeting flexibility. Whether you want to meet in person or online, we will work around your schedule and needs.


Trust a personal injury attorney with extensive experience and proven results.

Contact an Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney for Free Today

Your future, health, and overall well-being depend on what immediate action you take after an auto accident.

That’s why you can’t wait. Contact an experienced vehicle collision attorney today. It could mean the difference between peace of mind and long-term suffering.

Client Review: “David was referred to us after our car accident, and the minute I stepped into his office I felt welcomed.” -Jennifer


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