Car accidents are fairly common. So too are personal injuries associated with car accidents. However, if you or a loved one have been injured in an car accident, the issues you will be facing are probably not at all common or familiar to you.
Although auto accidents are fairly common, the issues involved can be quite complex and often very frustrating. The Albuquerque Attorneys of Collins & Collins, P.C. are here to help you through this process.
Issues Can be Complex in Cases Involving Serious Injury or Wrongful Death
In cases of serious personal injury or death, it important to understand all of the issues that will come up in an auto accident claim. Where the accident resulted in significant physical injuries or wrongful death, it is generally advisable to seek the guidance of an experienced auto accident attorney. These situations can be too complex with stakes too high to go it alone.
We have provided a great deal of information on our site to help to educate you on your auto accident claims. The information is provided strictly to acquaint you with the issues surrounding auto accidents. More generally, we have provided information on the personal injury claims process which covers a lot of ground from fault and liability, to comparative negligence, to many different insurance issues, to recoverable damages, and more.
The information here is not meant to substitute for the advice of an experienced attorney. There is no substitute for this.
Know the Issues in Your Claims
In addition to the information provided here on our site, there are countless other issues that may arise depending upon the circumstances of your auto accident case. Your case deserves individual attention and evaluation.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer early in the process. Though not always, even a short delay could seriously jeopardize your claims and your recovery for your injuries and damages.
In the meantime, you should learn as much about your claim as you can. There are a number of websites where you can learn more about auto accident law. Though there are many, two such sites that we use ourselves on occasion are Justia and the Cornell Legal Information Institute. These resources are very helpful for researching your claims.
Know What to Expect
Equally important, these sites will help to educate you on what to expect as you move forward with your claims. Knowing what to expect can go a long way toward reducing the stress that you may be feeling following a car accident.
We encourage you to gather as much as information as you can so that you are fully educated on your claims. We at Collins & Collins, P.C. believe it is important for our clients to be educated. It is good for you and in the end, and an educated client is good for us.
Do Not Delay — Deadlines are Firm!
There are deadlines in all personal injury claims, including auto accident claims. Missing one of these deadlines will bar your claims completely.
Because auto accidents often involve claims against the government, it is important to keep in mind that the first important deadline on a claim against a governmental entity runs in 90 days on personal injury claims and 6 months on wrongful death claims.