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Car Accident Lawyer in Rio Rancho

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Have you or a loved one been seriously injured as the result of a car accident in Rio Rancho or Albuquerque, New Mexico? At this crucial time, taking the right course of action makes a difference. You may not be sure about your case and what happened in the wreck, but talking with a lawyer about your options could effectively protect your rights. With more than 30 years of experience, Attorney Goodwin can ensure the effective pursuit of any compensation you might be entitled to as a result of the injuries and losses you have suffered.

To get in touch with Goodwin Law Office's Rio Rancho car accident attorney, call (505) 340-2223 today!

We Can Get You the Help You Need

Albuquerque car accident attorney, Brad Goodwin at the Goodwin Law Office, has been serving clients for close to 30 years. In that time, he has recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for his clients. Cases he has covered include various types of personal injury accidents, particularly motor vehicle crashes. Compassionate, honest, and hardworking, Attorney Goodwin's career is marked by personalized attention to the needs and well-being of his clients.

Steps to Take After an Accident:

  • First and foremost, get necessary medical care
  • Obtain insurance information from the other driver / drivers involved
  • Obtain information from eyewitnesses, including contact information
  • Ask for a copy of the police accident report when possible
  • Take photographs of the scene, including skid marks and damage to vehicles
  • Get copies of medical records and doctors' notes pertaining to the injury
  • Contact the insurance provider for the other driver
  • Speak with a Rio Rancho car accident lawyer as soon as possible

Types of Car Accident Injuries

Suffering serious and traumatic injuries as a result of a car accident are unfortunately far from uncommon. If you were the victim of a car accident, you could be left severely hurt without any way of covering your related medical expenses such as hospital bills, prescription medication, or physical therapy. When you suffer serious harm in a car accident, you need a skilled car accident attorney in Rio Rancho to work on recovering the financial compensation you deserve.

Common injuries resulting from a car crash include:

  • Head trauma
  • Bone fractures
  • Whiplash
  • Sprains
  • Severe incidents such as car fires, rollovers, vehicle ejections

Such injures can necessitate prolonged periods of recuperation and a full recovery may not be possible. Long-term disabilities are also probable, making it difficult or impossible to work as you once did. You have a legal recourse in the form of a personal injury suit where you can pursue financial damages to offset your losses connected to your injuries

What are New Mexico's Auto Insurance Laws?

According to New Mexico auto insurance requirements, all motorists are required to have the following insurance coverage for their vehicle:

  • Liability coverage in the amount of $25,000 for bodily injury or death of one person
  • Liability coverage in the amount of $50,000 for total bodily injury or death cased in an accident
  • Liability coverage in the amount of $10,000 for property damage caused in the accident

Failure to maintain proper coverage you run the risk of having your vehicle registration suspended, and ultimately facing huge fees if you are involved in an accident without proper insurance coverage.

Is New Mexico a No Fault State?

Fault laws in each state determine who is held financially responsible for any damages (whether personal injury or property damage) following an accident.

New Mexico is a "Fault" state, which means that if you are injured in a car accident caused by someone else's negligence, the other party will ultimately be responsible for covering the costs of your insurance claims. While you have the option to file a claim with your own insurance company (and they will then pursue compensation from the other party's insurance), you also have the option of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver, or directly against their insurance company.

Reasons To Choose Attorney Goodwin

  • Backed By 30+ Years Of Legal Experience
  • Ethical Legal Representation
  • Track Record Of Success In Your Corner
  • Free Case Consultations Provided
  • You Don’t Pay Any Legal Fees Unless They Win
  • Millions Of Dollars Recovered For Past Clients
  • Work Directly With An Honest & Dedicated Attorney

Hear from the people we've helped

"My husband and I were in a wreck right before Christmas. The last thing I wanted to do was deal with insurance companies. I called Brad and he handled everything. He explained the process clearly and updated me frequently about the progress of my case. I am very happy with the final outcome as well. I strongly recommend Brad! He and his legal assistant made me feel comfortable and showed they cared. I would call him again in an instant if I ever had another accident!"

- Kelsey W.

Successful Results

  • $1 Million Motorcycle Accident in Roswell
  • $1 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $1 Million Motorcycle Accident in Rio Arriba County
  • $1 Million Rio Rancho Off-Road Accident
  • $1 Million Pedestrian Struck by Car in Parking Lot
  • $950 Thousand Wrongful Death Shooting
  • $750 Thousand Inadequate Road Maintenance
  • $607 Thousand Car Accident in Albuquerque
  • $480 Thousand Sidewalk Fall Accident
  • $438 Thousand Motorcycle Accident in Santa Fe
  • $300 Thousand Albuquerque Motorcycle Accident
  • $250 Thousand Car Accident in Rio Rancho
  • $200 Thousand Bicyclist Hit By Car
  • $180 Thousand Corrales Car Accident
  • $150 Thousand Rio Rancho Car Accident
  • $110 Thousand Rio Rancho Uninsured Motorist Case
  • $110 Thousand Drunk Driver
  • $75 Thousand Trip-and-Fall in Hair Salon
  • $63 Thousand Slip-and-Fall at Apartment Complex

  • EXTENSIVE LEGAL EXPERIENCE

    With 30+ years' experience, you can be confident in Attorney Goodwin's ability to resolve your case.

  • TWO OFFICE LOCATIONS

    We have offices located in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, New Mexico for your convenience.

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    Attorney Goodwin is rated by Martindale.com as “AV Preeminent,” the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical conduct.

  • ETHICAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION

    When you choose Goodwin Law Offices, you will work directly with an honest & hardworking attorney.

  • TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS

    Attorney Goodwin has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for past clients.

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