When New Mexico residents suffer a serious injury in a catastrophic accident, there are many people who are affected by the event. The injured victim may have been a key income earner for the family, or perhaps was the main caregiver for children or an elderly relative. If the victim has suffered a traumatic brain injury, a spine injury or even several broken bones, the long road to recovery can seem daunting to everyone involved.
However, while the victim is receiving medical treatment and going through restorative therapy, they may need to think about the legal options that might be available to help them recover financial compensation. If the accident in question was caused by another party, be it a car accident, motorcycle accident or even an auto-pedestrian collision, the injured party may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Doing so could lead to an award of financial compensation, or perhaps a successful agreement in settlement negotiations.
Unfortunately, many people who find themselves dealing with a serious injury don't know what to do in the immediate aftermath. Victims and their families should be sure to keep accurate records of the medical treatment that the victim is receiving, as well as taking photos of the accident scene and the resultant injuries. All of this could be used as evidence in a personal injury lawsuit.
At our law firm, we do our best to make sure that our clients understand their options. For more information, please visit the serious injury section of our website.