Do I Need a New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer?

There are many people who feel that they can handle life’s little mishaps and accidents on their own; that hiring a lawyer doesn’t make sense for them and that they can save money by doing things on their own. While this might make some sense if you have a good understanding of the laws that pertain to personal injuries, or you have a relative that is an attorney, it makes no sense if you don’t know what you are doing. And most average citizens have no idea how the law really works when it comes to onus of proof and other legal niceties that are part and parcel of a case that needs to be presented to the courts.

Trying to handle personal injury cases on your own will quite often wind up with you either getting no settlement for your injuries or a substantially smaller settlement than you could have been awarded by going through the courts. It other words, it’s an enormous gamble trying to handle a court case on your own, as it may mean losing a substantial amount of money that you would otherwise have been entitled to, had your attorney represented you.

Consider this. A lawyer spends many years of intense legal training, and sometimes even focuses in certain areas to learn how the law works and how it may be used to help people obtain fair settlements for their injuries sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence. Knowing all the applicable statutes, the ins and outs, the exceptions and the rules is a benefit to you and your case because you have someone who understands the legal complexities that each personal injury case presents.

No two cases are alike and every one that needs legal representation is one that will have a fair chance of success in the courts. Your lawyer is trained to leave no stone unturned, no piece of evidence unexamined and no witness left without an interview. They have access to things you would not be able to get and have the ability to obtain all pertinent records for a court case that a private citizen would not be able to retrieve.

They know the checks and balances of the legal system; what will work, what won’t, how to present your case in the best possible light, what is relevant to the court and what is not. If you tried to do all of this on your own without the proper training, chances are things would not go as you had hoped. Do you really want to lose a case and the possibility of a fair and just settlement because you thought you could do it yourself?

Whatever the reasons were for your accident, the injuries you sustained may change your life. You may have a right to sue to recover damages for pain and suffering, medical bills and even punitive damages. Most average citizens do not have an understanding of how to accomplish this. This is why hiring a lawyer makes good economic sense to you in the long-term.

In order for an attorney to assess your case, you need to provide all the information you can, including medical records, photos of the scene of the accident, insurance information, etc.

You also need to speak to an attorney immediately and not wait or valuable evidence may wind up being lost, which may affect your ability to file suit. The Atkinson Law Firm knows that time is of the essence in matters such as this, and handles each case expeditiously and aggressively. They know that each case they agree to litigate is important to the person who has brought it to them and personally deal with each client. When the law matters, The Atkinson Law Firm is there to make it work for you.