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Dealing With Car Insurance Companies: A New Mexico Attorney Explains

When the worst happens, a car accident lawyer can help

If you have been injured in an car accident in New Mexico, you may be unsure about where to turn. Your injuries may be severe enough to keep you out of work and away from activities you enjoy for a lengthy period of time. Additionally, recovery may require expensive procedures such as X-rays, surgery, and physical therapy. This can all add up and take a financial toll on your life.

After being involved in a crash with an at-fault driver, you may think the process of filing a claim is simple. All you have to do is report your accident to your insurance company and your losses will be compensated. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. Insurance companies have a lot to lose from a single car accident, and they’ll often do whatever it takes to protect their bottom line at your expense.

Understand the tactics insurance companies use

When filing a car accident claim in New Mexico, it’s important to keep your statements to a minimum, especially when dealing with your insurance adjuster. They are good at taking advantage of injured motorists who don’t know their rights. They might come across as friendly and seem like they’re on your side. However, their goal is to save the insurance company money by putting a cap on how much you can be compensated.

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Insurance companies are not required to treat you fairly and will often use tactics to deny your claim. They may claim:

  • That you’re lying about your injuries
  • You were at fault for your car accident
  • You don’t need an attorney to handle your claim

Furthermore, insurance companies will often ask you trick questions or convince you to agree to a statement. What you tell them may be recorded and later used as evidence to hurt your chances of receiving compensation.

Why you need an experienced attorney

Don’t fall for the insurance companies’ tricks. They could care less if you make a full recovery from your injuries. That’s why it’s important to seek legal advocacy from an experienced New Mexico car accident attorney before speaking to an insurance adjustor or signing any paperwork.

Attorney Andras Szantho possesses a wealth of knowledge and over ten years of legal experience helping injured motorists in New Mexico maximize their compensation. He knows how to look for key evidence that can be used to help you build a solid claim. He knows how to negotiate with insurance companies and urge them to do the right thing.

The last thing insurance companies want is to go to trial. However, if they refuse to compensate you fairly for your medical expenses and lost wages, he’ll gladly take them to trial. Attorney Szantho will fight to ensure that you are treated fairly.  To learn more, contact us today by calling toll free at 866-853-2462 to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer from the Szantho Law Firm.