Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MUCH DOES AN INITIAL CONSULTATION COST?
Your first consultation is free
WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE ANY MONEY TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY?
If there is no recovery in your case, then you are not required to pay any fees. In accident cases, all fees are on a contingent basis, and depending on your case, the fees can vary as a percentage of the total amount of damages awarded. The fee structure will be discussed during your initial consultation.
Each case is different and no guarantee can be made on the amount or result that can be achieved in any case.
WHAT IF I CAN NEVER WORK AGAIN OR AM LIMITED ON MY ABILITY TO WORK?
Mark will discuss your individual damages and talk about whether you can collect lost wages and future lost earning.
DO I HAVE TO FILE A LAWSUIT WHEN I HIRE A LAWYER?
No, not all cases have a lawsuit filed. Each case is different and time limitations may require a suit to be filed immediately. However, some automobile and industrial accidents can be settled out-of-court.
WHAT IF I WAS INJURED OUT OF STATE?
Depending on where the accident occurred and where you reside, you may still be able to file a lawsuit in New Mexico. Regardless, Mark can still discuss your case, and if necessary, he can work with an out-of-state attorney at no additional charge to you.
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS IF I WAS HURT ON THE JOB?
Most work related injuries are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. There are many requirements under worker’s compensation for giving written notice (15 days), filing claims, medical selection, etc. It is best to talk to a lawyer soon after an accident to make sure that you have properly reported your injury.
If another company or party caused your accident, then you may have a negligence lawsuit as well. The best way to know is to discuss your case with a lawyer, like Mark, who handles both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases.