If you were injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, slip and fall, or other type of personal injury accident in Roswell while here on vacation or business, you will need to file a claim with the negligent party’s insurance company. You may not know whether you should retain an experienced personal injury lawyer in your home state or in Roswell.
In almost all cases, you will have a much better chance of winning your case and obtaining all the compensation you deserve in your settlement when you are represented by a local attorney. Here are for reasons this is your best strategy.
Licensing in New Mexico
If you are unable to settle your claim out of court or the deadline to sue, referred to as the statute of limitations, will expire soon, you will need to file a lawsuit against the negligent party in New Mexico—even though you are an out-of-state resident. Only an attorney licensed in our state is permitted to practice in courts in our state, which is one reason you need a local one.
Knowledge of Law
You will need to prove your case against the negligent party who caused your injuries under New Mexico’s negligence laws. A local lawyer will know the laws and procedures you must follow when pursuing your claim.
Investigation of Your Claim
A lawyer in Roswell will be able to conduct a more thorough investigation into the cause of your accident than one in another state. They will also have a network of qualified local experts they can turn to if you need to hire one to resolve a dispute with the insurance company.
Local Experience and Relationships
Having a working relationship with the insurance adjusters, their counsel, and court personal can make it easier for your lawyer to resolve disputes in your case and reach a favorable settlement. An experienced personal injury lawyer in Roswell will have relationships that can give you an advantage when negotiating your settlement and an understanding of the arguments that the insurance company and their lawyers commonly make in cases like yours.
Are you an out-of-state resident who needs to file a personal injury claim in New Mexico? Call our Roswell office today to schedule your free consultation to learn how we can help you.