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Car accidents involving sober drivers can be devastating enough, let alone those involving drunk drivers. Alcohol makes drivers fatigued, distracted, and have a slower reaction time. These impairments result in many car accidents in Albuquerque each year that are often fatal, leading victims to seek financial compensation for their losses.

The thought of pursuing civil litigation while recovering from your injuries may be intimidating. But with the right car accident lawyer in Albuquerque, NM on your side, you could recover the justice and restitution that you deserve. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, contact our Albuquerque drunk driving accident attorneys for a no-cost, risk-free case review.

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How a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Albuquerque Can Help You

Some people hesitate about contacting an Albuquerque personal injury attorney after being in an accident involving a drunk driver. They might not realize that they have the right to file a civil claim. Under New Mexico law, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit regardless of the state prosecutor’s criminal charges against the driver.

When you have an experienced Albuquerque drunk driving accident attorney representing you, they can handle the following elements of your case:

  • Investigating the cause of the accident
  • Recruiting experts to testify at trial
  • Gathering other evidence that proves fault
  • Calculating the value of your damages
  • Dealing with the insurance company
  • Fighting for full and fair compensation in court

Let the Law Giant build a compelling case against the drunk driver who harmed you.

Who is Liable in a Drunk Driving Crash

Although you may assume the drunk driver who hit you is directly responsible for your car accident, you’d be surprised to learn that other parties could have indirectly contributed to your crash.

Known collectively as “dram shops,” businesses that sell or serve intoxicated individuals may be held financially accountable.

It may not always be obvious whether a dram shop is liable for the injuries you sustained. For this reason, you will need an experienced DUI accident lawyer to review the details of your case and ensure that all guilty parties are brought to justice.

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Compensation Available in Drunk Driving Accidents

Depending on the details and severity of your auto accident, you should have a right to pursue compensation for your accident. You could have sustained many economic and non-economic damages.

  • Economic Damages – These damages include all the financial damages you incurred like medical expenses and car repairs.
  • Non-economic Damages – These damages include those that don’t have a monetary value, such as the pain & suffering the accident caused.

Below is a list of economic and non-economic damages you could recover in your Albuquerque drunk driving accident claim, including:

  • Mental anguish
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Skin scarring
  • Loss of household services
  • Costs of increased insurance premiums
  • Medical expenses and equipment

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Your Rights After an Accident with a Drunk Driver in Albuquerque

When someone else causes you to suffer critical injuries, you have the right to be made whole. You have the right to demand compensation for your injuries and losses. But that does not mean that the liable parties are going to compensate you without a fight.

New Mexico is a fault state for car wrecks. You’ll need to file a claim with the drunk driver’s car insurance company. If you know anything about insurers, you know that they often try to downplay your injuries to pay you as little as possible.

As a victim of drunk driving, you have the right to:

  • Obtain a copy of the police or crash report.
  • Hire a drunk driver accident attorney to help you recover compensation.
  • Seek justice from the court if the insurance company will not negotiate in good faith.