How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New Mexico?

by | Aug 15, 2022 | Injuries | 0 comments

After being injured in a sudden accident in New Mexico, you may be feeling overwhelmed and confused. Often, personal injury victims contend with severe injuries that significantly impact their quality of life. Many personal injury victims may require surgeries, extended hospital stays, and intense physical and emotional therapies. Fortunately, personal injury victims have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim to recover damages for their losses. However, they must file within a legal time limit known as the statute of limitations.

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to contact the skilled attorneys at Dominguez Law. Our experienced legal team is familiar with all areas of New Mexico personal injury law and can help you understand your options for filing your case within the statute of limitations.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New Mexico?

Every state has a legal time limit called the statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims. In New Mexico, the statute of limitations for most claims is three years from the date of the accident. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. For instance, if you intend to file a personal injury lawsuit against a government entity, the statute of limitations is reduced to two years. Additionally, you must notify the entity of your intent to file a claim within 90 days of the accident.

This timeframe may seem like plenty of time to pursue a personal injury claim, it is essential to understand that time is of the essence. Unfortunately, crucial evidence may be lost or damaged over time, and key witnesses may forget what they saw. Acting quickly can also help ensure your attorney has enough time to thoroughly investigate your case and negotiate on your behalf.

How an Experienced New Mexico Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

At Dominguez Law, our attorneys are committed to helping our clients recover fully from their accidents. A few of the ways our highly-qualified attorneys can help you include the following:

  • Conducting an independent investigation into your case
  • Gathering evidence to support your claim
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Determining all liable parties
  • Organizing your medical expenses and other accident-related losses
  • Calculating the total value of your claim
  • Aggressively advocating for your rights inside and outside of court
  • Answering your legal questions

Our skilled attorneys understand the stress and pain associated with a personal injury accident. We are dedicated to making the claims process as straightforward as possible so that you can focus on your recovery as we fight for justice on your behalf.

Discuss Your Case With a First-Class Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in a sudden accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The skilled legal team at Dominguez Law is committed to helping personal injury victims in New Mexico hold negligent parties accountable for the full extent of their losses. We pride ourselves on taking a personalized approach to every case to ensure each of our client’s unique needs are addressed. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at (505) 850-5854 or complete our contact form. We also speak Spanish.