Whenever someone’s negligence causes an accident, the aftermath can be devastating. No two accidents are alike, and, if you are seeking legal representation from accident lawyers in Las Cruces, you need to make sure that they are fully knowledgeable and experienced in handling a variety of accident cases so that you receive the best representation possible. At McGraw & Strickland, we have handled and won a number of accident-related cases and have helped many our clients throughout Las Cruces, New Mexico move on from their challenging situations by obtaining compensation.
Types of Accidents
Knowing the types, causes, and consequences of different accidents is the first step in educating yourself about getting the necessary compensation for your situation.
Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents are unfortunately common occurrences in New Mexico. Such accidents are usually caused by distracted driving, aggressive driving, and/or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Even taking one’s eyes off the road for a few moments can lead to a tragic accident.
The injuries and damages accrued from auto accidents are very costly, which is why insurance companies try to deny people’s claims as much as possible. You need to have an experienced attorney handle your claims and work with your insurance companies directly. At McGraw and Strickland, our accident lawyers have a strong track record of obtaining rightful compensation for victims through their insurance companies.
The most common ways to receive compensation is through liability insurance and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Regardless if the at-fault driver has adequate insurance, we may still be able to help obtain compensation for you.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Accidents in general can have dangerous consequences, but what if you were a pedestrian or a bicyclist and a negligent driver caused you to suffer from an accident? Because of the lack of protection from these large vehicles, if a pedestrian or bicyclist were victims of an accident, the results often involve serious injuries or death.
Oftentimes, negligent driving is the cause of such accidents; however, there are also instances where hazardous roadways also lead to accidents. It’s important to have a skilled accident attorney thoroughly evaluate your circumstances to determine the cause of the accident and the proper amount of compensation for your pains.
Premises Liability (Slip and Fall Accidents)
When people think of a premises liability or “slip and fall” accident, many of them think that such incidents are minor in comparison to other types of accidents. However, injuries caused by unsafe premises can have devastating results. Therefore, business and property owners should know that insufficient security or other hazardous conditions can and do result in serious injury.
There are various instances of the business or property owner failing to uphold safety standards for the premises including:
- Failing to fix crime-inviting features (i.e., lack of lighting at entrances)
- Failing to provide and maintain safe construction (i.e., broken stairwells)
- Failing to have a safe environment (i.e., apartment complexes that invite criminal activity)
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The lawyers at McGraw & Strickland are advocates for safety and wellbeing of their clients and will do everything they can to hold the at-fault party accountable.