Experienced Personal Injury Representation
Navigating a personal injury claim can be daunting, especially when faced with intimidating insurance companies. At Sutten Law Group, we understand the complexities of these situations. With over two decades of experience, attorney Sutten is dedicated to guiding you through the process and ensuring you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our Areas of Expertise in Personal Injury Cases
We pride ourselves on meticulous work, ensuring every case is handled with precision from the start. Our expertise lies in handling a variety of personal injury cases, including
A Slip and Fall Injury Requires Taking Fast Legal Action
Not all slip-and-fall victims know that they have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. Unfortunately, without being fully aware of their options, they risk losing the opportunity to seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills and emotional distress. You should not have to pay for the negligence of another person or government entity. It is time to demand accountability.
At Sutten Law Group, LLC, we have the resources, knowledge and dedication to make that possible. Attorney Sutten has served clients in New Mexico for over 20 years and is well-equipped to provide injury victims with the answers they need to take the next steps.
Who Is Responsible For A Slip-And-Fall?
There is no clear-cut answer for who the at-fault party is in your case. There are a variety of people who may be responsible, and it is important to fully understand who those parties are prior to moving forward. Parties who may be responsible for your slip-and-fall injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Property owners
- Local or state government
We will thoroughly assess the facts of your case to determine who is at fault for your injuries and promptly file suit.
What Is Premises Liability?
Slip-and-fall cases fall under the umbrella of premises liability claims. You may have a premises liability case if you were injured on someone’s property as the result of a hazardous or defective condition. In order to pursue a premises liability claim after a slip and fall, you must prove that:
- There was a defective or hazardous condition
- You were injured by the defect or hazard
- The property owner (or another party) knew or should have known of the condition
- The party failed to warn or remove/repair the hazard or defect
What Does the Future Hold After a Dog Bite?
In an instant, a family pet can turn on those around it and launch a vicious attack, leaving victims, especially children, with physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. They may no longer trust animals and even develop anxiety disorders. The expenses to recover physically and emotionally can quickly inflate. We know the burden victims carry, and we want to do our part to relieve that burden. Attorney Richard Sutten helps dog bite victims across New Mexico find answers and build their case.
Who Is Responsible For A Dog Bite Injury?
While dog bites are often poorly addressed in our laws, their owners can still be held liable for injuries their dog(s) cause. Owners may be liable if they were aware that their dog was prone to attacking. Owners may also be liable if they behaved negligently and caused a dog with no violent history to attack. However, the dog owner may not be responsible if you knew that the dog could attack and provoked it.
Put Your Well-Being First
Some victims feel hesitant to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit because they do not want to damage the relationship they have with the dog’s owner. The owner may be their neighbor, friend or family member. However, it is critical not to let this fear interfere with your rights as a victim. You should not feel a sense of guilt for seeking compensation. It is important to put your health and well-being ahead of your relationships and the way others will perceive you. We will help you file a claim under their renters or homeowners insurance and take the stress off your shoulders.
Protect Your Rights After a Motor Vehicle Crash Injury
At Sutten Law Group, LLC, we are champions for the victims of motor vehicle crashes from our office in Albuquerque. We know to what extent victims rely on compensation to move forward. While a car crash can be disorienting, seeking justice does not have to be. You should know what you are up against and what to do in the days and weeks following the accident. Here are some common questions and answers to review before attending a free consultation.
I Was Told New Mexico Is An ‘At-Fault’ State. What Does That Mean?
In at-fault states, the driver who caused the crash is responsible for paying damages. If the other driver is at fault, you can file a claim with their insurance company to recover compensation. Another option is to file a claim with your own insurance company. When you file a claim with your own insurance company, they will seek reimbursement from the at-fault driver and/or their liability insurance company. You also have the option of filing a lawsuit to recover damages.
How Much Time Do I Have To File A Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in New Mexico to file a personal injury lawsuit is three years. That is, you have three years from the date of the crash to conclude your claim or file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for your injuries and damages. There’s often delays in the courts, and the sooner you file a lawsuit the quicker we can start to fight for compensation. Filing in a timely manner is also important to ensuring that evidence and memories remain intact.
The Other Driver’s Insurance Company Is Calling Me. Should I Talk To Them?
No. After the crash, you may receive calls from the other driver’s insurance company requesting you make a recorded or unrecorded statement. Do not make any statements to anyone, other than police officers, before speaking with an attorney. You may make a statement that appears to be incriminating that the insurance company can use against you.
The Truth About Trucking Accident Cases and Victims' Rights
Recovering from a commercial trucking accident can be a long and winding road. At the Sutten Law Group, LLC, we want to help you heal. Whether you were involved in a rollover, jackknife or rear-end crash with a truck, we know how to build an impenetrable case. Attorney Sutten will work with you at your own pace and explain the process from start to finish.
The Stakes Are High In Trucking Accident Claims
When commercial trucks crash into cars, injuries are often catastrophic, if not fatal. If victims do survive, they may face a long road to emotional and physical recovery. The amount of property damage can also be quite high. Many commercial trucking companies are backed by $1 million in liability coverage. With the stakes so high, you should not expect the insurance company to hand over compensation without a fight. They may try and shift responsibility and say that you are at fault. That is why contacting our office in Albuquerque as soon as possible after a crash is of the utmost importance.
We Serve As Investigators To Determine Who Is At Fault
While the insurance companies launch their own investigations, we will simultaneously start preserving evidence to prove fault. There are various pieces of evidence that can help to prove fault. These include photographs, video footage, black box data, logbooks, witness statements, maintenance data, personnel records and more. We will also review the trucker’s qualifications to determine if they received the proper training and certifications to operate a commercial vehicle.
One or more parties may be at fault for the crash, including:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- Maintenance companies
- Shipping/receiving companies
- Parts manufacturers
We cannot always rely on the investigations conducted by insurance companies. We will bring all the facts to the table to paint a comprehensive picture to determine who should be held responsible.
Your Path to Recovery Starts Here
If you've suffered injuries and are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, or loss of consortium, don't hesitate to reach out. Call us at (505) 990-RICK (7425) or send us a message to request a free consultation. Located conveniently in Albuquerque near Interstate 25, we are here to help you move forward on your path to recovery.