Why Contact a Local Personal Injury Attorney?

When misfortune such as a car accident or other personal injury occurs in Southeastern New Mexico, many people believe that they can only be fully compensated by hiring attorneys from other parts of New Mexico and other states like Texas. Big law firms take advantage of this with flashy advertising promising aggressive representation and multimillion-dollar settlements.

But many accident victims quickly discover what big-firm representation often lacks: Personal attention and respect. The client's calls are not promptly returned. They rarely meet with their attorney in person. They begin to feel more like a case number than a human being.

The Grandjean Law Firm is different. With an office located in Roswell, clients have access to a lawyer that can provide personal service to his clients. When you meet with attorney Grandjean, you will get more than a sales pitch and visions of dollar signs that may not exist. Instead, you can expect an honest assessment of your case, advice and guidance through the litigation process, and access to a lawyer who will work with you to get you back on your feet.

Seeking Full Compensation for Auto Accidents and More

As a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, attorney Jeff Grandjean is prepared to help you pursue compensation against negligent drivers and the companies they work for. Common scenarios include:

  • Car accidents caused by distracted driving
  • Car accidents caused by drunk driving
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Crashes involving oil field vehicles, including water trucks and tanker trucks
  • Crashes with uninsured or underinsured drivers
  • Crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Fatal crashes prompting a wrongful death lawsuit

The Grandjean Law Firm also helps clients seeking compensation for other types of injuries, including slip-and-fall accidents.

Do I Really Need to Hire a Lawyer for My Accident?

While some accident victims believe they need the flashy attorneys seen in television commercials, others question whether hiring a lawyer is necessary at all. The other party's insurance company will likely offer to settle the case without quickly, or the other party may even want to resolve the matter without involving insurance at all.  Sometimes this may seem like an attractive offer, as the prospect of paying lawyers may seem daunting with all the other bills that can pile up after an accident.

Unfortunately, insurance companies make their money by paying out as little as possible, which means receiving full compensation for your injuries will be no easy task. An insurance company may try to convince you that you are getting a good offer by fixing your car and paying for a few of your medical bills, under New Mexico law you are entitled to compensation for all of the damages that reasonable flow from your accident.  These damages include:

  • All your related medical bills, including future bills
  • Any wages you lost due to missing work
  • Pain and suffering as well as emotional distress related to your injuries
  • Property damage not only to your vehicle but personal property inside
  • Loss of use of your vehicle while its being repaired

While the majority of cases will not result in the million dollar awards seen in advertising, it is not uncommon for cases to ultimately settle for many times more than what insurance companies offer prior to the victim hiring a lawyer.  The cost of hiring an attorney is almost always worth it.

What If The Other Driver Was Uninsured?

Recent studies suggest that one in eight drivers have no automobile insurance. With medical bills piling up and needing to repair your vehicle, finding out that the driver that hit you has no insurance could leave you feeling that you have no options. Fortunately, if you have auto insurance yourself, it is likely you have also purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.  This coverage, abbreviated UM/UIM protects you in two situations:  First when the other driver has no insurance, and second when the other driver's insurance is insufficient to pay for all of your damages.

While initially it may seem unfair for you to have to pay for extra coverage because other drivers don't pay for their own insurance, UM/UIM coverage can be a life saver when you need it. Your uninsured motorist coverage will apply if the driver that hit you has no insurance.  Underinsured motorist coverage will apply if the other driver has insurance, but not enough to fully cover your injuries, for example you are hit by a driver with $25,000 in coverage, but your injuries total $50,000.

Get A Free And Honest Case Evaluation

Have more quetions?  To discuss your case and better understand your legal options, please fill out this online contact form or call the Grandjean Law Firm at 575-622-1988.  We will schedule a free consultation so you can meet in person with a licensed attorney and discuss all your options.