Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in New Mexico

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in New Mexico

Posted By Berenson & Associates, PC || 16-Jan-2015

In New Mexico, there is a limit in the amount of time you can take to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. This is known as a statute of limitation. At Berenson & Associates, PC, our personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable about the amount of time you have and are committed to resolving your case in a timely manner.

What is a Statute of Limitation?

A statute of limitation refers to a law that sets a limit on the amount of time you have to file a civil or criminal lawsuit. Statute of limitations apply from the date of your accident to the time it expires. After the statute of limitation expires, you cannot pursue damages or beprosecuted for a crime.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitation

Personal injury claims are civil suits. According to New Mexico Statute 37.1.8, personal injury claims cannot be pursued after the duration of 3 years. That means that you have 3 years from the time your accident occurred to pursue damages.

Preparing to Pursue Damages

If you have been an auto accident where you are not liable, it is important to have as much evidence as possible. You can prepare to pursue damages by hiring an experienced attorney and collecting the evidence in your case. Pictures from the day of the accident, pictures of your injuries, medical reports, police reports, and witness accounts will all help your lawyer build a strong case on your behalf.

Why You Should Start Your Case Now

Berenson & Associates, PC recommends that you start your personal injury lawsuit immediately after an accident. Due to the complexities of personal injury law and investigations into liability, cases may take long periods of time to reach a satisfactory resolution. By getting started on your case earlier, you can pursue your case without worrying about the statute of limitations.

Get started today. Contact us for a free consultation regarding your personal injury case.

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