Many New Mexico residents rely on motor vehicles to get to and from work or school. These drives can begin to feel routine and the thought of a car accident occurring may be far from their minds. When a car accident does happen, many may feel flustered and have difficulty processing the events that just occurred. It may become difficult to know what actions to take and many questions may arise following the car accident.
Victims of car accidents often may be confused regarding liability. Many may wonder whether it is still possible to pursue a negligence lawsuit if they believe they are at least partly at fault. However, victims are often not in the best position to judge such matters. Legal professionals usually have a better understanding of the way the legal system assigns fault and can help victims come to a clearer understanding.
Sometimes, too, victims may say things at the time of the accident that contradict their current remembrance of the events that took place. This is not an altogether uncommon occurrence, as many feel flustered and overwhelmed immediately following an accident and this may make it difficult to clearly remember the events that occurred. Some victims may then wonder how their inaccurate initial statements may impact liability. However, with the help of an attorney, it may still be possible to prove the liability of the other party even if inaccurate statements were made following an accident.
Following a car accident, a victim may feel many emotions. These emotions can make it difficult to know how to act. This is why it is often important to have an attorney guiding a victim through every step of the process.
Source: FindLaw, “Car Accidents – FAQ,” Accessed on March 29, 2016