Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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Whether you’re looking to find out more about New Mexico personal injury and car accident laws, study the applicable laws on your own, or consult a New Mexico lawyer specializing in personal injury law, you’ll find all you need right here.

New Mexico Car Accident Lawyers:

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New Mexico Car Accident Articles:

How an Auto Accident Insurance Claim Works
What is Your Car Accident Injury Claim Worth?
Who is at Fault?
Car Insurance and Auto Accidents: Are You Covered?
What You Can Expect to Recover for Property Damage in Auto Accident Cases
Auto Accidents: Options if You’re at an Impasse with the Insurance Adjuster
Car Accidents Involving Government-Owned Vehicles and Government Workers
Structured Settlements
Do I Need to Contact an Attorney After a Car Accident?

New Mexico Car Accident Resources:

Bernalillo County (Albuquerque) Metropolitan Court
401 Lomas, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505/841-8151
http://www.metrocourt.state.nm.us

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Self Help Center 
(formerly Pro Se Division)
Phone: 505/841-9817
http://www.metrocourt.state.nm.us/xnet/main.jsp?folder=services&file=selfhelp

This site contains helpful links to court forms and information on court procedure for small claims cases and others. The staff does not offer legal advice, but can provide general guidance on your claim.

New Mexico General Services Department
Risk Management Division
Joseph Montoya Building
Room 2073
1100 St. Francis Drive
PO Box 6850
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Phone: 505/827-0463
http://www.generalservices.state.nm.us/rmd/contacts.html

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: The official site for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a division of the United States Department of Transportation.

Traveler’s Information:  Road conditions and related information from the New Mexico Dept. of Transportation.

New Mexico Car Accident Statutes:

New Mexico Statutes Online: Link to New Mexico codes online.

New Mexico Auto Accident and Personal Injury Laws: New Mexico Statutes Ch. 37, Art. 1, Sec. 37-1-8 (Statute of Limitations for personal injury); New Mexico Statutes, Ch. 34, Article 8A, Sections 1- 13; Ch. 35, Article 3, Sections 3-6; Ch. 35, Article 8, Sections 1-2; Ch. 35, Article 13, Section 2; Magistrate Court Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 101-805; Metropolitan Court Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 101-804 (Small Claims Limits and Procedure and Requirements)