“Lawsuit” is not a bad word.

Most people tense up when the word “lawsuit” is used. Sometimes, people view a lawsuit as bad word because no one wants to be forced to go to court. However, in the field of injury law, a lawsuit can be a powerful tool because it allows your attorney to gather valuable evidence.

When you or someone has been hurt at the hands of another there are multiple ways to seek compensation. You can call the person and ask that they compensate you for your injuries; this route is unlikely to produce a favorable result. If there was a car accident, most likely, the at-fault party has insurance and you can make a claim with their auto insurance carrier. That is when it is important to have legal representation like Bhasker Law.

All too often, the auto insurance carrier obtains a settlement before a claimant obtains the assistance of legal representation. This is because the adjuster knows that, without legal representation, a proper investigation cannot be conducted. For example, the adjuster may not provide phone records before a lawsuit is filed because they are not legally obligated too. The moment a lawsuit is filed against the at-fault party, the lawyer has subpoena power to acquire the phone records. The records may very well prove that the at-fault party was illegally using their phone at the time of the crash, which means that you may be entitled to a higher award.

A lawsuit would also allow your attorney to question, under oath, the at-fault party. An experienced attorney would be able to increase the value of your case through this very personal question and answer session, called a deposition.

As you can imagine, a lawsuit is not a bad word but a tool for a law office, such as Bhasker Law, to successfully attain fair and reasonable compensation for injured people.

 

Rental scooters could soon come to Albuquerque – Will you be riding?

A scooter company called “Bird” plans to promote its electric scooter rental service to the citizens of Albuquerque. Renting one sounds like a lot of fun considering you can use an online app to “unlock” the scooter from a charging station anytime you like.

However, the City of Albuquerque does not have any traffic laws to regulate the scooters. The City is also planning to require companies such as Bird to obtain a license and purchase insurance to protect its customers.

So, if you will be riding an electric scooter in the future, be careful.

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Summer Legal Help

The front door to the office of Bhasker Law is always open and I am here to help you.

I am happy to provide free consultations. If you have a legal issue that I am unable to assist you with I will help you find a lawyer that can.

Happy Summer! Help when you need it most.

Driving while texting.

New Mexico traffic laws make it illegal to drive while texting. NM Stat § 66-7-374. This includes viewing a text and manually typing a text. Many car wrecks occur in New Mexico because of distracted driving.

The phone records of the at-fault or negligent party may not be accessible until after a lawsuit is filed. Even though liability may be clear, the insurance company probably does not want you to see their insureds phone records because it may increase the value of your claim.

Most often, you must file a lawsuit so that a lawyer may have a subpoena issued to obtain the phone records. If you believe that you were in a car wreck with a distracted driver that was texting and driving, please contact me so that I can help you increase the value of your claim.

 

Getting to Know Your Attorney

Hiring a professional in any field is a difficult task. Usually, a family practice physician refers their patients to a specialist. In the legal field, an injured party typically finds their own lawyer. Getting to know your attorney is important before you decide if they are the right fit for you.

Sometimes it can be hard to speak to an actual attorney about your legal claims when you call a big box law firm. When you contact the Law Office of Kedar Bhasker, you will directly speak to a licensed attorney. Give Kedar a ring and get to know your attorney.

Vehicle Data Recorders Making a Difference In a Car Accident Claim.

Nowadays,  newer vehicles are equipped with advanced computer technology. It is likely that, if you are involved in a car accident,  your car and the car that ran into you collected important information that can be used to support an injury claim. If there are no witnesses, the undisputed facts may be the difference maker if the other driver is claiming that you were at fault.

I have the experience and knowledge to conduct a complete investigation that includes gathering game changing details stored by the vehicles involved.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, contact me so that I can immediately start collecting details, including a data download, for your car accident personal injury case.

Choosing the Right Lawyer for Your Car Accident Claim

There are many choices out there. Big firm, small firm, new, and old. When you are hurt, it may be difficult deciding who you want handling your car accident claim. When choosing the right lawyer, you are choosing to make a long term commitment and enter into a professional relationship.

If you hire the Law Office of Kedar Bhasker, you get eleven years of knowledge and experience. I have been licensed to practice law for the last three years, was a legal assistant handling car accident and mass tort claims for four years, and a courier for four years at a large personal injury firm.

I understand what it takes to build a car accident claim, communicate with the adjusters, and negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement; I also file lawsuits when necessary.

When you choose me to handle your car accident claim you get the knowledge and experience of a big law firm and the personable and easy to access relationship that comes with a small law office.

Legal Research

New Mexico law changes everyday and it could affect the outcome of your personal injury claim. It is important to hire an attorney that is prepared to research complicated issues that may exist. As a trial attorney trained on how to conduct legal research, I have the tools and experience to discover the legal issues that may determine the outcome of claim whether it is for injuries sustained as a result of insurance bad faith or medical malpractice resulting in death.

Please contact me for a free consultation and I can help you understand your claim.

Where is Your Auto Insurance Coverage When you Need it?

It is never too late to purchase higher amounts of car insurance. New Mexico requires all vehicles to be insured up to $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. What this means is that if you are seriously injured in a car wreck with a minimally insured driver, a potential recovery is limited to only $25,000.

Therefore, you benefit from purchasing underinsured motorist coverage (UIM).

BUYER BEWARE.

A purchase of minimal limits bodily injury and UIM will not benefit you because of obscure New Mexico law that allows the insurance company to subtract the amount you receive from a negligent driver. For example, if you broke your arm and leg and incurred over $50,000 in medical bills you could only recover the $25,000 from the person that hit you and, because of New Mexico law, your insurance company would not provide you with the UIM coverage to pay for the remaining $25,000 in medical bills.

This is commonly known as an offset and you should purchase the highest amounts of bodily injury and uninsured/underinsured motorist you are financially capable of.

Please contact me if you have questions.

Hurt In a Car Accident.

Car accidents occur in the matter of minutes. Most often, a driver is distracted or driving carelessly. You need to know that the second you are hit, the evidence in your favor starts building and must be collected.

Did you know that newer vehicles store data in a device called an “electronic control module” or what is commonly known as a black box. The data can be retrieved using a special device. Unfortunately, the data is not retrieved and is lost because the vehicle is not preserved.

I can help you collect important evidence for your case. Please contact me for if you have been hurt in a car accident.