ROADRUNNER LAW FIRM IN THE NEWS

Roadrunner Law Firm had the pleasure of appearing on the KRQE morning program New Mexico Living recently to discuss the things you should know before you decide to hire a personal injury lawyer.

https://www.krqe.com/fox-new-mexico/living/roadrunner-law-firm-has-advice-when-looking-for-a-good-injury-accident-attorney/1546738710

Roadrunner Law Firm offers aggressive, intelligent, experienced, personal representation for your New Mexico injury case.  If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle crash, car collision, bicycle accident, or other personal injury claim, call us today to discuss how we can work for you.

Roadrunner Law Firm Supports the Guardians of the Children Rio Grande Chapter

42137737_1148082602007691_2042208716765265920_nBikers get such a bad rap sometimes, but the truth is that bikers are some of the most bad-ass, hardcore supporters and protectors of the most vulnerable people in our communities, and they do it all without any need for props or applause.

Guardians of the Children Rio Grande Chapter is just one example of how the biker community goes above and beyond–often unrecognized and unsung–to protect our community’s kids.  This amazing organization was formed in 2006 in San Antonio, TX, “by a dedicated group of bikers who saw the need to educate and increase awareness of the ramifications and effects of child abuse.”  This amazing group of motorcyclists works tirelessly to raise funds and bring awareness to child abuse and neglect issues in and around Albuquerque.  In addition, they hold toy drives, free community events, and advocacy events to help our city’s kids be safer, happier, and healthier.

Roadrunner Law Firm is so proud to support GOC in these efforts.  We were honored to donate some gift cards and bicycles to the GOC’s recent 5th Annual Family Fun Day in Los Lunas–where over 100 bicycles were given away to kids in need, and hundreds of folks were fed a delicious BBQ meal free of charge.

We’re honored to continue to support your efforts, GOC.

 

 

Roadrunner Law Firm’s New Ad–Edgy For A Reason

When we launched our new TV ad, we were met with some raised eyebrows.  We expected that–after all, we do push the boundaries a bit!  And we understand that not everyone will understand why we’re so plain-spoken in our ad.  But the long and short of it is that here at Roadrunner Law Firm, Eva and Heather ARE pissed off, on a daily basis, by the way drivers ignore and mistreat motorcyclists, not to mention other drivers and pedestrians.  Texting drivers, distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and just plain bad drivers are a menace to our roads, and present a clear danger to all of us who use New Mexico’s roadways every day.

That’s why our ad says–in plain words–that we’re not going to take it lying down.  We fight hard for all of our clients injured by negligent, distracted, bad drivers.  Motorcyclists, motorists, and pedestrians injured by the bad acts of others on the road deserve the best representation, and that’s exactly what Roadrunner Law Firm offers.

With Roadrunner Law Firm you are assured of personal attention from your attorneys from day 1.  The attorneys work closely with you to build your case into the strongest, most compelling case it can be.  With 25 years of combined experience, we’ve handled hundreds of motor vehicle injury cases, and we don’t pull punches when it comes to fighting for you.

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle or car crash, call us today to discuss how we can put our skills to work for you.  And remember–at Roadrunner Law Firm, we kick ***!

ROADRUNNER LAW FIRM.  (505) 444-4321.

 

SHARE THE ROAD WITH MOTORCYCLES!

Ci_LLcpWgAE75xE.jpgHere at Roadrunner Law, we’re all making summer travel plans–and for some of us, that means a summer road trip.  I’m planning on taking my family of six all the way from Albuquerque to Glacier National Park this summer via Interstate 15.  But while we’re making plans for fun summer travel, we’re also making plans for SAFE summer travel.  And being safe means sharing the road and watching for motorcycles!

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2016 “5,286 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes—an increase of 5.1 percent from the 5,029 motorcyclists killed in 2015.”  The Motorcycle Safety Foundation provides some explanation for the increase in crashes, including fatal collisions.  Simply put, motorcycles utilize the road differently than vehicles.  For example, many drivers don’t understand how motorcycles maneuver within their lanes to avoid potholes or loose gravel, or that motorcycles don’t always use the brakes, instead downshifting or rolling off the throttle to slow for road debris.  Many drivers also have poor spatial understanding, and can’t tell how far away an approaching motorcycle is (leading to a high number of “left turn” crashes), or can’t tell the distance between the front of their vehicle and the rear of the motorcycle in front of them (leading to a high number of rear-end accidents).   Also, unfortunately many drivers fail to check their blind spots.  Since motorcycles are smaller than cars, they occupy a different blind space, and lane changes end up causing accidents more often than they should because of simple driver negligence.

Fortunately, there are easy steps drivers can take to be more aware of motorcyclists, and these simple steps also carry the added bonus of making you a safer driver generally!  Here are a few tips to help you become more aware of motorcycles on your summer road trip:

Be aware of turning motorcycles.

Because motorcycles are smaller than cars, and because they move differently in their lane, cars don’t always realize that a motorcycle is preparing to make a turn.  Watch for motorcycle signals–hand signals or lights on the bike–that let you know what a motorcyclist is planning.  Even more importantly–slow down and give them a few extra moments to make their move!  It doesn’t cost you anything to be a patient, courteous driver.

Check your blind spots!

Motorcycles don’t occupy the same space in your blind spot as a car or truck!  Don’t just rely on your mirrors.  Take a few extra seconds to look behind you by physically turning your head and looking behind your shoulder.  Ask your backseat occupants to let you know when you have motorcyclists to your rear.  Listen for the roar of a motorcycle engine–motorcycles are loud for a reason!  Turn down your stereo and become aware of your surroundings!

Motorcycles maneuver differently than cars!

Motorcycles need to move within their lanes of traffic more frequently than cars, to avoid debris and road hazards.  Give them some space!  Don’t crowd motorcycles, and DON’T TAILGATE.  Motorcyclists often have to make quick decisions with regard to navigation, so an extra car length can really mean the difference between life and death for a biker.

Pass Safely!

Use your signals!  If necessary, tap your horn to make surrounding motorcyclists aware of your intentions.  Check your blind spots carefully, and change lanes S-L-O-W-L-Y!  What’s the rush?  A few extra seconds could save a life!

Make sure you have enough time to make a left turn!

We’ve seen this scenario more times than we can count.  A driver is making a left turn.  They see a motorcycle in oncoming traffic, but it’s so small–it looks so far away!  The car thinks it has plenty of time to make the turn and then–BOOM!  Then the car usually says the motorcyclist “must have been speeding because I had plenty of space!”

The motorcyclist wasn’t speeding.  The driver of the car just didn’t understand the spatial dynamics involved.  The motorcycle is smaller on the horizon than the driver is used to, so the driver thinks the motorcycle is farther away than it really is, and that lapse in judgment leads to accidents more often than it should.

 

The solution is easy.  If you see a motorcycle coming when you’re making a left-hand turn–WAIT FOR THEM TO PASS.  It costs you a few seconds.  It could easily save a life.

Road Trip Games.

If you’re traveling this summer with kids, you’ll need ways to entertain them.  Most of us medicate our kids with screens these days, but a good way to help kids get in the habit of identifying motorcycles early is this game.

It’s simple–have your kids count the number of motorcycles they see.  You can assign each kid a different color to count, or a different kind of bike.  They’ll start looking for motorcycles, and it will help them become more aware of the number of bikes on the road, which can only help them when they start to drive themselves!

SLOW DOWN.  BREATHE.  ENJOY YOUR TRAVELS.

In this world of rush, rush, rush, it’s hard to slow down, even when we’re on vacation.  But just a few extra moments could truly save the life of a motorcyclist.  And by taking those few extra seconds to check your blind spot, change lanes safely, or let a motorcyclist pass before making a left turn, you could be saving a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a friend.

 

 

KRQE NEWS 13 HIGHLIGHTS ROADRUNNER LAW’S CASE AGAINST CIRCLE K STORES

We are pleased that KRQE News 13 decided to highlight Roadrunner Law Firm’s recently-filed lawsuit against Circle K Stores in Albuquerque, NM.  Our client was brutally attacked and left for dead by an unknown assailant at the Circle K store at San Mateo and Central in Albuquerque.  That area of town is very high-crime and extremely dangerous.  Our lawsuit aims to make Circle K accountable for putting appropriate security measures in place to ensure the safety of all visitors to its stores.

We are proud to work hard for our clients who have been injured at dangerous properties in Albuquerque and throughout the state of New Mexico.  We are pleased that our lawsuit has shined a light on this problem, and we hope that our efforts make a difference for our client, as well as for the wider community.

 

New Mexicans: YOU NEED UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE!

We’ve written elsewhere on our site about the fact that New Mexico insurance law is generally pretty favorable for injured New Mexicans.  This is especially true when it comes to uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (sometimes referred to as UM/UIM).  Unfortunately, many New Mexicans don’t really understand what this coverage is, or why it’s so important to carry it.  Even many insurance agents don’t understand this coverage, and tell their customers not to bother getting it!  This is a HUGE MISTAKE, and really bad information.

UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE:  WHAT IS IT?

Ordinarily, if you are involved in a car or motorcycle crash and it’s not your fault, the other person’s auto insurance will step in to pay for the damage to your vehicle and for your injuries, including your medical bills and other damages.  This is called “liability insurance.”  But what happens if the driver who hits you didn’t have any insurance?

This is where uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage comes into play.  UM/UIM coverage says that if the driver who hit you (sometimes called the “liable party”) didn’t have auto insurance, your own auto policy will step in to pay all of the damages caused by that driver–including the damage to your vehicle, as well as your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and lost enjoyment of life.

Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage also comes into play when the driver who hit you had insurance, but did not have enough insurance to fully compensate you for your losses.  The state minimum bodily injury liability policy in our state is $25,000/$50,000. This is the least amount of auto insurance that we all, by law, must carry, and, frankly, that amount of coverage doesn’t go very far when you’re talking about bad wrecks and big injuries.  The easiest way to explain what this means is with an illustration:  Let’s imagine that Driver A, who carries a minimal insurance policy, t-bones a vehicle containing Driver B and Passengers C, D, and E.  Driver B is badly injured, incurring medical bills of more than $100,000.00, while passengers C, D, and E all suffer lesser injuries.  In most scenarios, Driver B would be entitled to the first $25,000.00 of Driver A’s insurance coverage, with Passengers C, D, and E splitting the second $25,000.00.  This is all that can be recovered from Driver A, unless Driver A has significant personal assets (a very, very unlikely scenario).  But let’s say Driver B has uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage of $100,000.00.  In that case, Driver B’s UNDERINSURED motorist coverage will kick in to help compensate Driver B for his damages, above and beyond what Driver B has recovered from Driver A’s minimal insurance policy.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Unfortunately, New Mexico has one of the highest rates of uninsured motorists in the country.  Simply put, if you are involved in a crash that’s not your fault, there’s a good chance that the driver who hit you may not have any insurance to cover your damages.  And if you don’t carry uninsured motorist coverage, you are out of luck.  You could, of course, sue the uninsured driver for your damages, but the likelihood of recovering your full damages from a person who couldn’t be bothered to keep their insurance coverage active is, in our experience, highly unlikely.  So if you are hit by an uninsured driver and you don’t have UM/UIM coverage on your own auto policy, you could be left with an unrepaired car, unpaid medical bills, and unreimbursed lost wages.  We’ve even, unfortunately, seen cases where New Mexicans were tragically killed by uninsured drivers, and without UM/UIM, the loved ones they left behind were left with no financial recourse.

It is also important to carry UM/UIM because uninsured motorist coverage will cover punitive damages, in the event that you are injured by a drunk, texting, or other reckless driver.  We have a very high rate of drunk driving crashes in the state of New Mexico, with New Mexico leading the nation in drunk driving deaths.  The criminal justice system tries to punish drunk drivers by imposing fines and jail time, but the civil justice system also provides a remedy to punish these bad drivers in the form of money, called “punitive damages.”  Some liability insurance policies try to exclude coverage for punitive damages.  But your own UM/UIM coverage will pay for all damages to which you are legally entitled if you’ve been hurt by an uninsured or underinsured motorist–including punitive damages.  This means, simply put, that if you are hurt by a drunk or texter, and you have UM/UIM coverage, you may be able to get more money for your claim.

HOW MUCH CAN I GET?

You can carry UM/UIM coverage in any underwritten amount up to the total liability coverage you carry.  So, for example, if you have $100,000/$300,000 in bodily injury liability coverage, you are entitled to purchase UP TO $100,000/$300,000 in UM/UIM coverage.  You could also choose to purchase less than your liability limits (unless you have a minimal insurance policy), but we do not recommend doing this.  Our advice is to purchase as much UM/UIM coverage as you can afford on every vehicle you insure!

Also note: if you insure more than one vehicle on your insurance policy, your UM/UIM coverages may “stack” to give you an even bigger pot of coverage to tap into.  For example, let’s say you insure four vehicles on your auto policy: your commuter vehicle, your spouse’s commuter vehicle, a vehicle for your teenage son, and a big family vehicle for road trips.  Let’s also say that you carry $50,000/$100,000 in UM/UIM coverage on each insured vehicle.  In the event that you get in a wreck with an uninsured or underinsured driver and you are badly injured, your four separate vehicle UM/UIM coverages may “stack” on top of each other, giving you a total coverage of $200,000/$400,000 that you may potentially be able to tap into to compensate you for your damages.

HOW DO I GET IT?

Talk to your insurance agent or, if you do business with your insurance company online, request a quote to revise your coverages.

I WAS HURT BY AN UNINSURED OR UNDERINSURED MOTORIST AND MY INSURANCE COMPANY SAYS I DID NOT HAVE UM/UIM COVERAGE.  WHAT CAN I DO?

There is still hope!  In the state of New Mexico, there are very specific requirements insurance companies must comply with in order to ensure that you understand what UM/UIM coverage is, and what you are giving up if you choose not to purchase it on your auto policy.  Our experienced attorneys have had great success arguing to the court that various insurance companies failed to comply with those requirements.  If the court finds that the insurance company did not comply, your policy might be “reformed” to include UM/UIM coverage–even if you never paid premiums for it.  We’re not miracle workers, and we can’t always get the insurance companies to provide this coverage, but we understand the complex requirements put in place by our courts and legislature, and we know exactly the arguments to make in a situation like this.  If you’ve been hurt by an uninsured motorist and your insurance company says you didn’t have coverage, give us a call.  We’re happy to analyze your insurance documents to see if we can make an argument for reformation.

CONCLUSION

Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage is hugely important in the state of New Mexico.  Every year hundreds of New Mexicans are injured, and even killed, by drivers without valid liability insurance.  If these victims don’t have UM/UIM coverage, they could be completely without recourse.  We recommend carrying UM/UIM coverage in the greatest available amount you can afford. We have seen too many people left out to dry after being grievously injured by uninsured drivers in New Mexico.  Check your coverages today, and talk to your insurance agent about adding this important coverage if you don’t have it!

Blazejewski & Hansen Summer Events!

We haven’t posted much lately because we’ve been so busy with our involvement in various community events, and of course we’ve been busy taking care of our clients!  But we wanted to take some time to send shout-outs to the great folks we’ve been lucky enough to meet this summer.

In May, we attended the Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally.  We wanted to let New Mexico riders know that we’re here if they need us, and that we strongly support our community of bikers and their right to ride.  We are corporate members of the New Mexico Motorcycle Rights Organization, and we strongly support efforts in our legislature to make our roads safer for motorcyclists. We’ve seen many, many cases of motorcyclists hurt by distracted, careless, reckless drivers, and we understand that motorcyclists are some of our best-trained, most careful users of our roads.  So we wanted to get out to Red River and let folks know that we support NM Motorcyclists!

We want to send a huge thank you to Michael, Bobbie Jo, and the whole team at Resort Realty in Red River.  These folks really went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and memorable.  We were able to hang out at the Hotel Ryland and get to know a lot of the bikers who hit the rally every year.  We had a great time hanging out with these friendly folks!

We also want to send a huge shout out to Texas Reds Steakhouse.  We were just down the road from this awesome restaurant and bar, and the staff there was just incredible, not to mention the amazing in-house music.  We got to see Albuquerque natives Honeyhouse (aka Missing Mandy), and really cannot recommend trying to catch them highly enough if you have the chance.  They are absolutely fabulous, and of course Eva and I love the girl power!

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Then, in June, we got to attend the annual Running the L.A.W. (Ladies Annual Weekend) at Isleta Resort and Casino as Platinum Sponsors.  This amazing event brings female bikers from all over the country together to share in a common love of the ride!  We had an amazing time meeting the fabulous Toni TooFine, organizer of the ride, as well as the incredible Porche Taylor, editor of Black Girls Ride magazine!  We were so happy to meet so many female riders from all over the United States, and to let them know that we’re here in New Mexico if they need us.

These ladies did an incredible job of organizing the event, and we want to thank everyone involved.  We were also extremely impressed with the catering and facilities at Isleta.  Everything we experienced, from brunch to the pool area, was top notch, and we appreciate the professionalism of everyone involved in pulling off a great weekend.

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We have lots more events on the horizon, including the 2017 La Mosca Bicicleta, organized by Duke City Wheelmen.  We are proud corporate sponsors of this fabulous event.  We strongly support the Wheelmen in their mission to promote bicycle awareness and safety in New Mexico.  More to come soon!

Blazejewski & Hansen Learn About Motorcycle Safety

Eva and I have represented many injured motorcyclists throughout our careers as personal injury attorneys here in New Mexico.  We’ve handled all kinds of biker injuries, including debilitating fractures, road rash, soft tissue injuries, and sometimes–unfortunately–worse.

But until this weekend, neither Eva nor myself had ever ridden a real motorcycle.  We’ve both messed around on scooters and dirt bikes, but neither of us really appreciated the power of a Harley.  That changed for both of us when we took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation endorsed Basic Rider Course at Thunderbird Harley-Davidson.

The incredibly beautiful riding range at Thunderbird Harley Davidson in Albuquerque

Now, in the interest of full disclosure–I will admit right off the bat that I punked out after about a half hour on my bike during the riding range component of the course.  I was just too anxious and scared to ride safely, so I took myself out of the running and instead just observed and learned as much as possible from watching the other riders and our outstanding instructors, Matt and Maureen.

Eva stuck it out until the end, though, and passed both the written and range tests!  She now has her motorcycle endorsement, and a new expensive hobby!

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Eva with her learning bike, a beautiful Harley-Davidson Street 500

Even though I didn’t finish the riding portion, I can’t describe how important I think this course will be to our practice.  We now have deeper knowledge, respect, and appreciation for motorcyclists and we now understand the operation of cycles in a way that will truly benefit the way we advocate for our injured biker clients.  We can now converse much more intelligently with our clients about how their bikes responded to the crash, and about their individual bike’s modifications and mechanics.  We are incredibly excited to bring our new knowledge to our client’s cases in a positive way!

We cannot say enough good things about the folks at Thunderbird.  Austin, Sean, Big Tim, Matt, and Maureen, along with everyone else we’ve met, have been absolutely incredible, taking all the time with us to answer our questions and help put our fears to rest.  And huge respect also to our wonderful classmates, all of whom were nothing but supportive and kind to both me and Eva.  If you are thinking of learning to ride, or if you’ve been riding for years and just want to get your endorsement or bone up on the fundamentals, Thunderbird’s course is for you.  A+ instruction in a safe and supportive, non-judgmental environment, offered with good humor and fun.  You can’t ask for more.

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Blazejewski & Hansen strongly supports our community of riders in New Mexico.  We support biker rights.  Our law firm is a corporate member of the New Mexico Motorcycle Rights Organization and we strongly support the NMMRO’s efforts to lobby for motorcyclist rights in our New Mexico legislature.

 

BLAZEJEWSKI & HANSEN–ALBUQUERQUE, SANTA FE, LAS CRUCES, ROSWELL, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, TUCUMCARI, SANTA ROSA, LAS VEGAS, FARMINGTON, GALLUP, GRANTS, CARLSBAD, RUIDOSO, TAOS NEW MEXICO PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS HANDLING MOTORCYCLE CRASH CASES.  IF YOU HAVE BEEN HURT IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH, CALL US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.  NO FEE UNTIL WE WIN.

 

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TEEN DRIVERS: NEED DRIVER’S ED? WE WANT TO HELP.

We believe strongly that good driving habits start early. But we also know that quality driver’s education is expensive and burdensome for many New Mexico families.

That’s why we are extremely excited to announce our first web video contest, “I DRIVE SAFE FOR NEW MEXICO!” We will be awarding an ALL-INCLUSIVE DRIVING SCHOOL COURSE at McGinnis School of Driving to the FIVE winners of this contest (a $445.00 value)!

The McGinnis Minimum All-Inclusive Package includes:

— A total of 30 hours of classroom instruction
— A minimum of 7 hours of behind-the-wheel training
–Workbook and other materials to keep and refer to from the classroom participation.
— Certification of Completion for all MVD’s.
— Access to E-Textbook over the course of the Classroom segment

And both the WRITTEN and ROAD portions of the New Mexico Driver’s Examination.

For more details about the McGinnis All-Inclusive Course, click HERE.

We’re looking for five new teenage drivers who are strongly committed to making our roads safer. So we need to hear from YOU about how you are going to commit to safe driving once you become a licensed New Mexico driver! And we want to hear from you in a video!

Entries are limited to new New Mexico drivers (never before licensed in NM or any other state), ages 15-18, who have never previously taken a driver’s education course (either here in NM or in any other state). Your video entry can be anything you’d like–a song, a skit, or just you speaking to the camera. It can be funny, serious, or something in-between. But make it stand out! Make it uniquely YOU.

You must enter at our FACEBOOK PAGE. Click the “I DRIVE SAFE FOR NEW MEXICO!” link in the left sidebar menu. Submit an entry form with your email and contact information, and a link to your video. Videos must be at least one minute long, but cannot be more than two minutes in total length. You can use either youtube or vimeo to upload your video (but not both). NO VINES. Video MUST be at least one minute in length, but no more than two minutes total! ENTRIES USING VINE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND DISCARDED.

Limit of ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, please. And, importantly, each entry must have their own video! You can appear in a friend’s entry video if you’d like, but if you want to enter the contest yourself, you have to have your own separate video!

The deadline for submissions is Midnight on April 19th, 2017. After that, we (Eva Blazejewski & Heather Hansen) will review all video submissions and we’ll choose the five winning entries. Entrants will be notified by phone/text and email, on April 25, 2017, and then announced on our Facebook page and here on our website. We’ll also post the winning entries on our Facebook page, here on our website, and on our youtube channel. Once we announce the winners, you’ll be able to sign up for your driver’s ed course and we’ll pay for it!

By submitting a video, please note that you agree to abide by all of Blazejewski & Hansen, LLC’s official rules. You also agree that we may use your video and your likeness in our marketing materials, on our website, and on our social media accounts. DO NOT DO ANYTHING RISKY OR DANGEROUS IN YOUR VIDEO ENTRY. We are not responsible or liable for any harm or damage that comes to you or to others from any actions you undertake in the course of filming your video. And we are very unlikely to declare you a winner if you do something risky or dangerous in your video entry!  For complete official rules, please click HERE.

We are so excited to offer this contest in partnership with the country’s oldest and most respected driving school, McGinnis School of Driving. We strongly support the hard work McGinnis School does to educate our state’s drivers and to make our roads safer. We are committed to doing what we can to help our young people become educated, safe drivers who understand the importance of not texting while driving, not driving drunk, not speeding, and not driving while distracted!

If you have questions about this contest, you can contact us at (505) 554-1660 or via email at heather@blazehansenlaw.com.

We can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Good luck!

CONTEST IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH FACEBOOK. FACEBOOK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTEST’S OFFICIAL RULES, AND BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY TERMS OR CONDITIONS OFFERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS CONTEST. THE PRIZE FOR THIS CONTEST IS THE MCGINNIS SCHOOL OF DRIVING’S “MINIMUM ALL-INCLUSIVE” COURSE, A $445.00 VALUE. THE WINNING PARTICIPANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REGISTERING FOR THE COURSE AND COMPLETING THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS. CONTEST OPENS AT MIDNIGHT ON MARCH 15, 2017, AND ENDS ON MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 19, 2017. FIVE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 25, 2017. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY PHONE/TEXT AND EMAIL, AND THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE AND ON BLAZEJEWSKI & HANSEN, LLC’S FACEBOOK PAGE.

7 Things To Ask BEFORE You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

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We’ve written previously about why it is important to really take the time to get to know a prospective attorney before you hire them to handle your personal injury case.  Your case is important to you–it should be important to your attorney, too.  That’s why we’re emphasizing these seven questions that you should ask of every personal injury attorney you speak with about your case.

7 Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

Will you be the one handling my case from beginning to end, or will someone else be responsible for my case?

Will I be able to reach you on the weekends or after hours if I have an emergency?

Will you help with my property damage claim, or will I be expected to negotiate that part of my case on my own?

If there is limited insurance money available to compensate me for my injuries, will you take more as your fee than I get in my pocket?

How many cases have you personally handled successfully in the last year?

What is your current caseload?  

Do you have time to personally handle my case,? 

If you don’t like the answers you get–walk away!

It is extremely important that you trust your attorney from day one.  If the attorney you meet with refuses to answer any of these questions, think hard about whether you should hire them.  A good attorney offers honest answers, even to tough questions.

Feel free to print this post for easy reference when you meet with a prospective personal injury attorney.  Remember–it’s YOUR injury, and it’s YOUR case.  Choose the attorney who you feel best with, and don’t settle for anything less than excellent.

Blazejewski & Hansen Personal Injury Attorneys ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE REST. 

We handle our client’s cases personally, from beginning to end.  

You will always meet the attorney handling your case when you COME IN for YOUR free consultation. 

We assist our clients with their property damage claims, free of charge.

We provide contact information so that our clients can get in touch with us personally in the event of emergencies after hours and on weekends. 

We maintain a manageable caseload so that we can provide prompt and personal service to our clients. 

We never take more as our fee than our clients receive in their pockets. 

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NO FEE UNTIL WE WIN.  FREE CONSULTATION.  

EXPERIENCED NEW MEXICO CAR AND MOTORCYCLE CRASH ATTORNEYS
WE HAVE RECOVERED MILLIONS FOR INJURED NEW MEXICANS.  20+ YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE.  AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION AND PERSONAL ATTENTION FOR YOUR NEW MEXICO PERSONAL INJURY CASE.  SERVING THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, INCLUDING ALBUQUERQUE, SANTA FE, LAS CRUCES, TAOS, ROSWELL, FARMINGTON, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, GALLUP, GRANTS, CARLSBAD, SANTA ROSA, RUIDOSO, LOS ALAMOS, PORTALES, AND MORE.  IF YOU HAVE BEEN HURT IN A CAR OR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, A BICYCLE CRASH, OR ANOTHER KIND OF ACCIDENT, WE CAN HELP. CONTACT US TODAY. OUR ATTORNEYS ARE STANDING BY TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR CASE.  (505) 554-1660
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