If there’s one thing that New Mexico workers know, it’s oil. But oilfield accidents can lead to serious injuries. At Stewart + Harmonson, we’ve seen people have to deal with the aftermath of all the legal proceedings on top of recovery.
That’s why we come in to offer support and guidance during this stressful time.
We don’t want you to have to struggle through getting what you deserve. That’s why our New Mexico oilfield accident attorneys are here for you after an oilfield accident. Hiring an attorney to help you put the pieces of your life back together is critical in terms of being properly compensated and treated with the respect you deserve.
But why is it so important to hire a lawyer after an oilfield accident in New Mexico?
1. New Mexico Lawyers Have Seen These Cases Before
At Stewart + Harmonson, we’re not new to prosecuting oilfield injury cases.
Our years of experience have taught us a thing or two about how to properly argue a case while still being putting our client’s recovery at the forefront of everything we do.
We know that recovery doesn’t just involve the physical injury that you’ve experienced, but also the mental and emotional pain and suffering you have to endure as well.
We’ve won serious cases like these before and know how to fight against those who don’t want you to win.
2. Insurance Companies Are Stubborn
If you’re injured in a workplace accident in the oilfield, you might want to seek compensation from the oil company.
Unfortunately, our experience has taught us that these companies will do anything to avoid taking responsibility.
This is why you need an experienced attorney who knows what to say to these companies to get them to give in. We launch a full scale investigation and make sure no stone is left unturned in getting all the evidence needed to fight on your behalf.
3. It’s Your Lawyer’s Job to Prove Negligence
“Negligence” is an important term in personal injury law. If you can prove that someone acted negligently, and that negligence caused your oilfield accident, you can hold them liable in court and recover damages.
There are 4 elements to prove negligence in New Mexico:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care
- The at-fault party breached that duty of care
- That breach directly caused your accident
- The accident resulted in damages, such as lost wages or medical bills
In order to prove these 4 elements, your personal injury lawyer can help you collect evidence about the accident and the damages you’ve suffered as a result of the accident.
4. Winning Your Case Can Help You Get Your Life Back on Track
There are many potential benefits that can come from an oilfield injury case, in terms of compensation that can help you put the pieces of your life back together.
Some of damages you could recover compensation from include:
- Medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Reduced quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of financial support or companionship (in case you are filing for the wrongful death of a loved one in an oilfield accident)
Contact Stewart + Harmonson
Stewart + Harmonson is here to walk you through every step of the claims process and make sure you are being treated fairly. We have over 40 combined years of experience helping survivors of catastrophic truck and oilfield accidents and their families obtain the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.