Rio Rancho, NM asked in Personal Injury for New Mexico

Q: Would arbitration ever be preferable to a lawsuit in a personal injury case involving a car accident where both people

are at fault?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Mark Caruso
Mark Caruso
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: I think you are asking whether an arbitration is preferable to a jury trial. Arbitrations are typically much less expensive, quicker and easier than a jury trial. An arbitration is typically done before a single arbitrator or group of arbitrators and is typically completed in less than one day.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Depends on the injuries, circumstances. Why not contact a member of the NM Trial Lawyers Assn? They give free consults.

If the claims are relatively small, makes sense to arbitrate as you reduce your costs.

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