About Mark CarusoMark Caruso and Caruso Law Offices only handle personal injury and wrongful death claims. This lets us focus our entire practice just on personal injury and explains why we are so good at what we do. The majority of our new clients are referred to our firm by former clients, other attorneys who don't handle personal injury claims and insurance agents.
A former insurance comapany attorney, Mark Caruso now works for victims with personal injuries to get the maximum amount possible from the insurance company. Mark Caruso knows the ins and outs of the insurance business, and he will use his experience to get you the best outcome.
A graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law in California, Mark is licensed in both New Mexico and California. He has been an attorney for 31 years. The attorneys and staff at Caruso Law Offices have been personally trained by Mark Caruso to only handle personal injury claims.
For a free consultation by phone or in person with Mark Caruso, call us at (505) 883-5000 and visit our website at www.carusolaw.com
- Car Accidents
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Insurance Claims
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Contingent Fees
- We discount our contingency attorney fee to 29%. Don't pay a higher 33 1/3% fee when you can get a discounted fee with an attorney who used to be an insurance company attorney and has 30 years of experience. Attorneys who charge the higher attorney fee need to pay for their high priced advertising. Caruso Law Offices doesn't advertise on television, billboards or the sides of buses so our advertising overhead is much lower. We pass this savings to our clients who put more money in their pocket with the discounted 29% fee.
- Free Consultation
- Call (505) 883-5000 now to personally speak to attorney Mark Caruso, not a paralegal or legal assistant. Caruso will give you a free consultation by phone or in person. We have two offices in Albuquerque--Northeast Heights (Montgomery & Carlisle) or Westside (Coors & I-40). We will meet you in the evening and weekends. We visit you at home, work or the hospital. We handle cases state wide New Mexico.
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- No money up front. We are paid an attorney fee only if you win. Discounted 29% contingency fee. We can refer you to a health care provider who will directly bill the at fault person's insurance company. You won't need to pay a deductible, co-pay or worry about monthly bills. We know who the best health care providers are in Albuquerque and surrounding areas because we have been operating our personal injury practice in Albuquerque since 1987. Call us today at (505) 883 5000 for a free consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Certified Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Million Dollar Advocates Forum)|
|A+ Rating (Better Business Bureau)|
|Client Distinction Award (Martindale-Hubbell)|
|AVVO Rating of 9.6 Superb (Avvo)|
|Partner, Caruso Law Offices, PC|
|State Representative, New Mexico Legislature|
|Pepperdine University School of Law - Pepperdine University||J.D.||Litigation|
|Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Honor Board, Dean's List,|
|Pepperdine University||B.S.||Business Administration/Marketing|
|Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Honor Board, Dean's List|
|Awarded Membership||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2012-Current|
|Attorney Advisory Committee||Mothers Against Drunk Drivers||2011-Current|
|Member||New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association||1987-Current|
|Member||American Association for Justice||1987-Current|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell|
|9.6 Superb Rating||AVVO Lawyer Ratings|
|Client Choice Award in Personal Injury||Avvo|
|Top Contributor Award--Personal Injury||Avvo|
|American Jurisprudence Awards||AmJur|
|Member, New Mexico State Bar|
|Member, California State Bar|
- Overall: 217th
- This Year: 64th
- Overall: 5 Answers
- This Year: 5 Answers
Q: Is restitution allowed in addition to bodily injury liability payments?
A: You cannot get double recovery on your claim.
Q: What is the statuate of limitations on damage to property of a household member?
A: The statute of limitation for damage claims is 3 years. An exception is when the claim for damages is against a governmental entity such as the state, county, city, school when the statute of limitations is 2 years.
Q: Can i sue a direct tv employee who assaulted me with a 2 1/4 metal pipe that was 5 ft long during a road rage incident?
A: Yes. This is clearly an assault and battery. Not only is it a criminal act but it is a civil act as well.In a civil claim you can get damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earnings and punitive damages. Because he was in the scope of his employment, his company may also be responsible.
Q: Can I add lost wages to my personal injury law suit ?
A: YES. New Mexico law specifically permits a damage claim for lost earnings and future earnings in a personal injury suit sucha as a car or truck accident. Remember, the lost earnings and future earnings must result from the injuries you received in the accident. If a physician tells you to stay off work from the injuries make sure that he gives you something in writing. You can give this documentation to your employer but also keep a copy for yourself. Also, keep track of time that you might take off work for doctor's appointments, etc. You are paid by the insurance company for any time you actually don't get paid but also for any sick time, vacation pay or annual pay that you use to pay you while you are out. The vacation, annual and sick pay are banked, so when you use them they cannot be replaced.
Q: Can your lawyer give u an advance on your settlement
A: NO. The Rules of Professional Responsibility for the State of NM prohibit a direct advancement of cash or other benefit to a client. The only exception is for litigation and case expenses and costs. However, an attorney in NM is permitted to sign a protection agreement between a client and a third party advance company such as Oasis Advanced Loan or others commonly seen on television.
Articles & Publications
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: Albuquerque Accident Attorney
Wrongful Death Claims Under New Mexico Law Giovanna Caruso Starts Phoenix School of Law New Report Shows Albuquerque Drivers Rank Below Average. Car Accidents More Likely in Albuquerque NM Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims: Importance of Getting A Written Settlement Sanction By Your Own Underinsured Motorist Insurance Company Before You Settle For Policy Limits With The At-Fault Driver's Insurance Company Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Albuquerque, NM How Can Chiropractic Care Help With Your Injuries From a Car Accident or Collision? 2013 Poll: Worst Insurance Companies to Handle Your New Mexico Car or Truck Accident Claim At Fault Driver Uninsured? Don't Give Up On Your Claim Without Speaking to an Attorney! Phoenix School of Law is First Choice for Giovanna Caruso, Daughter of Successful Albuquerque Attorney Mark Caruso and Owner of Caruso Law Offices
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