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Rideshare Collisions

Posted by Kenneth Stalter | Nov 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Do you drive for a rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft? Have you looked at your automobile insurance policy? Will you be covered if you get in an accident while driving for the app? It may surprise you to learn that New Mexico law generally allows insurance carrier to exclude many types of cove...

Uninsured, Underinsured, and Unknown Motorists

Posted by Kenneth Stalter | Jul 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured in an auto accident and the at-fault party lacks adequate insurance, you should consider the coverages available under your own policy. The benefits available to you could depend on the difference between three different types of at-fault drivers: uninsured motorists, und...

Insurance Bad Faith Cases with a Contingency Agreement

Posted by Kenneth Stalter | Jul 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Are you a policyholder thinking of suing your insurance company, but worried about how to pay for quality legal representation? Consider a contingency fee agreement, meaning that the attorney fee is calculated as a portion of any settlement or judgment at the conclusion of the case, not on an ...

Sources of New Mexico Insurance law

Posted by Kenneth Stalter | Jul 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

In New Mexico law, the laws governing insurance companies generally fall into three categories. First, insurance companies must comply with statutes passed by the state legislature. These include statutes specific to the insurance companies, such as the New Mexico insurance code, as well as st...

First-Party Claims Compared to Third-Party Claims

Posted by Kenneth Stalter | Jul 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is the difference between a first-party insurance claim and a third-party insurance claim? As a general matter, in a first-party claim, you are the policyholder and you are making a claim on your own policy. In a third-party claim, you were harmed by the policyholder and you are making a c...

Unfair Claims Practices in New Mexico

Posted by Kenneth Stalter | Apr 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Article 16 of the New Mexico Insurance Code prohibits insurance companies and adjusters from engaging in a variety of abusive practices. Also known as the Trade Practices and Frauds Act or the Unfair Claims Practices Act, the Act was designed to protect policyholders who make legitimate claims fo...

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