Mark Caruso | Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer | Car and Truck Accidents

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Mark J. Caruso

Accident & Injury, Car Accident

www.carusolaw.com

800-714-4670


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Do Not Speak To The Insurance Companies Before You Speak To Us The best answer after a car accident is to have absolutely no dealings with the insurance company or companies representing the person you are claiming damages from. Let us handle this for you. We know exactly what we’re doing and assure you that if your case is sound, you will always get back significantly more using our services than if you went alone. Get Proper Medical Care The first priority is to make sure that you get good medical treatment. You may find that you are taken to the hospital immediately if your injuries are severe. It is important that you get your doctors and anybody else who treats you to give you copies of the medical records so that these can be used to document the extent of your personal injuries later on when the claim is being processed. Steps To Take After An Accident Collect evidence at the scene of the accident as soon as possible, if you are physically able to safely do so. Do not delay medical treatment to gather evidence. Things to consider, if you are able, include gathering contact information from any witnesses at the scene. You may use your cellphone to take pictures of the scene. If you have passengers, make sure to check their well-being before taking any other action. Cooperate with law enforcement, but do not admit fault for the accident. Arrange Your Free Consultation You should contact the Albuquerque personal injury attorneys at Caruso Law Offices, P.C., as soon as possible. The consultation by phone or in-person is free and without obligation. If you have problems with medical insurance, we have contacts who may be able to help. We have a list of medical professionals who will not bill you until you reach a settlement and will not charge interest. To arrange a no-pressure consultation, call or contact us online now.

Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

We had the privilege to represent a mother whose only son was killed in a trucking collision in New Mexico. No amount of money would ever compensate the mother for the death of her only son. The trucking company and its truck drivers who caused the collision refused to pay our client the money for her wrongful death damages. The lawsuit was filed, and the company continued to refuse to pay a fair amount. The mother's lawsuit went to a U.S. District Court jury last year, and the jury awarded the mother $7.8 million. The mother cried at the end of the trial. She had fought this case against the trucking company and its drivers for three (3) years and was finally satisfied and over-joyed with the vindication by the federal court jury.

How did you build a successful practice?

Building a successful practice takes determination and effort. It's important to remember that the clients must come first. That means doing everything you can to keep the clients updated and informed about their case. Remember, the lawyer works for the client. We strive to get our clients to give us a FIVE STAR Google review when we complete their case. In order to get the high review, the lawyers and staff must work from the day one to do the best they can for the client. Our practice has been built on referrals from past clients.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

Clients should research a lawyer before they hire the lawyer. Never chose a lawyer based on a 30 second TV commercial or bill board on a freeway. Here are some important facts to look for: (1) Does the lawyer only handle car and truck accidents. (Caruso only handles these types of cases. This permits us to focus just on one type of law and become experts in one type of law.) (2) How long has the lawyer been in practice? (Caruso has been handling car and truck accidents for 32 years.) (3) How does the lawyer rate by his/her clients? (Caruso has one of the highest ratings by Google and other review companies.) (4) is the lawyer a member of any car and truck accident specialty groups? (Caruso is a member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, the Million Dollar Attorney Forum and other groups)

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

Because Caruso Law Offices only handle car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents the lawyers and staff of Caruso Law Offices can focus entirely on these areas of the law. Each municipality has its own traffic safety laws and ordinances. The State of New Mexico also has its own rules set forth in the Motor Vehicle Code and the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Most importantly for interstate trucking accidents and any cases involving commercial motor vehicles with a DOT authority, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations govern the operation of these vehicles.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

Caruso Law Offices gives clients the option of a free phone consultation, free zoom consultation and free in-person consultation at their home, place of work or even a hospital. We will first discuss the facts of the accident-what happened. Then we will discuss insurance coverage and your rights against the insurance coverage. Remember, you may be entitled to property damage (total loss or repair of your vehicle), medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and income, partial permanent injury and punitive damages. If you don't have health insurance or don't want to use your current health insurance we can refer you to a doctor who will wait to get paid from your settlement. We will explain what we can do for you and give you the opportunity to ask any questions. We can send you documents to sign by Docusign, email or fax. The goal is to answer all of your questions so you can decide if you want or even need an attorney and whether Caruso Law Offices is the law firm that you want to fight for you.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

During your free consultation we just need you to be able to describe what happened in the accident and the extent of your injuries. We will get the police report, all medical records and bills and all the insurance information from the other driver. Of course, we like to get photographs or videos you may have taken at the scene, but these are not necessary for the first consultation.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

We are different from other law firms. First, we only handle car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents. That's all we do every day of the week. This lets us focus our attention on one type of specific law-motor vehicle accidents and the injuries and wrongful deaths. Second, Mark Caruso, our senior attorney, is a former insurance attorney attorneys. He used to work for the insurance companies and knows their tricks and strategies. He knows the ins-and-outs of the insurance industry. But now he works for victims-our clients-to get our clients the most money possible. Who better to represent victims against insurance companies than a former insurance company attorney who just handles motor vehicle accident claims.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

The most rewarding aspect of representing victims of motor vehicle accidents is the end of the case when we are able to give our clients a check. Mark Caruso used to fight for the insurance companies and try to save them every dollar from being paid to victims. But now, the greatest satisfaction of Caruso Law Offices is to give our clients he biggest check possible from the insurance companies. We love getting big checks from the insurance

Position Organization Location Duration
Managing PartnerCaruso Law Offices, P.C.Albuquerque, NMPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Pepperdine University School of LawJ.D. Law School1982  
National College of Trial AdvocacyTrial Lawyers Association1988
Pepperdine UniversityBachelors1979
State / Court Date
New Mexico1987
California1982
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Life Member | 2012 - Present
    NM Better Business Bureau | Accredited Business Member--A+ Rating | 2012 - Present
    Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (NM-MADD) | Attorney Advisory Committee | 2011 - Present
    Legacy Endowment Committee | Board Member | 2011 - Present
    NM Municipal Boundary Commission | Commission Member | 2011 - Present
    Legacy Church | Leadership | 2007 - Present
    United States District Court for the Southern District of California | Licensed | 1995 - Present
    United States District Court for the Northern District of California | Licensed | 1995 - Present
    United States District Court for the State of New Mexico | Licensed | 1988 - Present
    State Bar of New Mexico | Member | 1987 - Present
    United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit | Licensed | 1987 - Present
    Martindale-Hubbell Rated | Attorney Member | 1987 - Present
    New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association | Member | 1987 - Present
    American Association for Justice | Member | 1987 - Present
    United States District Court for the Central District of California | Licensed | 1983 - Present
    United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit | Licensed | 1983 - Present
    State Bar of California | Member | 1982 - Present
  • BV Rated | Martindale-Hubbell | 2016
    100/100 Consumer Rating | Merchant Circle | 2016
    Client Distinction Award 5.0/5.0 | Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com | 2016
    Lead Counsel in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death | Lead Counsel Rated | 2016
    Who's Who in American Law | Who's Who In American Law | 2016
    Who's Who in America | Who's Who in America | 2016
    BV Peer Review Rated | Martindale-Hubbell | 2016
    Client Distinction Award 5.0/5.0 | Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com | 2016
    Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | 2016
    Outstanding Young Men of America | Outstanding Young Men Publication | 2011
    Lawyer of the Year | Nevada Fen-Phen Survivors Association | 2006
  • New Mexico Truck Accident Attorneys | New Mexico Truck Accident Attorneys | 2015
    AlbuquerqueAccidentAttorney.blogspot.com | Albuquerque Accident Attorney Blog | 2013
    CLO Legal Marketing | Car Accidents and Personal Injury Manual | 2002
    CLO Legal Marketing | Diet Drug Litigation Manual | 1998
    Southern California Breast Implant Litigation Group | The Do's and Don'ts of Breast Implant Litigation | 1991
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(1987) Licensed as Attorney in New Mexico. Verified with State Bar of New Mexico.September 30, 2020
(1982) Licensed as Attorney in California. Verified with California Bar Association.September 30, 2020

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CA State Lawyer Additional Information: Status History: 1/1/2007 Inactive, 7/29/1993 Active, 1/1/1985 Inactive, 12/3/1982 Admitted to The State Bar of California

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Update Date: 2015-05-20

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4302 Carlisle Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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