The Law Office of 

D. Rusch Gathings


Have Questions?

If you have a question that isn't answered here, please feel free to contact the law Office of D. Rusch Gathings for more details!


How do I know if I have a case?

Because each case is unique, the best way for you to know if you have a case is to schedule a free consultation to allow Rusch Gathings to look at all the facts to help direct you which course of action would be best for you to take.

Any non-fault accident or incident would permit you to explore your options for opening a claim. 

How long is the statute of limitations in New Mexico?

In New Mexico there is a three year Statue of Limitations against the tortfeasor from the date of accident.

There is a two year Statute of Limitations against the county, city and state.

There is a six year Statute of Limitations for under-insured/uninsured motorist claims. If settlement is arrived upon through the liability insurance carrier's policy, the six year Statute of Limitations begins from the date the liability claim is settled.

How long will my case take to settle?

As every incident is different, so is every injury. Your injuries will determine the duration of your treatment per your doctor's recommendation.  After you are done with treatment, our office will pursue collecting any remaining medical and billing records to begin formulating your demand package. We allow insurance companies 30 days to respond to the demand. 

At 30 days if we do not have a response from the insurance company, we will discuss with the client(s) filing suit. Litigation in and of its self is a separate process from the the initial start up of a client's claim but never the less one of the most strategic ways to advocate on behalf of our clients and get the ball rolling!

How much does it cost to speak with you?

All consultations are free! Call us at (505) 842-0274. You will always meet with Rusch Gathings himself. This is what makes our office unique from so many others. We want our potential clients and clients to know their case is being handled with the utmost diligence by the attorney and help of his wonderful staff.


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