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Wrongful Death Claims

When you lose a loved one due to negligence it can be very difficult to deal with the confusing legal procedures an paperwork that follow. Dealing with the death of a family member/loved one is hard enough, our office is here to help you put together the pieces in the aftermath of a wrongful death. Wrongful death claims can occur as a result of car wrecks, industrial accidents, commercial negligence, corporate wrongdoing, dangerous or defective products, unsafe structures, failure of medical professionals to diagnose or treat medical conditions, and many other situations. These claims are typically filed by family members of loved ones who died because of some kind of negligence. 

In the state of New Mexico, typically it is the spouse or children of an individual who has died that have the right to file a wrongful death claim. If you suffered from the loss of a loved one and they did not leave behind a spouse or children, parents and siblings may have the right to file wrongful death claims in certain situations. It is important to contact a lawyer to determine whether or not you have the right to file a wrongful death claim. 

There are many aspects to a wrongful death claim. It is our job as your lawyers to ensure that you are aware of all the monetary damages that may be owed to you. Family members may have a right to many kinds of damages when filing wrongful death claims. You may be due monetary compensation for the charges you incurred because of your loved ones' passing (this can include medical bills and funeral costs), loss of life compensation, loss of future income compensation, and loss of companionship (this can include damages for any children or dependents left behind) compensation. If you have lost a loved one because of negligence we can help you to get the compensation you are in need of. 

There is a statute of limitations when filing a wrongful death claim, and it is important that you hire a lawyer soon after an accident, so that a prompt investigation can be initiated to protect your interests. If you miss the window provided by the statute of limitations you could miss an opportunity to receive compensation for your suffering. Please give us a call to schedule a case consultation today!

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