New Mexico Wrongful Death Attorney
The death of a loved one is always a painful, and difficult thing to deal with. The grieving process is made more difficult when that death occurs due to the negligence or wrongdoing of some other party. You may be able to file a lawsuit for wrongful death and receive some closure and the compensation that you and your family are entitled to, even though it cannot replace that loved one.
Wrongful death arises when a person is killed because of another party’s negligence or misconduct. Wrongful death cases can involve all types of fatal accidents from car accidents to products liability to malpractice, and more.
Our Albuquerque based Wrongful Death Attorneys can provide you with the information you need to pursue your case. Wrongful death claims can be filed by a representative of the survivors who suffered damages from the death of the loved one; the survivors are known as real parties in interest. The representative is most often the executor of the estate of the deceased. The real parties in interest are different depending on an individual’s situation, but often include: parties that have suffered a financial hardship as the result of the death.
- Family- immediate family members including spouses, both adopted and natural children, and parents of unmarried children can recover in a wrongful death action.
- Extended family-in some cases extended family can recover, these situations may include grandparents or siblings.
While no financial payment is going to make up for the loss of your loved one, the financial security of an award can help with the grieving process. There can also be some sense of justice achieved through the financial payment of the wrongdoers. Though it may not seem conducive to the grieving process to get into a lawsuit, a wrongful death action must be filed within a specific amount of time.
It is important to contact a local attorney as soon as possible to find out if you have a case. Our office can provide you with the guidance and support you need during this trying time. Please contact one of our knowledgeable Albuquerque wrongful death attorneys in our Albuquerque, New Mexico Office, with any questions you may have or to set up a meeting.