From motor vehicle accidents to negligence in nursing homes, there are many examples of wrongful death cases. However, some people in New Mexico (and elsewhere) lose their lives while working. At Almanzar & Youngers, our law firm is very familiar with the different types of challenges that these fatalities can create for families, from devastating sadness to financial difficulties.
On-the-job fatalities take many forms, from construction site accidents to traffic collisions, falling debris and exposure to harmful chemicals. Sadly, some of these fatal accidents could have been avoided, but took place because of the negligence of another party. For those who are trying to cope with the loss of a family member, it can be incredibly devastating to realize that the death was preventable and the accident never should have happened in the first place.
If your loved one passed away at work, your life may have been thrown upside down. You may be going through unbearable emotional pain, but you may also be facing numerous financial hardships due to your loss. For example, you may not be able to pay your monthly bills, or you could be stressed out because of funeral costs. For the families of those who died because of another's negligence, daily life can be terribly hard. As a result, those responsible for a worker's death and the suffering their loved ones experience cannot get away with their actions.
On our wrongful death page, you can go over more information concerning fatal workplace accidents and other matters related to this topic.