What To Know About New Mexico’s Wrongful Death Laws
Losing a loved one before their time is traumatic. In the wake of funeral arrangements, paying for medical treatment, and mourning, you may feel uncertain and overwhelmed. You may not even know what questions to ask. You are not alone. At Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., we would like to help you with answers to your questions and provide you some comfort in the legal realm.
Legal needs vary according to the specific case, but some principles remain the same. Below are some common legal questions we receive. You can also get personalized advice and information from our lawyers. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 575-636-2057. You can also schedule an appointment by completing our contact form.
Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Claim In New Mexico?
In general, the decedent’s next of kin are eligible to bring a wrongful death claim. This will vary by case, but generally spouses, parents or children can bring a wrongful death claim.
What Kinds Of Compensation Are Awarded In Wrongful Death Cases?
Wrongful death claims are meant to provide financial compensation for losses your family endures due to the wrongful death of a loved one. The compensation is meant to help provide for your family as you regain a sense of normal. This includes compensation for any medical bills for the decedent’s injuries, funeral costs and any income or emotional support lost due to the untimely death of your loved one. We will fight for your full coverage so you can focus on your health and your family.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
Yes. The unfortunate truth is that insurance companies are businesses. They are more concerned with their profitability than with your care. Often, the insurance company will approach a grieving family and offer a seemingly large settlement. These offers frequently are insufficient for your needs. Before accepting an initial settlement offer, speak with an attorney at Almanzar & Youngers, P.A. We can help you obtain a settlement that truly provides for you and your needs in the wake of a tragedy.
Our attorneys are compassionate and care deeply about the outcome of your case. Let us help you hold the negligent party accountable. Call us at 575-636-2057 or send us an email to set up a free consultation.