What To Know About New Mexico’s Wrongful Death Laws
Losing a loved one before their time is traumatic. In the wake of making 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. Youngers Law would like to help you with answers to your questions and provide you with 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 that attorney Joleen Youngers and her staff receives. You can also get personalized advice and information from her. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 505-933-8480 or 575-636-2057. You can also schedule an appointment by completing the contact form.
Who can bring a wrongful death claim in New Mexico?
In general, the decedent’s next of kin or loved ones 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 through an appointed personal representative.
What kinds of compensation are awarded in wrongful death cases?
Wrongful death claims are meant to provide financial compensation for losses that 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. Attorney Youngers will fight for full compensation so that you can focus on your life, your loss, 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 their needs. Before accepting an initial settlement offer, speak with the attorney at Youngers Law, PA She can help you obtain a settlement that truly provides for you and your needs in the wake of a tragedy.
Reach Out To The Firm
Ms. Youngers and her staff are compassionate and care deeply about the outcome of your case. Let her help you hold the negligent party accountable. Call the firm at 505-933-8480 or 575-636-2057 or send an email to set up a free consultation.