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Wrongful Death Cases in New Mexico

There are few things as difficult as losing a loved one due to an untimely death. An experienced wrongful death attorney at Decker Law Office LLC understands that the survivors of a loved one who dies due to a wrongful death are frequently left with emotional trauma and harsh financial realities. Some of these costs include medical bills and funeral expenses. In situations where a victim is the primary contributor to a household, loved ones are frequently left with substantial debt. Survivors frequently initiate wrongful death lawsuit in order to receive adequate compensation.

The Definition Of A Wrongful Death Case

A wrongful death occurs when the actions of a person, group of persons, or a company are determined to be negligent and cause or are determined to be the legal cause of an injury that lead to an untimely death of a person.

Examples Of Wrongful Death Cases

There are various ways in which wrongful death cases in Albuquerque can occur, which include the following:

  • Car Accidents. If your loved one was involved in a federal vehicle accident, our legal team will investigate a motor vehicle crash to ensure that all liable parties are held accountable.
  • Dangerous Drugs. A dangerous prescription drug can cause a relative’s death.
  • Defective Products. Defective products can prove to be dangerous in nature and have a tendency to lead to fatalities, in some cases.
  • Premise Liability. If dangerous premises are responsible for a loved one’s death, a skilled attorney will be able to investigate a location and determine exactly how the accident occurred.
  • Work-Related Injuries. If an explosion at an oil refinery or other type of work fire cases a death, survivors need an experienced attorney to help their family recover compensation.
  • Other Types Of Accidents. Some of the other types of causes for wrongful deaths include truck accidents, swimming pool accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, falls, drunk driving crashes, boating accidents, birth injuries, bicycle accidents, and construction accidents. Each of these types of accidents can result in wrongful death claims.

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations applicable to wrongful death cases provides that an action to recover for compensation from a wrongful death case must be commenced within a specific period of time. The statute of limitations frequently begins to run from the time that the death in question occurred. A case will not succeed if it is brought outside the period of the statute of limitations. Statute of limitations issues frequently require analysis by a skilled attorney.

Compensation For A Wrongful Death Case

There are several types of compensation that are awarded for wrongful death cases, including: funeral expenses, lost wages, loss of future wages, lost value of life, medical expenses resulting from the injury, punitive damages, which are designed to punish the opposing party, and amounts for the loss of companionship and affection of a spouse, parent or child. One of the most difficult parts of many wrongful death cases is determining the value of a potential claim. A skilled lawyer will be able to apply significant experience to make sure that you receive an adequate amount of compensation for your wrongful death case. The values are often different between cases, but a skilled lawyer will always fight for maximum compensation.

Contact An Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney

If you are interested in pursuing a wrongful death suit, it is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney at Decker Law Office LLC as soon as possible. Let us assist you today.