Guiding New Mexico Families Through Wrongful Death Claims
In addition to the grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one, the financial burden can be enormous. Medical bills and lost income can add substantial strain during an already difficult time. Filing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. However, under New Mexico law — N.M. Stat. § 41-2-2 — you have only three years from the date of death in which to file your claim against the party responsible for killing your family member.
Revo Law Firm, LLC, has helped families just like yours for over 40 years. Call 505-293-8888 for a free consultation with our compassionate and knowledgeable attorney to find out if you may have a valid wrongful death claim pertaining to:
- Auto crashes — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 30,000 people die in fatal vehicle accidents every year in the United States.
- Product liability — Deadly defective products may include medications, medical products, food, children’s toys, household products, landscaping equipment and automobiles.
- Medical mistakes — Anesthesia errors, surgical mistakes and pharmaceutical errors are preventable medical malpractice that causes more than 100,000 patients’ deaths each year nationally.
- Unsafe construction workplace conditions — Although New Mexico laws require employers to carry workers’ compensation, the family of a fatally injured worker may also have a civil claim against a noncompliant or grossly negligent employee or third party.
What Are The Procedures In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Family members — such as a spouse, children or parents — of the person killed in an accident can bring a wrongful death claim for the damages they suffered because of the loss. The claim is based on the underlying personal injury. This means that you must prove that the other party was at fault for your loved one’s death. Your loved one’s estate distributes the compensation recovered from the lawsuit to the family members who are entitled to the damages.
These damages may include:
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Medical bills for your loved one’s treatment
- Lost wages, income and other financial benefits
- Loss of child care, cooking, landscaping, housecleaning, accounting and other household services
- Loss of your loved one’s love, companionship, guidance, friendship, protection and moral support
- Your own emotional distress, suffering, depression and anxiety
Speak With A Compassionate Attorney Today
This time has been incredibly painful, but the attorney Terrence Revo can advocate for you. If you are considering a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your relative, contact us today.