Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?

After a loved one’s death, a select group of people can file a wrongful death claim. They include:

  • A representative of the estate on behalf of the survivors
  • A spouse
  • Parents of minors
  • Minors who lost their parents

Typically, the more distant the relationship, the more difficult it is to file a claim. Regardless of your relationship, we will work together to build the strongest possible case.

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Why Should You File A Claim?

There are many reasons why you may decide to file a wrongful death claim. If a doctor has failed to diagnose a condition, misdiagnosis of a condition or was careless during treatment, you might have a case. Together, we will thoroughly work through all of the facts.

You may be entitled to compensation, including funeral costs, medical costs, loss of inheritance, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and loss of the deceased person’s income. Let us help you find some comfort in securing justice after your loss and ensuring financial protection.

Potential Compensation in Wrongful Death Claims

Families filing wrongful death claims may be entitled to various forms of compensation to ease the financial burden. These can include:

  • Funeral Costs: Coverage for funeral expenses.
  • Medical Costs: Reimbursement for medical expenses related to the incident.
  • Loss of Inheritance: Compensation for the loss of the deceased's estate that would have gone to survivors.
  • Loss of Companionship: Damages related to the emotional loss of the deceased's companionship.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for emotional distress and suffering.
  • Loss of Income: Reimbursement for the income that the deceased would have contributed to the family.

We are here to help you navigate these complex legal matters to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our Unique Approach to Law

We understand that each client and every case is unique. We work with you to efficiently and effectively develop the proper course of action for your particular case. Over the years, we have become a trusted resource for individuals, families and businesses throughout Albuquerque.

Why Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Attorney?

A medical malpractice wrongful death attorney can be a strong ally for families grieving the loss of a loved one due to negligent healthcare. Knowing the intricacies of New Mexico laws, they use their expertise to navigate the legal system, gather evidence, and build a compelling case to hold the responsible parties accountable. Their objective is not only to seek justice but also to help ensure that families receive the compensation they deserve to help alleviate the financial impact of their loss.

Services Provided by Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Attorneys Include:

  • Comprehensive Case Evaluation: They will conduct a thorough review of your case to determine its feasibility. This includes reviewing medical records, identifying malpractice, and establishing a link to the wrongful death.
  • Expert Testimony: Attorneys will enlist medical experts who can testify about the standard of care that should have been provided, and how its breach resulted in a wrongful death.
  • Negotiation and Settlement: They will negotiate with the negligent party's insurance company to reach a fair settlement that covers your damages.
  • Court Representation: If a just settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will vigorously represent your case in court.
  • Emotional Support and Legal Guidance: They will provide emotional support throughout the process, keeping you informed and guiding you through the complexities of the legal system.
  • Pursuing Maximum Compensation: Attorneys work tirelessly to ensure families receive compensation for medical costs, funeral expenses, loss of income and companionship, and pain and suffering.

Secure A Trusted Advocate

If you are suffering after the loss of a loved one, let us help. We are here to answer any questions you have from beginning to end. New Mexico has a three-year statute of limitations to file a claim, but we recommend contacting our office as soon as possible for the best chances of success.

Contact our Albuquerque office today for a free consultation at (505) 871-3740 or fill out our contact form.

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What Sets Us Apart:

  • 25 Years of Experience
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  • Treating Clients Like Family
    We're a smaller firm so we can give our clients the focus and attention they deserve. You've been wronged, and we stop at nothing to make it right.
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    We know how difficult it is not only to experience the injustice you did, but to be brave enough to move forward. We're here with you every single step of the way.
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