Wrongful Death Attorneys in Albuquerque, New Mexico
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our experienced Albuquerque wrongful death lawyers understand just how difficult it is to lose a loved one to negligence, which is why we work tirelessly to produce positive outcomes for their families, so they can take the time they need to fully grieve and start planning their futures with confidence.
Sadly, our New Mexico communities lose hundreds of residents each year to distracted, impaired, and speeding drivers in accidents that could have been prevented if the vehicle operator would not have chosen negligence over safety.
Our Bernalillo County wrongful death lawyers believe all motorists have a duty to protect themselves and those traveling alongside them by safely operating their vehicles. When they fail to do so, our residents get hurt, and others lose their lives.
If this has happened to you and your family, contact our dedicated wrongful death attorneys in Albuquerque today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the negligent driver who caused your loss.
How is Wrongful Death Defined in New Mexico?
The New Mexico Wrongful Death Statute defines wrongful death as the death of a person due to the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another and allows eligible surviving family members to pursue the person who caused the death as the liable party in a wrongful death claim.
What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in New Mexico?
Losing a loved one is difficult under any circumstances, but when their death is caused by negligence, and could have otherwise been prevented, families are devastated by the sudden and inexplicable loss.
Some of the more common causes of wrongful death in New Mexico may include:
- Auto accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Deadly fires or explosions
- Crime-related deaths
- Fatal dog attacks
- Medical malpractice patient deaths
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Semi-truck collisions
- Unintentional drowning
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
If you have lost a loved one due to another person or party’s negligence, contact our compassionate personal injury lawyers in Albuquerque today to discuss your eligibility to file a claim, so we can begin investigating the negligence party and circumstances to pursue the best outcome for your unique needs.
Who Can Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in New Mexico?
In New Mexico, a loved one is eligible to file a wrongful death claim if he or she was named in the deceased person’s will, trust, or another estate plan, as the executor.
Common choices include spouses, partners, and adult siblings, but if someone was not named — or if there was no will left behind the court will appoint a representative to pursue the claim.
What Type of Compensation are Eligible Family Members Entitled to When Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim in New Mexico?
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys in Albuquerque will outline your unique case to ensure each detail is covered in our compensation request, so you and your family can pursue the full financial recovery you are entitled to for your tragic loss.
That may include:
- Medical bills incurred until the time of your loved one’s death
- Pain and suffering endured by the decedent
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Future lost wages and inheritance
- Loss of companionship, love, and support
- The mental anguish of the survivors
If you have lost a loved one to another person or party’s negligence, contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys in Albuquerque today to discuss your important case during a free consultation.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in New Mexico?
In New Mexico, wrongful death cases must be filed within three years of the date of your loved one’s death.
We know this is an exceedingly difficult time for you and your family, and that talking about your loss is an incredibly emotional process that may keep you from taking the legal steps necessary to begin a claim.
We can help walk you through the process while providing the care and compassion you need to tell your story at your pace, so we can begin investigating the circumstances behind the loss of your loved one.
The earlier we can begin assessing the circumstances surrounding their death, the more likely we will be to preserve important evidence that will help build our case. If the negligent party has time — or has contacted an attorney to represent him or her — that evidence can quickly disappear over time.
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, we would like to give you and your family the best chance at pursuing a successful outcome for your unique financial recovery needs, beginning with a free consultation.
If we do not produce a positive outcome for your wrongful death claim, you do not pay our legal fees.
Contact Our Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys in Albuquerque, New Mexico Today for a Free Consultation
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our Albuquerque wrongful death attorneys believe in pursuing justice for our clients after they have lost a loved one to negligence and are available to help you pursue the financial recovery you deserve by contacting our dedicated personal injury lawyers in New Mexico today at 505-388-9500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.