Wrongful Death Lawyer in El Paso & Las Cruces
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys in El Paso & Las Cruces know that losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things any family will endure, even when they are expecting the worst. We also know when the loss of a loved one is caused by another’s negligence the grief can be unbearable.
Preventable accidents that are caused by negligence, including drunk or speeding passenger vehicle drivers or semi-truck drivers that have violated the hours of service guidelines and are too tired to operate an 80,000 pound vehicle properly, can leave families reeling for months or even years as they try to determine the best way to move forward from their losses.
During this difficult time, exploring your legal options in a wrongful death suit may be the furthest thing from your mind, but it is important to know that if someone else caused the death of your family member, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your loss. And while nothing can replace your loved one, you may find that filing a wrongful death lawsuit can be an important part of the grieving process, so the financial losses you endured do not overshadow the love you have lost.
Our El Paso & Las Cruces wrongful death lawyers can help outline your claim to ensure you have a valid case and that you are the eligible family member who can pursue the financial recovery your family deserves for your sudden and tragic loss.
What are the Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Accidents in El Paso & Las Cruces?
If you have lost a loved one to another’s negligent actions or inaction, it may be exceedingly difficult to come to terms with the loss. We understand. For decades, our wrongful death lawyers in El Paso & Las Cruces at the Ruhmann Law Firm have represented family members who deserve to pursue the financial losses they sustained along with their personal loss.
It is the least we can do to help them rebuild their lives, and we take our role in these cases very seriously. We know that no amount of money will bring your loved one back. But it may give you and your family the time you need to fully grieve, so you can start putting your lives back together and moving forward.
While there is nothing common about losing a loved one to negligence, some of the more frequent ways it can happen include:
- Car Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Bus Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Oil Rig Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Truck Accidents
Accidents caused by negligence that result in death are some of the most difficult cases our El Paso & Las Cruces wrongful death attorneys handle because of the great loss we see our clients experiencing.
However, we also feel a tremendous sense of duty and pride in helping our clients seek justice in the form of financial recovery.
Our El Paso & Las Cruces wrongful death lawyers take an aggressive legal approach to these wrongful death claims and demand maximum compensation for the losses our clients experience.
As our El Paso & Las Cruces wrongful death lawyers work on your claim, we will continue to communicate with you and your family, so you can expect to be kept fully informed of the progress we have made and will receive detailed explanations of your options during each step of the legal process.
Knowing that this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family, our El Paso & Las Cruces wrongful death lawyers are also here to provide the compassionate service that you need as we fight for your legal rights. After all, we are pursuing this case together, and your success is our success.
What Type of Financial Recovery Can Families Pursue After Losing a Loved One in an Accident Caused by Negligence?
Each wrongful death claim our personal injury attorneys pursue is unique, and so are the financial recovery options we pursue on the family’s behalf.
Our El Paso & Las Cruces wrongful death attorneys will outline the circumstances that took your loved one’s life and ensure each party that played a role in their death is pursued for the financial recovery you deserve.
That may include:
- Medical care expenses incurred before their death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income, wages, and benefits your loved one would have supplied
- Loss of love and care
The overall expenses we can pursue on any family’s behalf will be dictated by the state’s wrongful death statutes where their loss occurred, which vary from Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.
To learn about your eligibility and wrongful death benefit options, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in El Paso & Las Cruces today to discuss your case with our experienced legal staff. We will provide the resources and tools you need to make informed decisions about how your case proceeds, so you can maintain control of the developments, which will help with the grieving process.
Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in El Paso & Las Cruces?
Like the types of financial recovery that are available to you and your family, the state in which the wrongful death claim is filed will dictate who is eligible to file a lawsuit after their loved one has been killed by another’s negligence.
In Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, the initial family members who may pursue a wrongful death claim begin with spouses, children, and parents — in that order. That is to say, if there is no living spouse to pursue a wrongful death claim for his or her losses, the children may pursue a claim as the next eligible family members. And if there is no spouse and no children, the parents may pursue a claim.
Each state has varying laws regarding who may file a wrongful death claim after those three groups are exhausted. Some will allow extended family members or court-ordered representatives to file a wrongful death claim, but the language and circumstances surrounding these statutes are specific and must apply to your case.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident of any kind that was caused by negligence, contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys in El Paso & Las Cruces to determine how the Ruhmann Law Firm can help you move forward with a claim.
We will listen to the circumstances of your loss and answer all your questions regarding your state’s wrongful death and eligibility laws during a free consultation. If you are unable to meet in one of our convenient locations, our attorneys can come to you to discuss the details of your case.
We know how hard it is to relive the loss of your loved one, and we will do everything we can to make the legal process easy for you to endure, so you can begin focusing on your future instead of the past.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in El Paso & Las Cruces?
The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is different in each state, but the timeline is important because if your lawsuit is not filed within the mandatory window, the court will not allow it to proceed unless there are extenuating circumstances — and even then, they usually will not budge on the requirements.
The statute of limitations in each state are the laws that outline how long an individual or family has to pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent party that caused the loss of their loved one.
In the Southwest U.S., the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims are as follows:
- In the State of Arizona, family members have two years from the date of their loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party.
- In the State of New Mexico, family members have three years from the date of their loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party.
- In the State of Texas, family members have two years from the date of their loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party.
No matter where your loved one lost their lives, it is important to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney in El Paso & Las Cruces, so we can ensure taking the proper steps to build your case for success right away.
The earlier we can begin investigating your case, the better chance we have of preserving the necessary evidence to build a strong case that produces results.
How Will the Wrongful Death Attorneys in El Paso & Las Cruces at the Ruhmann Law Firm Build My Case for Success?
Our wrongful death lawyers in El Paso & Las Cruces know how difficult it is to prove another party was responsible for your loved one’s death. However, our decades of legal experience and knowledge of the laws in each state allow us to prepare our cases for success.
Our wrongful death attorneys in El Paso & Las Cruces will:
- Outline the details of your loved one’s accident from beginning to end, including any medical care he or she received before succumbing to their injuries
- Listen to each of your concerns regarding their loss, including the physical, emotional, and financial losses you have sustained
- Investigate the facts and evidence associated with the case to preserve the information and help build our case
- Negotiate with the insurance company to pursue the best financial outcome for you and your family
- Prepare your wrongful death case for trial when negotiations break down and litigate your case in front of a judge or jury to seek a win for you and your surviving loved ones
Our wrongful death lawyers in El Paso & Las Cruces may partner with traffic and accident experts, medical specialists, and financial advisors to ensure we are outlining each important part of your case that will allow us to prove the at-fault party is liable for your loss, and that we are pursuing the best outcome available for your unique needs.
Ruhmann Law Firm also focuses on the following practice areas:
- Bicycle Accident
- Brain Injury
- Bus Accident
- Car Accident
- Dog Bite
- Elder Abuse
- Hit and Run Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Negligent Security
- New Mexico Workers’ Compensation
- Nursing Home Abuse in New Mexico
- Oil Rig Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Slip and Fall
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Texas Non-Subscriber Claims
- Truck Accident
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, contact our compassionate wrongful death attorneys in El Paso & Las Cruces today, so you do not have to carry the stress of your grief and the anxiety of unpaid bills alone. We can help you pursue results, so you can get your life back.
Contact Our El Paso & Las Cruces Wrongful Death Attorneys at the Ruhmann Law Firm to Learn About Your Legal Rights and Options for Filing a Claim Today
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident of any type, and looking for ways to hold the negligent party liable for your loss, contact our El Paso & Las Cruces wrongful death lawyers at (915) 845-4529 for a free case evaluation today.
We have law offices throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, and are available to meet with you anywhere, even if you cannot make it into one of our locations.
Our wrongful death lawyers in El Paso & Las Cruces work on a contingency basis, so you and your family do not have to worry about how you are going to pay our legal fees. First, we will pursue the financial compensation you deserve, and you will pay no upfront fees — or no attorney fees at all — unless we win your case. That is our promise to families who have already gone through enough. We just want to help you plan for the future, so you can celebrate your loved one’s memory.