How Long Can a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take?

Wrongful death lawsuits can vary in length, ranging from months to years. If you’re wondering how long a wrongful death lawsuit can take, here is an explanation of the factors that may be involved and how they can affect the process. Timeline The timeline for a wrongful death lawsuit can vary. That’s because wrongful death […]

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Wrongful Death Claims: What if the Victim Was Partially at Fault?

Personal injury cases can quickly become complicated, and the same holds true for wrongful death claims. One circumstance that can quickly cause confusion and lead to missed opportunities for compensation is when the injured party contributes to the accident. Courts throughout the country handle the issue of contributory negligence in one manner or another. The […]

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Who Can File a Case for Wrongful Death? 

Losing a loved one is painful and difficult, and when you’ve lost someone to an accident that could have been avoided, the loss is even more tragic. Car wrecks, medical treatment gone wrong, accidents at work, or injuries due to a malfunctioning consumer product can happen due to the negligence or carelessness of another party.  […]

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Wrongful Death Claim: How Is Value Determined?

Losing a loved one is difficult enough, but when their death results from the wrongdoing of another, it hurts much worse. While money can never bring back a loved one, filing a lawsuit and pursuing compensation for your loss can help ease some of the financial burdens. It’s tough to place a monetary value on […]

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Wrongful Death Claims: Avoid Common Mistakes

New Mexico state law defines a wrongful death claim as a fatal incident caused by another person, either through their direct actions or failure to act in an appropriate way. Unfortunately, filing a wrongful death claim can be a complicated and emotional process where people are understandably bound to make mistakes.  While carrying painful emotional […]

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What Is Considered a Wrongful Death?

When someone dies in an accident caused by another person’s negligent behavior, the decedent’s survivors may have the right to pursue compensation. Filing a civil claim for financial recovery after a loved one’s death is called a “wrongful death case.” Below, we will examine several of the statutes that apply to wrongful death claims in […]

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Questions Concerning Wrongful Death

The sudden loss is difficult enough to process without considering the legal ramifications of the event. Nonetheless, it is important that you find an experienced and highly skilled personal injury attorney to guide you through the ensuing legal process to ensure just compensation for you and your family in the face of the tragedy. Following […]

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Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in New Mexico?

A wrongful death action arises when the wrongful or negligent acts of another result in the death of someone else. The death may have been due to a car accident, medical malpractice, product liability situation, or another type of situation that would normally be followed by a personal injury action should the victim have survived […]

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Arising from Violent Acts

Q: Can you sue a murderer for wrongful death? New Mexico wrongful death attorneys generally handle wrongful death cases involving victims who were killed as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of somebody else. Common scenarios include deaths resulting from car accidents, dangerous or faulty consumer products, and medical malpractice. But wrongful death […]

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Who Is Entitled to a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under New Mexico law, wrongful death is defined as a death “caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” A wrongful death action allows surviving family members to be compensated when the negligent or intentional acts of another caused a loved one’s death. Through a wrongful death claim, survivors may receive compensation to […]

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