Wrongful Death

Compassionate, Caring Responses To Tragedy

In the event of the wrongful death of a loved one, the surviving family members can file a lawsuit against the liable parties for compensation. A wrongful death case is typically more complicated than any other sort of personal injury case because it can hinge almost entirely on the physical evidence of the event, rather than the testimony of witnesses.

Attorney Rachel Berenson of Berenson & Associates in Albuquerque is a certified accident reconstructionist. That makes her a tremendous asset to any motor vehicle accident case, but especially to one involving fatal injuries. Because she is able to meticulously examine the circumstances of the accident, her preparation and skills can carry a lot of weight when it comes to deciding the case.

We Help Get You Through The Difficult Times

While no amount of money or financial benefit can truly make up for the loss of a loved one, it can be some consolation to know that you will not struggle to pay for necessary expenses. By pursuing justice in a wrongful death case, you may be able to secure compensation that an insurance provider or the liable party would have otherwise ignored or deemed unnecessary.

There are also ways of gaining financial compensation for consequences that are not readily apparent, such as emotional grieving and the loss of welcome companionship. You could stand to win compensation that provides for such aspects as:

  • Final medical treatments
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Wages decedent would have earned in their lifetime
  • Nominal damages (mental trauma of loved ones)
  • Punitive damages, when criminal neglect or action is the cause

A significant step in recovering after the wrongful death of a loved one is being able to find someone who is willing to support you through the difficult times ahead. While our legal team might offer legal counsel first and foremost, we understand that real compassion is crucially important — not only for your own sake, but for also the strength of your case.

Your case may raise questions that you still are unsure about. Please call our New Mexico personal injury law firm to discuss your case confidentially in a free consultation. Reach us at 505-227-8315 or complete our online contact form.