Seeking Justice on Behalf of a Loved One
“Sharing tales of those we’ve lost is how we keep from really losing them.” – Mitch Albom
In previous blogs, we’ve discussed insurance companies’ need to maximize profits by minimizing payouts. An insurance company will look for any weakness in your claim and exploit it to lessen their liability as much as possible.
Unfortunately, that does not change when it comes to wrongful death suits.
Don’t let insurance companies intimidate you. Wrongful death laws are designed to give you a chance to fight for justice on behalf of your loved one and receive compensation for your loss.
Wrongful Death Laws in New Mexico
Like personal injury cases, wrongful death suits must be brought within three years of the date of death, however, there are also smaller time limits when dealing with governmental agencies.
Who can bring a wrongful death suit? The surviving spouse, children, domestic partner, and sometimes grandchildren may bring a wrongful death suit. Furthermore, a step child or parents financially depended on the deceased may bring a wrongful death suit.
While you may make a claim for medical bills and lost wages, the state of New Mexico also allows you to make a claim for the emotional distress and loss of companionship you endured as a result of your loss.
Why Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney?
We are wrongful death attorneys who work on contingency in New Mexico, meaning that if you don’t collect, neither do we.
The wrongful death attorneys at Berenson & Associates, PC also offer a free initial consultation. We’ll hear the facts of your case and help you determine whether or not is viable to move forward with your claim.
Contact Berenson & Associates, PC by calling 505-243-4400.