Losing a loved one is always difficult. It’s especially hard to cope with when the death was one which was at the hands of another person and could have been prevented.
New Mexico’s wrongful death statute offers grieving families the opportunity to claim compensation following the death of a loved one due to the neglect or wrongful act of another. One such incident is as a result of reckless or negligent driving.
Surviving family members may be entitled to claim compensation, or damages, under New Mexico’s wrongful death statute. This is normally available to specific family members where the victim himself would have been able to make a claim for damages had they not lost their life due to the actions of another.
If you have been affected by the wrongful death of a loved one due to the negligent or wrongful act of another, you may be entitled to damages to help you financially while you grieve.