Albuquerque Wrongful Death Claims Attorney
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 against the negligent person.
Attorney Rachel Berenson of Berenson & Associates, PC, 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 against the party responsible for your loss.
Helping Families Seek Justice
We know how hard it is to lose a loved one, which is why we fight so hard to hold liable parties accountable for their actions. We have helped family members seek justice after losing their grandparent, niece, nephew or other relative to the actions of negligent parties with a wrongful death lawsuit to receive fair monetary compensation.
Filing Claims Against The State and State Agencies
In some situations, the state may be liable for the death of a loved one. For example, if the negligence of someone from child protective services (CYFD), law enforcement or another authority caused your loved one to pass on, there is only a two-year time frame to file a claim. While this may seem like plenty of time, it can quickly slip through your fingers.
However, beware that you only have 90 days from the date of the incident to bring a tort claim forward against a state agency. This is why acting swiftly is important when considering taking legal action.
We have extensive experience fighting the state to hold them accountable for their actions, and we are prepared to fight for your justice as well.
What Is A Wrongful Death Claim Worth?
The goal of a wrongful death claim is to cover the total cost of your loss. Common damages in these claims include medical and burial expenses, future earnings, retirement contributions and noneconomic damages like loss of a long relationship, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.
Do You Need A Lawyer?
You may have already received a settlement offer for your loss, which leaves you questioning if a lawyer is necessary at all. We can help you identify what a fair value for your compensation is, negotiate to secure compensation that accurately reflects the current and future costs of your loss, and secure that settlement in as little time as possible.
Tell Us Your Story
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 our Albuquerque office at 505-227-8315 or complete our online contact form.