Helping Families After A Wrongful Death
The death of a family member is always difficult to deal with, but this is especially true when the death is unexpected and could have been prevented.
Of course, it is not possible to place a dollar figure on the life of a loved one, particularly while you are still grieving your loss. The legal team at Harvey & Foote Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides you ample time to grieve with your family while we focus on the legal steps involved in filing a wrongful death claim.
Our goal is to remove as much financial worry and concern from your shoulders as possible, and to hold any negligent parties responsible for their actions.
What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit arises from the death of an individual that was caused by the conduct of another. The claim is filed by the surviving family members or the decedent’s estate. The purpose of a wrongful death suit is to provide relief to family members who have been injured emotionally and financially as a result of the family member’s death.
As with all personal injury lawsuits, it is essential in a wrongful death claim that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question and file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.
Types Of Accidents That Can Lead To A Wrongful Death
Wrongful death lawsuits can stem from a variety of incidents, including:
- Nursing home abuse
- Neglect in assisted living facilities, group homes and retirement homes
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
Our lawyers provide aggressive representation in wrongful death claims, negotiating with the liable party’s insurance carrier to reach a full and fair settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, we are trial-tested litigators who will fight for your rights in court. We have recovered numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
These cases are extremely complex and require attorneys who are well-versed in New Mexico’s wrongful death statute. Our lawyers focus entirely on personal injury, nursing home abuse and medical malpractice claims, as well as helping those whose loved ones have been killed in an accident. We have the knowledge and the resources required to develop a strong case and see it through to a positive resolution.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation
Call Harvey & Foote Law Firm, LLC, at 505-633-8579, or use our contact form to provide information on your case and to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. If we accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means you only pay attorney fees if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Se habla español.