Wrongful Death Claims & Brain Injuries
Hire a Skilled Albuquerque Brain Injury Lawyer Today
Losing a loved one in an accident caused by another party’s carelessness
is both heartbreaking and enraging. Amidst the shock and grief of a loved
one’s sudden departure, it can be difficult to find a sense of closure
knowing their death could have been prevented. At Michael J. Doyle, Attorney
at Law, we believe that nobody should have to deal with the consequences
of a negligent party’s actions and are prepared to do whatever is
necessary to help you seek justice for your loss. If your loved one passed
away due to brain injuries suffered in a preventable accident, our Albuquerque
brain injury attorney can help you file a wrongful death claim and fight
to recover maximum compensation for your suffering.
Call (505) 219-2176 to discuss your situation with a trusted legal professional
from our firm.
Wrongful Death Claims Involving Brain Injuries
A loved one can suffer a brain injury in a variety of different accidents,
car accidents, construction accidents, slip and falls,
bicycle accidents, and
truck accidents. In many cases, these incidents are the direct result of another person
or business’ negligent actions. In the event that an accident of
this nature should claim your loved one’s life, you may be entitled
to recover monetary damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against
the responsible party.
You may be able to receive compensation for the following:
- Funeral expenses
- Lost future income
- Loss of companionship
- The decedent’s pain and suffering
- The decedent’s medical expenses
- Loss of potential inheritance
It is important to note, however, that a person may only file a wrongful
death claim if the decedent would have been legally permitted to sue if
they had survived. For example, if a person suffered a brain injury while
committing a felony and subsequently passed away, their family would not
be able to file a wrongful death claim. In addition, wrongful death claims
must be filed within three years of a person’s passing in order
to be heard by the courts.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in New Mexico?
Under New Mexico law, only the personal representative of a deceased person’s
estate may file a wrongful death claim. Oftentimes, this is a surviving
spouses, adult sibling, parents, and adult children. If no personal representative
is named in a person’s estate plan, the courts will appoint one.
Any awarded damages will be held by the deceased person’s estate
for the benefit of the surviving family members.
Retain No-Risk Representation Today
At Michael J. Doyle Attorney At Law, we believe nobody should be denied
access to quality legal representation due to financial hardship. Our
Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer is prepared to represent your interests
on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay us a cent for our
services unless we are successful on your behalf. Let us provide the compassionate,
one-on-one advocacy you need to ensure your rights are protected and help
you get through this difficult time.
To find out more about what our 10+ years of experience can do for you,
contact our office online or
request a free consultation today.