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Wrongful Death Claims & Brain Injuries

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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.

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Wrongful Death Claims Involving Brain Injuries

A loved one can suffer a brain injury in a variety of different accidents, including motorcycle collisions, 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.

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