Wrongful Death Cases in New Mexico
Wrongful death lawsuits deal with people who have died as the result of another person’s wrongful behavior. This is a broad-scope type of lawsuit, similar to personal injury, medical malpractice, and auto accident lawsuits but on a more severe level. A mistake is one thing, but a wrongful death is a mistake that costs another person his or her life. This is a very serious matter that deserves equally serious consideration from a wrongful death attorney.
Many times, wrongful death cases are emotionally traumatic and intense for the person who has lost a loved one. This is why a wrongful death attorney must be both compassionate and strong. It is the combination of compassion and strength that helps a wrongful death attorney to keep his or her head clear in the midst of a case where emotions run high.
Just as in personal injury cases, you must be able to prove that the person you are suing for a wrongful death is liable (responsible) for the death. Once liability is established, the next step is to show the damages that are the result of a wrongful death. These damages may include emotional distress, loss of companionship, sorrow and grief, and a loss of wages. Loss of wages as a form of damages is especially important if the victim of a wrongful death was a financial supporter to another.
Wrongful death litigation is a very emotionally and personally challenging process, and that’s why Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C.’s wrongful death attorneys have each been selected for their proven strength in tough wrongful death cases. If a loved one of yours is the victim of a wrongful death, we will help you find the justice you deserve. Nothing can bring back a departed loved one, but we can make sure that you recover as many of the resulting damages as possible.