If you have lost a relative due someone else’s reckless or harmful behavior, a successful wrongful death lawsuit may bring you and other survivors some solace.

Grieving wholeheartedly is a huge part of your healing process—and so is contacting us to see if you have a wrongful death claim to pursue. You should consider damages as part of your loved one’s legacy for you and your family. You may be entitled to compensation for both financial loss and the human costs associated with the death of a relative. You may also be entitled to punitive damages, which can be substantial.

In New Mexico, you normally have three years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim. Regardless of the outcome of any criminal prosecution, a civil lawsuit can be filed against an individual offender and/or responsible institutions, companies, agencies, and so on. These types of cases are typically filed by or on behalf of spouses, children, and parents of family members who have died as the result of negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another.

In a wrongful death claim, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for several kinds of damages:

  • Loss of decedent’s income and future earnings
  • Loss of parental services, child services, or spousal services
  • Loss of personal advice and counsel
  • Loss of companionship and society
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Mental anguish
  • Expenses associated with therapy

Punitive damages are available in certain cases, to punish a wrongdoer and send a message about the behavior that leads to the wrongful death.

Aaron has the compassion and expertise it takes to successfully pursue a wrongful death claim. If you’re not happy with their settlement offer, we will be prepared to go to trial.

Contact the law office of Aaron Boland today for a free consultation.

You pay no fees until we win.