Carlsbad, New Mexico Wrongful Death Attorney
Frank Balderrama – Carlsbad New Mexico’s Prominent Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one due to an untimely death is never easy. However, when your loved one’s death was the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness it can be even more difficult to cope with the loss.
When someone causes the death of another person, it is considered wrongful death. The death may be caused by the actions of someone, such as death due to a car accident or motorcycle accident, or by their failure to act (neglect), such as nursing home neglect. Wrongful death is a civil action rather than a criminal action. Since the person killed (decedent) cannot file suit or collect damages, it is the family or representatives of the estate that do so. The intent is to recompense family members who have suffered monetarily and emotionally from the death. This type of claim is called a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages can be assessed for lost wages and benefits, loss of companionship, and emotional pain and suffering caused by the trauma.
No amount of money will ever make up the loss of a loved one. However, in protecting yourself after the incident, filing a New Mexico wrongful death lawsuit can not only help bring justice against the individual who caused the death, but also help with any financial losses you may be experiencing due to your loss.
If you have lost a loved one due to a wrongful death in Carlsbad or anywhere in New Mexico due to some form of negligence, call our experienced Carlsbad wrongful death attorneys today to discuss your case. We are are understanding and compassionate, and will fight for you to recover the monetary damages you deserve. For more information on how our lawyers at the Balderrama Law Firm can help you call now at 575-234-1111.