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Filing A Lawsuit After Losing A Loved One

There are few things worse in a person’s life than losing a loved one. Before you even have an opportunity to grieve, however, the expenses become overwhelming. Between funeral and burial costs, you may be struggling to make ends meet — but now is not the time to lose hope. When the negligent or intentional acts of another person result in another’s death, they can and should be held accountable. Our team at Sutten Law Group, LLC, knows the burdens you have been forced to endure since your loved one’s passing, and we want to help you take immediate action.

Can I File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

You must have legal standing to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Examples of those who may file wrongful death lawsuits include:

  • Estate representatives of the deceased
  • Spouse of the deceased
  • Parents of the deceased
  • Children of the deceased

Every case is handled differently and not all the above parties may have legal standing to bring a claim. Before filing a lawsuit, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer to learn about New Mexico’s wrongful death laws.

We Will Aggressively Fight To Recover Damages

Sometimes compensation is necessary to recover what you have lost due to the wrongful death of a loved one. You may be entitled to receive compensation for damages such as:

  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering

Loss of consortium refers to the relationship that has been lost as a result of the death of a loved one. This can be subjective and difficult to prove. However, when necessary, we hire experts to establish damages and value your claim.

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Justice for you and your loved one starts with contacting our firm. To speak with an attorney, please call our office in Albuquerque at (505) 990-RICK (7425) or send an appointment request online. Initial consultations are free, and our fees are on contingency basis, meaning attorneys’ fees will not be collected unless we help you obtain compensation.