Losing a loved one is never easy. Yet, the ordeal can be even more heart-breaking when the incident that caused a loved one's passing was preventable. For many New Mexico residents, this is a sad reality that leaves them and their families reeling. Whether a death is caused by a car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect or abuse, or an incident that occurred on the property of another, surviving family members can be left with emotional pain. This pain can be exacerbated by the sudden jolt some suffer in their finances when medical expenses and funeral costs come due, and the reality of their loved one's lost wages takes hold.
These families should not have to suffer any more hardship than they have already been forced to face by saying goodbye to their loved ones too soon. Those who want answers as to how an incident occurred, as well as those looking to find accountability, may want to consider pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. If successful on one of these claims, surviving family members may be able to strike back against those whose negligence caused them harm, many times recouping compensation for the damages they have suffered.
This process is rarely easy, though, and many families find it hard to navigate the legal system on their own. This is especially true when they continue to grieve the loss of their loved one. At Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, our dedicated and compassionate attorneys understand the difficulties a lawsuit may impose on a family. It may force them to confront painful facts that make it even more challenging to accept the loss of their loved one, and it may be hard for them to recognize when it is appropriate to settle a claim. After all, you can't put a price on the life of a loved one.
With this understanding, our legal team goes to work in hopes of obtaining the sense of justice our clients often want. In the process, we make strong legal arguments supported by the facts and the law with an eye on imposing liability and recovering compensation. Our individualized approach has proven successful for many New Mexico families, so those looking for representation in a wrongful death case may want to research our firm further.