Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. But when a loved one has died because someone else was careless, reckless, malicious, or negligent, the pain of loss becomes even worse to bear. In addition to the emotional impact of the grief, the family left behind may also have the stress and anxiety of worrying about funeral costs, medical bills, and making ends meet.
The personal injury attorneys at Blazejewski & Hansen understand the pain and anxiety that comes with the death of a family member. Eva and Heather care about each of their clients as individuals, and take each claim to heart, standing side by side with the families of those wrongfully killed every step of the way. We stand by our New Mexico clients from day one.
Wrongful deaths occur in many different contexts. Car crashes, motorcycle and bicycle collisions, and pedestrian versus car collisions can all lead to fatal outcomes. Wrongful deaths also occur due to doctor errors (medical malpractice), the wrongful conduct of nursing home staff (nursing home negligence and abuse), violent crimes (such as violent assaults, beatings, or drive-by shootings), and other wrongful conduct.
In the civil justice system, a person’s life is valued in terms of dollars. While it is an imperfect and, sometimes, impersonal system, the money that can be recovered to compensate the family of someone who has been wrongfully killed helps to put the pieces back together. The money goes to the “wrongful death estate” of the deceased person, and is distributed to the beneficiaries of the estate as described by New Mexico’s Wrongful Death Act. This should not be confused with probate, which is a different process that determines how a deceased person’s personal belongings and assets are distributed after his or her death.
If your family has experienced the loss of a loved one due to someone’s bad, negligent, or otherwise wrongful conduct, you may have legal recourse. The experienced trial lawyers of Blazejewski & Hansen understand New Mexico’s Wrongful Death Act, and know how to find causes of action that can lead to significant recovery for the decedent’s estate. And the attorneys of Blazejewski & Hansen will stand by your side, providing information, support, and caring representation, every step of the way.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful, bad actions, call Blazejewski & Hansen today to discuss your potential case. There is no charge to you until we win your case.
Blazejewski & Hansen are your lawyers, on your side.