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Albuquerque Wrongful Death Attorney

Albuquerque Wrongful Death Attorney

Many in New Mexico know they have a right to file lawsuits in personal injury cases like vehicle collisions and slip-and-fall accidents. However, they may not know they also have the right to file on the behalf of someone else when a loss of life is involved.

In New Mexico, if a loved one lost his or her life in a fatal accident, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent. A wrongful death claim could secure financial compensation for the loved one’s family for related losses.

Shapiro Law Team is ready to guide you and your family through the legal process of a wrongful death claim. We have years of experience in these types of cases, and we offer free initial consultations in Albuquerque.

Why Hire Shapiro Law Team

We Can Take Cases To Trial

If it comes down to it, our wrongful death attorneys are ready to take cases to trial in New Mexico.

A Proven History of Success

With years of experience and 500+ cases won, we mean business when it comes to you and your justice. We’re ready to get you the compensation you deserve.

No Upfront Charges

We understand that a wrongful death incident, along with a legal case, may become a financial burden for some. We never want finances to get in the way of the justice you deserve—that’s why we offer free consultations and operate on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay a cent unless we win your case.

The Benefits of Hiring a Wrongful Death Lawyer

A wrongful death attorney will know exactly how to build a case that will secure you the maximum compensation. You have better odds of winning your case with a lawyer on your side.

You will also have peace of mind knowing that you won’t have to handle any technical aspects of your case. All you need to do is focus on healing with your family while a lawyer takes care of the confusing paperwork and claim to file.

What Are the Leading Causes of Wrongful Death?

There are many ways wrongful death cases arise in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At Shapiro Law Team, we regularly aid clients who have lost a loved one due to the following:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Bicycle or pedestrian accidents
  • Defective products
  • Work-related accidents
  • Criminal actions
  • Medical malpractice

What Forms of Compensation Can be Recovered in a New Mexico Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Compensation includes both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

This refers to various types of financial losses that a family will incur after the wrongful death of a loved one. Economic damages can include:

  • The cost of any medical treatment a person incurred before death
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • The income or resources the deceased would have provided had they lived

To calculate this, a plaintiff and their attorney will add up any expenses involved in the wrongful death and calculate how much money the victim would have provided during their normal lifespan.

Non-Economic Damages

This refers to intangible losses. Non-economic damages are typically harder to calculate properly. Compensation for them can include coverage for the loss of:

  • Love
  • Affection
  • Nurturing
  • Companionship
  • Consortium

Establishing a monetary amount for non-economic damages is more challenging, especially for a plaintiff to do on their own. Contact Shapiro Law Team to help you calculate both types of damages to ensure you get the proper amount of compensation.

Attorney David Shapiro will walk you through all the laws in New Mexico that may apply to your wrongful death claim. Contact us today.

Contact an Albuquerque, NM Wrongful Death Attorney

When a family member is taken before their time, it is extremely tragic. It becomes one of the hardest things to deal with. At Shapiro Law Team, we do not believe you should have to handle wrongful death claims alone.

You focus on your grieving and healing, and we’ll take care of the rest to build you a claim that will get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

Call (505) 210-8884 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation in Albuquerque 24/7.

Client Review: “I could not recommend a better personal injury attorney than David Shapiro and his team. They handled everything from start to finish, got me an amazing settlement that was over 5 times what the insurance company initially offered me.” -Kenneth

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