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October 13, 2023

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? The lawsuit for Wrongful Death is a claim usually initiated by the surviving family members or loved ones of the decedent who was killed as a result of someone’s negligent conduct. Also, the result can occur as the consequence of an intentional act. The lawsuit is normally filed against the person, persons, or entity which were responsible for the death.

Dealing with the death of a family member can be the most difficult period of time in your life. When the family member’s death was attributable to another party’s wrongdoing or negligence, usually the grieving process is increased by these negligent acts. You might have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death statute entitles the surviving family heirs to file a wrongful death lawsuit because of another party’s negligence causing the death of the loved one.

Wrongful death compensatory damages consist of the following:

  1. Funeral expenses
  2. Medical expenses
  3. Damage award will include interest from the date of the decedent’s death
  4. Loss of parental guidance
  5. Loss of income
  6. Potential future earnings.

How Wrongful Deaths Occur Wrongful Death occurs when a person is killed because of the misconduct or negligence of another party. Heirs who were dependent on the decedent may be entitled to monetary damages. Wrongful deaths can occur in the following ways:

  1. Automobile accidents
  2. Medical malpractice
  3. Premises liability
  4. 18 wheeler accidents
  5. Motorcycle accidents.

You will need a Wrongful Death attorney because of our experience and resources we have the ability to handle wrongful death cases and obtain adequate compensation.

If you have a loved one that is a victim of Wrongful Death, contact Attorney Tim Chelpaty. Serving the Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Silver City, Tularosa, Ruidoso, and Deming area for over 35 years.

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