Wrongful Death Lawyer in Las Vegas, New Mexico

One of the most life-changing cases I handle at Grano Law Offices, P.C., is wrongful death. They involve instances where the death of a beloved family member is the result of someone else’s negligent actions.

Losing someone you love, particularly under these conditions, causes a wide range of emotions, including anger, sadness, and grief. It may also produce a significant financial strain on surviving family members.

If you lost a family member due to another person’s negligence, you can contact me to discuss your options when determining how to approach the legal process toward receiving compensation for your emotional and financial losses. When bringing a wrongful death suit, time is of the essence.

Wrongful death has a statute of limitations, and my goal as a wrongful death lawyer in Northern New Mexico is always to secure full compensation as soon as possible. I will work with experts to prove liability and show the full scope of the damages to those affected.

There are many different types of compensation that may be awarded. I will thoroughly investigate your case and ensure that no stone is left unturned. You deserve the personal attention from an attorney committed to fighting for you.

Contact me for an initial case strategy session that is entirely confidential. Request yours today by calling 505-587-8649 or sending me a request through my online contact form.

Grano Law Offices, P.C. Guides Surviving Family Members Toward Recover After Wrongful Death

Wrongful death arises from several types of accidents. From car accidents to medical malpractice, the circumstances of a wrongful death case vary. However, there are a few elements that all wrongful death claims have in common.

I will work with you and your family members, experts, and evidence that establishes the four criteria that allow you to file an actionable claim with insurance companies or civil courts, including:

  1. Duty of care: We all share the responsibility of acting in a safe, conscientious manner when dealing with others. Whether a person owns a business or drives a motor vehicle, he or she must exercise his or her duty of care toward other people.
  2. Breach: When the person who owed your loved one a duty of care and acted with negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, willful or not, these actions can result in a breach of the duty of care and give rise to an accident.
  3. Causation: If a breach in the duty of care results in an accident that caused your loved one’s death, then your claim further meets the qualifying criteria of a wrongful death claim.
  4. Damages: Your family member’s death most likely resulted in financial and emotional losses, which is the final element of a wrongful death claim to be considered actionable in settlement negotiation discussions through insurance companies or pursuing a monetary award in court.

It is vital that you understand the role that the New Mexico Wrongful Death Act plays in your case as well. Responsible parties may include the person who caused your loved one’s death as well as the company, if applicable, involved.

Identifying the parties responsible for negligently acting in a manner that harms invited guests or visitors is the first step that I will take when pursuing compensation on your behalf as a wrongful death lawyer serving Las Vegas, NM, and surrounding areas.

I am ready to help you understand your legal options during an initial strategy session. You can contact me at Grano Law Offices, P.C., to request yours by calling 505-587-8649 or sending me a request through my online contact form.

Serving the Following Areas of Northern New Mexico

Wrongful death cases require the knowledge and experience of a wrongful death lawyer in New Mexico that understands the unique nature of these cases and the local climate of the courts. It is my goal to secure that maximum insurance settlement or court award allowable by law for my clients.

Grano Law Offices, P.C. provides responsive legal representation in the following areas:

If traveling to my office for a meeting does not fit with your schedule, I offer convenient modes of communication to work with your lifestyle. We can work together, in-person, by phone, video conference, and email.

I want you to feel like you have a legal partner that is work with you and not against you. Your family has already been through enough. Grano Law Offices, P.C. understands this concept and will ensure that you do not have to endure any undue hardship that prevents your access to quality legal representation.

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I Help Estate Representatives Go After the Person or Entity that Caused Their Family Member’s Wrongful Death

The individual who files a wrongful death suit is generally the person appointed as the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. The representative may be a family member or appointed party depending upon the unique dynamics of the estate.

I can work with you and your family to understand who the best or most lawful representative of lawsuit may be. However, it is also essential to know that the personal representative may not be the one on the receiving end of a prevailing monetary award.

Under the Wrongful Death Act, the statutory beneficiaries are the individuals that obtain financial compensation. Typically, the money goes to surviving spouses and children. If these individuals are not present, then grandparents and siblings are next in line with the right of representation.

Financial Compensation Available for Wrongful Death Claims

The amount of money that you can expect to receive in a wrongful death case filed in New Mexico is challenging since each case is different. However, you can speak with a Las Vegas, New Mexico wrongful death attorney, like me, Marc Grano, to help you understand what you might anticipate.

In general, I request the following types of compensation in wrongful death claims, including:

  • Past and current medical expenses
  • End-of-life or hospice care
  • Burial or cremation and funeral expenses
  • Current and future lost earnings and benefits
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Psychological counseling
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages, for acts of gross negligence

I am here to help you understand what your claim may entail during an initial case strategy session. It is a meeting that will ensure that you know your legal rights as well as a proposed direction in which I will take your wrongful death claim. Request yours today by calling 505-587-8649 or sending me a request through my online contact form.

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If you sustained injuries due to another’s carelessness or negligence, you do not have to accept a subpar offer from him, her, or the insurance company. Explore your options by contacting me, Marc Grano, at my office in Las Vegas, NM, for a strategy session with a personal injury lawyer to determine a solid, reliable direction in which your case may go. You can request your strategy session with me by calling 505-587-8649 or by completing my online contact form today.