New Mexico Wrongful Death Lawyers
Seeking Justice & Fair Compensation for Your Loss
For many, losing a family member makes the rest of life appear to be on hold.
Whether your loved one was killed by a car accident, a defective product, or another preventable incident caused by someone else's negligence, it is natural to feel angry, heartbroken, and devastated.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or company responsible for your loss is a chance to hold them accountable. You can make sure your story is heard and that the hardship you are now facing is recognized.
We can also help you seek financial compensation to provide a safety net as you find your way forward.
At McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, our wrongful death attorneys are known for supporting accident victims and their families as they seek justice against insurers, medical facilities, large corporations, and other major opponents.
We have been serving families in Albuquerque and all across New Mexico for over 35 years, trying cases that have garnered public attention and changed laws. If you are looking for a strong legal team to fight for you, give us a call.
Contact us today at (505) 405-4441 to schedule a free consultation with our New Mexico wrongful death lawyers. We can help you seek justice and fair compensation after the tragic death of your loved one.
What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Determining whether you have a case starts with understanding the cause of your loved one’s death. Like any personal injury case, a wrongful death lawsuit is legitimate only when another person’s actions can be directly linked to the loss of life. Whether these actions were purposeful does not matter to your claim.
Wrongful death lawsuits are often filed over fatal injuries arising from:
If your loved one died in an accident or assault of any type, our team is here to help you determine whether a wrongful death suit may be appropriate. Every initial consultation with our team is free and confidential.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Surviving loved ones or the estate of the deceased are typically eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. New Mexico law lays out who may recover compensation and how any settlement or verdict must be split between eligible parties.
In order, the individuals who may file a wrongful death claim are the surviving:
- Parents of a deceased minor
Especially in large or blended families, questions about who may file are often disputed. We can clarify your rights under New Mexico law.
Why File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Those who are eligible to file a wrongful death suit may find themselves wondering why taking such a step even matters. There are two big reasons we believe taking this action is the right choice for most people who have lost a loved one.
Tangible and Intangible Losses Impact Your Quality of Life
We rely on our family members for love, encouragement, and financial support, as well as for help with our needs and obligations—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Losing a loved one can have real financial impacts and bring heavy emotional challenges at the same time.
With a wrongful death suit, you can seek to reclaim these expenses and losses, including:
- Medical care needed by the deceased before the end of their life
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before the end of their life
- Pain and suffering due to the loss of your loved one
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of household services
- Mental anguish
After losing a member of your household, you may have to change your working situation, pay someone to complete work your loved one used to take care of, or make other changes to your standard of living.
A wrongful death case can help you continue to provide for yourself and your family.
A wrongful death claim is also key to holding wrongdoers accountable.
Whether a careless driver caused a fatal accident or a profit-hungry company put the general population at risk, making negligent individuals face the consequences of their actions is important.
This is especially true if your loved one’s death was caused by a danger that could affect others.
For instance, issues like poor road design or defective airbags can be a part of wrongful death claims. With our seasoned attorneys by your side, filing a claim can put the spotlight on persisting dangers that could continue to affect others. Litigation can be the key to pushing for moves that may prevent future accidents.
Call Our Wrongful Death Attorneys in New Mexico
At McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, our attorneys unfortunately have a front-row seat to the many hazards and careless actions that change peoples’ lives forever.
We are dedicated to fighting back.
Our New Mexico wrongful death attorneys take on cases with the potential to transform our clients’ lives and push for a safer and more just world. We have won verdicts and settlements that have impacted laws, regulations, and corporate policies on top of recovering compensation for our clients.
We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one, especially in a completely preventable accident. Rest assured that our team is here to support you in any way we can.
We give you the time and space to grieve while doing everything we can to fight for justice for you and the one you lost. With our full team of skilled litigators dedicated to your case, you will have access to legal resources and trustworthy counsel.
For anyone considering whether to file a wrongful death case in Albuquerque or anywhere else in New Mexico, it is important to know your rights and options in detail. We are here to answer your questions and help you plan your next steps.
To schedule a free consultation, give McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry a call at (505) 405-4441. Our New Mexico wrongful death lawyers are here to support you through this difficult time.
Notable Case ResultsHundreds of Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
Medical Malpractice $67.3 Million
Wrongful Death $52 Million
Trucking Crash $18.9 Million
Medical Malpractice $9 Million
Medical Malpractice $7.8 Million
Wrongful Death $6 Million
Wrongful death $3.7 Million
Medical Device Defect $2 Million
Trucking Crash 8-Figure Settlement
Wrongful Death Amount is Confidential
Determined to Make a DifferenceWhy McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry?
It's All About the Mission
Our goal is to use the law as a force for good. We not only want to achieve the best possible results for our clients, but we strive to create lasting change that makes our world a safer place.
Prepare Every Case for Trial
We believe when you lead with confidence, you've won before you started; therefore, by fighting from a position of strength, we know that cases are more likely to settle for a fair amount.
Because every case is unique, we never apply a one-size-fits-all approach. We take the time to know our clients and prepare personalized strategies that yield the greatest success.
35 Years of Experience
Since 1985, we have been helping ordinary citizens hold insurance companies and corporate wrongdoers accountable, while securing the compensation our clients deserve.