The term itself seems incongruous. What exactly IS wrongful death? Legally it is defined as the taking of an individual life resulting in willful neglect of some other person or persons. That is a tough one to prosecute. In its embryonic stages statutes were created to provide financial support for widows and orphans and to motivate people to exercise care to prevent injuries.
Understand that an action for wrongful death may be brought for either an intentional or unintentional act that causes an injury that results in death. Also, the surviving beneficiaries may sue any person who caused the injuries that precipitated in the death. It is a broad area of the law and often very difficult to prove.
If you feel that a key member of your family has been a victim of wrongful death in the Great Southwest, you need to hire a law firm with deep pockets and decades of experience. Why not call the Albuquerque NM office of Ken Wagner? He was on the legal team that won the famous McDonalds Hot Coffee Case. Discuss your potential case by calling (505) 242-6300.