It sounds bizarre on the surface, doesn’t it? Isn’t death ALWAYS wrong? Of course it is, but as it is defined by the laws of New Mexico and The Great Southwest a wrongful death claim can arise after situations in which a victim who would otherwise have a valid personal injury claim is killed as a result of a defendant’s wrongful action.
Let’s give you some examples –
1. When the victim is intentionally killed…think O.J.
2. Death resulting from medical malpractice. You need aggressive representation.
3. Car fatalities that involve negligence…probably the most common.
In order to hold the defendant liable in a claim of wrongful death, the plaintiffs in the claim must meet the same burden of proof that the victim would have had to meet had he or she lived. Pursuing a case of wrongful death is the purview of Ken Wagner Law in Albuquerque. Trust the experience of Ken and his team by calling (505) 242-6300.