Albuquerque Wrongful Death Lawyer
The McKelvey Law Firm Understands What it Takes to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim
If you’ve suffered the devastating loss of a loved one and feel another party is at fault, an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer at the McKelvey Law Firm can help you understand your options.
Things You Need to Know About Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim
If your loved one died in a motor vehicle accident, or because of medical malpractice, intentional conduct (like a shooting), or as the result of a dangerous product, a wrongful death claim can often be pursued on his/her behalf with the proceeds going to certain relatives, otherwise known as statutory beneficiaries, as dictated by New Mexico law. At the McKelvey Law Firm, you can speak to an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer who will walk you through the process and explain the applicable laws in detail.
How the McKelvey Law Firm Can Help You Pursue a Claim
Wrongful death claims can be legally complex, says an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer. One of the first steps is appointment of a Personal Representative to investigate and pursue claims on behalf of the deceased’s wrongful death estate. In New Mexico, this process is governed in part by specific laws known in the aggregate as the Wrongful Death Act, and, in most cases, it is quite distinct from the probate process. An experienced Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer at The McKelvey Law Firm can and will help with the appointment of a personal representative so that a wrongful death claim can be properly pursued.
Once a personal representative is in place, a lawsuit may then proceed in much the same manner as other injury suits. Of course, it is also possible to file a claim with the wrongdoer’s insurance company and attempt settlement negotiations prior to filing suit. In any event, rest assured that if an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer at the McKelvey Law Firm agrees to take your case, it will be thoroughly prepared to ensure that it can be effectively prosecuted in court, when necessary.
Finding an Albuquerque Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you lost a loved one and believe someone else was at fault, you can trust an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer at the McKelvey Law Firm to counsel you on your best legal options for pursuing a wrongful death claim. Call (505) 254-9090 to set up an appointment for a free initial case evaluation.