The horror of losing a loved one as a result of the negligence of a drunk driver is unexplainable. Unfortunately, here in New Mexico, approximately 40 percent of fatal crashes are alcohol-related. In 2017, New Mexico experienced 110 fatal crashes that were caused by drunk drivers. The nation as a whole experiences drunk driver deaths every forty minutes.
Being a part of these statistics can never justify, quantify, or explain the pain that you and your family are going through. As a drunk driver attorney, Javier Martinez, Jr. is dedicated to helping you recover the compensation and damages you need not only to pick up your life following the loss of your loved one but to serve justice where it is due.
Understanding the ramifications for wrongful death can be complicated, which is why our law firm is here to provide you with guidance.
Drunk Driving Wrongful Death Cases in New Mexico
The state of New Mexico defines wrongful death as one that is “caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” These cases fall under personal injuries because the survivors of the deceased are able to bring forward the defendant’s liability and collect damages for the loss of their life. By filing a wrongful death claim, you can prove how you and your family have been impacted on both psychological and financial levels. For one, you may be finding it especially difficult to return to normal routine or even do things you once enjoyed. On another level, you could be struggling with your finances if your loved one who managed your family’s finances. We’ll ensure all of your losses are accurately represented.
Gathering evidence for a wrongful death claim includes using the police report as evidence, speaking with key witnesses, and collecting visible proof such as pictures from the scene, video, and other visual data. As your attorney, Javier Martinez, Jr. will work diligently to collect the evidence needed to prove who is at fault. Attempting to handle the case while you are still grieving can be extremely difficult, which is why we will handle all of the legal work.
Seek Help Today by Speaking With an Attorney
The first step to seeking justice for the loss of your loved one is to connect with an attorney. Filing a wrongful death claim and seeking compensation for the pain your family is experiencing can be challenging. Our law firm will be here to help you get through this difficult time. If you’re not sure how to get started, simply give us a call. We’ll make sure your case gets the attention it rightfully deserves.