What You Need to Know about Wrongful Death Lawsuits


Wrongful death claims are something a family never wants to go through. Losing a loved one because of somebody’s negligence is an unfortunate thing but tragically, sometimes, it does happen. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit. The Aranda Law Firm has been helping people in Las Cruces with their suits for years. You can trust the experience and knowledge of our attorney, Marco Aranda, to help you through this.


What is a Wrongful Death?

According to law.com, wrongful death is defined as ‘the death of a human being as the result of a wrongful act of another person.’ Causes in Las Cruces include accidental death caused in automobile accident, work related death, medical malpractice and death caused by an unlawful act during a crime. Monetary compensation can never replace your loved one, but it can help their family by taking away some financial burden. This is especially important if the wrongful death in question was that of the family provider.


Who is Responsible?

Often, when you are considering filing a wrongful death claim or suit, you start to think about who you can sue. The question often depends on the cause of the claim, but below are some examples:


  • The driver or employer at fault in the automobile accident.
  • The designer or builder of the faulty roadway.
  • A government agent who failed to provide adequate warnings regarding a road hazard that caused the accident.
  • The manufacturer, distributor, or installer of a faulty or dangerous equipment in the workplace.
  • The person(s) who sold, served or gave alcohol to the impaired driver.
  • The doctor who performed the surgery or provided prescriptions

In the state of New Mexico, claims must be brought within three years of the date of death. If you wish to pursue a wrongful death suit, the Aranda Law Firm will be there to provide you with the best representation possible. If your family has lost a loved one because of wrongful death in Las Cruces, contact the Aranda Law Firm today.