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FATAL NM BIG RIG CRASH: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER EXPLAINS NEW MEXICO WRONGFUL DEATH CASES

New Mexico Wrong Death Cases Caused by Big Rig Crashes: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

While there are some very debilitating and catastrophic personal injuries that an individual could sustain in a New Mexico big rig crash like a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or amputation, the ultimate personal injury in any 18 wheeler wreck is wrongful death. The loss of life is the ultimate personal injury and it is paramount to any other injury. Not only is it unfair when a wrongful death is caused by the negligence of a reckless or careless truck driver or trucking company, but it is a devastating loss for an entire family unit and those that dependent on the deceased loved one.

What Can You Get in a Wrongful Death Action from a New Mexico Trucking Accident?

Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Discusses What Families Can Get in a Wrongful Death Action Caused by a New Mexico Trucking Accident

In a fatal New Mexico trucking accident, the truck driver and trucking company may be liable to the victim and the victim's family under New Mexico Stat. 41-2-1, which imposes liability "[w]henever the death of a person shall be caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default of another[.]" This means that the family of a victim who has been wrongfully killed may commence a wrongful death action against the truck driver and the trucking company who employed him or her. A wrongful death action allows the family to step into the shoes of their deceased one, to commence a personal injury claim on his or her behalf. But what does a family get in a wrongful death action in New Mexico?

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