According to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 35,000 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in America in 2015. In 2014, that number was 32,744. With the trend lines tragically appearing to move in the wrong direction, Americans are becoming all too familiar with the tragedy of losing a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle crash.
If you are one of the millions of Americans who have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle crash, please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. At Will Ferguson & Associates, our attorneys understand the deep pain caused by the traumatic experience of losing a loved one due to another’s wrongful act, and we want to help. You should not and do not have to handle your grief alone, and you deserve to have a passionate advocate by your side.
Damages Available in Wrongful Death Cases
Verdicts and settlements in wrongful death cases can be quite substantial, as monetary compensation may be awarded for any of the following damages:
- Expenses for the medical care & treatment of the deceased
- Funeral & burial expenses for the deceased
- Pain & suffering of the deceased prior to time of death
- Lost earnings of the deceased (based on a variety of factors including earning capacity, life expectancy, health, etc.)
- Value of lost household services by the deceased
- Loss of guidance & counseling (awarded to minor children of the deceased)
- Loss of consortium (companionship & relations)
- Beneficiaries’ loss of other expected benefits
If you believe you may have grounds to assert a wrongful death claim, contact the law firm of Will Ferguson & Associates for a free consultation today.
Do Not Delay Your Attorney Consultation
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult hardships a person must face and the days, weeks, and months that follow can be trying and overwhelming, but it is important to seek out legal counsel as soon as reasonably practical.
As cases involving commercial truck or vehicle crashes are particularly likely to require evidence kept by another party, it is vitally important that you retain an attorney who can demand the preservation of any such evidence before it is too late. It is also critically important that you consult with an attorney before agreeing to a settlement with an insurance company. You may be entitled to more than has been offered, and an experienced attorney will be able to explain all of the different options available to you.
Why choose Will Ferguson & Associates?
Will Ferguson & Associates is New Mexico’s largest personal injury law firm. We have decades of experience and a long track record of delivering great results for our clients, and we are motivated by a desire to see victims of wrongdoing get the justice they deserve.
Will Ferguson & Associates take cases on contingency, so our clients do not have to pay a dime until they get the recovery that they deserve. Call and book a free consultation to have one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys review your case.