There is nothing that can bring back a loved one who passed away, but when you are experiencing this type of loss due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person, there are certain steps that you can take to protect your rights and hold liable parties accountable for wrongful actions.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed for damages in the September death of a 23-year-old man from a fiery head-on crash when a drunk woman drove the wrong way on I-25 through Santa Fe. The mother of the victim, who reportedly had filed to become her son's personal representative for purposes of bringing a wrongful death suit under New Mexico law, sued three types of defendants for compensatory and punitive damages:
State Senator Steven Neville, R-Aztec, has introduced a bill that would increase fines for texting while driving, if enacted. Last month we explained in detail New Mexico's existing state law against texting while driving.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that vehicular homicide charges have been filed against the BMW driver who allegedly ran a stop sign at high speed, hitting a car and killing two on December 16. While the criminal proceedings are significant, when a driver negligently, recklessly or even aggressively causes an accident that kills another person, he or she may also become the subject of a civil suit for wrongful death or related claims.
The University of New Mexico collected roadway fatality-related data for a recent year, and what the information revealed is unquestionably alarming.