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Serving Albuquerque Families in Wrongful Death Cases

There are few events in life that rival the emotional and financial devastation of a loved one’s untimely death. When someone, including a business or corporation, is negligent or reckless or willfully causes the death of someone, you can hold them accountable.

Turn to an Experienced Attorney for One-On-One Representation

Attorney Matthew Vance can help you. At Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C., in Albuquerque, he works with families throughout New Mexico who lost a loved one to wrongful death. With years of experience, Matt has recovered compensation through settlements and awards for the grieving loved ones of someone who died too soon.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in New Mexico

If someone dies because of a wrongful act, their surviving relatives can sue the wrongdoer for civil liability and damages. Only the deceased person’s spouse, parent, child or another individual named in the decedent’s estate planning documents can bring a wrongful death action.

Damage claims can be brought for:

  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Counseling
  • Compensatory damages
  • Punitive damages

What Are the Deadlines to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

There are strict time frames to file a wrongful death lawsuit in New Mexico. Family members must bring an action within three years of the fatal incident. Failure to file on time results in the dismissal of an otherwise valid lawsuit.

Unfortunately, after a death, family and friends are understandably focused on grieving. However, it is important to begin investigating and preserving evidence immediately.

Don’t Wait. Schedule a Free Consult Today to Explore Your Options

Contact attorney Matt Vance today to receive guidance on options pertaining to your specific situation. He has helped numerous other clients recover fair and just compensation for their damages. Let him help you.

Call Law Office of Matthew Vance, P.C., at (505) 242-6267 or send an email.

Client Reviews

I would recommend his services. They have a very informative staff as well. He helped me gather the most out of my car accident settlement and I'm most thankful that I went with Matt instead of a big name law firm you see on tv. When I was injured he was able to come to my house and do my first...

Audrey I.

Great and honest, helped me a lot to win my case.

Amir S.

Mr. Vance was attentive, diligent and even keeled throughout the process of fighting for my case. He exhibits a quiet and calm confidence in what to do and how to prepare. He always gave me the facts and did not BS me with exaggerated promises. He always treated me and my family as people, not a...


Matt and his team are amazing. They contacted me when I needed to come into the office to sign forms, and they only bothered me when they had a question on something. They took care of everything from beginning to end. I am so appreciative of them. And would refer them to my closest friends.

C. J.

Matt and his team are absolutely amazing and helped me more than enough with my case. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. He made a very difficult situation, seamless. Thank you so much!

Chris G.

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