You Can File a Civil Lawsuit In Crime Related Death Cases

You Can File a Civil Lawsuit In Crime Related Death Cases

The civil justice system determines whether an offender or third party is liable for the injuries sustained in a crime related death case, resulting from a crime. If the defendant is found liable, the courts may order them to pay monetary damages to the crime victim. Although monetary compensation will never fully make up for the loss of a loved one or the trauma of victimization, it can be a valuable resource to help in rebuilding life again, after such a devastation.

Did you know you can file a lawsuit in crime related death cases?

Regardless of the outcome of the criminal prosecution, crime victims can file a civil lawsuit against the offender. In the cases of reparation for a crime victim, New Mexico law awards from $20,000 to $50,000 for purposes of medical and dental care, mental health counseling, loss of earnings resulting from the crime, funeral or burial expenses, or other medically necessary devices. Awards are not made for property loss, pain and suffering or attorney’s fees.

The civil justice system determines whether an offender or third party is liable for the injuries sustained in a crime related death case, resulting from a crime. If the defendant is found liable, the courts may order them to pay monetary damages to the crime victim. Although monetary compensation will never fully make up for the loss of a loved one or the trauma of victimization, it can be a valuable resource to help in rebuilding life again, after such a devastation.

Do you need a crime related death lawyer? We can help, call us today to discuss your case at 505-242-7200.

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