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Wrongful Death



When you hire our law offices we will sign a professional services agreement with you.  This agreement is usually a percentage of the amount recovered.  This makes it possible for you to hire an experienced and aggressive law firm to represent your interests.


We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your situation.  If our law firms cannot help you, we will refer you to another law firm that will better suit your needs.  It will not cost you anything to find the best attorney to meet your needs.  A fee agreement is usually a percentage of the amount recovered.  This makes it possible for you to hire experienced and aggressive law firms to represent your interest.  It gives everyone access to the justice system and representation and levels the playing field when you go against the insurance companies and lawyers that they can hire.


Our law firms have represented clients state-wide who have suffered a wrongful death resulting from:


  • Nursing home abuse/neglect situations
  • Automobile accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck/18 wheeler accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Medical malpractice


A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another.  Damages in wrongful death suit can include:


  • Expenses associated with death (medical, funeral/burial)
  • Loss of earnings/earnings capacity
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of care/protection
  • Loss of society
  • Emotional distress to spouse/parent/companion
  • Loss of guidance and counseling to minor children
  • Pain, suffering, mental anguish
  • Punitive or exemplary damages (intended to punish persons or businesses who cause death and to prevent them from harming others)



Mr. Greig, a member of Greig & Richards, P.A., has authored the following related Professional Publications:


  • “Of Seat Belts, Safety Devices and Chiliagons”, The Journal of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers’ Foundation, August 1992, Vol. 20, Number 7, pp. 145, 155-165.
  • "Wrongful Death:  The Monetary Worth of the Life of the Deceased", The Journal of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers' Foundation, July 1992, Vol. 20, Number 6, pp. 122, 131-133.
  • "Wrongful Death:  `...Such As Would, If Death Had Not Ensued, Have Entitled The Party Injured To Maintain An Action And Recover Damages In Respect Thereof'", The Journal of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers' Foundation, December, 1991, Vol. 14, Number 10, pp. 217, 223‑230.
  • "Bystanders Emotional Distress:  When Must You Be There To Recover?", New Mexico Trial Lawyers' Association Journal, November/December 1988, Vol. XVI, Nos. 11 & 12, p. 215, 235‑237.
  • "Medical Malpractice in the United States Military:  The Feres Doctrine Revisited", Barrister, an A.B.A. Young Lawyer's Section Publication, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Summer 1982) pp. 35‑43.




You should talk to YOUR insurance company because you likely have a contractual duty to do so, however, you may want to first consult with your own attorney.  We would be pleased to visit with you prior to the call to your own insurance company.


In terms of the insurance company representative, for the other person/adverse party, if you intend to hire an attorney, you should speak with your attorney first and be sure that the lawyer is available before you give any type of statement to an insurance company from the other person/adverse party.




You must timely file a claim or your case may be forever lost based upon time limitations. 


Any information you obtain on this website is not intended to be legal advice.  You should consult with an attorney regarding your individual situation.