While most families are wrapping up their Thanksgiving holiday weekend and beginning to prepare for the other exciting holidays to follow, one family is working to recover from the recent death of their loved one, 47-year-old Scott Quintanilla. According to KOB 4, Quintanilla was killed in a car crash that transpired near Eagle’s Nest back at the beginning of November. While the death of one family member seems like more than enough for one family to have to endure, this isn’t the only tragedy this family has been faced with as of recently.
The news source highlighted that last year, Quintanilla learned that his 13-year-old daughter had been diagnosed with cancer and he spent much of his time taking care of her. And after the family found out that the teen had cancer, her “mother, April Browne, was murdered in a triple homicide in Dixon, NM just outside of Taos.” The news outlet spoke with Browne’s sister, Jessie McKeon, who said, “we all feel like we are in this nightmare that won’t go away.” The family and the community are now working together to help raise money to afford the treatments 13-year-old Ashley must undergo along with other expenses the family has incurred.
What should I do if I lost someone in a car crash in Albuquerque, NM?
Losing someone you love in a car wreck, especially when you are faced with other hardships, is never an easy thing to do deal with. It is important that during this time, you take advantage of all the support that you have, whether it is from other family members, friends, or even your community, as it is always best to have others helping you through these tough times rather than having to go through them on your own. While it is important for you to have those close to you be there for you, another support system many often overlook is a car accident attorney.
While most associate a lawyer with court hearings and lawsuits, there is more an attorney can offer than simply providing legal representation. After losing a loved one to a car crash, there are many obstacles you might encounter that you won’t know how to handle, yet a lawyer will. For instance, you may find that the insurance company responsible for supplying benefits to you and/or your family after your loved one has passed isn’t complying or the at-fault party doesn’t want to pay for the damages they have caused. Not only can a car accident lawyer help you resolve these issues, but they will work on your behalf to ensure justice is served for the death of your family member and compensation is paid to you and those who are entitled to receive it.
Therefore, if you are interested in learning more about how an Albuquerque, NM auto accident attorney can help you and your family get through this tragic time, contact the Law Office of Brian K. Branch. Attorney Brian K. Branch specializes in handling car crash cases and will be there for when you have questions you don’t know how to answer or disputes you simply don’t want to deal with.
To schedule an initial consultation now, simply call our office at 505-207-4401 and we will be glad to set up a time for you to come in.