How much is that funeral going to cost?

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2023 | Wrongful Death

Funeral costs are different in every situation, as there are many unique factors that have to be considered. For example, did the individual who passed away already purchase a burial plot, or will one have to be purchased for them due to an unexpected passing? This can make a massive difference in exactly how much a person’s family is going to have to pay.

That being said, you can look at the median costs to get an idea of what a funeral generally costs you in New Mexico. Remember that all states are different. How much should your family anticipate spending?

Just under $7,000

Reports claim that the average cost of a funeral in New Mexico is going to be right around $7,000, coming in at $6,888. Cremation would be less expensive, but the median cost is still $5,694, so it’s just a little bit more than $1,000 in savings. This can still be very cost prohibitive for many people.

Who is responsible?

If you and your family have lost a loved one and you are struggling to come up with $7,000 for a funeral, you may be wondering if that cost should even fall on you in the first place. After all, perhaps your loved one was killed due to someone else’s negligence. Maybe another driver got distracted by their phone or maybe a doctor made a mistake during surgery. A wrongful death can happen in many different ways.

But no matter how it happens, if someone else was directly responsible through their actions or their negligence, then it may be important to look into all of your legal options. You may be able to seek compensation for those funeral costs.



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Nathan A. Cobb