Wrongful Death Lawyers
Not many things are as difficult and unexpected as a loss of a loved one due to an accident. The sudden or accidental death can impact the family for a lifetime.
Wrongful death is described as an accidental death that occurred due to someone’s negligence. Survivors of the incident can file a claim to receive damages from the liable party.
Accidents and wrongful death cases
If you get injured in an accident and survive, you can file a claim to recover for your injuries. Deceased people can’t file a claim so their spouse, parent, or another close family member can file a wrongful death claim if the accident resulted in the death of their loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits in Arizona can arise from a number of situations:
- Pedestrian accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accident
- Truck accident
Possible damages from wrongful death lawsuits
Depending on the relation between the survivor and the deceased, the survivor can recover different amounts and types of damages.
The survivor can be compensated for the value of lost support and services before death and all future support and assistance. To determine the value of the lost benefits and support, the potential future income of the deceased is calculated, and the special relationship with the survivor is taken into account. So close family members that would have benefited more from the support and services from the deceased are entitled to a more significant compensation. Since these calculations can be complicated, it is recommended to hire a skilled and experienced wrongful death attorney who will be able to maximize the family members’ compensation.
In addition to this, family members could also receive compensation for any medical or funeral expenses that they have accrued due to the loved one’s injuries and death. Additional compensation could also cover mental pain and suffering as a result of the sudden death of the family member, pain and suffering of surviving family members and pain and suffering of the deceased person prior to their death.
In conclusion, damages that can be recovered through a wrongful death claim include:
- Medical, hospital and funeral expenses
- Decedent’s pain and suffering from the moment of injury until the moment of death
- Losses suffered by the spouse, children and next of kin
- Pain and suffering of the statutory survivors
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of services
- Loss of gratuities and gifts
- Loss of parental training and guidance
- Loss of companionship
Have you lost a loved one in your life at hands of another's negligence or wrongdoing? It’s critical to seek out the services of a professional attorney immediately. Contact us today!
Why contact a wrongful death attorney at Schenk Podolsky?
If someone’s action or negligence caused the accidental and wrongful death of your loved one, they should be held liable. Regardless if your loved one was killed due to medical malpractice, car accident or defective product, wrongful death attorneys at Schenk Podolsky will help you file a wrongful death claim and help you recover the losses you endured.
Area of practice
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Mesa, AZ 85206-4677