Wrongful Death Lawyers in Gilbert, ArizonaLast updated on: May 31, 2013
Gilbert Wrongful Death Lawyer
Every day in the state of Arizona negligent acts take place and serve as the cause of countless injuries. Tragically, these sometimes lead to a loss of human life. Due to car crashes alone, 825 people were killed in Arizona in 2011. Other acts of negligence include professional malpractice, unsafe conditions on another person’s property, or defects in the everyday products we use. When the victim of an incident loses his or her life on account of the actions of another party, the courts in state of Arizona allow for recovery for the resulting damage and suffering from that death.
In the state of Arizona, a wrongful death lawsuit can be sought against the negligent at-fault party. In addition to negligence, reckless or intentional acts, such as murder or manslaughter, are also valid causes of action for wrongful death in Arizona. Thus, any person or corporation who is liable for the death of another person due to negligent, reckless, or intentional actions can have a wrongful death suit brought against them.
Arizona law permits only the “surviving husband or wife, child, parent or guardian, or personal representative of the deceased person” to file as a plaintiff in a wrongful death suit.
The plaintiff party may be awarded money in the following realms:
-Consortium damages, which is the loss of the decedent’s companionship and care
-Loss of the decedent’s lifetime of economic support to the beneficiary or beneficiaries
-Mental anguish and grief experienced by the surviving loved ones
-Costs of memorial services and burial
-Medical bills to treat the decedent
-Punitive damages that punish the reckless or intentional acts of the wrongdoer
If a loved one’s life has been tragically lost by the wrongful or negligent act of another party, seek the help of the experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Zinda Law Group. We know how to fight for your rights under Arizona law and will relentlessly pursue your case as you start to rebuild your life again. We guide our clients through the steps of the process, so that they can also be knowledgeable and informed. so that you can begin to move forward with your life knowing that justice has been restored. Call our office today for a free consultation.