How Do I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
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When a person is lost due to the neglect or wrongful act of another, their loved ones often feel the loss in many ways. Besides the immediate emotional impact and devastation, families may be left with mounting expenses or find themselves facing the world without their main breadwinner.
Fortunately, in Arizona, you may pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased, if they would have been entitled to damages for their injuries had they not passed. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you should consult a personal injury attorney to determine if you can seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
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Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Determining who can take action for a wrongful death is determined by state law, and not all states grant this right to the same individuals. Arizona law does not permit all loved ones to seek damages through wrongful death lawsuits. Those that are permitted to pursue wrongful death claims under state law include:
- The surviving husband or wife;
- Children of the deceased;
- A parent or guardian; or
- A personal representative of the deceased on behalf of a spouse, child, parent, or the estate.
The Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim
When pursuing a wrongful death claim, those seeking compensation will need to establish that the other party was responsible for the death either through wrongful act, negligence, or default.
Once fault is established, evidence of damages will be presented. Such evidence would include things like medical bills and wage statements. The extent of compensation will be determined based on the financial loss suffered.
Recovery of Damages
In a wrongful death action, the estate or loved one can seek to recover monetary damages from the party liable for the untimely death. Typically, the damages sought will include those that a deceased person would have been able to seek in a personal injury case had they not passed. Such damages include compensation for:
- Medical bills and treatment costs
- Lost wages, past and future
- Pain and suffering of the deceased prior to passing
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of support and guidance
Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be overwhelming and challenging. Having the right attorney will help relieve anxiety as you seek compensation. Remember, you want to choose an attorney experienced in cases like yours, but especially, one you are comfortable with, that is on your side throughout the process.
Get Help from Experienced Tucson Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Zinda Law Group, our wrongful death attorneys have helped countless families receive the justice and the compensation they deserved after suffering the loss of a loved one. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to help you through this difficult time, and as our client, you will pay nothing unless we win your case.