Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Yuma
Accidents happen every day across America and sometimes unfortunately result in a fatality. If a person or company's negligence caused the accident, this is considered a wrongful death. If you've lost a loved one, the Yuma wrongful death attorneys at Zinda Law Group are here to help. Call 800-863-5312 to get a free attorney consultation.
Causes of Wrongful Death
Many wrongful death accidents occur on the roadways. Someone is tragically killed by a drunk driver or by a distracted driver who is texting a friend. Other accidents occur at the workplace. A worker falls off a building because of unsafe scaffolding. Someone is killed while operating heavy machinery. If the victim’s family can prove that their loved one was killed because someone else was negligent, then they have a wrongful death claim.
A Yuma wrongful death lawyer from Zinda Law Group can help file the claim on behalf of the victim's family. Much of the success of the case depends on getting all the evidence together, interviewing witnesses, and establishing negligence. We recommend you don't delay when filing a wrongful death claim. There is a statute of limitations in which you must file or your will not be able to move forward with legal action. Additionally, when families wait for months before filing a case, the evidence may not be as clear and readily available.
In wrongful death cases, families struggle with grief as they try to cope with the loss of their loved one. They are often burdened with a number of overwhelming financial responsibilities. Unexpected medical bills and funeral costs can add to the stress and sadness a family is already undergoing. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks to alleviate some of these burdens by helping the family recover those expenses.
Filing a Claim
Most of the time, a wrongful death claim is filed by next-of-kin. A surviving spouse, parents, or children of the victim are the most obvious choices. In rare cases, distant relatives such as grandparents, uncles or an aunt may be able to file.
The guilty party may have to face criminal charges, as well as civil charges, if a law was broken during the accident. For instance, a drunk driver may face years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, but can also be named in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Once fault on the part of another has been established, you could be eligible for compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Compensatory damages
- Funeral bills
How our Yuma Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help
If you suspect that your loved one was killed as a result of someone’s negligence, then it’s important to hire an experienced Yuma wrongful death lawyer . A lawyer can help gather the facts of the case and investigate the accident. Some cases are more cut and dry than others, such as the case where a loved one is killed by a drunk driver. Cases involving recalled drugs or malfunctioning automobiles require more investigation and can become quite complex.
If you have lost a loved one and you believe someone else was at fault, please call Zinda Law Group today. We offer free case evaluations to help you learn about your legal rights and determine if you have a claim. We will listen to all the facts of the case and answer any questions you may have.
At Zinda Law Group you will work with caring professionals who fully understand what you may be going through. We have handled many wrongful death cases in Yuma and you can count on getting highly skilled legal representation. We also work on a contingency fee basis which means if we don't win your case, you don't owe us a dime. Call 800-863-5312 for help today.