Posted on:Jul 07, 2022
Dealing with a death can be extremely painful, especially when a family member or friend is taken too early. In the case of wrongful death, a victim’s death is caused by another person’s extreme negligence or wrongdoing. If a victim’s death didn’t ensue, then they could have sought to bring legal action against the negligent party. Wrongful death can have many causes, including:
While dealing with wrongful death can be extremely painful, a lawyer can help. While nothing can bring your loved one back, a wrongful death attorney can make the legal process easier. We’ll explore essential facts you should know about wrongful death and answer frequently asked questions.
According to Arizona law, the following parties may file and bring about a wrongful death claim in Arizona’s civil courts:
Ultimately, there are three forms of compensation following a wrongful death claim:
Economic damages refer to any expenses or damage that can more easily be calculated. These damages often carry an exact dollar figure and, in the case of wrongful death, may include costs like:
Non-economic damages are harder to calculate as they don’t always carry an exact dollar figure. Examples can include:
In some wrongful death cases, it might be possible to pursue punitive damages. While economic and non-economic damages help a deceased’s family be “whole” following a wrongful death, punitive damages punish the negligent party. However, you can’t pursue wrongful death against public entities or employees in Arizona.
A wrongful death attorney can help in various ways. Besides ensuring your claim meets all the requirements and legal documentation, they can also help you build a stronger claim. If necessary, a wrongful death attorney can also negotiate with insurance companies to help you receive a better settlement that can help you pay current and future expenses and compensate for issues like pain and suffering. Wrongful death cases often don’t go to court, but when they do, an attorney can also represent you, the deceased family member, and the case.
For a wrongful death lawyer in Glendale, AZ, the Saavedra Law Firm, PLC team can help!
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