A wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix, AZ from Saavedra Law Firm, PL knows that it’s difficult enough having to deal with the passing of a loved one, due to illness or old age. But when a cherished person is killed due to another’s carelessness, it can be absolutely devastating to the entire family. As a surviving relative, you may have recourse in this situation. To redress the preemptive death of your family member and seek some kind of justice, it may be warranted to bring a lawsuit against the offending party.
Wrongful death is defined as someone’s failure to act with a level of care, where someone else of similar person and circumstances would not have acted in the same way. Essentially, an individual or facility who acts recklessly, causing harm to a person or damage of property, may have to pay compensation to the victim and/or surviving loved ones. Negligence is at the center of all personal injury cases, including wrongful death lawsuits.
Firstly, you must get yourself a lawyer who is well-versed in handling wrongful death cases. By choosing a lawyer without experience specifically in personal injury law, you may be doing yourself a great disservice and it could ultimately impact the final verdict. As your Phoenix, AZ wrongful death lawyer from Saavedra Law Firm, PLC lawyer may tell you, there are four elements that have to be shown in order to have a chance at winning the case:
If not all these aspects can be proven, then the plaintiff has less of a strong case. If you aren’t sure whether your loved one’s death happened because of another’s influence, but suspect that may be the case, then contact a lawyer now.
When bringing legal action against an individual, company, person, organization, or other entity, it is considered a civil case and not a criminal one. However, in some cases the defendant will also face charges in criminal court. The goal of a wrongful death lawsuit is to cover damages/losses of the surviving family, such as:
We understand that the unexpected passing of a loved one may feel like too much to bear, especially after realizing someone may have caused their life to be taken early. Call to receive a consultation from a wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona from Saavedra Law Firm, PLC.