Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving Arizona
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is devastating, especially when the sudden death was caused by the negligence of another party and could have been avoided if a duty of care was met. Unfortunately, when a person passes, his or her dependents may be faced with a serious financial situation because of the loss of income that would have supported the family. When negligence plays a part in a loved one’s death, obtaining justice can be a vital step in starting this new chapter of life. If you tragically lost a loved one because of the negligence of another party, it is important to consider your legal options. The experienced attorneys at Weintraub & Weintraub have the compassion and skill it takes to guide you through your case. For legal representation that is committed to putting your interests first during this challenging time, contact Weintraub & Weintraub today.
Wrongful Death Laws in Arizona
When making the decision to start a wrongful death case, our firm understands that it can be an emotional process. That being said, Weintraub & Weintraub will work as hard as possible on your case so you can focus on more pertinent family matters while we fight on your behalf for the justice you deserve. It is important to understand the wrongful death laws that Arizona has put into place. A wrongful death case can be brought by and in the name of the deceased party’s surviving spouse, child, parent/guardian, or personal representative of the deceased party’s estate on behalf of the surviving dependents. A few important aspects of Arizona’s wrongful death laws include the following:
- If a surviving spouse, parent, or child receives an award of compensation, they are not subject to the decedent’s debts or liabilities.
- If, on the other hand, a personal representative of the estate receives an award of compensation, they are subject to the decedent’s debts or liabilities.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
If you do choose to pursue a wrongful death case, it is a good idea to have an idea of what damages you may be able to recover. You may be entitled to damages that are both economic and noneconomic in nature. Economic damages may include the deceased party’s end of life medical expenses, reasonable funeral and burial expenses, the income that has already been lost as a result of the death, and the future possible financial support that is lost. Noneconomic damages may include the pain and suffering that has been, is currently being experienced, and the pain and suffering that will likely occur in the future as well as the loss of companionship and relationship with the deceased person.
Contact a Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have tragically lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, Weintraub & Weintraub is very sorry for your loss. Our firm can help guide you through each step of the wrongful death process in an effort to do all that we can to recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact Weintraub & Weintraub today for compassionate and effective legal representation.