We understand money will never make up for the loss of a loved one. When your family loses someone because another party was negligent, in addition to the emotional loss, there is also a financial loss. Fatal car accidents, physical violence, or medical malpractice cases that end in death are classified as wrongful death cases under Arizona law.
As a family member, you have the right to file a civil lawsuit to claim monetary and non-monetary losses. Out of pocket medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of future income are all legitimate monetary claims. Pain and suffering, anxiety, and loss of love, care, affection, and companionship are considered nonmonetary claims.
Parents, children, spouses, or a decedent’s estate may file a wrongful death claim. In some cases, the party who caused the death may offer a settlement, or we can litigate the matter in court, if necessary. Since every case is different, we will review the circumstances of your loved one’s death and help you determine the best way to proceed.
If you have lost a loved one in any case where a third party was responsible, contact the Phoenix, Arizona personal injury attorneys at Sandoval Law, PLLC and let us review your case. There are time limits that determine how long you have to bring a case, so do not delay. Wrongful death claims do not require the person responsible to have been charged and found criminally liable.