Wrongful deaths include any fatalities that occur due to the negligence of another person or entity. In 2017, almost 169,936 accidental deaths occurred in the United States, according to June 24, 2019 edition of National Vital Statistics Reports.
Some of these accidental deaths could qualify as wrongful deaths in Arizona, which occur when a wrongful act, negligence, or recklessness leads to death. Another way to look at the definition is to consider if the person who passed away—had he or she survived—would have filed a personal injury claim. Arizona law allows close loved ones to file a wrongful death case on behalf of the deceased to pursue damages related to their loss.
With a wrongful death claim, loved ones of the deceased person seek justice for their loss. Sometimes, a wrongful death claim may follow the results of a criminal trial. Other times, the family may choose to file the wrongful death claim before any criminal proceedings. Wrongful death claims are civil actions and can be pursued regardless of whether the liable party was charged with or convicted of a crime.
Multiple people who were close to the deceased person have the right to file a wrongful death claim, including the deceased person’s:
Additionally, anyone who is financially dependent on the deceased has the right to bring a wrongful death claim.
Should the deceased have no living relatives, a personal representative may bring the suit on behalf of the deceased’s estate. If multiple family members are going to be part of the claim, the personal representative can act on behalf of all the family members together.
With Zanes Law on your side, you can spend time with your family while a wrongful death accident lawyer handles the negotiations. Call us today at (866) 499-8989 to get started.
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If you are eligible to receive damages in a wrongful death claim, you may receive payment for any or all of the following depending on the specifics of your case:
If the case goes to trial, jurors under Arizona state law are instructed to issue damages that they deem to be fair and just. Ultimately, the actual damage amount you may be able to recover in a wrongful death lawsuit will depend on the facts in your case.
Multiple types of accidents could result in a wrongful death. Some specific situations may include:
These examples do not list every potential cause of wrongful death. A situation in which another person failed to prevent an accident that leads to death can be considered negligent, as well. Your wrongful death attorney in Glendale can help you determine the next steps that may be available to you following your loved one’s accident and passing.
When you hire Zanes Law to represent your family in your loved one’s wrongful death claim, our team of lawyers will provide a number of services, including:
As wrongful death accident lawyers in Glendale, AZ, we know how to negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of our clients. We will fight for your right to compensation for the death of your loved one.
Contact Zanes Law today at (866) 499-8989 for a free consultation. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you pay nothing upfront or unless we secure awards on your behalf.
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