Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought for numerous reasons such as a death caused by an auto accident, medical malpractice or a dangerous product. These claims can be filed by a surviving family member or the deceased person’s estate and require extensive documentation to prove negligence or intentional harm occurred. Our attorney working in Cottonwood and Camp Verde specializes in wrongful death cases and can help you determine if you have a valid claim.
If you suspect wrongful death, there are several reasons why you should sue, including:
1. Justice for Your Loved One.
The pain of losing a family member or spouse cannot be overstated. You, your family and the friends of your loved one continue to go through the stages of mourning. This grief is elevated when the death was caused by the negligent actions of an individual or entity. By suing for wrongful death, you may find justice for your loss and peace, knowing you’ve fought on behalf of your loved one.
2. Prevent Future Deaths.
In some instances, it’s important to sue for wrongful death to prevent someone else from being harmed in the future. Whether it was surgical error by a physician who was overworked or underqualified, caused by a defective product that needs to be removed from the market, or an auto accident instigated by a drunk driver, you can prevent these situations from arising in the future by making sure those at fault are reprimanded for their actions.
3. Recover Compensation for Burial Expenses and More.
There are many expenses involved with losing a loved one, which go far beyond funeral and burial costs. Depending on the age of your loved one and your relationship to them, you could recover compensation for loss of financial support provided by the deceased, loss of companionship, parental guidance or emotional support, and medical expenses leading up to his or her death. The biggest loss most often is the loss of your relationship with the person you loved.
If you’ve lost a loved one and suspect wrongful death, please contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Cottonwood and Camp Verde today at 928-778-2660 for a FREE consultation. The Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. serves clients in Northern Arizona including Prescott, Prescott Valley and Cottonwood.