Wrongful Death in Scottsdale
When lives are disastrously changed because of a death caused by the negligence of another party, regaining of damages can’t sufficiently reimburse the loved ones left behind. If you are searching for the very best Scottsdale wrongful death attorney, you have found the right law firm. Yearin Law Office has the compassion and forceful advocacy to win, which are the foundations of our representation.
Wrongful death cases allow victims to seek compensation from the neglectful party. Family members who are entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit include a spouse and surviving children.
Who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit under Arizona law?
Wrongful death actions are brought by a family member such as the deceased’s spouse or the deceased’s children. If there is neither a surviving spouse nor any surviving children, other next of kin that are entitled to bring a wrongful death suit include parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. If the deceased was a child, parents and siblings are entitled to bring a wrongful death suit. If there is neither a surviving spouse nor any next of kin, the deceased’s estate itself can bring a wrongful death action.
What types of compensation are available?
Wrongful death damages include:
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of services
- Loss of future income
- Loss of consortium
- Medical expenses
- Past lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disability
- Property damage
How are damages awarded if there is more than one person entitled to recover?
After damages are awarded by either a jury or judge, the judge will determine what amount will be received by each entitled family member. This determination is based primarily on the closeness and quality of the relationship with the deceased family member.
For more information on Wrongful Death cases, contact our offices to speak with Don Yearin regarding your case at (480) 502-0708 or send us a message for a free initial consultation.
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