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Wrongful Death

Merchant Law Firm PLLC > Wrongful Death

When an individual dies as the result of the negligence of another, certain survivors may make a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Close relatives may recover monetary damages for the loss of financial support, as well as for medical, funeral and burial expenses, lost earnings, and in some cases for pain and suffering and loss of the love and affection caused by wrongful death.

Many people are curious as to who can collect damages after a wrongful death. In Arizona, spouses, children, and parents of the victim are eligible to collect compensation. These family members may be able to collect damages for medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, emotional suffering, and loss of future earnings.

 

Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought against a wrongdoer for accidental as well as intentional acts. Common causes of wrongful death include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, defective products and construction accidents to name some.

The mourning process of a loved one is normally worse when the death could have been prevented. When family members know the death could have been avoided, it is difficult for them to receive closure.

We are here to help you through the process. Contact us now.