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.
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.