Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is an emotionally devastating experience for anyone to go through. This is especially true when the accident was a car crash and someone else was responsible for causing it. Not only will you have your grief to deal with, but this situation can create an immense feeling of injustice—and that doesn’t even touch on how everything your family was working toward is now in danger.
Even if the at-fault party doesn’t face any criminal charges for your family member’s death, you can still get justice by seeking financial compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Unfortunately, an insurance company will likely be involved, and even in this situation, they’ll do everything they can to avoid paying you the full value of your claim.
Wagner Law can help you obtain justice for the deceased and secure your family’s future wellbeing at the same time. By working with our Phoenix car accident wrongful death lawyer, you can avoid the tactics used by the insurance company and get the monetary settlement your family is justified in seeking.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim After a Fatal Car Crash?
Arizona state law only allows certain relatives of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim. In most situations this is relatively straightforward, but if you aren’t certain if you qualify, Attorney Milton Wagner can help you make the determination.
If you were any of the following to the deceased, you might have grounds to pursue a wrongful death suit:
Parent or guardian
Personal representative of either the above relations or the deceased’s estate
Wrongful Death Compensation
Justice in a civil suit comes in the form of a financial settlement. The damages you can claim in a wrongful death suit are fairly similar to those seen in personal injury claims. Some of these damages are financial and have obvious dollar values. Others represent the pain caused to you and your family and are non-economic in nature.
Your demand for compensation should include any of the following items that apply to your case:
Funeral and burial expenses
Medical bills incurred while trying to save your loved one
The pain and suffering felt by the deceased before passing
The deceased’s lost income estimated out to retirement age, including potential raises
Your family’s grief and suffering
Lost household services provided by the deceased
Lost companionship and guidance
Work with a Phoenix Fatal Car Accident Lawyer
No situation is harder to deal with than the death of a loved one, especially when the passing was caused by someone else’s recklessness or poor judgment. Wagner Law has extensive experience with car accident law and can help your family get the justice it deserves.
Schedule a free consultation with our Phoenix fatal car accident lawyer and find out how to get both closure and a settlement that can secure your family’s wellbeing. Call today at 602-456-4166 or contact us through the form at the bottom of this page, and find out how best to get justice for a fatal car wreck.