Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyer
Arizona Fatal Accident Attorney
Serious accidents resulting in the death of parents, spouses, children, or other relatives give rise to wrongful death legal claims that require particular expertise in the preparation and presentation of the liability and damage issues. Arizona law allows only certain family members, or "statutory beneficiaries", to pursue a claim for the wrongful death of a loved one. Generally the claim may be brought only by the surviving spouse, biological parents, legal guardian or one or more children of the deceased.
The calculation of monetary damages for each statutory beneficiary is very subjective and varies a great deal from case to case. The following factors are considered by a jury: the nature of the relationship between the family member and the deceased loved one, the severity of pain, grief, sorrow, stress and mental anguish that the family member has and will continue to endure in the future from the death, the value of income and services that the family member has lost and will continue to lose as a result of the death of the loved one, the reasonable expenses of funeral and burial, and the reasonable expense of necessary medical care for the injuries that resulted in the demise of the loved one.
Our firm has successfully presented a number of wrongful death claims for the benefit of survivors. In addition to having the legal expertise for cases of this nature Phoenix wrongful death attorney Bill Black has the compassion and understanding necessary to deal with the emotional needs of victims of a tragic wrongful death. If we agree to represent you, we handle most wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis.
For a consultation with the Law Offices of William D. Black, call 602.910.6144 or 1.888.349.3599 or contact us online.