Phoenix, AZ Wrongful Death Attorney
No amount of money can replace a loved one who was taken from you because someone else was negligent. Yet you may need that money to handle expenses associated with the death.
Tony Merchant specializes in wrongful death cases of all kinds, including car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
What is a wrongful death claim?
To make a wrongful death claim, your attorney must prove three things.
First, you must prove the person who harmed your loved one had a duty of care to them. In a car accident case this is easy enough, as every driver has a duty of care to every other driver. If the other driver was at fault then they had a responsibility.
Second, your attorney must prove that they failed in that responsibility, and that failure was directly responsible for the death of your loved one.
If all of these things are true then the driver has a responsibility to make it as right as they can. Of course, this usually means their insurance company will be paying, and the insurance company attorneys will fight hard to avoid this. You need to be prepared for the fact that the insurance company will do its best to pin the blame for the accident on your deceased loved one.
All the same, we can and will hold them accountable for the losses you’ve suffered.
Who can make a wrongful death claim in Arizona?
Wrongful death claims may only be made by surviving spouses, children, parents, guardians, or personal representatives of the deceased.
How much is a wrongful death suit worth in Arizona?
Wrongful death settlements can be worth a million dollars or more, though it depends on a number of factors. These include:
- Medical expenses associated with the accident.
- Funeral expenses.
- Compensation for your loss of love, care, and companionship.
- The deceased’s lost income and lost future income.
- Any pain and suffering your loved one suffered prior to death.
This money can help your family get back on their feet, especially if you lost the primary earner in your home. It can help your children secure a future. While it may feel emotionally difficult to press the claim, it’s a good idea to do so.
Get compassionate help from Tony Merchant
Mr. Merchant has helped hundreds of families get the compensation they deserve. He will fight for your rights, and he’ll hold the insurance company accountable. He will also be sensitive to what you’re going through. He knows this is about helping your family stay strong during a terrible time, and will handle your case with the sensitivity that it deserves.
You have just two years to press your claim. The sooner you do it, the stronger your case will be. Call for a risk-free, no-obligation free consultation. Mr. Merchant will review the facts of your case, answer your questions, and will discuss next steps. Call (480) 581-8801 today.