Reliable Wrongful Death Lawyer In Phoenix
Are you seeking justice and compensation after a tragic loss? At Lebovitz Law Group, our experienced wrongful death lawyers in Phoenix are dedicated to helping you navigate the legal process with compassion and expertise.
Let us fight for your rights and provide the support you need during this difficult time.
Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorney
The death of a loved one is devastating, no matter how it occurs. When a family member or loved one dies, it is a traumatic and painful experience. However, when a loved one’s death comes unexpectedly due to someone else’s negligence, the loss is amplified. The shock can be disabling, and it can be difficult to navigate day-to-day events, let alone the mounting debt and crippled emotional state that follows.
At Lebovitz Law Group, our wrongful death lawyer & attorney has years of experience advocating for clients in their efforts to hold those responsible for the deaths of their loved ones liable for their negligence. Dial 602-975-5550 to help you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person(s) or business(es) responsible for this tragic event. Even when unintentional acts have led to a loved one’s passing, there may be people and businesses to hold financially responsible for the negligence that caused such a tragic loss.
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim filed by a family member (or authorized agent) against the person(s) or business(es) liable for a death. A wrongful death case is a civil claim, separate from a criminal case, where surviving family members can seek damages, in the form of compensation, for expenses and personal trauma resulting from the death.
Civil cases follow a different set of laws and guidelines, and are brought about by (one or more) surviving:
- Husband or wife;
- Child or children;
- Adoptive parent(s);
- Legal Guardian;
- Authorized legal representative of the deceased’s estate.
It’s Not (Always) Personal
If the negligence that led to your loved one’s loss of life is that of a person or business you or a family member know on a personal basis, you may be placed in a very difficult position. However, recovering from your financial and emotional losses does not always require damaging or ruining relationships.
Filing a lawsuit or claims against someone doesn’t always mean you’re going after them personally. In many cases, your wrongful death case can be directed to a third party, such as the offender’s home or auto insurance. These situations often result in out-of-court settlements, avoiding additional conflict with your friend, neighbor, or other acquaintance.
Possible Compensation You Can Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim
There are two major types of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit that Lebovitz Law Group can help you pursue to hold the offending party accountable, and to seek the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
1: Damages associated with the victim’s income:
⇒Loss of victim’s pension, insurance, and/or benefits;
⇒Lost earnings, inheritance, or other income;
⇒Medical, funeral, and other expenses connected with the death.
2: Damages for the pain and anguish inflicted on the survivors:
⇒Loss of parental guidance, presence, and nurturing care
⇒The overwhelming grief, pain, and loss suffered
⇒Lost spousal consortium, love, and companionship
In some cases, the wrongful death may be caused by extreme negligence in which case additional, punitive damages may also be recoverable.
Determining Wrongful Death Damages
At Lebovitz Law Group, we determine wrongful death damages which involves assessing the various losses suffered by the surviving family members due to the untimely death of their loved one. These damages can include economic and, non-economic losses. The compensation awarded aims to provide financial relief and a sense of justice for the devastating consequences of wrongful death.
Contact Phoenix’s wrongful death attorney to help you decide what kind and how much of these damages you can claim in your case.
How Are Wrongful Death Damages Awarded?
Wrongful death cases are civil cases rather than criminal, meaning they require a lesser burden of proof for the plaintiff. Whereas the burden of proof in a criminal case is beyond a reasonable doubt, a wrongful death case must only be proved by a preponderance of the evidence.
If there are multiple individuals involved in a wrongful death lawsuit, the court will group them together as a singular plaintiff entity.
Once the court reviews the evidence, it may decide to award compensation; compensation would then be distributed amongst the parties in an amount proportionate to their damages.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or intentional act of another, you may be entitled to damages for that loss. Contact the Lebovitz Law Group to schedule a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to resolve a wrongful death case?
The duration of a wrongful death case can vary significantly, depending on various factors such as –
- the complexity of the case
- the cooperation of the involved parties
- the court’s caseload.
Some cases can be resolved through settlement negotiations, which might take a few months, while others may require litigation, which could extend the timeline to a year or more.
Hire an experienced wrongful death attorney to handle the case efficiently while seeking fair compensation for your losses.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit differs from state to state and can depend on the circumstances of the case. It is crucial to act promptly because if you miss the deadline, you may lose the right to seek compensation.
Consult with a wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix to help you ensure that your claim is filed within the prescribed time limit.
How do you prove negligence in a wrongful death case?
Proving negligence in a wrongful death case typically involves establishing four key elements. This includes –
Duty of Care: The defendant had a legal obligation to act reasonably, avoiding harm to others, such as a driver’s duty to operate their vehicle safely.
Breach of Duty: The defendant’s actions fell short of the expected standard of care, like a property owner not addressing a known hazardous condition.
Causation: The defendant’s breach of duty directly caused the victim’s death, with their actions being a significant factor in the fatal outcome.
Damages: Compensation is sought for the victim’s death, including medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of financial support, and companionship suffered by surviving family members.
To build a strong case, the team will typically gather evidence, including eyewitness testimonies, expert opinions, medical records, accident reports, and any other relevant documentation. Also, our experienced wrongful death attorney will present this evidence effectively to prove negligence and seek the appropriate compensation for the surviving family members.
What are the leading causes of Wrongful death in Phoenix?
Here we have listed some leading causes of wrongful death –
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
- Slip and Fall Incidents
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
- Criminal Acts
- Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse
If you believe you have a wrongful death claim, dial 602-975-5550 to talk with an experienced attorney to assess your situation properly and pursue justice on behalf of the deceased and their family.
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