Suffering through the loss of a loved one may be one of the most trying times in a person’s life. While the grieving process is never easy, when death is untimely due to another party’s negligence or misconduct, the difficulty of coping is magnified. Seeking compensation for a wrongful death will never return a loved one, but can provide some closure to a grueling process.
What Makes a Death “Wrongful”?
When an individual dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity, then the death is considered wrongful. Throughout America, individual states have passed laws in an attempt to protect citizens from fatal misconduct; however, while these laws have saved many lives, wrongful deaths still occur.
Common scenarios where a person or company has failed in their individual and/or professional responsibility and caused the wrongful death of an individual include:
- Auto Accidents – Automobiles are multi-ton bullets and fatal collisions that result due to another party’s negligence are grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit
- Construction Accidents – Construction sites are fraught with danger
What are common scenarios that may result in a wrongful death?
Some of the most frequent cases of wrongful death occur due to:
- Truck Accidents – In an attempt to maximize their profits, truck companies and their employees may sidestep Federal and State regulations. Due to the massive size of trucks, accidents of this nature are often fatal
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect – Nursing home employees all too frequently abuse or neglect those we entrust to their care
Is a wrongful death that occurred due to medical malpractice difficult to prove?
Yes, it can be. However, Phoenix, AZ personal injury attorney, Jerrold A. Mayro, fully dedicates himself to each case. By combining a keen eye for detail and his ability to view cases through a creative lens, Mr. Mayro is able to obtain a unique perspective on the case and present it.
Additionally, Mr. Mayro consults with medical experts, interviews all associated physicians and potential witnesses, and examines medical records in order to determine if medical malpractice resulted in the wrongful and negligent death of your loved one.
Financial Compensation for Beneficiaries
The decedent’s immediate family, including spouse, children and parents, may file a wrongful death lawsuit in order to obtain damages for:
- Loss of companionship
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Mental anguish and suffering
- Loss of economic support
- Any contribution for education and maintenance the deceased would have provided for surviving children
- Punitive damages
Achieving financial security following the loss of a loved one may aid in the recovery process. While grieving may mask financial demands, it is essential that you contact a wrongful death attorney immediately or you risk losing the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
How is a beneficiary’s loss of economic support measured?
Each beneficiary, such as a spouse, child or parent, has a distinct individual loss. It is not an equal dividing of the total recovery for economic loss. The loss for economic support has to be reduced
to present worth to take into consideration future money that is claimed now. Mr. Mayro will hire an expert to estimate economic loss for you when he starts working on your case so that you will have a better idea of the value of compensation you may be eligible to receive.
Contact Attorney Jerrold Mayro
Arizona wrongful death attorney, Jerrold A. Mayro, has more than 30 years of experience in receiving fair compensation for surviving family members. He understands that family is the most important thing and is an excellent listener who provides clients with sound guidance.
While you cope with your loss, Mr. Mayro will review the facts of your case, consult with experts, interview potential witnesses and pursue obtaining the full compensation your family is entitled to for your losses.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in the Phoenix, Glendale or Mesa, Arizona area and suspect it may be a wrongful death, please contact the wrongful death office of The Mayro Law Firm today or call (602) 604-8400 to schedule a consultation with Jerrold A. Mayro.