Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorney

Many of us do not think about the inherent dangers of driving very often. Even when we think about car accidents, we tend to focus on property damage or mild injuries. However, our nation’s traffic accident statistics reveal the true dangers of careless or impaired driving: in 2007, over 37,000 Americans were killed in motor vehicle crashes.

The state of Arizona allows surviving family members of car accident victims to win compensation for related costs. It is not truly fair compensation for the loss of a loved one, but it can at least help families avoid facing financial difficulties in addition to their grief. To learn more, call Phoenix wrongful death lawyers Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964.

Wrongful Death Compensation

According to our state’s Wrongful Death Act, any family representative can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased person’s family or estate. However, only certain parties (called the beneficiaries) are entitled to compensation. Potential beneficiaries of a Phoenix wrongful death claim include the deceased person’s:

  • Parents or guardian of a minor, or dependent parents of an adult
  • Spouse
  • Children

If a judge or jury determines that the defendant was wholly or partially responsible for the car accident that caused the victim’s death, beneficiaries can receive compensation for:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of the deceased person’s financial contributions (income, health benefits, etc)
  • Loss of companionship and care

Contact Us

Experienced Phoenix wrongful death attorney Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. can provide the legal representation you need during this difficult time. Contact our offices by calling 800-763-0964.

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