The loss of a loved one can be tremendously difficult. It is understandable why the need for grieving sometimes causes people to wait for pursuing wrongful death claims. Time may be of the essence for investigation and information gathering thus, even though a family member may be lost, the time for pursuit, or at least hiring an attorney, should be done promptly.
In most states, surviving children, parents and spouses may make a claim for wrongful death. Each individual has a claim, though often times they are brought jointly by other surviving family members. A wrongful death claim is created by statute. Often times claims to be made are that for medical expenses prior to the death that lead up to the death and following the loss, lost wages past and future for those relying upon support such as wife, husband and/or children and lost of love, affection, society and companionship.
Recoveries for wrongful death may be significant. Each case though is fact specific. A surviving spouse who’s husband/wife was making a significant amount of money is likely to have a much larger claim than a husbands/wives surviving parents. Regardless, our personal injury lawyers at Wattel & York will evaluate each case and determine appropriate value.
Our Tucson wrongful death lawyers handle wrongful death claims. We have successfully handled every wrongful death case thus far to date. We recognize the importance of recovery, for often times the surviving spouse and/or children are left without the means to appropriate compensation. We have great compassion and understand the difficult nature of pursuing a wrongful death claim. We are ready and willing to help.