The impact of a sudden death is like no other tragedy. When a wrongful death occurs, it brings on anger on top of the grief, especially knowing your loved ones death was caused due to another’s wrongdoing. This adds additional pain and stress to your family and yourself. During this difficult emotional time the Law Office of A.J. Mitchell can help by finding out how the death occurred and why. While you have your own grief, are trying to support other loved ones, and keeping your household together, The Law Office of A.J. Mitchell can take some of the burden away from you. This allows you to grieve without worrying of the additional stresses from mounting bills from medical costs, funeral costs, or having to deal with insurance adjusters, who don’t have you or your deceased love one’s best interest in mind. A wrongful death suit is different from other types of personal injury claims because the actual victim (the "decedent") is not bringing suit, rather it is the family members or the decedent's estate. As such, a wrongful death claim is brought to recover damages for the injuries that the surviving family and/or estate have suffered due to the death of the victim.
When someone else is responsible for causing your loved one’s death, this is generally the most devastating time in your life. You want a legal professional to guide you through the realities of the case, as you may be entitled to recover damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. Recovering damages can help you to cover your losses while you work on getting your life back on track.
The damages recovered generally do not include damages that are personal to the decedent, since the decedent is not allowed to recover for pain and suffering, mental distress, or any other form of compensatory damages unique to him or her. The purpose of a wrongful death suit is to provide relief to family members who have been injured emotionally and financially as a result of the family member's death.
Some things that can be included in a wrongful death claim include medical bills, funeral and burial costs, loss of income and loss of consortium (loss of companionship).
Our compassionate team is unlike the bigger firms in Arizona. We know that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one but each wrongful death claim is unique and our extensive experience can help with the best strategy for your claim. We will guide you step by step through this difficult process.