Are you wondering how much your wrongful death case might be worth? Read this article about wrongful death case worth to learn more.
How much is my wrongful death case worth?
If you’re looking for information on the value of a wrongful death claim, unfortunately, it’s because somebody that you know has recently died because of the negligence of someone else. We’re sorry to hear that. Determining the value of a claim is difficult initially because we need to gather information about how much that person contributed to the family, and how much impact they had. Also, you need to address issues about the love and support that’s been lost for those who remain. Those are the types of things we are going to look at. Every case is different. We need to gather some of that information before we can decide what the value of a claim is.
As horrible as it may seem, the insurance company has a goal that involves giving you as little compensation as possible. They do not want to be held completely responsible for the actions of their insured. If they get an opportunity to reduced compensation or throw out your wrongful death claim, they will take full advantage of that. If they call you shortly after you bring your claim, or your loved one passes away, be very careful about what you say. The best thing to do is not talk to them at all. They will be asking you for a recorded statement and that could be detrimental to your case. We urge you to let your Arizona wrongful death attorney take care of all communication with the insurance company for you.
There are two types of compensation that the family of the deceased can collect. There is wrongful death compensation that accounts for the lost potential wages that they would have provided in their life as well as loss of consortium or loss of normal life. There is also another form of compensation that has to do with the pain and suffering of the lost loved one. If they were killed instantly in an accident as opposed to having suffered for days due to medical malpractice, that will affect this compensation. There is a hierarchy involved in who can bring a claim. Typically it will be family members who relied on the deceased financially. If there are children, a spouse, parents, or financially dependent siblings, they will be the first ones in line to receive compensation. To be very sure about who is able to bring what claim, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible.
The sooner you act, the better. These cases are time sensitive so getting to a lawyer right away is pertinent.
Did you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about wrongful death case worth? Contact our dedicated Arizona wrongful death attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.
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