Many of our clients have come to us with cases involving the tragic death of a loved one. When this happens, they often want to know if they should comply with a wrongful death insurance investigation. We recommend that you have an experienced, compassionate and dedicated attorney to help you through this difficult time. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
Wrongful Death Insurance Investigation | Do NOT Talk to an Insurance Company
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.
Wrongful Death Insurance Investigation | Compensation
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.
If you are looking for a strong, dedicated Arizona wrongful death attorney, please call our office today to set up a free consultation. At Swenson and Shelley, we will make sure you are on track to have a successful claim. We will work hard to ensure we cover all the bases to get your family the compensation that they deserve.