When a wrongful death occurs, the lives of those left behind are forever changed. If someone else’s negligence caused the death, it is essential to seek legal help as soon as possible. An experienced wrongful death attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, gather evidence, and build a strong case on behalf of the family members.
To prove a wrongful death case, the wrongful death lawyer must review all of the medical records pertaining to the care. If it is not a medical malpractice case, the wrongful death lawyer must investigate all of the facts surrounding the crash or incident. If based on that investigation, it is determined that someone or some people were negligent, then a wrongful death lawsuit can be initiated.
At Snyder & Wenner, your initial consultation is free of charge. During a consultation, the attorney will want to collect as much information as possible about the incident. The data collected will include any police reports, witness statements, medical records, and anything else that can help to establish liability. With this information in hand, your attorney will be able to determine whether or not you have a case worth pursuing.
Next, our attorneys will initiate a process called “discovery.” The discovery process is a crucial part of every wrongful death case. Through written discovery, parties can request information about the facts of the case. Document discovery entails gathering any relevant documents, electronic or otherwise. Depositions or sworn statements given under oath are taken in the discovery process. In most wrongful death cases, the plaintiff will also be deposed to find out about what happened and also the loss that he/she sustained.
Although the discovery process can be a challenging aspect of wrongful death litigation, it is a necessary step in obtaining justice for families who have lost a loved one due to negligence. Additionally, any investigation and insurance negotiation should be performed by a lawyer. An experienced attorney will often negotiate a larger settlement for his or her client(s).
Representing your case in Arizona
Arizona has a statute that specifically addresses wrongful death claims. Our attorneys can help you navigate this process and fight for the justice your loved one deserves. Arizona Revised Statute 12-611 defines wrongful death as an instance where sufficient evidence would show the victim would qualify for a personal injury lawsuit if the injured party was not deceased.
The liable party, whether a doctor, surgeon, hospital staff, another medical practitioner, or a lay person, should be held accountable for any associated damages resulting from neglect or death. In the event of a family member who has died due to medical negligence, you and your family members are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
Call Snyder & Wenner to represent your wrongful death case
You may feel overwhelmed and anxious if you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. You may be wondering if you have a wrongful death case. Our attorneys have been helping clients with wrongful death cases for over 40 years. We understand what you are going through and are here to help.
We will take the time to explain the legal process to you in a way you can understand. We will keep you informed every step of the way and make sure that you are not left in the dark.
Contact us today for a free consultation. We will review your case and let you know if we can help.