When a person’s life is cut short by the negligence of another person or by a defective, unreasonably dangerous product, the surviving family members may have a claim for wrongful death. The attorneys at Bode & Collins, P.L.C. have successfully litigated wrongful death claims and are passionate about fighting for the rights of bereaved family members. To find out more, watch this video.
While nothing we can do will bring your loved one back, the attorneys at Bode & Collins, P.L.C. are committed to getting their clients full and fair compensation for the financial and emotional support they were counting on and lost because of their loved one’s untimely death. If getting the best possible result means taking a client’s wrongful death claim all the way to a jury trial, rest assured, the attorneys at Bode & Collins, P.L.C. will be ready, willing, and capable.
How Do I Know If I Have a Claim For Wrongful Death?
If a person dies before their natural time because of the negligence of another person or because of a defective product, surviving family members may have a wrongful death claim. Circumstances that might give rise to a wrongful death claim include motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, or medical malpractice that results in the death of the patient.
Under Arizona law, not every family member has a claim for wrongful death. For example, surviving spouses, parents, and children have claims. Brothers and sisters of the decedent do not. Even if there is a claim, it must be brought within the statute of limitations or it is time barred and lost forever.
To find out if you have a claim for wrongful death, consult one of our experienced Arizona wrongful death attorneys today.
Types of Damages
The purpose of a wrongful death action is to compensate the survivors for what they have lost, not what the decedent has lost. Survivors are entitled to damages that flow from the untimely death. Such damages may include:
- Loss of Love, Society, Companionship, Protection, Discipline, Comfort and Guidance
- Medical Expenses (if the survivor has paid them or is liable to pay them)
- Funeral Expenses (if the survivor has paid them or is liable to pay them)
- Lost Future Economic Support (reduced to present value)
- The Survivor’s Emotional Pain and Suffering
Why Choose Bode & Collins, P.L.C.?
At Bode & Collins, PLC., we treat our clients the way we would like to be treated and tailor our services to the individual legal and personal needs of our clients.
When you hire Bode & Collins, P.L.C. to fight for your rights, you get seasoned attorneys Chris Bode and Natalie Collins working on your case, not a junior lawyer who is just learning the ropes. Combined our attorneys have over forty years of litigation experience and have recovered millions of dollars for their clients during that time. Having worked for defendants as well as for plaintiffs in wrongful death cases, our attorneys can draw from experience on both sides of the aisle and use this experience to your advantage.
Bode & Collins, P.L.C. works for clients all over Arizona, including Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa, Avondale, Cave Creek, Prescott, Flagstaff, Bullhead City, Kingman, and Tucson. We also work for families whose loved ones were killed while they were visiting Arizona from other states or countries including Canada.
If you think you may have a claim for wrongful death, call or contact us today for a free, confidential consultation. If we take your case we will front all costs and will work on a contingency fee, meaning that you won’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless and until there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.